Images: Snowdrop Photography
It’s hard to pick a favorite thing to talk about in today’s DC wedding. A modern take on the Great Gatsby for their theme, lots of personalization, and DC-themed touches. You know when couples say “we wanted to infuse our personalities into our wedding”, that they’re the perfect fit for Capitol Romance. We’re almost to the weekend Romancers and I know all of you are out there fighting the good fight – so he’s some great escapism for your day ~ love, laughter & rad DC wedding details!
From the photographer: Geraldine and Michael exemplify “cool.” As a DC-based couple, it was important to them to incorporate their city into their Gatsby-themed wedding. Ted’s Bulletin poptarts were placed on each guest’s plate, Zombie doughnuts took the place of the wedding cake, and instead of using the Arts Club as the backdrop for photos, they traveled to their favorite DC spots for some gorgeous shots. Top it off with vintage details throughout, and these two allowed this thrilled planner to bring the 1920’s to DC in the most unique way possible.
From the couple:
When we started the wedding planning process, we had a lot of disparate decor ideas based on our interest in travel and books, but nothing that could be pulled together to make a coherent theme. We were self-funding our wedding and had recently purchased a home, so venue affordability was key. We visited more than a dozen venues in person before seeing the Arts Club. The Arts Club was one of the first places that came up in our online search, but we didn’t like the pictures on their website so we put it at the bottom of our list. After being disappointed by so many other venues, we decided to give the Arts Club a try on a whim, and we are so glad we did! It was love at first sight.
The summer before we got married, we attended a wedding during which the priest mispronounced the name of the couple! We decided then and there to have our wedding co-officiated by people that we know. We wanted the people standing with us to know us (and how to pronounce our names), so we chose the bride’s sister and the groom’s brother. The bride’s sister is a great motivational speaker, and the groom’s brother has officiated weddings before.
The bride chose to be walked down the aisle by both parents. From her perspective, “both parents raised me and made me the person I am, so I wanted them both to have the honor of walking me down the aisle.