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Ceremonies: 2018 Real Weddings

I got so busy with work and weddings in April, that I never finished my series about my 2018 real weddings. I am back now, to finish up the series over the next few days. Up first, my real wedding ceremonies!

Nine of our 12 weddings always planned to have an indoor ceremony. Of the 3 planned to be outside, only one had to move inside, and it was due to extreme heat.

Only one of the 2018 weddings used a house of worship for their ceremony. But six other couples had a religious officiant for their wedding. Four couples had a friend or family member lead their ceremony, and one couple hired a professional wedding officiant to run their secular ceremony. Four of my couples signed a Ketubah as part of their wedding.

If you want to read my other posts about my 2018 real weddings, click through: real wedding stats, wedding cakes, bridal shoes, bridal bouquets, wedding invitations and stationery, wedding rings and jewelry, dogs in weddings, bridesmaid fashion and men’s wedding fashion.

101 Constitution Rooftop

Wedding ceremony at 101 Constitution Rooftop

A stunning view of the Capitol and a colorful floral arch under the tent that lives on the roof of 101 Constitution. Picture by Amy Wu. Florals by Atelier Ashley Flowers.

Carnegie Institute for Science

Jewish wedding ceremony at the Carnegie Institute for Science
Jewish wedding ceremony at the Carnegie Institute for Science

A ceremony in the round with a copper chuppah from Crimson & Clover and copper chairs from Something Vintage.

wedding ceremony at the Carnegie Institute for Science

A ceremony facing the doors to the ballroom with a fabric and floral backdrop. Picture by Amanda Gilley.

Fathom Gallery

Fathom Gallery wedding ceremony rooftop Washington DC
Fathom Gallery wedding ceremony rooftop Washington DC

Fathom Gallery is a cool DC spot for smaller weddings – 70 or less are best. The rooftop ceremony space is really nice. Picture by Connor Studios.

Hotel Monaco DC

A ceremony in the round, a floating chuppah, and a ribbon wand “exit” that I wasn’t sure was going to work, but Susie and Becky Photography make it look perfect.

George Peabody Library, Baltimore

Peabody Library wedding ceremony with garlands

My bucket list venue, the George Peabody Library in Baltimore. Picture by Lisa Boggs, florals by Crimson & Clover.

Rust Manor House, Leesburg

Rust Manor House wedding ceremony Leesburg Virginia

A successful outdoor ceremony – in July no less! Picture by Procopio Photography.

St. Francis Hall, DC

Saint Francis Hall wedding ceremony Washington DC

A rabbi, homage to the Indian wedding ceremony Mandap, a ketubah, being wrapped in a tallit, and marigold garlands showcase this beautiful interfaith wedding ceremony. Picture by Love Life Images.

Torpedo Factory, Alexandria

We designed this custom back drop to (1) hide the weird relief art on the staircase and (2) to match the envelope liner that was used in their wedding invitation. Picture by Procopio Photography.

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, DC

Classic Catholic nuptial mass. Pictures by Steven and Lily Photography

Baltimore Museum of Industry

A Jewish winter wedding in Baltimore. Genevieve Leiper Photography

Fort Myer Officers Club

The outdoor ceremony that was forced indoors. Life Gallery Studio.