Extremely elegant! Totally crushing on all the details of this special day. A wedding that feels like it was meant for royalty. Tall centerpieces and a bridal party dressed to the nines - we can't help but gush over every bit of this wedding day. This classic wedding day is the perfect inspiration for a couple wanting to go all out and wow their guests with a spectacular ballroom setting filled with candles and love.
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Alicia Lacey. Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events pulled all the amazing details together and helped the wedding come to life so the bride and groom could enjoy their day! Chic Girl Flowers created all of the amazing florals, and Spilled Milk catered this special day at the National Museum Of Women In The Arts. You can see all the images in the full gallery.
A CHILLY WEDDING DAY
From the photographer: When we started planning for Emily and Mike’s National Museum Of Women In The Arts wedding a year ago, I think we all expected there to be cold weather. It was February in Washington, DC, after all — Leap Day, to be exact! — so we knew with that can colder temperatures. But this winter played a cruel trick on us as it has been so much warmer than average nearly every day of the season! I hoped this would hold true on their wedding day, but unfortunately the wind, specifically, had other plans for us!
Luckily most of the day was planned indoors, including their stunning ceremony at the iconic St. Matthews Cathedral and their gorgeous reception at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. But, of course, as I urge all of my couples to do no matter what the season, we had portraits outdoors at the DC War Memorial in the heart of the District. I can honestly say, in the 90 minutes we were out there, Mike and Emily didn’t complain one time. And let me tell you, that wind was no joke — by the end, I could barely click another photo and I was dressed in a warm coat with gloves! They were the epitome of grace and showed nothing but gratitude to their friends and family who joined them in the freezing temperatures.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Why do I share all of this? Because as much as Mike and Emily didn’t complain, neither did their friends and family. Seriously! Everyone rallied around them to get the best photos possible and, as you’ll see below, it clearly paid off. Their wedding day was full of so much love for this sweet couple. We got to hear four different speeches during their reception, many of which echoed the same words throughout: kind, loving, humble, gracious. And these two clearly exemplify that and have impacted the lives of so many in such a positive way. I consider myself lucky to have been a small part of such an important moment in their future.