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Wedding Night at the Old Ebbitt Grill, DC

Originally Posted on The Knot Real Weddings site

Photography provided by A.J. Dunlap Photography

“Steve Coppinger, 32, an executive buyer, married Maggie Gillespie, 31, an anesthesiologist, in a beautiful and elegant wedding in Washington, D.C.The couple knew they wanted to get married in DC and ended up choosing St. John’s Episcopal in Lafayette Square as the location for the ceremony and Old Ebbitt Grill as the location for the reception. “We knew that we wanted a spring wedding, and given the location of the church we envisioned our guests strolling past the White House as they walked from the ceremony to the reception,” says the bride.”

– The Knot

The client’s color palette for the wedding and reception was a classic mix of grey, navy, and white with very simple yet elegant decor. The client wanted lighting that would not only to complement their color palette but would also make a statement in the space.

Excel plotted a design for bright elegant up-lighting around the perimeter of the room highlighting the Ebbitt’s unique architectural design. Up-lighting was also strategically placed in some of the potted natural elements in the space to draw the eye and create a more bold look. “The building already has such a unique architectural build that when mixed with the lighting elements we provided the space was completely transformed and most importantly the client was happy,” said Frank Serruto, Excel’s President and CEO.