Who’s ready for a little glamour today? Lisa and Bernard’s black tie affair, captured by Laurie Bracewell Photography, had a rich palette of deep purples and olive greens amidst a historic backdrop. With four family members, including the groom, having served in the Navy, it was very important to the couple to hold their wedding at Decatur House because of it’s naval significance. Add in a dash of romance, and you have the recipe for a historic and glamorous affair.

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From Lisa: I would describe our wedding as a religious and romantic theme. Our vision was to have a romantic wedding in a historic setting. We translated the inspiration into the colors – eggplant for the bridesmaids dresses and olive accents throughout the wedding.

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One of our main priorities was making our guests feel comfortable. We served Peach iced tea upon the guests’ arrival.

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One of my favorite memories was an acapella rendition of Amazing Grace during our ceremony by a lovely local vocalist, Juana Sky.

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The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Lisa and Bernard’s wedding:

Venue: Decatur House
Photographer: Laurie Bracewell Photography
Event Planner: Bellwether Events
Floral Designer:  Creative Floral Designs
Cake and Catering:  Windows Catering
Ceremony Singer: Juana Sky
Ceremony Musicians:  Celebrated String Quartet
DJ: MyDeejay
Lighting:  John Farr Lighting
Tent:  Sugarplum Tent Company
Hair:  Nat Lewis
Garter:  The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith
Accommodations:  Phoenix Park Hotel

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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