National Museum of Women in the Arts Classic Wedding - District Weddings

National Museum of Women in the Arts Classic Wedding

May 21, 2012

Today’s wedding is absolutely classic and I just LOVE it! First, you have a beautiful bride and a handsome groom. Then, you have one of the most elegant venues in the District, The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Finally, you have a super talented team of vendors who brought together fabulous food, lovely rentals, lush flowers, and great details. I could go on and on…but instead, I will just let you see for yourself with Love Life Images‘ Stephen Bobb’s incredible images…

 

The bride, Maggie, shares her inspiration and favorite moments of the day…
A lot of my inspiration came from the venue itself. Even before we were engaged, I always had a feeling we would get married there. I loved the drama of the high ceilings, the two staircases and all the marble. The second I saw those staircases, I knew I had to walk down them with my dad. I had originally planned a very “springy” wedding with lots of color, but then I fell in love with my dress. I loved its vintage, art deco style (my engagement ring is vintage-inspired as well!) and I thought that bright spring colors would fight with the venue and dress. I decided to go with a really classic white look. Our tables were slate grey and we had probably 15 different kinds of white flowers, some high, some low arrangements. I wanted it to be elegant and our florist, Jack Lucky, did an amazing job. It turned into a sort of late winter wedding, and I loved it. 

 

We did a “first look” without seeing eachother just to say hi before the ceremony. I saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to do it. It was SO  much fun to chat with him before the ceremony and it calmed all my nerves! 

 

I am Jewish and Joe is Catholic, so we tried to mingle our traditions. We had a traditional Catholic/Irish reading at the ceremony and then he stomped on the glass, per Jewish tradition to close the ceremony. We also had a horah and went up in the chairs. 

 

We ended the night with a non-traditional late night food option, a Mac n Cheese truck! It was a hit with our guests and CapMac was great to work with. One of my favorite memories is seeing everyone, from my friends to my parents friends, wolfing down mac and cheese on the way to our after party. I love looking at these pictures – it reminds me how much FUN we had with our guests! 

The fabulous vendor team:

Coordinator: Mark Kingsdorf, The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants
Bridal Shop: Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Dress Designer: Kenneth Pool
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair: Michael Hodges, Logan 14 Aveda
Makeup: Kim Giamarria
Suit/Tux: Hugo Boss, from Bloomingdales
Videographer: Monachetti
Photographer: Stephen Bobb, Love Life Images
Florist: Jack Lucky Floral Design
Caterer & Cake: Susan Gage Caterers
Food Truck: CapMac
Transportation: Diamond Limousines
Officiant: Bill Cochran, Say I Do Your Way
Ceremony Music: Sage String Quartet
Reception Music: Spectrum, Washington Talent Agency
Lighting: Jack Lucky Floral Design
Invitations: Taylor Street Paper

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