The beautiful and historic National Cathedral was the location for R + J’s September wedding ceremony. The couple, who live in NYC, chose to get married in DC because it is the bride’s hometown. The bride and her family spent the morning getting ready with hairstylist Giselle of Hair by Giselle and makeup artist Nikki Frasier at the Ritz Carlton on 22nd Street.
The day could not have been more beautiful for Greg Gibson to take photos in and around the Cathedral.
The bride loves the color red and decided to use that as the overall theme of the wedding. Check out her beautiful red bouquet (made of red roses and red dahlias) against the white of her wedding dress.
She had her bridesmaids wear bright red dresses.
The ceremony at the Cathedral was intimate and beautiful as only a ceremony in the grand space can be.
After the ceremony, everyone moved to the Corcoran Museum for a night of dinner, drinks and dancing. Red linens covered each table. Capitol Décor created six beautiful tall centerpieces out of manzanita branches and rich red roses and six lower arrangements that consisted of a cluster of smaller vases each filled with a single type of flower such as roses or dahlias. The head table was a long rectangular table that consisted of the tall branch centerpieces and the white bridesmaid bouquets.
Custom menu cards, tables named after places important to the couple's courtship and squares of fabric for the guests to sign, that would be later used to make a quilt, were some of the fun and creative accents that made this wedding so special.
Lighting provided by John Farr Lighting highlighted the columns surrounding the event space as well as the dancefloor area. DJ Jason Wallace made sure to keep everyone on the dancefloor all night long.
The tasty cake, specially designed by the bride’s cousin, was made with white frosting and red ribbon on each layer.
As a send-off, the Groom specifically designed a fun candy buffet with red and white candies (mostly gummies – his favorite).
A HUGE thank you to my associate Amanda Smith who helped run the day of and made sure everything went smoothly!
Thank you also to Joel Wolke and his team at Occasions Caterers for the amazing food and fabulous service. And thank you to Greg Gibson for sharing his amazing images with us!
Congratulations Rebecca + Jason!