Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a great weekend? We loved seeing all the beautiful DC weddings taking place across the district this weekend! Make sure to tag #UWLweddings if you want us to share your wedding BTS sneak peeks for our readers on Instagram. Speaking of Instagram, we are spending the day prepping photo shoots for great summer bridal shower inspiration. So you don’t miss out, head over to our stories to see all of the fun!
This week we are kicking off with a truly unique and pretty pastel Anderson House wedding by A. Dominick Events. From the watercolor wedding invitations to the 1,000 paper cranes suspended from the tent ceiling, the entire event felt like a living work of art. Lauren and Victor infused cultural and personal moments throughout the day to ensure that it was a true representation of them. We know we’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: we LOVE when couples do this. It makes each wedding so unique!
From the couple about their romantic DC wedding day: “Our wedding day was about throwing a fun yet elegant DC dance party with personal touches reflecting our lives and relationship. Both of us are transplants—Lauren from LA and Victor from NY— so we thought that it would be a great idea to share the city that brought us together with our friends and family.”
In keeping with the bride’s Japanese heritage, Lauren and friends folded 1,000 paper cranes for good luck. For Victor, they incorporated a family recipe for pastelitos, a Dominican style empanada, as a cocktail hour appetizer. And, as a nod to how the two first met playing touch rugby, their guests signed a rugby ball with the cartoon graphic from our save the date. They were able to further personalize the day by having one of the Victor’s best friends and his mother, who is a judge, officiate the ceremony.
“The venue we selected was perfectly suited for our day. The Anderson House is a historic home that was not only a beautifully ornate backdrop for our wedding, but also has interesting ties to American history as the home of the Society of the Cincinnati – the oldest organization memorializing the Revolutionary War. What sealed the deal for us was the original owners’ love of travel and history as a former Ambassador to Japan which ties with Lauren’s ancestry and time spent living in Japan. Lastly, the art from all over the world, in particular Japan, decorates the different rooms in the house.”
Thank you so much to A. Dominick Events and Bonnie Sen Photography for sharing this truly personal wedding day! What traditions are you incorporating into your wedding day? Tell us in the comments below!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Anderson House
Planner: A Dominick Events
Makeup: Beauty Mark / Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona
Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography
Videography: Simon Cook Films
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd and DC Rental
Floral Design: Highway 2 Hill
Stationery: Flourishing Penguin
Crane Installation: Amaryllis Designs
DJ: DJ Evan Reitmeyer
Bridal Attire: Jasmine Bridal
Catering: Spilled Milk Catering
Bridesmaid Attire: Amsale
Groom and Groomsmen: Geoffrey Lewis LTD