Melissa and Daniel are both art directors working in NYC who met through work, but didn’t begin dating until years later. They dated for 3 years before deciding to tie the knot near the bride’s hometown in Bethesda, Maryland. Their venue, The Cosmos Club of Washington, DC, very much inspired their wedding look and feel. When they starting thinking about a wedding venue, they almost immediately decided on the Cosmos Club. They couldn’t get enough of it’s history and character. Melissa and Daniel wanted to let the space tell its own story; they opted to utilize its natural charm over tons of added decor for their DC wedding. We love how the floral centerpieces add a finishing touch to the tables and complimented the drama of gold gilded room.
The pair opted to weave some very personal touches into their day. For their ceremony, they had their families walk them down the aisle together and one of their best friends officiated. The bride’s mom, Sue, made delicious chocolate hearts as a take home gift and after the party, the newlyweds took champagne down to the Lincoln memorial with a few close friends in order to toast on the steps! The bride’s stunning gown was created specifically for her by Jason Wu, the designer best known for designing both inauguration gowns for Michelle Obama. Talk about a great connection to have! Thank you to Lisa Blume Photography for sharing this berry hued Cosmos Club affair with us today!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Photographer: Lisa Blume Photography
Venue: Cosmos Club
Bridal Gown: Jason Wu
Florals: White Magnolia Designs
Brides Shoes: J. Crew
Favors: Mother of the Bride
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