Georgetown wedding – Classic D.C.
It rained on Sarah and Peter’s wedding day. I call it lucky: they say a knot tied in the rain is impossible to loosen. But it also provided a gorgeous spectacle of the wedding party walking through the neighborhood under giant umbrellas on their way to Saint John’s Episcopal in Georgetown after an incredibly moving moment of prayer among Sarah and her friends and family.
When couples choose not to see each other before the ceremony, I get a flurry of butterflies. Being a “witness” means anticipating and being ready for often very emotional reactions — and that moment when the two first see each other never fails to make me hold my breath as I tear-up a bit, knowing what a special gift I’m seeing. I just adore the purity of joy, and am so honored to be able to capture it. Sarah’s dress was a show stopper from Sachin & Babi. Talk about a collective “Wow!” from everyone, especially Peter!
After their lovely ceremony, the Georgetown wedding party headed across town to Decatur House located on historic Lafayette Square across the street from the White House where the party really began. All clues of earlier nerves were quickly replaced by an excitement of the party, kicked off by Sarah and Peter’s elegant first dance and hilarious (and heartfelt) toasts!
Decatur House is a gem, and a national treasure, seemingly hidden in plain sight in one of the most heavily trafficked tourist spots in the country. And guests arrived ready to dance the night away. During cocktail hour, I was able to get a look at the “al fresco” dining room complete with beautiful arrangements from Colleen West that tastefully adorned the entire room and a perfectly sweet wedding cake from D.C favorite Buttercream Bakeshop.
Congratulations Sarah and Peter!
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