If you ask me, it just doesn’t get more darling than this pretty little fête that we’re sharing with you this beautiful Monday morning! Margaret and Christian’s traditional Jewish wedding Washington DC is a cozy winter affair that will have you smiling all morning long. It’s a DIY wedding detail-fest done oh-so-right and every image by Katie DeLorme Photography has me squealing with excitement! And make sure to come back later this morning to see their Sunday brunch wedding reception!
From Margaret: We did not have a theme for the wedding, but we did incorporate a lot of personal touches throughout the ceremony and reception that really made the wedding feel intimate and reflect who we are as a couple and as individuals. We chose to have our wedding at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, in part because it is a beautiful venue, but more importantly because it is owned by a non-profit organization that reflects our values, and we were excited to be able to support them.
We had a Jewish wedding because we decided that it was a first and crucial step in creating a Jewish home together. The ceremony itself had a number of personal details: we used my grandfather’s tallit for the chuppah (wedding canopy); near the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom are wrapped in a tallit and the parents say a blessing over them. We used my mom’s tallit, who died a few years earlier, and we wrote the language for their ketubah (marriage contract).
Christian walked into “Rainbow Connection” from the Muppets – his childhood nickname was Kermit.
Thank you so much Margaret and Christian for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Be sure to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center
Officiant: Rabbi Shira
Photography: Katie DeLorme Photography
Floral Design: Joanie LaPorte
Wedding Planner: Capitol Romance Wedding Coordination
Ketubah: Love by Leya
Bridal Attire: BHLDN
Bridal Accessories: Elegant Knitting
Shoes: John Fluevog
Hair: Amy Hall
Makeup: Jillian Foster
Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic
Wedding Attire Tailor: Ginger Root Design
Invitations: Paperless Post
Catering: The Omelette Guys
Cake: Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats
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Photo Credits: Katie DeLorme Photography