Images: The Happy Couple Photography

I’m trying to soak in all the sun, and channel the spring vibes from today’s post, as we brace ourselves for the winter weather later this week. I had the pleasure of working with Tom and Laura to bring their wedding day together, and I’m so excited to share their day with you.

While our wedding was a few years ago now, we still hear from friends and family about what a great night it was! We love that not only was it a night to remember for us, but also for our wedding guests, who enjoyed the beautiful setting, good food, and the DJ, who seemed to know how to get EVERYone onto the dance floor.

We met in DC, and with friends and family coming from the West Coast and the UK, we were excited to show them the city where we found each other and fell in love. We picked the Meridian House as our venue since it had space for the magical outdoor ceremony we craved, and is tucked away in the center of DC, so our guests could enjoy the sites of DC before and after the wedding.  

Instead of a traditional wedding guest book, we had postcards, collected as souvenirs from our travels. We let our guests pick out a card (often that had significance to them, for example, from a place we had visited jointly), write their note, and place it in a mailbox.

The weather could have been dicey in April in DC, so we put out a basket of scarves so people could continue to enjoy the outdoor space, even if it got chilly. It turned out the weather was perfect! Sunny and pleasant for most of the day, and then about the time everyone was working up a sweat on the dance floor in the evening, there was a light sprinkle of rain that was welcomed by some who were cooling off in the courtyard.

For the cake, we opted not to get a traditional tiered wedding cake, and instead picked up three of our favorite flavored cakes from local bakery, Baked & Wired. Our florist helped decorate them by placing them on stands and topping with flowers and cake toppers we picked out. We loved how it turned out and that we got to enjoy cake flavors that were sentimental favorites of ours!


Photographer: The Happy Couple Photography | Venue: Meridian House | Day-of Coordinator: Kara, Capitol Romance | Caterer: Well Dunn Catering | Cake: Baked & Wired | Florist: Love Blooms | DJ: Mike Blaufeld | Bridal Boutique: Ellie’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN | Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply |


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