For Rebecca + David’s July wedding at the Gaylord National Harbor, it didn’t matter how hot it was outside. And it was hot–a long string of 90+ degree days had everyone wilting. Inside the hotel with a huge open atrium, massive skylights and white marble floors there was no shortage of window light! It’s always fun for me to be at a new venue and to be on the lookout for any visually interesting possibilities. R+D are so cute together and seemed pretty happy roam the inside of the hotel looking for fun photos. And as much fun as their portraits were, to me the best part of the day were the little moments in between. Like during their quiet time in the bridal suite before the ceremony (cocktails were before–I love that idea!). Their ceremony was held in an open upper lobby as the sun was setting and they were danced back up the aisle by the groomsmen and friends of the couple as they made their way to their yehud. The Jewish ceremony was followed immediate by the reception which incorporated some of Rebecca’s Persian heritage including dancing and a gorgeous table of sweets on display in the ballroom. Another highlight from the reception including the couple’s entrance into the room under a canopy provided by the wedding party, was the groomsmen’s surprise song for David and sung to Rebecca! It was such a sweet moment in a day filled with them.
Wedding + Reception site Gaylord National Hotel, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD, site coordinator Laura Fosler 301-965-3766
Caterer Gaylord National
Florist Jill Medawar, Toulies en Fleur, 703-868-5939
Hair Goli Bridal
Cake Shalom Caterers