Today we’re back in the heart of downtown Washington, DC with a chic and classic wedding at one of DC’s most iconic wedding venues, the Hay Adams.  Courtney and Cameron knew that they wanted a quintessential DC wedding for their early summer nuptials, bringing the ladies of SoCo Events on board to help bring their wedding vision to reality.  Jennifer Lust Portrait Design documented the entire day, from the ceremony in Georgetown to the evening reception overlooking the White House and Washington Monument.

From Courtney: We wanted out wedding to be traditional, chic and very DC.  After looking at numerous venues, we chose the Hay Adams because the view is amazing and the roof terrace was enclosed and air-conditioned, which is important for the unpredictable weather in DC.  Our colors were purple and blush, with just a hint of green.

I love my Monique Lhuillier dress!  It was re-embroidered lace, mermaid cut, with pearl buttons down the back.

One of my favorite memories from our wedding day was riding in the classic Rolls Royce with my dad on the way to the ceremony.  It was a wonderful time to just relax and chat with my dad.

Cameron and I wanted to be married in a church.  We love Georgetown, and since I am Lutheran we decided to find a Lutheran church in the Georgetown area.  We used to walk to Georgetown together on the weekend when we first started dating.

Courtney’s advice to other DC-area engaged couples:

Give yourself time to be engaged at least the first month.  Listen to suggestions from family members and friends, but you don’t have to use them.  Pick three elements of your wedding that are important to you and splurge on those.

The following Washington, DC wedding vendors contributed to Courtney + Cameron’s wedding:

Venue + Catering: The Hay Adams
Event Planning: SoCo Events
Photography: Jennifer Lust Portrait Design
DJ: Dan the DJ via Bialek’s Music
Bridal Attire: Monique Lhuillier, purchased at Carine’s Bridal Atelier

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

Photo Credits: Jennifer Lust Portrait Design

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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