We loved the clean lines and sharp navy and grey color story of Shaina and Zach’s Jewish Washington DC wedding last fall. They chose the Park Hyatt DC to host their ceremony and reception, and surrounded by their family and friends they were married in a meaningful Jewish ceremony. They weaved special moments into their ceremony with the help of their officiant who was a family friend, and told guests of those moments by creating a detailed ceremony program that explained the Jewish wedding customs and their meaning to the couple. We particularly loved their simple, yet beautiful Ketubah which was on display during the ceremony under the Chuppah. Thank you to Duhon Photography for sharing this modern navy wedding with us!

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We had a traditional Jewish wedding, and it was very important to us that the ceremony included all of those beautiful and meaningful rituals and also was really personal to us. Our officiant, who is the Hazzan (cantor) at a synagogue in New Jersey and also a close friend of ours, did an incredible job of weaving those together. 

Some of the other personal details we incorporated were sewing a piece of lace from my grandmother’s wedding dress into the hem of my dress, using my great-grandfather’s talis in our chuppah and my now-husband’s grandfather’s talis for a special blessing, and using a ceremonial wine glass given to us for our wedding by close friends.

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We loved that they chose a vibrant blue-purple tone for their reception up lighting. It really brought in their color story and made the room feel more sophisticated as they transitioned into dinner and dancing. Park-Hyatt-DC-Duhon-Photography494-X2 Park-Hyatt-DC-Duhon-Photography506-X2 Park-Hyatt-DC-Duhon-Photography475-X2

Advice from the Bride: Hotels can be a great option for a DC wedding! Initially, I wasn’t so into the idea – but it ended up being absolutely perfect for us. Beautiful space, everything in spot so it was easy to coordinate other vendors, and no need to worry about transportation for us or our guests!

As for the day itself, make sure you take time to step back and just enjoy the day and be present with your spouse. Also, it’s amazing to see everyone you love in one room – take it in!


Congratulations to Shaina and Zach! Thank you for sharing your Modern Park Hyatt Wedding with us.

The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Photography: Duhon Photography
Ceremony + Reception Location: Park Hyatt DC
Florist: DaVinci Florist
Caterer: Blue Duck Tavern/ Park Hyatt
Hair: Styled by Anna Fazio
Makeup: Real Doll Makeup
Band: Bachelor Boys
Bridal Gown: Anna Maier
Bridal Salon: Hitched
Headpiece/Veil: Blanca Veils
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Suit Supply
Officiant: Family Friend
Invitations: By Invitation Only
Cake/Dessert: Blue Duck Tavern
Honeymoon: Aruba

For more wedding vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more amazing local ideas, check out our wedding inspiration galleries and other Washington DC area real weddings.

Photo Credit: Duhon Photography

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