Welcome back for part two of Rachael and Joe’s wedding from Spence Photographics, where we move up to a rooftop overlooking our beloved city! The red, white and (navy) blue palette continued (Did you see their wedding ceremony?) in everything from the decor to the drinks and their love for DC made itself known too. Their table numbers were photographs of them in front of their favorite landmarks! Though the dinner and dancing (foxtrot!) happened under a sophisticated tent, their lounge and ice cream cart just outside are what really caught my eye!

101 Constitution Wedding Reception

From Rachael: We had our first date in D.C. (exactly 6 years before our wedding day) and visit the city often. We incorporated our love for D.C. in our venue, our colors and table numbers. Eeach table was actually a picture of us in front of a D.C. landmark.

Americana Cocktail Table Decor

Red White and Blue Wedding Lounge Furniture

While our ceremony at Holy Rosary Church was very important to us, so was letting loose at the reception – dancing, eating “upscale” bbq, and being silly at the silly station – every detail we feel represented us, but also the friends and family we love!

Red White and Blue Cocktails

DC Ice Cream Cart Wedding

Ice Cream Cart Wedding Dessert Red White and Blue Reception Decor

Red White and Blue Wedding

Red White and Blue Rooftop Wedding Reception

Red White and Blue Place Card Table

Red White and Blue Wedding Place Setting

101 Constitution Wedding Reception Florals 101 Constitution Wedding Reception DC

Our first dance was a favorite moment of mine! We danced the foxtrot to Lovely Day by Bill Withers, after I had a quick wardrobe change – adding a strap to my dress and a matching flower in my hair.

101 Constitution Wedding Reception First Dance  Blue CD Favors

101 Constitution Wedding Receptions

101 Constitution Wedding Reception Thank You Signs

Rachael’s advice to other DC-area couples:

Always work with people that you have a good feeling from off the bat. Those people who will help you and offer suggestions when the going gets tough – budget issues, weather issues, etc. We had a great team of vendors around us working hard to make sure every detail went off without a hitch!

101 Constitution Wedding Reception Sparkler Exit

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Rachael and Joe’s wedding:

Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Church
Reception Venue: 101 Constitution
Caterer: Avalon Catering
Photographer: Spence Photographics
Event Planner: Kelley Cannon Events
Cake & Gelato Cart: Annette’s Cakery
DJ: DJ As One, Scratch DJs
Harpist: Gail, Bialek’s Music
Hair: Julie, Up Do’s for I Do’s
Makeup: Ryan Krasney, Blend
Flowers: Emily Phillips
Dress: Bridals by Elena
Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Invitations + Paper Products: Paper in the Park

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!

Photo Credits: Spence Photographics

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