The Tabard Inn. How do I love thee, let me count the ways.  The Tabard Inn is quickly becoming one of my FAVORITE offbeat, intimate wedding venues in Washington, DC. Already this amazing venue has given me Jess & Mitch’s alternative, intimate Washington DC wedding feature [from Michelle VanTine Photography]. And now I get to share yet another amazing offbeat DC wedding feature thanks to Red Shoes Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights].

A small ceremony, a brunch reception, a short wedding dress from Etsy [with a pink petticoat!], and freshly baked donuts instead of a cake – all the makings of a Capitol Romance favorite; an alternative DC wedding that I am over the moon to get to share with you all [thank you Alison!].

Rebecca & Matt’s Intimate, Offbeat DC Wedding at the Tabard Inn

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They wanted the day to be casual and laid back, mingling with guests before the ceremony while sipping mimosas and bloody mary’s and foregoing a grand entrance. Rebecca’s dress was from Etsy, with a fantastic pink petticoat underneath. They did not have a cake, but chose freshly baked donuts instead.

Later that night they held a party for friends at an empty restaurant two doors down from the bar where Matt works as a bartender. He cleaned up the space, their friends hung decorations, and a DJ spun tunes all night. Their beverage choices were simple: champagne, whiskey and miller light. Matt loves cookies, so there was a table heaped with cookies for friends to nibble on while they danced.


Reception Venue & Catering:  The Tabard Inn
Floral Designer:  Petal’s Edge Floral Design
Makeup Artist:  Bridal Beauty Associates

I really love the intimacy of just one long table for an intimate wedding reception

Pretty much in love with the vintage wedding attire they are sporting – that blue suit is awesomesauce.

Click inside for the rest of Rebecca & Matt’s offbeat DC wedding from Red Shoes Photography!

Those fresh donuts look DELICIOUS! A perfect wedding-cake alternative, especially for a brunch reception!

The logo/signage for The Passenger is like my new favorite thing – so awesome. Love this pic :)

Enter some seriously awesome, DIY & low-cost party decorations! And that yummy cookie display!

I love pretty much everything about the rest of these images. The dreamy, vintage-like light, the paper pom decor, and the strung lights. Omg – amazing.

Congratulations Rebecca & Matt – thank you so much for sharing your beautifully intimate, offbeat Washington, DC wedding with us! A special thanks again to Red Shoes Photography [and Two Bright Lights] for making this submission possible!


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