Jacqueline and Kyle are both in journalism. Jacqueline is a national security and space reporter at POLITICO, Kyle is a breaking news editor at CNN. The two met while working at the Washington Examiner when Kyle helped Jacqueline find a power outlet at her desk on their first day in a new office. A little over two years after meeting, Kyle and Jacqueline went to brunch on a Saturday morning in Logan Circle. On their way home after the meal, their uber unexpectedly stopped in front of the DC War Memorial, a somewhat hidden memorial on the National Mall that the two explored on their first date. He asked her to marry him and she said yes. Kyle then surprised Jacqueline with a celebration at the Nationals baseball game that included all their friends!
Their dusty hued wedding at the Westin Georgetown was both classic and fun. The black tie-optional event included an outdoor wedding ceremony (that couldn’t even be spoiled by a stray DC spring shower midway through the vows!) and a dance floor that was packed until 11:00 pm! The two kept some classic wedding details, but opted to sprinkle in some of their personality, including making their grand entrance to the reception wearing wrestling championship belts and a whiskey unity ceremony that involved the bride and groom mixing unaged spirits from their home states of Connecticut and Michigan to age and grow more delicious together in a custom barrel. The couple also did some nontraditional things. All the flowers at the wedding, for example, were silk and rented; an ecofriendly and budget-friendly floral option!
The following Washington DC wedding professionals contributed to this Westin DC wedding: