Images: DuHon Photography

Keeping it fresh on this Friday with an awesome DC wedding from Allison Barnes Events & DuHon Photography, at the Daughters of an American Revolution venue. Stunning florals, a beautiful love story, and an awesome MilkBar cake. Happy Friday Romancers!

They are both from a suburb outside of Albany, NY and met at a mutual friend’s house when they were 15 years old. Josh walked over to Morgan and basically sat on her lap before introducing himself. They went to different high schools but started seeing each other more often and talked regularly over AOL instant messenger (throwback!)

Morgan went to Providence College in Rhode Island and Josh went to the University of Maryland but kept in touch and saw each other at home between semesters. Their relationship picked up after college when Morgan took a job in Washington, D.C., where Josh was living and working after graduation. That first year in DC they bonded through intramural kickball on the Mall, finding cheap happy hours, midday coffee dates, and watching jeopardy and eating Thai food from a cheap Thai restaurant in Eastern Market.

The relationship was solidified when Josh “accidentally” moved into a house 5 houses away from Morgan with their good friend Brendan from home.

The details of how this happened are still debated, but Josh often would poke fun at Morgan’s tv preferences (ie Greys Anatomy reruns) as he could see her bedroom TV from his house.

After 5 years of dating, on May 6, 2016, with their new puppy in tow  (Harry) Josh proposed in the rain on the roof of their new condo. After a few small hiccups the day of the proposal, like Josh locking himself out of the house with a cake, champagne and selfie stick… and Morgan refusing to go upstairs to the roof in the rain…she happily accepted. After MilkBar cake and champagne, they took off to Culpepper, VA for the weekend– a place they often visted throughout the years to get a break from DC.

Their wedding was May, 13, 2017, at the DARs O’Byrne Gallery.  Brendan acted as their officiant.  With Brendan’s help, they wrote their our own ceremony that included components of our different faiths and traditions but really centered on our unique story and roundabout journey from awkward teens to husband and wife. They also wrote their our own vows.

Knowing they were gathering so many friends together that hadn’t been together since high school and semester breaks during college, they decided against a seated dinner. They wanted the night to really emphasize their favorite parts of their time together and of DC, and at the suggestion of our good friend at Susan Gage Caterers, the food highlighted the places in D.C. that brought us together  — “Josh and Morgan’s Best of DC” — Thai food inspired by date nights at Capitol Hill’s San Phan, and an assortment of casual foods inspired by our many trips to Union Market.

A milk bar cake, like the one they had on their engagement night & homemade cookies served with milk to honor and remember a very special family recipe.

Currently, Morgan is a registered nurse working in cardiac surgery at a large urban hospital here in DC.  Josh is a Communications Director for a member of congress.


Photographer:  DuHon Photography//Ceremony Location:Willard Intercontinental DC//Bakery: Milk Bar//DJ: DJ Amen Ra//Floral Designer: EightTreeStreet//Event Venue:Daughters of the American Revolution//Event Planner: Allison Barnes Events// Submitted via Two Bright Lights


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