washington dc wedding

Mia and Rob's Daughters of the American Revolution Museum Wedding!

There is so much to love about Mia and Rob's wedding that took place at the Daughters of American Revolution Museum!  First off, their color palette was amazing.  You'll know straight away with the photos what I mean.  I love that they used a paint splatter of yellow, pink and purple on their invites, and they carried those colors through their flowers, table decorations, and even their uplighting at their reception.  Secondly, they used their rottweiler, Paige, as an inspiration for their reception decor.  They even had people sign a portrait of her!  Anyone who is willing to use their dog as part of their wedding has my seal of approval! Mia and Rob's big day began at The Willard in Washington, D.C.  We were able to get some great getting ready photos, followed by Mia and Rob's super cute first look!  Afterward, even though it started raining slightly, Mia, Rob and their fearless gang (the wedding party) began the journey on foot over to the DAR!  By the time we arrived the rain stopped and we were able to capture some really awesome photos just outside the DAR and then on the roof!  Personally, I'm obsessed with that rooftop view.  I love that I can see the Washington Monument and then turn and get a really crazy picture of the green copper facade of the DAR.  So cool!

Due to the threat of rain, the ceremony was inside under the DAR's portico.  It was still really beautiful, and both Mia and Rob looked like they were having the time of their lives tying the knot!  Afterward I took a few more photos of Mia and Rob on the roof and then it was time for the reception!  I still can't get over all of the amazing bright colors they used and how it all tied in perfectly. After dinner, Mia switched into her second dress of the evening before their first dance.  I particularly loved the uplighting outside which was rotating all of their signature colors.  Another awesome detail Mia and Rob had was...a donut stand!  It was torture for a gluten-free eater such as myself, but man, those cake donuts looked amazing!  To end the night, I took Mia and Rob back upstairs on the roof and lit them up with the green facade of the DAR and the very beautiful Washington Monument.  I told you I couldn't get enough of that view!  :)

Many thanks to Mia, Rob and their families and friends for letting me be a part of their big day.  And also, many thanks to all of the incredible vendors they used.  This wedding was a WIN!

Catering: Susan Gage 
Venue: DAR Museum
Videographer:  Thomas Bowen Films
Makeup: Jan Scott
Musicians: Chris Dunn
Officiant: Jesus  Rivera
Donuts: Carpe Donut
Furniture Rentals: AFR Event Furnishings
DJ: Mike Ramos of DJ Glyde and Washington Talent
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Elizabeth and Auden's Washington, DC Wedding!

Elizabeth and Auden are definitely my most-traveled couple of the year.  When I first heard from Elizabeth, I received an email from her indicating she would love to hear more about me and Skype some night about her DC wedding.  Why Skype, you might wonder?  Oh, you know, because she was living in Malaysia! She and Auden used to live in the DC area, relocated to Malaysia for a couple of years, and were actually moving back to DC briefly (for their wedding!) and then heading off to Leeds, UK after that!  Yowzas!  However, even with all of that going on, Elizabeth was calm and collected and explained how everything was going to work for their big day.  She informed me they were getting married at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in DC with a reception to follow at The Women's National Democratic Club.  Then she dropped the word "brunch" in the description of her reception, and my mouth started watering (very Homer Simpson-like I might add), and I knew that Elizabeth and Auden had to be mine!  Fortunately, they did book me, and I'm proud to present their wedding photos! The day of the wedding was beautiful!  We started at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, which I completely fell in love with at our walk-through.  The history involved with their church is pretty amazing, especially because President Abraham Lincoln and his family were pew holders just shortly after his inauguration.  So, quite a few of the rooms that Elizabeth and Auden got ready in were historic and antique looking.  One of my favorite shots of the day is Auden with his best man sitting under a portrait of Abraham Lincoln...trying to mimic Abraham Lincoln's pose and gaze.  I think they did a pretty great job too!  :)  My other favorite shots of the day were from our walk to Dupont Circle, right before we entered the reception at The Women's National Democratic Club.  The wind was kicking up due to some incoming weather, so I loved seeing Elizabeth's happy reaction to her veil flying all around!  The reception was lovely and aside from the actual brunch (which yes, I did eat), I loved photographing the gorgeous petifores (check out the cute mice!) and cake.  Elizabeth's background is in baking, so it's no wonder her desserts were so awesome!  Their rose petal exit happened just before the rain started pouring, and I couldn't have been happier with that.  I had an absolute blast being part of Elizabeth and Auden's special day, and I hope you enjoy the photos.  Thank you so much, Elizabeth and Auden!  I hope you enjoy your new home in Leeds, UK!

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