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Jen & Scott | Washington, DC intimate wedding | Brasserie Beck | Le Grenier

Jen and Scott were married at the lovely, serene Montrose Park in Georgetown (which I would love to link for you but cannot, due to the government shutdown! No, really!), surrounded by their very nearest and dearest. I'm a big fan of the two-parter wedding, whereby you exchange vows in presence of just a few, then invite everybody on out later for lots of drinks and food and good cheer. I wasn't around for everything, but they also had a bunch of further wedding events so that their friends and family could mingle and they could actually see their loved ones who came in from all over. I hear it was a good time. Jen and Scott: DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-53 We started the day at the Willard. Jen's room was full of ladies laughing and chatting and well-wishing. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-1DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-2 I was very lucky to have the talented Ayesha with us to offer a second perspective on the day. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-4DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-5DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-6DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-7DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-8 Did I ever tell you about the time I forgot my rolling camera bag with something like $10k worth of gear inside just sitting in that little courtyard across from the Willard? Yeah, that happened. We did first look and a handful of portraits and then got in a cab to head to Montrose Park for their reception. As we're getting out, I realize I completely forgot my camera bag with all my other gear. A true testament to how cool Jen and Scott are, they sat patiently - waiting to go to their own ceremony - while I called the bellhop guys at the Willard, who retrieved my bag and who I later tipped every cent I had on me. Fortunately, it was a little bit of a stroll to their ceremony site, so I could let my heart settle back down out of my throat and catch a few photos of Jen and Scott arriving. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-9DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-10DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-11DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-12DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-13DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-14DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-15DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-16DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-19DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-20DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-17DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-21 The one thing I didn't have for this wedding - having forgotten that rolling bag - was my super-long lens. I'm so glad Ayesha had hers - she took some really beautiful close-ups. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-23DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-25DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-27DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-28DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-29 "Someone say something inappropriate," is a cue I give all the time to get formal groupings laughing and interacting. It's more effective some times vs. others. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-31DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-32DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-33DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-35DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-36DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-38DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-40DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-41 Fully wedded, we scooted over to Brasserie Beck for a ridiculously tasty brunch. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-42 Jen's brother taking liberties with the bar. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-44DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-45DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-46 Jen trying oysters for the first time. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-49 Sometimes the cool scene is the hallway to the bathroom. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-50 We stopped by Lower Senate Park for a handful more portraits in the new digs, before rolling on to Le Grenier for the big party. DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-54DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-55DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-56DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-57DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-58DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-59DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-60DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-61DC-intimate-wedding-Le-Grenier-62 Congratulations you guys! Jen and Scott's vendor team: Brunch venue: Brasserie Beck Dinner venue: Le Grenier Ceremony venue: Montrose Park, Georgetown Getting-ready venue: Willard Macarons, in place of wedding cake: The Sweet Lobby Jen's ceremony dress: Anthropologie Jen's reception dress: Kay Unger (w/ Max Mara shoes) Scott's reception suit: Suit Supply

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