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Ana & Jon | Decatur House wedding | Washington, DC

Ana and Jon were married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, then held a super-classy reception at the remarkable Decatur House on Lafayette Square, complete with mariachis! They have such a wonderful laid-back vibe, except on the dance floor, where they really tear it up. I'm convinced they threw the whole party just so they could dance together all night - which, if you ask me, is a freakin' amazing reason to have a wedding. Ana and Jon: Decatur-House-wedding-photography-28 We started the day at the Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse. Ana's grandmother is a little firecracker. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-1Decatur-House-wedding-photography-2 Big thanks to Angel for coming out to help with this wedding. I used a bunch of her images in this post. Too many. She was great. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-3Decatur-House-wedding-photography-4Decatur-House-wedding-photography-5 Makeup done, dress on, we scooted to Holy Trinity Catholic Church to get these two hitched. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-6 Loving Angel's street-scene approach. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-7Decatur-House-wedding-photography-8Decatur-House-wedding-photography-9Decatur-House-wedding-photography-10Decatur-House-wedding-photography-12Decatur-House-wedding-photography-13Decatur-House-wedding-photography-14 Showtime. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-15Decatur-House-wedding-photography-16Decatur-House-wedding-photography-17Decatur-House-wedding-photography-18Decatur-House-wedding-photography-19Decatur-House-wedding-photography-20Decatur-House-wedding-photography-21Decatur-House-wedding-photography-22Decatur-House-wedding-photography-23Decatur-House-wedding-photography-24Decatur-House-wedding-photography-25Decatur-House-wedding-photography-26Decatur-House-wedding-photography-27 I'm so glad I fought for some extra portrait time in Lafayette Park before the reception at Decatur House. The light was amazing. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-29Decatur-House-wedding-photography-30Decatur-House-wedding-photography-32 And then it was time for the reception - with mariachis! Ana's family is from Mexico, so they brought a little home to their wedding with a big mariachi band, singing all the favorites (I could tell because the entire group knew all the words.) Decatur-House-wedding-photography-33Decatur-House-wedding-photography-34Decatur-House-wedding-photography-35Decatur-House-wedding-photography-36Decatur-House-wedding-photography-38Decatur-House-wedding-photography-39Decatur-House-wedding-photography-40Decatur-House-wedding-photography-41Decatur-House-wedding-photography-42 The big horse race took place during dinner. California Chrome didn't triple crown it out, much to these horse-racing fans' disappointment. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-43 But nevermind, there was cake! Decatur-House-wedding-photography-44 I've become somewhat obsessed lately with the hauling-the-cake-off-the-floor shot. I don't know why. It's interesting to me. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-45Decatur-House-wedding-photography-49Decatur-House-wedding-photography-50 These people were big dancers. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-52-copyDecatur-House-wedding-photography-55Decatur-House-wedding-photography-56Decatur-House-wedding-photography-58Decatur-House-wedding-photography-59Decatur-House-wedding-photography-60-copy And then for the last dance, the room was suddenly filled with a million bright streamers sailing about. It was pretty great. Decatur-House-wedding-photography-61Decatur-House-wedding-photography-62Decatur-House-wedding-photography-63Decatur-House-wedding-photography-64 Congratulations guys! Ana and Jon's vendor team: Planning and coordination: Emilie from Bliss Weddings and Events Ceremony venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church Reception venue: Decatur House Getting-ready venue: Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse DJ: Rusty B. from DJ D-Mac & Assoc. Catering: Occasions (PS: they were super nice to us - they even brought me a Diet Coke. I have literally never been waited on at a wedding. Yay to them!) Florist: Yellow Door Floral Design Cake: Pastries by Randolph Invitation: Digby Rose

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[…] The Decatur House is a beautiful historic venue for a wedding. Located right next to the White House and built in the 1700’s, the house features a lovely courtyard area that is surrounded by old houses and buildings. For this event Jon and Ana removed the tent which is usually in back, and used the outside area for cocktail and a chill-out area after dinner. Dinner and dancing were inside the main room, on a wooden dance floor rented especially for the event. The colors Ana picked where peach and white, beautifully laid out by the florist Yellow Door Floral Design, the room looked elegant without being overstated. The planner, Emilie from Bliss Weddings and Events, was deep in action when I arrived and the place was looking perfect. Amber Wilkie was on hand to capture every moment to come; see more images from Jon and Ana’s wedding at Amber’s blog post. […]

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