Details were king at this modern wedding at The LINE in Washington DC. Our bride Jennifer admits “no detail was too small for me to think about. I knew that the details mattered to me, even if they wouldn’t be noticeable by everyone in the end.” As photographers we could not be more happy with Jen’s state of mind! As a result this minimalist wedding was chock full of gorgeous details to capture.
Jay proposed to Jen at the base of the Washington Monument. As the planning began the couple landed on The LINE for their I dos even before the hotel opened. Uniquely, the LINE is not your traditional hotel ballroom but a historic church converted to a modern hotel. Details like the organ turned in to a chandelier and pews used as seating create a space unlike anywhere else. Not to mention breathtaking views from the rooftop of the Washington Monument which created such a special full circle first look for J&J.
Personal and Thoughtful Details
Jen and Jay worked person touches all throughout the wedding celebration to honor both their love and they city they love together. For instance the meal and bar featured ingredients and spirts from local providers. Correspondingly, one of the specialty cocktails was a recreation of a family punch recipe. Also, as a nod to history Jen had her wedding dress customized with a pearl button from her grandmother. Also, the couple’s dog, Panda, served as the “dog of honor” walking down the aisle with the best man.
Jen initially didn’t want any flowers for the dinner tables. Jen’s planner and florist, Julie of Kruse & Vieira, convinced her that a few simple arrangements of roses and greenery would be elegant and modern. Furthermore Julie and Jen designed the tablescape to be minimal allowing for the family style meal to be served.
Finally, the table numbers were based on the four letter park codes assigned to each National Park by the National Park Service. Not only did the groom work for the NPS, but the bride and her late father spent a lot of time hiking in National Parks. Furthermore the ode to the National Parks continued with vintage parks postcards on the tables and a donation to the National Park Service made in lieu of favors in memory of bride’s dad.
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Modern Wedding Vendors
Ceremony & Reception Site: The LINE DC
Planner & Floral Design: Kruse & Vieira Events
Officiant: Jeffrey Schwartz
Bride’s Dress: Floravere
Bride’s Veil: Tania Maras
Alterations: Cheryl Lofton & Associates
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaid Dresses: BLHDN
Groom’s Attire: Ezra Paul Clothing
Groom’s Barber: Max Men DC
Flower Girl Attire: Ava & Yelly, Nordstrom
Rings: Tiffany & Co
Guest Book: Ansel Adams
Music: Mixing Maryland
Catering: The LINE DC
Cake: Buttercream Bakery