J & J were married on a beautiful day at the end of April at the GW Mt. Vernon Campus Hand Chapel. The little hidden gem of a ceremony site set the tone for the entire wedding. The Hand Chapel, tucked away in the woods on the Mt. Vernon Campus of GW has sloping angular ceilings, pews that recess toward the upper balcony, a built in pipe organ and floor to ceiling windows that look out into the woods. The bride, bucking tradition, did not walk down the center aisle, but appeared alone outside the window, entering from the front of the Chapel.
The reception, held at the House of Sweden was set up in the basement like a night club with low lighting, black walls, cushioned ottomans set around and high top tables in front of screens rotating pictures of the bride, groom and their families. The cocktail hour was held on the roof, which boasts the best view of DC right on the Georgetown waterfront with dinner looking out over the Potomac on the first floor.
I loved the couple’s laid back spirit and willingness to do things exactly as they wanted them done, not per tradition. They made for such a fun couple to work with. Best of luck J&J!
Photography: Kate Triano
Venues: House of Sweden, GW Hand Chapel
Transportation: International Limousine Services, Linder & Associates
Band and Strings: Andy Kushner Entertainment
Videography: Blue Sky Films
Makeup Artist: Melissa Schwartz Jones
Flowers: Edge Floral Designers