An Elegant Pavilion Wedding With a Retro Twist

Rachel and Alex’s big day in October of last year included two different settings, bright dahlia-filled arrangements, and plenty of twinkling string lighting. The couple, who met through the dating app Hinge, decided to hold their ceremony outdoors at the scenic Rockwood Manor. There they exchanged vows underneath a flower-filled chuppah, which was handmade by the bride’s uncle and even included the couple’s name carved into a wooden sign that dangled above them during  the “I dos.”

After the garden-inspired ceremony, guests were transported to a more retro-inspired setting, Glen Echo Park’s Bumper Car Pavilion. The rest of the night included caricature artists, mixing and mingling, and a sit-down dinner of beef short rib, salmon, pumpkin sage ravioli, and a vegan option of risotto-stuffed poblano chiles. Yum! It was important for the couple to find a venue (venues) that represented their personalities. “We wanted to find a venue space/spaces that

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