Josh happened to be next door neighbors with one of Brokke’s friends in middle school. One of the first memories Brokke had that related to Josh was “rolling” (throwing toilet paper) his front yard when they were in 7th grade. Once the two got to high school, they became great friends. Their sophomore year of college was when they officially started dating. The couple had been together for nine years, so the proposal was going to be special.
On a snowy February night, Josh proposed in Washington DC between the US Capital and the Washington Monument. He then to Brokke to one of the most delicious restaurants in DC, Rose’s Luxury, where they sat at the chef’s table and had the perfect meal to compliment a special evening.
After a year and a half of being engaged, the wedding date came closer. Before the couple knew it, September 17th was here. One of the most important aspects of the wedding was that the guests felt appreciated and had a great time. Most of Brokke and Josh’s family and friends have been there for the couple’s nine-year relationship and wanted them to feel like they were a part of the special day.
Brokke was looking for a vintage and modern theme to the wedding, envisioning mercury glass with touches of lucite. The wedding color palette included navy and metallic with hints of blush.
With a guest count of 200, everyone gathered at The Grove ceremony site and waited for the ceremony to begin. Twelve dapper groomsmen walked down the aisle as the processional music began; who were followed by eleven bridesmaids and a junior bridesmaid who each selected their own navy gown to correlate with the wedding colors. Once Brokke and Josh said “I Do,” family and friends walked to the trellis for a relaxing cocktail hour with lounge furniture from Birch and Brass. Instead of a traditional sign in book, Brokke and Josh asked guests sign their favorite recipe in a cookbook.
For the reception, a variety of stations were set up for guests to enjoy which included a fresh guacamole bar, an artisan taco station, a mini salad station, a biscuit bar, and lastly, a surf and turf station. Once dinner had ended, the Matchmaker Band started the party! Brokke made a dress change from her strapless mermaid wedding gown into and sleeveless floor length dress.
Sparklers were lit at the end of the evening for a sparkler send off. For a late night snack, each guest received a to-go bag of Whataburger. Right after the wedding, the newly married couple took a mini-moon to Napa for a few days. In the Summer of this year, Mr. and Mrs. Brokke and Josh Hall will be sailing in Croatia and traveling to Prague and Paris for the honeymoon.
Band: Matchmaker Band
Cake: Simon Lee
Catering: Royal Fig
Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings
Coordinator: Pearl Events Austin
Favors: Kelli’s Cookies
Hair and Makeup: Adore
Late Night Snack: Whataburger
Lighting: Ilios Lighting
Photographer: Stephanie Hunter Photography
Rentals: Birch and Brass
Venue: Ma Maison