Dahlgren Chapel Wedding |Washington DC

WEDDING

Classic & elegant touches made Anneke & Chip’s Dahlgren Chapel wedding at the University of Georgetown in Washington DC absolutely unforgettable.

Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams

The bride and groom chose a neutral color palette of green, greys, & creams.  The invitations were engraved on cream colored paper, lending them the most luxurious feel and echoing classic luxury.

Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams

The custom designed wedding bands and engagement rings were designed and crafted by Alexandria & Co and displayed in their navy blue Bark & Berry Box.

Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams

Few wedding venues in Washington DC are more quintessential than The Hay Adams.  The bridal suite offers sweeping views of the White House, the Eisenhower Office Building, and the monuments beyond.

Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Wedding Details in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams

With rain in the forecast we started the day with  pleasant temperatures and a beautiful overcast sky at The Hay Adams.

Hay Adams Exterior
Hay Adams Exterior
Hay Adams Exterior

The bridal suite at The Hay Adams was buzzing with laughter, music, and champagne as the the hair & make-up artists from Make-Up by Ana B worked.

Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams

The bride chose to get ready with her sisters.

Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams

Enchanted Florist created a fragrant bridal bouquet in white & green made of ranunculus, peonies, roses, hydrangeas, & other flowers.

Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams
Bride in Bridal Suite at The Hay Adams

The bridesmaids chose a varies of different dresses in a palette of greys.

Bridesmaids at Top of the Hay
Bridesmaids at Top of the Hay

The groom got ready at an Air B&B within walking distance of Georgetown University.

Groom Getting Ready in Georgetown
Groom Getting Ready in Georgetown
Groomsmen walking to Dahlgren chapel in Georgetown
First Look at Georgetown University before Dahlgren Chapel Wedding

The bride & groom chose to do a first look before their Dahlgren Chapel wedding in the Dahlgren quadrangle at Georgetown University.

First Look at Georgetown University before Dahlgren Chapel Wedding
First Look at Georgetown University before Dahlgren Chapel Wedding

Georgetown University is one of my absolutely favorite places for wedding photography.  The Neo-Medieval architecture provides an incredible backdrop.

First Look at Georgetown University before Dahlgren Chapel Wedding
First Look at Georgetown University before Dahlgren Chapel Wedding
First Look at Georgetown University before Dahlgren Chapel Wedding
First Look at Georgetown University before Dahlgren Chapel Wedding

Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, which is built in a Neo-Gothic style was completed in 1893.  Dahlgren Chapel Weddings are only open to catholic alumni & staff of Georgetown University.

Wedding photos at Georgetown University
Wedding photos at Georgetown University
Wedding photos at Georgetown University
Wedding photos at Georgetown University
Wedding Photos inside Healy Hall
Georgetown University wedding photos
Georgetown University wedding photos
Georgetown University wedding photos
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University

The rain held off & the bridal party of able to assemble in the Dahlgren Quadrangle before the wedding.

Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University
Dahlgren Chapel Wedding at Georgetown University

The skies opened up just before the bride & groom exited their wedding ceremony.

Rainy Wedding at Dahlgren Chapel
Rainy Wedding at Dahlgren Chapel

The Georgetown University buses made a wonderful touch for wedding day transportation from Dahlgren Chapel to The Hay Adams.

Rainy Wedding at Dahlgren Chapel
Cocktail hour in the Hay Adams Room

While cocktail hour was had in The Hay Adams Room, while the final touches were made on the wedding reception at The Top of the Hay.

Reception Details at the Top of the Hay Adams Wedding Reception
Reception Details at the Top of the Hay Adams Wedding Reception

Whites, creams, & greenery made up the table settings and continued the classic elegance of the wedding day itself.

Reception Details at the Top of the Hay Adams Wedding Reception
Reception Details at the Top of the Hay Adams Wedding Reception

Matchbooks & boxes are quickly becoming one of the favorite wedding favors.  Anneke & Chip chose to put their wedding date on one side and their mutual birthday, which was also the day they met on the other side of the match boxes.

Matchbox Wedding Favors at Top of the Hay Adams

Obscure Information: Did you know a person who collects matchbooks is called a phillumenist?

Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams

The cake by Buttercream Bakeshop was spectacular with accents in grey & gold and flavors including fun-fetti and red velvet.

Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams

Absolutely no Top of the Hay wedding reception is complete without this photo!  The bride & groom popped out on the balcony despite a little lingering rain in the area.

Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams
Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams
Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams

Toasts from family & friends were followed by dancing to music by Dexter Lake Club Band.

Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams
Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams
Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams
Wedding Reception at the Hay Adams

Best wishes to the happy couple and their life ahead.

Wedding Venue: Dahlgren Chapel

Wedding Reception Venue: Top of the Hay Adams

Hotel: The Hay Adams

Planning: Glow Weddings & Events

HMUA: Make-Up by Ana B.

Florist: Enchanted Florist

Engraved Invitations: Reaves Engraving

Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop

Rings: Alexandria & Co.

Photography: Erin Tetterton Photography

Band: Dexter Lake Club Band

If you are looking for an incredible Wedding Photographer, Newborn Photographer, or Lifestyle Photographer in the greater Washington DC or Alexandria, VA area and would like more information on availability, packages, or pricing, let's get in touch!

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