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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:

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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.

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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.

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And then we got to take photos inside, with no tourists, and free reign over exhibits. Yessss.

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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.

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Party time.

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Orange uplighting everywhere, and a slideshow with images from their wedding ceremony.

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This bar isn’t normally here. The team arranged four separate pieces so that guests could sit right at the bar.

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The bride is part of an improv troupe, so they performed at the reception!

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My ever-hardworking second Julia stood outside and did impromptu photobooth with the U.S. Capitol as backdrop.

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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

facebook comments:

Vicky ChoyOctober 21, 2013 - 9:52 am

Love the dancing photos! Great job Amber! Vicky

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