Alexandra and Daniel were married at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.
The day started with Alexandra and her bridesmaids toasting to all the memories behind them and the better ones they would create tonight as Alexandra became the second Mrs. in the group. Our bride popped the bubbly and the celebration officially started for the ladies!
Daniel took a more subtle approach to the day. He and the groomsmen toasted to his love story with beers in hand before leaving the hotel room.
After champagne and fun with her girlfriends, Alexandra admired her gown from the
window realizing this moment was becoming a reality when she stepped into the gown.
Anxiously awaiting this moment, Alexandra put on her gown and veil for a stunning photo session in front of the hotel windows. The gown, full of details from the lace neck to the fitted bodice, fit her perfectly, and billowed out into a circular train that surrounded her feet from every angle.
She touched up her lipstick with her favorite gloss and took one last deep breath as she knew her moment had arrived.
Our photographer used their trio of rings and a newspaper style event day program to complete the detail photos. The newspaper photo was propped atop Alexandra’s 4-inch Badgley Mischka sparkly heels.
The ceremony was held inside the main circular foyer with a four-post pergola at the center of the grand plaza. The couple took advantage of the design and had the golden chiavari chairs arranged in a circular pattern so each guest would have a view of their vow exchange.
The cake featured a giant sugar flower bursting from the middle layer accenting its abstract shape and geometric design. Guests marveled in awe of the cake that looked like it was perfectly positioned to be a feature art piece in one of the galleries.
To set themselves apart from other ceremonies in the space, Alexandra & David chose to drape the lower part of the foyer in white satin, which defined the space and brought all attention to the couple in the center of the room.
Spending some time with their guests during cocktail hour outside the museum, the vendors were rapidly working alongside each other to convert the 200 person ceremony site to a luxurious grande ballroom complete with a King's Table pulling the full effect of the room together.
The drapery was removed. The band took the stage, and the party began for all the guests to congratulate the newly married couple.
Gold accents on each table complimented with the venue decor and added to the lavish feeling of an estate dinner.
Before going outside for sunset photos, Daniel took his glowing bride to the mezzanine where our photographer used the drop chandeliers to create a magical moment focused on the newlyweds.
Once outside, in the middle of the street for everyone to see, Daniel scooped up his wife and kissed her as if the day were supposed to be frozen in that very moment.
Congratulations to the bride and groom, Mr. & Mrs. Wald!