A Key Bridge Marriott Wedding

Hello, hello!

I am alive and well and back in Chapel Hill after a super busy weekend. Our friends’ wedding was last night (Sunday), so I drove back to Chapel Hill early this morning to get back in time for my biochem review session at 2. I made it just in time. :)

Both the wedding and the reception were held at the Key Bridge Marriott, which is in Virginia right across the river from Georgetown (DC).


The reception was held in a cool room on the top floor of the hotel that had great views of the city!




See the Washington monument behind us in the photo below?



And you can see Key Bridge to the right of us in this one.


Here I am with the bride, Megan, and my college friend Sarah, who is 7 months pregnant!


It’s funny going to weddings now that I’m planning my own wedding, because I pay attention to the details more than I used to. I loved this cute idea they had to have all their guests sign a framed map of Arlington, where they live!


The food was good, too. We started with salads:


And then moved on to the main course:


Tasty! Plus, cake, of course. They had a bunch of flavors, but our table got the spice cake — it was GOOD — cream cheese frosting, yum!


We finished the night with dancing and frequent trips to the photo booth. LOVE these! We’re having one at our wedding, too — they’re just so fun. A big congratulations to our friends Megan and Jack! We had a great time celebrating with you. :)

One of the other highlights of the weekend (besides lunch with my high school BFF Jenny and her husband Dan on Saturday) was a 5 mile run on my favorite, the C&O Canal, with my dad and Matt on Sunday morning before the wedding.


As always when running with my dad (he’s way faster than me), we kept a good clip.


  • Mile 1: 8:49
  • Mile 2: 8:30
  • Mile 3: 8:22
  • Mile 4: 8:17
  • Mile 5: 7:53

Average overall pace was 8:22 min/miles. Great run!

I’m off to unpack, get organized, and do a little relaxing. Have a great night!


  1. 1

    Yay for views of Georetown (my alma mater). Glad you had a fun weekend!

  2. 2

    Georgetown, rather.

  3. 3

    Yay! Thanks for the fun recap! See you in two weeks!

    • 4

      Congrats again! I wish I’d gotta a photo of you and Jack (or more of the reception in general) – but I got distracted by your open bar and photo booth and figured I’d leave it to the professionals. ;) Can’t wait to see the Dickinson photo!!

  4. 5

    I LOVE that idea of having the guests sign the map! I feel like those kinds of details are what makes weddings personalized… love it!

  5. 6

    I love that map idea! Definitely going to file it away for a future time!

  6. 7

    I just went to a wedding in Georgetown earlier in March. It’s such a fun spot to get married.

    I’m the same way with paying close attention to little details at weddings now. You never know when you might pick up some good ideas. :)

  7. 9

    I love the map “guest book” idea! Fun.

  8. 10

    I love the dress you wore to the wedding! Where did you get it?

  9. 13

    really you had a busy weekend Anne! I liked your dress in the wedding. The menu in the wedding looks nice, so youcould have some tips..specially the map great idea and it’s different. How was your “apartment hunt”= did you find something?

  10. 15

    Aww, key bridge! I’ve run that bridge many a time and it brings back good memories of Georgetown! I love your dress!!! Pretty!

  11. 16

    Congrats to Megan and Jack! :)

  12. 17

    I love weddings :) it looked like a very pretty venue. I really like the personal touches they added. Ohhhh and I love your dress!

  13. 18

    That wedding location looks gorg!! They got married on April Fools’ Day? LOVE IT!

  14. 20

    I’m curious about the bubbly bar in the picture…could you explain how it was set up? I’m getting married in June out in Mebane (near you!) and was thinking of doing a champagne of some sort but wasn’t sure how to set it up. Thanks!

    • 21

      Pretty much all I know is what you can see in the picture – they had champagne flutes filled with OJ and one raspberry each, and when you asked for one, they added champagne!

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