Today we have an awesome, modern Washington DC wedding feature for you thanks to Vness Photography! Dana and Bart met through a mutual friend at a roller derby match (love) and decided pretty early on that they wanted to have their wedding reception at a restaurant to help make planning easier. When it came time to pick the place, Logan Tavern seemed to make the perfect place as they actually had their very first date there too! Check out all the fun details from this intimate, modern DC wedding below!
From the couple?
Overall, we tried to keep things really simple, but meaningful, and focus on the guest experience. For example, we hunted for small glass vases and candle holders at thrift stores and used those for our centerpieces, just sticking some sea glass, flowers, or candles in each one. We also used wine corks I already had to hold the table seating cards – we tried to incorporate meaningful wine corks where possible, like giving my grandparents’ table a cork from Oliver Winery (Bloomington, IN) because that’s their last name.
We both love color, but didn’t feel too strongly about which colors (or sticking to any in particular) until my maid of honor found that great blue and green dress she and my sisters wore. That settled it! I mean, how great are those dresses?! It didn’t hurt that my favorite color is green and Bart’s is blue, so everything just sort of fell into place.
We decided to do our first look photos at the Kennedy Center and then to take bridal party photos at the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials because we wanted some classic DC wedding photos! We loved using the Kennedy Center’s terrace because no one else was out there (didn’t hurt that it was cold and cloudy that day…) and we got some fantastic photos. We love how the contrast between the concrete terrace, the metal railings, and the lush greenery really comes through in our photos.
Click inside for the rest of this adorable, low key Washington, DC wedding!