Perhaps it’s the dapper tuxedos and the bride’s vintage wedding dress, but today’s wedding in Washington DC is so romantic and glamorous, it feels like it comes straight out of a movie!  Beth and James reside in London, but decided to have a semi-destination wedding at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in downtown Washington, DC (Beth’s hometown).  Beth and James worked with Vicki from My Simple Details to plan this stunning vintage-inspired affair, with equally stunning images from Hyon Smith Photography.

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From VickiBeth & James live in London, but with DC being Beth’s hometown, they planned an art-filled wedding at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  The stunning night ceremony was held on the large marble stairs of the Corcoran Gallery and a beautiful family heirloom cloth chuppah that was attached to four poles was carried in and held by groomsmen as Beth and James recited their wedding vows.

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The current Spencer Finch sculptural installations which takes up the subject of clouds looked amazing behind the Chuppah during the ceremony.  Two galleries were also open for the guests during cocktail hour, escort cards tested guests knowledge of famous artists, as they had to match the painting shown on post cards with the table names like Monet.  Favors included gallery mugs for guests to take home and remember their visit.  Overall, it was a very simple, understated event, where the Beth and James style took center stage.

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The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to James and Beth’s wedding:

Venue: The Corcoran Gallery of Art
Photography: Hyon Smith Photography
Event Planning and Design: My Simple Details
Floral Design: Petal’s Edge
Catering: Susan Gage Caterers
Lighting: Light-olutions
Wedding Cakes: Firehook Bakery
Hair and Makeup: Hela Spa
Music: The Antares Musicians

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

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