You guys! This wedding is so adorable. Eventi by Diana Venditto nailed the couple’s request to maintain a more casual vibe at their country club venue. We’re obsessing over the beautifully edited implementation of a mix-and-match theme—the banners, the bold pattern play of the napkins, an assortment of rustic dining tables and a trio of darling wedding cakes. And the florals?! Perfection again by Diana Venditto! And just to top it all off, Anne Robert Photography captured Jenna and Pat’s big day in her signature, timeless style. You’re going to love it.
What made the wedding special and unique?
We thought the most special part of our wedding was being surrounded by our closest friends and family for several days. I could not believe the amount of love and support I felt from everyone! Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating with us. I couldn’t have imagined a better setting for our wedding.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I went into the shopping process with nothing specific in mind, and spent a full day in NYC getting frustrated and not finding anything. The second morning there, we started at a shop called Gabriella’s and I ended up with the first dress I tried on! It was made by Kelly Faetanini and was covered in lace, with cap sleeves, and a sheer back. Our wedding was on a warm day in late August and I was comfortable all day long!
What were some touches added to make it personal?
Our reception was at a country club, but Diana with Eventi understood that we wanted to maintain a more casual feel. Without much direction at all, she put together the most beautiful decorations and set up the venue in a way that reflected our personalities perfectly. We had banners and lights hanging from the tent, a photo booth, a fun lounge area, colorful place settings, and rustic wood touches everywhere. One of the most enjoyable moments was walking back towards the tent with Pat after we had taken our sunset photos. We finally had a chance to really take in the scenery and watch the party unfold in front of us!
What was the most memorable part of the day?
The most memorable part of the day for me was doing our first look before the ceremony. We had woken up very early, and after getting ready for hours I was starting to feel anxious about the day ahead. Seeing Pat after the long morning was a wonderful reminder of why we were really here. I must have been visibly nervous, because he immediately hugged me and said something to make me laugh. I especially love our video because Pat has a microphone on him and these exact moments were captured perfectly!
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
If you ask Pat, he’ll tell you that we met at a trivia night with a group of friends, but I did not remember meeting him that night! We finally met “again” at a tailgate for a Baltimore Ravens football game on Thanksgiving night in 2011. We were at the beach with some friends in July 2014 when he woke me up super early and proposed to me while we were watching the sunrise on the beach. Little did I know that all of our friends were in on the surprise and were watching from the back porch of our house!
Designer, Planner & Florist: Eventi by Diana Venditto // Photographer: Anne Robert Photography // Band: Infusion w/ Washington Talent // Wedding Invites/Wedding Day Paper: mlc designs // Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil // Calligraphy: Poppy & Scooter // Videographer: Toy Box Productions // Photo Booth: Pixilated Photo Booth // Tent: Loane Bros. // Bar: Revolution Event Design & Production // Wooden Table Rentals & Lounge: Something Vintage // Chairs, Glassware, Linens & China: Party Rental // Vintage Car: Lasting Impressions // Ceremony Venue: Church of Immaculate Conception // Reception Venue & Catering: The Elkridge Club