Marcia & Zach’s Offbeat, Personalized Washington DC Wedding at Hillyer Art Center

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  • October 16, 2014

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This Washington, DC wedding had it all. A ceremony in an art gallery, a push-up contest, the Jewish chair dance, dinner, dancing, and a legit New Orleans style parade to take the guests to dinner.

No joke. Just wait until you see these parade pictures – they’re amazing. Marcia & Zach had a DC wedding and did it THEIR way, including some Janet Reno masks. Man, I love when couples do what they want. I know you guys are going to love this one. Thanks to De Nueva Photography for sharing her images.

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Saturday: a friend from New Orleans who is a hairdresser did my hair and all my sisters.  Katy from Alison Harper & Co did my makeup and my sisters.  She was incredible and I set it up only 2 days before the wedding!

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Our ceremony was in Hillyer Art Gallery in Dupont. There’s a shot of all my sisters in the gallery (in red). My sister Nancy married us.

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Our band was Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct. They were probably the highlight of our wedding.  These guys have a New Orleans-style brass band in DC and they go down to New Orleans frequently to play.  They got totally into the spirit of our wedding and played Oh When the Saints when we marched out and coordinated a fabulous number with my 86yo uncle which took them a lot of time to organize with him but they were really into.  They worked in all my crazy friends and a skit to “You Can’t Hurry Love.” The coup de grace was when they led a New Orleans 2nd Line parade all the way from Hillyer to Kababji Grill – quite a scene!

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My mom’s friend did the flowers and one her other friends made the corsages, etc.

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Click inside for SO MUCH MORE of this super rad Washington DC wedding – including the New Orleans style parade from the ceremony to dinner!

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On their catering:

I liked Kit because she was WAY more affordable than everyone else I was looking at and did it all organic.  Plus she had great suggestions and made us all Dark and Stormies, which worked well for January. ;)  She really got into the New Orleans vibe, too.

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Random push-up contest?! YUP!

There’s also a shot of me, Zach, my father-in-law and my dad doing pushups. He told me later, “I thought I might have a heart attack right there on the floor, but seemed like a good way to go out.” ;) Crazy

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And then there’s one with the Janet Reno mask which was one of the skits my friends organized. I had no idea they were going to do that. I think you can see me holding a t-shirt in another skit, also a surprise.

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And now the epic New Orleans Style Parade!!!

I think it ends with some shots of the New Orleans 2nd Line parade we had from Hillyer to dinner at Kababji, also in Dupont.

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The After Party was at the Science Club in Dupont.  I thought it was going to be a tame little affair but all my New Orleans friends went crazy and were out until it closed down.  My 70 yo father-in-law was among them!

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Photography: De Nueva Photography| Makeup: Alison Harper & Co | Hair Stylist: Friend from New Orleans | Ceremony: Hillyer Art Center | Reception: Kababji | Catering: Green Plate Catering | Band: Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct | After Party: Science Club | Flowers: DIYed by a friend of the family

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