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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:

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We started the day at the Willard. Jen’s room was full of ladies laughing and chatting and well-wishing.

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I was very lucky to have the talented Ayesha with us to offer a second perspective on the day.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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Fully wedded, we scooted over to Brasserie Beck for a ridiculously tasty brunch.

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Jen’s brother taking liberties with the bar.

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Jen trying oysters for the first time.

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Sometimes the cool scene is the hallway to the bathroom.

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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.

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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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