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Newseum wedding photography | Washington, DC

Sometimes, when you've been together forever, the big wedding with traditional events and plated dinner just seems off. These two chose to celebrate their union in a very different way - with the most intimate ceremony possible (that is still photographed), followed a month later by a huge party for all their friends and family. A massive shout-out to their brilliant planner Vicky with Event Accomplished who helped them turn the Newseum from a conference center with great views into a rockin' nightclub with fantastic food. And, guys, for real, we got to shoot in the Newseum after hours: Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-10 These two got their marriage on elsewhere, but brought it on home for the party, so we had to do some photos by the Capitol. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-1Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-2Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-3Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-4Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-5Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-6 A quick scoot down the road and we were at the Newseum. It's a great space on its own, but they transformed it into a brilliant lounge. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-8 And then we got to take photos inside, with no tourists, and free reign over exhibits. Yessss. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-9 You all know I'm not much for the stoic bride and groom, but when you're standing in front of the Berlin Wall, it just seems appropriate. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-11Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-12 Party time. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-13 Orange uplighting everywhere, and a slideshow with images from their wedding ceremony. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-15 This bar isn't normally here. The team arranged four separate pieces so that guests could sit right at the bar. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-14Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-16Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-17 The bride is part of an improv troupe, so they performed at the reception! Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-19Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-18Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-21Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-22Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-23Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-25Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-28Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-29Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-31-copyNewseum-wedding-washington-dc-32Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-30Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-33Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-37-copyNewseum-wedding-washington-dc-38 My ever-hardworking second Julia stood outside and did impromptu photobooth with the U.S. Capitol as backdrop. Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-39Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-40Newseum-wedding-washington-dc-41 Congratulations you guys! Wedding part two, check.

The ridiculously talented vendor team: Planning and coordination: Vicky with Event Accomplished Reception venue & caterer: Newseum Florist: Studio DBI DJ: Marc Meisnere with DJ D-Mac & Associates Transportation: Reston Limo Hair and makeup: Mandy Hollinger with Bridal Artistry Furniture rental: AFR and Perfect Settings Bride's beautiful dress: Jenny Lee for Carine's Bridal Groom's dashing suit: Ermenegildo Zegna for Neiman Marcus Drums: Dholi Mastana Henna artist: Bhavna's Henna Improv troupe: Press Play

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Vicky ChoyOctober 21, 2013 - 9:52 am

Love the dancing photos! Great job Amber! Vicky

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