Real Wedding of Zach and Kelly! - District Weddings

Real Wedding of Zach and Kelly!

May 3, 2017

Zach and Kelly were introduced through Zach’s cousin, Beth. Beth and Kelly are both third-grade teachers and knew one another from school. Beth had an inkling that Kelly and Zach would hit it off- and she was right! Kelly and Zach officially met at a Nationals vs. Cardinals baseball game. Zach is from St. Louis and is a huge Cardinals fan! Shockingly, Zach was more interested in Kelly that night than his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Zach got Kelly’s number, invited her to dinner, and their relationship blossomed from that point.

 Zach and Kelly dated for a little over two years when they decided to summer in Italy. They explored Florence, Rome, Milan, and Venice, enjoying incredible food, wine, art, architecture and enormously unhealthy amounts of gelato. Zach planned to pop the question while in beautiful and romantic Venice. He organized a romantic gondola ride at sunset, followed by a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in town. Zach intended to propose right after dinner in St. Mark’s Square, but a sudden downpour prevented this. Kelly and Zach waited out the storm in a nearby bar for a few hours. When the storm finally passed, Zach and Kelly decided to walk around St. Mark’s Square, now tourist-free as the night grew later and later. Right around midnight, Zach got down on one knee in the middle of St. Mark’s Square to ask Kelly to be his wife. Kelly said yes!

Kelly and Zach wanted a classic wedding day that was not only a celebration of their love, but also a celebration of their amazing friends and family. Photographs of Zach with his late father graced each table to honor his memory. The wedding was a blast- guests literally ran to the dance floor the moment the first dance song came on, and there was not an empty spot on the dance floor the rest of the night! Zach and Kelly departed the next afternoon for a honeymoon in Thailand and Cambodia.

Kelly and Zach wanted a timeless and classic DC wedding. They knew immediately that they wanted to get married in Washington, DC, the city where they fell in love. They love the city’s dynamic energy, beautiful greenery, and stunning architecture. As a history buff, Kelly dreamed of wedding photographs at the Jefferson Memorial in the Nation’s Capital.

 Reception Location: The Westin Georgetown Ceremony Location: St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church | Florist: Mystical Rose FlowersPhotographer: Avis Lane Photography Cake + Desserts: Fluffy ThoughtsHair + Makeup: KC Felton for hair; Heather Wombacher of Tica for makeup Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Reaves Engraving Inc. 


  • Avis Lane Photography

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