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Elaine, Greg, & Irene – A Wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Elaine and Greg were among the lucky couples who married during Hurricane Irene. Despite the wet weather, gusty winds, and perhaps a bit of hydroplaning on the drive between their Greek wedding ceremony at St George Greek Orthodox Church and their reception at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, it was a wonderful wedding celebration!

Hydrangeas were featured prominently at Elaine and Greg’s wedding. They appeared on everything from their invitations, save the dates, programs, and menu cards to the reception centerpieces. Elaine was inspired by the place where Greg proposed to her on the Eastern Shore, the Inn at Perry’s Cabin. She describes it as “a beautiful spot on the Chesapeake Bay where hydrangeas bloom rampantly and I’ll never forget the day we got engaged because they were in full bloom, so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into our wedding decor.”

Elaine and Greg drew from three geographic areas for the food and drink served at their wedding. First they drew on southern inspiration from their time in Nashville where they met while attending Vanderbilt University. They served mint juleps as their signature cocktail and had short ribs with corn souffle at dinner. Second, as an homage to Elaine’s Maryland roots, they also served crab cakes. Finally, for dessert, they passed around an assorted plate of Greek pastries as a tribute to Elaine’s family heritage.

Congratulations Elaine and Greg!


Wedding Coordinator: Aimee Dominick, A Dominick Events

Ceremony Venue: St George Greek Orthodox Church

Reception Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Florist: Bee Hive Events

Cake: Patisserie Poupon

Caterer: Occasions Caterers

Music: Retrospect

Photographers: Andrea Jacobson and Matt Lisack for The Observatory

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