For world-renowned Washington event planner Sandi Hoffman, any wedding is an undertaking. But handling the wedding of her own daughter meant knocking it out of the park. “We worked on this for 18 months,” says Hoffman of last April’s nuptials of her daughter, Jamie Berkelhammer, and her son-in-law, Austin. “We went through at least four designs until we landed on this one.” Every detail of the wedding, held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, was a feast for the eyes, including the transformation of a wide foyer outside the ballroom area into this floral fantasyland, complete with 14,000 stems of silk cherry blossoms hanging from the ceiling and a blush-pink carpet. “I had never used a fake flower before this,” explains Hoffman, who along with fellow designer Mark Chaikowski and her design director, Myron Wolman, created a stunning atmosphere of elegance and style, mixed with the bride’s penchant for shabby chic, lace, and soft vintage romance. “It took us three days to load in,” says Wolman. “We re-covered all the flooring, from the bottom of the lobby stairs through the entire event space.” But it was the cherry blossoms, shipped from a vendor in China, that most conveyed the exquisiteness of the evening. “We made a mock-up of what they would look like in my kitchen,” says Hoffman. “We covered the hanging pot rack to see how they would fall from above, in order to get the right look.” For cohesiveness and full-on dreamlike grandeur, the walls on the left and right of the ceremony space were covered in real moss, another over-the-top touch. “You almost felt like you were in a beautiful greenhouse.” Three hundred guests marveled at the sight of the perfect posh Washington wedding, lush with romance and complete with the blossoms that define our fair city each spring. Sandi Hoffman Special Events. The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.