What do you get when you mix Star Wars, Washington, DC and Scottish traditions? Alex & Katja’s DC wedding of course! Katja picked the date based on numerology and her favorite number 3 (March 30, or 3/30). They included a lot of personalized and fun details in their day, including the ceremony & reception including traditional Scottish traditions such as Handfasting & drinking from the “Quaich”. Plus I just adore all the Star Wars nods. I mean, who doesn’t?
Katja & Alex’s Offbeat, Scottish Start Wars Wedding in Washington DC
Venue: Phoenix Park Hotel | Photographer: Kathleen Hertel Photography | Dress: Andrew Adela | Dress shop: Lex’s of Carytown | Shoes: Melissa and Vivian Westwood | Florist: Mid Atlantic Wholesale | DJ: Musical DJs and Event Lighting | Cakes: Cake by Linda | Invites : awthorne House | PJ‘s: NY Cat’s Pajamas | Cake Topper: MelaboWed | Scottish Tartan: The McTavish Gray | Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Click inside for so much more of Katja & Alex’s offbeat DC wedding at the Phoenix Park Hotel!
The photographer shares:
The weekend itself wasn’t quite as sunny as we had hoped in fact in the course of 45 minutes we had rain, snow, and sleet. We made the best of it and planned ahead a few days earlier to go into the Postal Museum for photos. Originally the plan was to go around DC and take photos after the wedding. The weather was so bad we agreed to do a reshoot a few weeks later and I am so glad we did!
Since it was a bit on the rainy side we went over to the Postal Museum to do some photos with the Wedding Party.
The Wedding Program was made into a cootie catcher! There were four different ones. Each with a different quote that meant something to the couple. It also explained the dice game. To make the kissing more fun instead of tapping the glass guests had to roll the dice and if they rolled an 11 or above Katja & Alex would kiss. If it was 10 or below the person rolling had to kiss someone. This little game was taken from the concept of Dungeons and Dragons!
Congratulations Katja & Alex !! Thank you for sharing your your offbeat DC wedding with us! A special thanks again to Kathleen Hertel Photography for submitting this wedding to us!
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So glad that our wedding was featured! I do have to make one correction though: The cup was not a Quaich at all, which looks more bowl like. My side of the family is German and what we used was a Nuremberg Cup which is something that the women in my family have incorporated for years in their wedding toasts. If you look up the legend behind it you’ll find it’s the ultimate accessory for a “princess” wedding.
Thanks for the update Katja!! I can certainly edit the post :)