I went to college with Clarissa, so when I saw she got engaged to childhood sweetheart Max, I got so excited! I'm so glad we got to help them plan such a beautiful wedding! Now when I say Clarissa and Max were childhood sweetheart, I mean it! They met in 7th grade, and it's been love ever since. They wanted to celebrate with their closest family and friends, and 10 Downing was the perfect intimate location. Even though it rained all day, the two never let it damper their spirits. They were both so happy and in love, they went with the punches, and it still turned out perfect. They had so many sweet details, like their Kate Space dinner plates for the bride and groom, doggy escort card holders, and handmade kids books for the children. A to Zinnias did such a fantastic job with the flowers (as always!) and our favorite feature of the wedding was the carnation wall behind the cake. It was such a perfect backdrop for the reception. 

The Happy Bloom were the perfect match for Clarissa and Max. Everything about their wedding was light and soft, even through the rainy clouds. We had to move their first look inside Whitfield chapel, and it worked out even better then we could have imagined! Clarissa wore a stunning lace and chiffon gown, with a sheer lace back and button detail. But our favorite part of her look were her turquoise shoes, so cute! 

Clarissa + Max knew they wanted to get married at Whitfield Chapel, which is always such a gorgeous backdrop for your vows. A to Zinnias decorated the space perfectly, with flowers draped on the pews. The rain let up right after they said their "I do's" and they were able to get pictures around the grounds at Bethesda Academy, and with their vintage Packard car they rented for the evening!

{Vendor Credits} Wedding Planning by Ivory + Beau // Photography by The Happy Bloom // Ceremony at Whitfield Chapel, Reception at 10 Downing // Flowers by A to Zinnias // Cake by KM Cakes // Ceremony music by Chris Dooley, DJ by All About You Entertainment // Hair and Makeup by JW Salon // Rentals from Amazing Event Rentals and Ultra Pom 

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