A Real DC Micro Wedding
A story of a DC micro wedding. We took lemons and made lemonade. Then we weathered the rain to embrace the rainbow.
DC Micro Wedding Ceremony
N & A had originally planned a late June 2020 wedding. In late March we decided to postpone it until late September. But as the months went by, it became apparent that they might not be able to have the wedding of their dreams in September either. The couple consulted with their guests, some of who were immuno-compromised, and others are living out of the country. Given the guests’ feedback, they decided to have a micro wedding on their original June date.
Their DC chapel agreed to host the micro wedding ceremony, despite the overall property being closed. Twenty-odd guests gathered the morning of June 20th to bear witness to N & A’s nuptial mass. Afterward, the immediate family and the couple’s friends boarded a bus to take photos all over DC with Steve and Jane. I also have a micro-wedding behind the scenes video from this day.
DC Micro Wedding Photo Shoot
These giant white umbrellas are mine! I’ve had them since 2009. They are 66 inches in diameter, and they were well worth the investment! I am happy to loan them out to my clients, but you can be sure that I make sure they go home with me at the end of the night.
I thought I knew where all the great and colorful wall murals were – I was wrong! Exploring these is now on my to-do list!
DC Micro Wedding Details
As we were making changes with not a lot of time to spare, we ended up having a large floral deposit with LynnVale Studios that we needed to use. So we really blew out the florals at Dahlgren Chapel for this micro wedding. These altar arrangements are similar to the original designs, but larger and without any blue flowers, which were in the first plan. You can also see above all the amazing flowers we did around the doors to the Georgetown ceremony location. The family took all these florals home with them for their private dinner later that day.
Since the decision to host the micro wedding was made in a time crunch, there were no formal invitations sent to the guests. The good news for me was that they had been designed by Paperzest already. I worked with Paperzest to have one copy printed, which I brought to the micro wedding for photographs. Later I had it framed for N&A and shipped it to their home in Brooklyn.
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