Oh what a night!
March 4, 2011
Presenting, the incredible wedding for Carl and Darin.
Partnership for Partnership
In celebration of the passing of the Same - sex marriage law in the District of Columbia an exclusive group of the top wedding vendors in Washington DC have teamed up to offer one lucky couple the event of a lifetime.
Partnership for Partnership: Our Nation’s Capital believes
and so do we:
- Michael Kress: MBK & Assoc.
- Kelly Jenkins: Capitol Decor and Events
- Jodi Moraru: www.evokedc.com
- Steve Dunn: Well Dunn Catering
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The work of Michael Bennett Kress & Associates represents a true reflection of the joyous celebrations they cover. My goal as a photographer is to capture the lives of the people and the relationships they share in a beautiful way that visually reminds us of those memories. I have an intuition that allows me to anticipate and respond to the spontaneity of social events… an instant emotional connection with my clients and what these events mean to them. It is that connection between photographer and client that sets my work apart. I am truly the quintessential “Life-Cycle” photographer.
I want to thank photographers Susan Pleiman, Shmulick Almany, Dennis Kan and Kendal Stopak who have supported me in this effort.
Capital Decor and Events is a full service event design and production company. We designed a beautiful and fun environment, for the wedding day, inspired by Darin and Carl’s taste and style. Providing everything from flowers, to custom designed dining tables, innovative buffet tables, dance floors, lush fabrications and themed bars. We used Carl and Darin’s vision and incorporated it into the contemporary design of Longview gallery as well as the Metropolitan Community Church with a twist of CDE style. We were thrilled to not only help provide them with life long memories of the wedding but also be apart of equal rights for same sex marriage.
Shouldn’t Everything Be Well Dunn In celebration of Darin and Carl’s wedding Well Dunn Catering is pleased to provide a menu featuring an assortment of passed hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail reception followed by a dinner of buffet stations. The themed stations will include samplings from South Carolina’s Low Country featuring Shrimp and Grits and tiny barbeque sandwiches; Nouvelle Asian selections including Hoisin Marinated Steak skewers with a nectarine salsa and a Mid-Atlantic Station serving crab cakes and local artisanal cheeses. Well Dunn will also be providing the serving staff for the wedding celebration.
EVOKE was honored when asked to be a part of the exclusive group of top wedding vendors in Washington, DC, chosen by Freedom2Wed to offer one lucky couple the event of a lifetime. EVOKE, a Jodi Moraru Event Company served as the full service event coordinators for this wonderful wedding package. EVOKE worked very closely with the Freedom2Wed grooms, Carl Cox & Darin Henderson, in order to plan the wedding they had always longed for. Every element of our design, plan and management of this event was inspired by their thoughts and personalities. “We absolutely LOVE what we do, and it is evident in every special moment we create for our clients.” - Jodi Moraru, Owner/Founder of EVOKE
Long View Gallery is a very modern industrial space that features 5000 square feet. For Corporate occasions, life celebrations and all sorts of hip happenings. We are thrill to offer this space for this exciting wedding that celebrates Marriage Equality.
Award winning Entertainment Producer Andy Kushner is excited to provide the Freedom 2 Wed couple with extraordinary entertainment. All of Andy Kushner Entertainment’s (AKE) signature acts follow Andy Kushner’s philosophy for producing scalable, customized, and extraordinary entertainment. SoundNation, our bold popular six piece band, will participate in two ways. First, a lead singer from the band will serenade the winning couple and their guests at the ceremony. Next, joined by our highly sought after and inventive DJ Sonkwa, the duo’s combined performances will result in an experience of a lifetime.
Suburban Video is known as the innovators and leaders in their industry. Founder Bill Bowen has created his team of professional, degree certified associates each having one or more decades of experience within Suburban Video. Driven by passion for their craft and inspired by their couples’ visions and new concepts, they are known for their superior personal service. Suburban Video offers custom packages and a la carte options such as multiple cameras, true HD on Blu-ray, highlight films, movie trailers, love stories, same-day edits, photo-video montages, projection, web casting your film, and much more. We were proud to play such an important part of Freedom2Wed.
The Fairmont, Washington, D.C. is pleased to provide a Capital Premiere Suite overlooking the legendary Courtyard Garden for our celebrated couple’s Honeymoon Evening.
Chicago’s iconic Fairmont Chicago, Millenium Park will be the setting for our couple for a complimentary three night Honeymoon adventure.
We are pleased to be a part or this celebration and look forward to turning moments into memories for Carl and Darin.
Arent Fox LLP, with offices in Washington, DC, New York City and Los Angeles, is a recognized leader in areas including intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, health care, automotive, sports, white collar, international trade, bankruptcy, and complex litigation. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide, Arent Fox has extensive experience in corporate securities, financial restructuring, government relations, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments and other entities.
Fancy Cakes by Leslie Is creating a 4 tier cake with a modern earthy look. Squares and rounds will be covered with woodgrain fondant and a weave of sugarflowers will flow down the sides of the cake .The cascade will include each grooms state flowers. ( Maryland/Virginia)
Frost lighting will be accenting this beautiful gallery space with warm amber uplighting to create a wonderful ambiance. With various spot lighting , computerized lighting instruments that move patterns synchronized to the music lighting we are thrilled to make this a night to remember in honor of marriage equality.
Creative Parties offers custom printed invitations, announcements, and business and social papers, from traditional to contemporary creations; calligraphy; party accessories including favors, guest books, hospitality bags, bridal accessories, and specialty gifts. Creative Parties now offers 100% post consumer recycled papers in house and soy based printing. We helped Carl and Darin create the perfect invitations and various printed materials that added their personal touches to this exciting event.
Carl and Darin got matching wedding bands from Boulder, CO artist, Todd Reed. They are made with a swirl row of raw diamond cubes (uncut diamonds) with one side of the ring in oxidized sterling silver and the other side in palladium. A very hip, organic design. They were really excited for their wedding and so were we at I. Gorman.
We are happy to be providing all of the rental equipment that is needed for the wedding: tables, linens, chairs, chinaware, flatware, glassware and all of the rentals that Well Dunn needed to make this a great event in honor of marriage equality.
MarcParcValet is donating first-class valet services in support of Freedom2Wed. We look forward to being a part of Carl & Darin’s wedding!
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