This morning’s real Washington, DC wedding feature, could be called nontraditional [with it being a same-sex wedding], however, it was as the same time, somewhat paradoxically speaking, full of tradition in its own way. Thanks to Jessie Mary Photography, I am honored to get to share the story (and wedding!) of Dale and Samir on my blog today.
More about Dale & Samir:
Dale and Samir are a same-sex couple, who live in Atlanta. They met through a mutual friend and after knowing each other socially for 3-4 years, they started dating. They were together for 6 years before they decided to come to Washington, DC to get married!
Dale shared why they chose to get married in Washington, DC:
We wanted to have our wedding somewhere that it was legally recognized even though it would not be legally recognized in the state we resided (Georgia). We knew we were leaving Georgia anyway, and frankly it was just a matter of principal to have our wedding in a location that recognized it rather than having it in Georgia. As it turned out, DC was the most convenient legal location for us, as it was close to my family in PA, Samir had some family in DC, and we had mutual friends in DC that were also friends with many of our Atlanta friends.
LOVE this purple flower arrangement, with the pops of bright blue
The ceremony & reception was held at the Washington, DC Ethical Society. Dale shared some more insite into their venue and ceremony:
We wanted to plan a ceremony that captured who we were, so we planned a fusion ceremony that incorporated important things from both Eastern and Western ceremonies. We also wanted a ceremony that was not just ‘all about us’, but acknowledged and incorporated our friends and family and recognized their importance to this occasion.
Click inside for the rest of this beautiful, modern, traditional, non-traditional Washington DC wedding!