Images: Mason Photography

Oh Romancers, I am SO behind on SO many things, trying to get everything ready for our Shop Made in DC debut, getting some promotions together for February, all and everything email marketing, and let’s not even talk about the 2 mountains of laundry currently growing in our house (1 clean, 1 dirty). So please excuse today’s real wedding blog feature for being so late! And now, less from me, and more from an awesome winter DC wedding.

Daniella and Kevin’s wedding at StFrancis Hall was a fantastic mix of super laid back and classy. On this wintery day, the idea of hot chocolate and marshmallows echoed throughout the day – the perfect compliment to their fun donut bar, complete with a huge donut for the “cake” cutting. Fun details like this peppered throughout their traditional wedding made for a day that was perfectly fitting for this sweet couple.

StFrancis Hall is located in the quiet Brookland neighborhood of northeast Washington, DC. The venue makes you feel like you’re stepping back in time – and away from the city!

The colors for our wedding were Navy & Gold. We choose those colors because we wanted a timeless and classic feel to our wedding, so we picked colors that are always in style.

In regards to choice in venue, we picked StFrancis because of their beautiful gardens and architecture. We knew we would be getting married in the winter but having beautiful photos was very important to us, so we wanted to make sure that our venue would be able to provide the perfect backdrop. The exposed brick walls inside their banquet hall also played in to the classic feel we wanted without being too modern.

For our ceremony we actually had a friend play our favorite song as a couple on acoustic guitar for our processional and recessional music instead of a prerecorded song. For DIY details, my husband designed the graphic for our seating chart, and all of the flowers and bouquets were done by me and my bridesmaids. Instead of a guestbook, we had our family and friends leave us movie recommendations for a future date night.


Photographer: Mason Photography | Venue: StFrancis Hall | Dessert: Sugar Shack Donuts | DJ: Dub C DJs | Hair/Makeup: Tres Belle Beauty | Dress: BHLDN by Wtoo Watters | Bridesmaids Dress: LuLu’s | Men’s Tuxes: Express


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