Being financially responsible with their wedding expenses was as important to Ben & Molly as was making sure they invested in the wedding day services that would make their wedding one they and their family would enjoy looking back on for years to come.
One of the first choices Ben & Molly made that not only was a wise wedding budget decision, but also one that made their day particularly special and their own was choosing to get ready together in their own Washington DC town home along with their families.
Molly chose a lace BHLDN gown with a simple pink sash for their DC War Memorial Wedding.
The two shared their First Look before their wedding at their own home. Molly exited the master suite while Ben waited for her in the hallway.
The look on the groom’s face during this first look is nothing short of priceless.
We arrived at the DC War Memorial for their spring wedding on the most beautiful spring day.
Ben & Molly chose a friend to play violin inside the War Memorial before and after their wedding. The sound of the violin carried beautifully inside the DC War Memorial and was the perfect simple touch for their Washington DC Wedding.
Ben chose a timeless grey suit for their wedding day at DC War Memorial and paired it with a light blue tie and calla lily boutonnière.
As wedding guests arrived to the DC War Memorial wedding, they sat in the shade and enjoyed this beautiful spring day in Washington DC.
Ben an Molly joined their family and friends inside the DC War Memorial for their wedding while the violinist played.
After their DC War Memorial Wedding, Ben & Molly chose several favorite iconic Washington DC locations for their portraits. Naturally they started at the DC War Memorial.
While they were doing portraits, Ben & Molly arranged for their guests to go on a one hour Bus Tour with Big Bus Tour company. The tour of Washington DC served as their wedding favor and doubled as transportation for their guests from DC War Memorial to Agora for their reception.
After doing portraits at the DC War Memorial, we headed over to Reagan Building and the Federal Triangle metro stop.
We caught a little glimpse of the capital down Pennsylvania Avenue.
And chose Union Station as our final wedding portrait stop.
After doing portraits at Union Station in DC, we jumped back in Ben & Molly’s hired car and headed over to Agora for their wedding reception.
Both Ben & Molly are vegetarians, so naturally they wanted to create a vegetarian wedding reception with food not only they would enjoy, but also their guests.
Agora served up a varied of Vegetarian and Vegan dishes that were absolutely delicious. Guests were served and seated family style.
To further represent their choice of Kairns as they mutual new last name, Ben & Molly used rocks as they seating chart.
Each table was then able to create their own Cairn.
Ben & Molly chose photographs that best represented their time dating and engaged to use as table numbers.
Ben & Molly also chose to invest in dance lessons as part of their wedding budget. Their first dance was both beautiful and entertaining.
Ben & Molly left their wedding reception at Agora beneath an arch of sparklers held by friends and family.
Want to see more weddings photographed by Erin Tetterton Photography? Check out this Carlyle House Alexandria Wedding or this wedding at 48 Fields in Leesburg, VA.
Hi I’m Erin and the artist behind Erin Tetterton Photography. Welcome to the photographic THE ARCHIVES.
I believe our lives are divine orchestrations. We each have a story and I believe they are stories that deserve to be told and told well. From Weddings, to Babies, and to celebrate the years we are just glad to have behind us. The photos I take are the images that tell the story. Your own history. Your family’s history. ….and the history of those generations that are to come.
My goal is to create authentic, timeless imagery that accurately depicts each phase of your life. Those phases will be different, unique, and beautiful. Inject humor! Do them in a place you love!