Elizabeth & Jon :: Mandarin Oriental DC Wedding

Elizabeth and Jon are such a strong, kind couple.  Their love for each other and heroic novels melded perfectly for an absolutely exquisite wedding day!  You can see subtle clues throughout their wedding at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC!

The Preparations

The entire day was spent at the luxury hotel, the Mandarin Oriental, in the heart of Washington DC.  The views and service they provide are of the highest quality!  Michael and his team take great care to make sure all their couples and guests are taken care of.  The stylists from Andre Chreky Salon created stunning looks for the bride and her girls.  Elizabeth and Jon both gave each other the same cozy socks as a gift!  Elizabeth’s first look with her dad was such a beautiful moment, followed by tears and laughter with her bridesmaids, and finally her husband to be in the gardens.

The Portraits

The view of the Capital from the front of the hotel is awesome!  After portraits in the Mandarin Oriental gardens, we snapped a few photos in the front of the hotel with the wedding party.  The couple and their best man/matron of honor and I then did a quick zip over to the Enid A. Haupt Garden on the Smithsonian Complex for a few fairytale portraits!

The Ceremony

Back at the hotel, the couple signed the ketubah, which had the exact star arrangement of the day of their wedding, before walking down the aisle.  Petal’s Edge Floral Design created the most stunning floral arrangements for the wedding, including beautiful arrangements for the chuppah.  There were plenty of laughs and tears throughout the ceremony!

The Reception

The party started with my absolute favorite Jewish marriage tradition…the hora!  There is so much energy (and a little terror when being lifted in the chairs), I just love it.  The decor and the most amazing cake I have ever seen created by Buttercream Bakeshop were the perfect additions to the celebration. I was able to sneak the couple out for a few night portraits in front of the hotel for the perfect ending to this fairytale wedding.  Elizabeth and Jon, you are an inspiration and a joy to be around!  Thank you and Mazel Tov!

wedding reception at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

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