Laura & Risto :: Watergate Hotel DC Wedding

To be the first to photograph the wedding of a truly wonderful couple at a newly renovated historic DC venue is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The Watergate Hotel Wedding venue is a photographer’s dream!  We were so fortunate to have an amazing couple and staff to design a once in a lifetime event.  I met the bride, Laura, at Alexis and Noah’s wedding several years ago, which made it a joy to see so many familiar faces!  The guest list spanned the globe and the groom’s family and friends traveled all the way from Finland.  Michael and the Watergate Hotel went above and beyond to make the evening absolutely spectacular.  I was honored to work alongside so many exquisite professionals.

Wedding Day Vendors

Gown – JLM Couture

Venue & Catering – Watergate Hotel

Planning – Creative Parties

Florist – Edge Floral Event Designers

Band – Marquise

Makeup – Leah Margosis

Hair – Anna Fazio

Cake – Buttercream Bakeshop

JLM Couture Gownwedding rings

The bride’s wedding band was her grandmother’s, engraved with her wedding date in 1916!

Kate Spade shoeswedding ring engagement

Michael adjusting pocket squares!

The Next Whiskey Bar inside The Watergate Hotel is the perfect setting for portraits with the groom and his best mates.

Watergate Hotel Whiskey Bar

The mirror top bar is exquisite!  Here is Risto channeling his inner Hemingway.

Risto channeling his days as bartender

A piece of Laura’s mother’s gown sewn into her own.

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First look in the library!

Watergate HotelWatergate Hotel Staircase

The original staircase

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This memory wall was a surprise for the couple.  It turned out to be exquisite!

Watergate Hotel Wedding ReceptionWatergate Hotel


See this wedding featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom

We love working at the Watergate Hotel and with amazing couples like these two!

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  • NooraJuly 21, 2016 - 3:49 pm

    I can’t stop looking at these, they’re so beautiful! I’m looking forward to moreReplyCancel