Michelle & Chris were married during a stunning Carnegie Institution for Science wedding in Washington, DC earlier this summer. The couple desired to have an elegant, timeless event, featuring gold, white, gray and a hint of blush for a neutral and metallic wedding color story. Getting ready for the day started at The Darcy Hotel, just a few blocks away from the venue. At the venue, a lush, garden-like floral arch was created for the couple to stand within during the ceremony as they said their vows, while vine-like greenery wrapped around the Carnegie’s columns for an extra natural touch. A mix of high and low wedding floral arrangements filled the dining space, with a grand king’s table for the entire wedding party.
The couple has a love for all things “The Beatles” and incorporated real record albums into their escort display by listing guest names on albums, which coordinated with the names of the tables guests would be sitting at (all tables were named after Beatles albums!). The Bride, Michelle, shared a touching moment dancing with her father to The Beatles song “Michelle” and the Bride’s two sisters (who doubled as her Maids of Honor) choreographed their entire toast to include references to every Beatles song they could possibly sing within the 5 minute speech! Even the couple’s life-sized cardboard cut-out of Paul McCartney made an appearance! As a nod to the Bride’s college days, North Carolina State Mascots adorned the top of their cake. The evening wrapped up with a glow stick send off with family and friends. Thank you to Happily Hitched for sharing this beautiful Washington DC wedding with us today.
The following Washington DC wedding professionals contributed to this Carnegie Institute for Science:
Photographer: Alicia Lacey Photography | Venue: Carnegie Institute for Science | Wedding Coordinator: Happily Hitched | Invitation: Minted | Hair & Makeup: Top Style by Kate Noda | Florals: Chic Girl Flowers | Catering: Occasions Caterers | DJ: My Deejay | Lighting: Pretty Simplified Design Co. | Officiant: Progressive Catholic & Interfaith Weddings | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride DC | Dress Designer: Watters | Bridesmaid Attire: After Six | Groom’s Attire: JoS. A. Bank