It is no secret that I love architecture! I am an architect myself and met my husband while working in the field. So it should come as no surprise that this Washington DC wedding at the United States Institute of Peace made this photographer/architect so unbelievably happy!
Katie and Jessie are some of the nicest people you will ever meet (seriously!) and that would have been more than enough to make me thrilled to capture their wedding. But they also truly appreciated the space they were getting married and that made it extra special. The couple with the help of Anne Kelley Events, designed a wedding that perfectly complimented the architecture of the United States Institute of Peace.
For instance, Katie even describes finding her dress in terms of the architecture of the venue. “As soon as I saw it, I knew that Jesse would love it, and from an architectural perspective, that it would be impossible to find something that better fit the clean lines of USIP.” See what I mean? In short, the architect in me was jumping for joy at every turn of this wedding.
Institute of Peace Wedding
Firstly, after a sweet and very nerve filled first look on the staircase at USIP, Katie and Jessie held a traditional Jewish ceremony in the International Women’s Commons. Modern white chairs and a curved aisle accented the breathtaking windows that created a backdrop for the ceremony.
After that, cocktail hour took place under a string quartet resulting in some of our favorite images of the day. Then, dinner and dancing followed in the USIP Great Hall. The all white dinner tables with ghost chairs were topped with colorful arrangements and greenery adding a pop to the modern space. Finally, the couple danced and celebrated the night away with their guests.
To sum up, I feel honored that I was able to bring together two of my passions in capturing this gorgeous wedding for such amazing people. Lastly, see more of this stunning wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings here.
Washington DC Wedding Vendors
Venue: United States Institute of Peace
Wedding Planning and Event Design: Anne Kelley Events and Design
Flowers: Duran Floral Design
Invitations: EVR Paper
Day-of Paper Products: Just Write Studios
Officiant: Justin Bolois
Bride’s Gown and Veil: Alexandra Grecco via Lovely Bride
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Hair: Roberto Alercon
Makeup: Leah Margosis
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: Enzo and Sid Mashburn
Groomsmen’s Attire: Suit Supply and Chipp Neckwear
Wedding Bands: Tiny Jewel Box and Bario Neal
Guest Book: Sugar Paper
Music: MSE Productions
Catering and Cake: Occasions Caterers
Rentals: Table Manners DC
Lighting: Frost DC
Favors: The Emerald Hound