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Risa & Michael | Arts Club of Washington wedding | Washington, DC

Risa and Michael were married at the incredibly charming Arts Club of Washington – which is right downtown and you’ve probably passed it every day on your commute without knowing it’s there. Every time I shoot there, I get to work with new pieces and play with new colors and compositions – art galleries are really great places for wedding (photographers). Their day was calm, joyous and refined. Risa and Michael:

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Risa got ready in the bridal suite at the club (though on non-wedding days, I’m sure it has some kind of wedding gallery name).

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Okay, seriously, Risa’s hair. (I’m cursing not getting a card from her hairstylist right now – but I know they were with Allison Harper.)

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And then in comes Michael and I’m like “ack!” but these two are just so easy-going, they couldn’t be bothered with the don’t-see-each-other deal. So Risa helped him with his pocket square.

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We took a little stroll around the block to get some greenery.

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Then it was go time. Risa and Michael were married in the Arts Club’s beautiful courtyard.

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The Arts Club has a lot of different spaces – so Risa and Michael had their cocktail hour upstairs and reception in the main room.

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These two have traveled all over, and each table reflected a place important to them.

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Congratulations guys!

Risa and Michael’s vendor team:

Ceremony and reception venue: Arts Club of Washington
Catering: Arts Club
Florist: Park Florist
Ceremony music: Aeolus Quartet
Jazz piano during cocktail hour: Burnett Thompson
Officiant: Jennifer Luu
Cake: Patisserie Poupon
Risa’s beautiful dress: Hitched Salon in DC
Michael’s dashing suit: Wm. Fox & Co., also in DC
Hair & Makeup: Allison Harper & Co.

facebook comments:

Dale LempaJune 10, 2013 - 10:22 am

Great work! Love the colors and textures.

Judy IrwinJune 26, 2013 - 10:52 pm

Hi. Risa and Mike,
The photos of your wedding were just beautiful. Risa, you were a beautiful bride! Your dress hairdo, makeup, and smiles 🙂 were perfect. Mike, I’m looking forward to meeting you soon. But I know that since Risa fell in love with you that you’re a fine fellow whom I’ll want to meet and get to know a bit better.
Happiness, peace, contentment, fun times and love to you both!
Cousin Judy

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