Although these two can’t always agree on what counted as their “first date,” their love was one that blossomed out of friendship. Because they are a love of cooking, restaurants, and starting every day with a good cup of coffee, we love that their engagement story ends with a to-go coffee cup containing the engagement ring and a super sweet note that said “I want to wake up next to you every day for the rest of my life.” What we love even more is that Jen asked “where is my coffee?” before saying “YES!” What came next was today’s stunning Georgetown wedding! Thank you to Kaitlin at Cheers Darling Events for sharing this wedding with us today!
There are so many elements of Jen and Michael’s big day that we fell in love with. We absolutely heart the personal items that these two chose to incorporate into their DC wedding day; they are unique and just so sweet! From the lace from Jen’s mother’s wedding dress that was sewn into her own, to the note and handkerchief from her mother that had been passed down from her grandmother’s wedding day in 1974, we are getting teary eyed just thinking about this day. Jen also gave Michael a pair of cuff links, which is a family tradition. The cuff links are designed as the calendar month of the wedding, with a diamond chip on the wedding date. As if that wasn’t enough, one of our favorite special touches was that Jen and Michael got married in their grandparents (his maternal grandfather’s and her maternal grandmother’s) wedding rings.
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Wedding Planner: Cheers Darling Events
Photographer: Abby Grace Photography
Beauty Team: Carola Myers
Venue: Four Seasons Georgetown
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang from Saks Jandel
Floral Designers: Edge Floral Designers
Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss
DJ: Chris Stiles
Rentals: DC Rental
Invitations: Michele’s Memos / Bella Figura
Ketubah: Alexandra Minkoff
Catering and Cake: Four Seasons Georgetown