Images: Sarah Culver Photography
Between my team and I – we’ve worked a TON of weddings at Josephine Butler Parks Center – it’s hands down one of our favorite venues in the city for so many reasons. But one is the versatility in the space. Every wedding I work or showcase here always looks unique and just freakin’ gorgeous. Bridget & Matt’s wedding is no exception and they had their ceremony in the MOST UNIQUE setup within the space! These two incorporated a ton of greenery, grasses, and natural decor into the space and did not let the super rainy day bring them down. So many details from planner Simply Breathe Events & gorgeous images from Sarah Culver. Check it out!
They originally chose Josephine Butler Parks center because it reflected a natural, yet romantic feel and they appreciated the history behind the DC mansion. The Wedding colors they chose (green & pink) enhanced this, and the mixed metals gave their wedding a more urban feel.
This spring our area was plagued with rainy weather for about two months, so when it came time for their wedding we had to execute their rain plan for an indoor affair. Bridget was absolutely in love with JBPC’s french doors so it was a no brainer to have their ceremony repositioned under the chandelier as the rain came down.
All of the vendors were local female entrepreneurs, down to their officiant Melissa (a friend of theirs), who married them since they both have different religious backgrounds.
They incorporated environmentally friendly centerpieces (micro greens their guests could cut for their meal) and the favor for their guests was a donation made to the Washington Humane Society. The flier they purchased for these could ultimately be recycled or used for compost.
The best part about this DC wedding was there table numbers turned DC Music Venues ranging from The Howard Theater to the 9:30 Club, their wedding was one for the books!
Vendors -> Photography: Sarah Culver Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Simply Breathe Events | Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center | Caterer: Main Event Catering | Hotel Room Block: Hotel Rouge | Bakery: Buttercream Bakeshop | Reception Music: The Bachelor Boys Band | Centerpieces/Decoration: Little Wild Things City Farm | Hair + Makeup: Style Me Bar