A Game-Inspired Red Wedding in Washington, D.C.
Hours after striking up a conversation in a D.C. bar, Chris, a lawyer, and Holly, an ob-gyn, ended up back in his living room locked in a rousing game of Pictionary with friends. "The place closed, but we weren't ready to say good night," says Chris. Nearly three years and countless Scrabble matches later, he proposed. And at the couple's game-themed wedding several months after that, their guests played right along.
Chris and Holly pose preceremony. She holds pale peonies and snapdragons.
The Bride's Bouquet
Holly's bouquet was made up of simple white peonies.
Holly's mom walked her down the aisle.
The wedding ceremony was held outdoors at the Dumbarton House.
The groom -- a crossword aficionado -- designed a puzzle about the couple.
The couple gave away custom pencils with "Thanks for playing!" tags.
Scrabble tiles spell out the bride and groom's spots.
The centerpieces included vases of white flowers. In separate jars, pencils were provided for guests so they could fill in the crossword puzzle about the couple.
Mini suitcases hold goodies for lucky young attendees.
Seating assignments sit on trays filled with vintage game pieces.
Luminarias, which included Holly and Chris's initials, were placed on the stairs of Dumbarton House.
A simple white fondant cake is decorated with flowers, and in keeping with the game theme, Scrabble tiles spell out "CAKE."