Monday, July 18, 2011

Dancing the Night Away at Dumbarton House {Janelle + Matt}

Back in October, I shared some really special engagement photos taken by the very talented Linda Crayton of a very special couple, Janelle and Matt.  I now have the pleasure of sharing that same couple’s incredible wedding photos shot again by LindaCrayton

The bride and her bridesmaids spent the morning with makeup artist, Kim Giammaria of Beauty Mark and hairstylist Giselle of Hair by Giselle before heading over to St Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill for the very emotional wedding ceremony. 

After the ceremony, the bride and groom took photos while guests made their way to the very beautiful Dumbarton House, located in Georgetown, for an outdoor cocktail hour on the lawn and patio and seated dinner in the downstairs ballroom.   The guests were greeted by the sounds of the Winn Brothers band playing.  To help keep the guests cool on this warm Saturday in June, the bride and groom had the bartenders mix up a spiked lemonade as their specialty drink. 

Each of the guests had an opportunity to leave their mark on the wedding by placing their finger in ink (matching the colors of the wedding, blue and orange) and placing it on a photo of a tree where, once done, all of the fingerprints looked like the leaves of the tree. 


Once cocktails were over, guests were ushered downstairs where they dined on a delicious menu created by Design Cuisine Caterers.  The bride used mini chalkboards with an unfinished white wood finish to display the menu on each table.  White paper lanterns were hung around the tent that was just outside the ballroom and created a great ambiance as the night settled in. 

After the guests filled up on sweet potato french fries, steaks and crabcakes, The WinnBrothers picked up where they left off and kept the Bride and Groom (and the rest of their guests) on the dancefloor until the very last song.   I owe the bride a very big thank you for dragging me out to dance with her and the groom for "Come On Eileen."

A unique and delicious wedding cake and groom’s cake was designed by the DC’s own, MaggieAustin Cakes.  The fresh blackberries with vanilla icing was absolutely amazing!

Thank you to Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Design  for all of the amazing flowers of the day!

Thank you also to my always amazing assistant, Sarah!

Congratulations Janelle and Matt!