Real Wedding: Elizabeth Randolph & James Burns

February 11, 2012


Names Elizabeth Randolph and James Burns Live in Eastlake Occupations She works in advertising; he works for Microsoft’s Xbox Live How they met She was a tenant in his basement in-law suite Their approach to wedding planning They knew they’d be too busy to do it all, so they hired a planner who executed their ideas flawlessly Wedding-day weather Overcast, mid-40s; the sun came out just before the ceremony Wedding time 5 Number of guests 100 Wedding budget $40,000 Wedding theme A showcase of their life together, including their dogs, favorite comfort foods, and their favorite movie, Back to the Future, which played during dinner Colors They eschewed a strict palette for a vibrant mix Flowers Instead of large bouquets they opted for a minimal, eclectic aesthetic with thistles, succulents, and feathers Processional song Ingrid Michaelson’s version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Favorite ceremony moment No one except the officiant knew that their vows were taken directly from the script of Wedding Crashers; neither of them got through it with a straight face Favorite menu items Pigs-in-a-blanket and the guacamole bar during cocktail hour; meatloaf at dinner Dessert Mini-churros, chocolate mousse–filled cannolis, red velvet cake pops, and Rice Krispies treat pops Unexpected moment Beth’s father credited and thanked her mother, from whom he is divorced, for doing such a wonderful job raising Beth First dance song “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne The day in three words Beautiful, unforgettable, exhausting Honeymoon Kauai, Hawaii

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Local Vendor list

Wedding Consultant Married and More with Michelle
Ceremony and Reception Georgetown Ballroom
Catering Ravishing Radish
Photography Nickel Images 
Flowers and Rentals Bella Rugosa
Desserts Divine Confections
Printed Matter Wilkson
Reception Music Michael Benson Band
Rings E. E. Robbins
Gown Moni Lee from I Do Bridal
Hair and makeup Liz White
Alterations Debra’s Custom Bridal
Formal Wear Tuxedo Club
Rehearsal Dinner Bastille
Hotel for Guests Alexis Hotel
Registry CB2, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Fishs Eddy