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From a press release:

City-State Brewing Co. is celebrating the day same-sex marriage became legal in DC with a day of wedding ceremonies for couples whose union honors the historical milestone. On Dec. 18th, couples will say their vows, tie the knot and toast their love with — what else? — City-State’s Equal Marriage® dark wheat, a beer of harmonious unions for joyous occasions.

Couples can get married at City-State with the team’s inimitable General Manager Gene Barnett officiating. An arch and photo station will be provided so couples can capture the occasion. Read More

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photo by Hannah F

“Dear PoPville,

I (like many) during the pandemic ended up scrapping traditional wedding plans and opted to elope via zoom and took advantage of the self-marrying options for DC. I don’t doubt that the DC government is drowning in backlogs with much of its workforce remote. However, my husband and I got married on January 1, 2020 and have been waiting VERY PATIENTLY for 3 copies of certificates (that have already been fully paid for) but still haven’t received. I filled in all the appropriate paperwork and THINK we’re married. Read More

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photo by lorigoldberg

“Dear PoPville,

I ended up with an off-the-rack wedding dress and need to get it altered. It’s pretty fancy so I am nervous to take it just anywhere. I was wondering if the good people of Popville could suggest any good businesses they’ve worked with to alter a wedding dress (or any fancy gowns) in the DMV — preferably in DC, MoCo, or PG? Thank you in advance!”

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“Dear PoPville,

My fiance and I are considering having a food truck to cater our wedding reception. Would you be able to post a query to the PoPville populace on any experiences they’ve had with local food trucks at weddings in the DMV? I appreciate this post from 2019, and it’d be great to hear of any more recent experiences.”

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courtesy New Columbia Solar

From a press release:

Audi Field, the home of Major League Soccer club, D.C. United, has partnered with New Columbia Solar, a D.C.-based solar energy company, to complete a 627.8 kW-sized solar system across the stadium’s canopies and rooftop. Construction was completed in May of 2020 with the assistance of Commonwealth Power, LLC. This is the 2nd largest solar installation at any Major League Soccer dedicated venue and the 5th largest solar installation ever in Washington, D.C.

The addition of more than 1,700 solar panels to the 20,000-seat stadium will generate over 787,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy on-site, and nearly 20 million kilowatt hours over its expected 25 years of operation. A system of this size will reduce CO2 emissions by 556 metric tons annually, equating to the amount of electricity required to power 95 homes for an entire year.

The new solar system at Audi Field is expected to reduce the stadium’s utility dependency by 30% annually, with increased projections set to occur during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the renewable energy generated by the stadium will offset electricity costs significantly each year.”

Speaking of Audi Field:

“Tie the Knot at Audi Field!

Couples can now reserve Audi Field for their wedding. Read More

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slatifolia

“Dear PoPville,

We are have an unfortunate choice between cancelling our D.C. wedding at total loss or have it anyways for the sake of having it.

Our wedding was originally scheduled for late March, but as the pandemic rapidly spread we sought to change the date. Although initially reluctant, the vendors did allow us to reschedule for a Sunday in September. As we rescheduled only a couple of weeks before the original wedding, we have already paid everything in full. We would have chosen a date in 2021, but an upcoming government move half way around the world with an unclear schedule makes that impossible (don’t worry, we will probably be back in a few years (my husband-to-be fully expects it!)).

It is clear that the pandemic is far from over. Read More

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