The hexagonal details symbolized the blending of the couple’s families
Written by Amy Moeller | Photographed by Anna + Mateo | Published on
Lara, an attorney from Reston, and George, a physician from Italy, met on Bumble. She thought he was handsome and had an easygoing charm; he thought she was professional, sophisticated, and sexy. For their first date, they met at a wine bar halfway between their houses, in Occoquan. After nearly two years of dating, George proposed on a hike at the top of Quandary Peak in Breckenridge.
At their October wedding at a private estate in Washington, Virginia, the couple chose a colorful jewel-tone palette with hexagonal design elements to symbolize their blended family, which includes six kids. The six-sided shape was featured at the altar, on the menus, and necklaces worn by the girls. More subtly, bees—and their hexagonal honeycombs—were also part of the decor (and doubled as a nod to their meeting on Bumble.)
The intimate, family-oriented event featured 58 guests, plus the couple’s pups.
For dinner, the newlyweds served chicken breasts, short ribs, three-cheese macaronic and cheese, plus butternut squash, broccolini, fingerling potatoes, and a caesar salad, followed by a selection of desserts that included blondies, brownies, and pecan pie.
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Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.