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Fairmont DC Wedding: Julie & Brad

Julie and Brad’s Fairmont DC wedding is one I am so excited to bring to the portfolio. Julie and Brad started the day getting ready at the exquisite Fairmont in the heart of Washington DC. Julie had her hair and makeup done and had a relaxing, quaint morning with a close friend, the perfect calm and intimate environment before a big evening. As. Julie was getting ready, it actually started to snow, and we headed onto the balcony for some portraits of her in the snow. As soon as Julie and Brad were ready, we headed out to the church for a traditional Catholic ceremony.

Julie and Brad exited the church with ribbon streamers surrounding them, and we all headed to back to Fairmont. The reception was ready with the most classic and timeless colors, and florals to complement. The cocktail hour was in the hall by the lobby, where guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres before heading in to find their seat for dinner. Julie and Brad had the most special entrance, followed by dinner service and the most emotional speeches. After the speeches, they shared their First Dance followed by two parent dances and the dance floor opened up. One of the best things about Fairmont is the shape of the reception banquet hall, and the fact that the dance floor is actually in the center of the room and elevated. This allows for guests who do not want to dance to still feel a part of the space and event, and close by. Many guests including Julie’s grandmother sat and watched those dancing while enjoying coffee. We ended the night with Julie and Brad cutting their cake, and dancing away on the dance floor.

// Vendors: Venue: Fairmont Washington DC, Planner: Grit and Grace, Florist: Sweet Root Village, Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Claudine, Rentals: DC Event Rentals, Stationary: The Dandelion Patch

Fairmont DC Wedding photos captured by DC Wedding Photographer Samia: