Lisa & Ian were married on Saturday in a quintessential Washington, DC wedding at the Newseum. The newlyweds met in 2010 at an election party, live on Capitol Hill, have both worked in Congress and in the current administration, oh, and they’re also two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet! When it came time to plan their wedding, the Newseum offered the perfect backdrop to say ‘I do’ and for their guests to take advantage of their time in DC.
After months and months of planning everything came together perfectly. Guests were greeted with Champagne bars in the elevators (what a first impression!) while riding to the rooftop terrace for the outdoor ceremony. A string quartet played in the background as everyone mixed and mingled while enjoying an unsurpassed view of the Capitol. Lisa & Ian were married in a wonderfully personal ceremony – officiated beautifully by their mutual friend, Keith, who introduced them. Keith did a wonderful job, and it didn’t hurt that he had a White House speech writer look over the ceremony beforehand!
Lisa & Ian opted for a first look, so after the ceremony they were able to join their guests at cocktail hour on the 7th floor terrace. Complete with lounge furniture, passed hors d’oeuvres and an expansive bar, cocktail hour was definitely a highlight for all in attendance! And if everything to that point didn’t WOW them, the reception surely did! Hanging floral installations, modern furniture, his and hers wedding cakes, a white dance floor… It was truly incredible!
Lisa & Ian – thank you for trusting me to capture your amazing wedding day! I am forever grateful to have celebrated alongside you and to have gotten to know you over the last year. I hope you’re having a wonderful time in Miami. Enjoy the preview of your images below!
A HUGE Thank You to the incredible vendors who made this day possible:
Ceremony & Reception Site: The Newseum, Jennifer Wilson
Catering, Wedding Cake & Groom’s Cake: Wolfgang Puck Catering at the Newseum, Mary Cline
Wedding Planning & Design: Bella Notte, Sara Bauleke
Florist: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design, Philippa Tarrant
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Sage String Quartet, Kyung LeBlanc
Reception Music: Bryan George Music Services, DJ Ramses
Lighting: The Newseum, Nate Rohnke
Rentals: Revolution Events, Carolyn Clauss
Rentals: DC Rental
Rentals: Fabrication Events
Photo Booth: PoshBooths
Hair & Makeup: Michael Anthony Salon
Photography: Beth T. Photography, 2nd shooter = my wonderful husband, Josh.