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
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: 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. 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. And then we got to take photos inside, with no tourists, and free reign over exhibits. Yessss. 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. Party time. Orange uplighting everywhere, and a slideshow with images from their wedding ceremony. This bar isn't normally here. The team arranged four separate pieces so that guests could sit right at the bar. The bride is part of an improv troupe, so they performed at the reception! My ever-hardworking second Julia stood outside and did impromptu photobooth with the U.S. Capitol as backdrop. Congratulations you guys! Wedding part two, check.