This real wedding blog post is a real treat. First of all it was photographed by Rebekah J. Murray, which is great in itself, but it really is a very elegant wedding and what’s more it has a Chuppah – I’ll get to that in a moment.
Despite having a foot and half of snow a few days before this wedding, Delia and Joe didn’t have any last minute celebrations for their wedding, which just goes to show that the love wasn’t just for each other, their guests really wanted to witness this wedding. Luckily for their photographer Rebekah she didn’t have to travel too far. Despite shooting around the world, from the UK to the Caribbean this wedding had far less travel involved, held locally, in Washington DC at the splendid Columbus Church and East Hall, Union Station.
So back to the Chuppah. For those of you that don’t know a chuppa is a type of wedding canopy, traditional at Jewish wedding ceremonies – the couple will stand underneath it as they get married. A chuppah is made out of cloth stretched across four poles and looks really lovely. This wedding had so many beautiful adornments, including the flowers but the bride and groom will probably do a better job of explaining the theses special details.
THE FLOWERS WERE LOOKED GREAT, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THEM?
Delia: All of our flowers were shades of white and ivory, surrounded by beautiful greenery. My bouquet was white cabbage roses, ranunculus, double white tulips, on a bed of hydrangea for added fullness, with gardenia greenery. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were similar, with the addition of sahara roses, providing an ivory/off-white colour for some dimension. The groom’s boutonniere (button hole) was a white ranunculus. The chuppah had the same flowers as in the bride’s bouquet on a willow structure. The tables had multiple small, gold compote bowl arrangements, and/or large white arrangements on tall gold vases/stands.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING DETAIL OR MEMORY?
Delia: The chuppah. The first time I saw it was walking down the aisle, and it was just gorgeous. It was lush, beautiful, a little whimsical; Holly did an incredible job. I loved how there were two tulips over our heads drooping down from the willow structure. The toasts from our family and friends were wonderful.
Joesph: My two older sisters roasted me in their toast. It was great.
YOUR WEDDING LOOKED GREAT, WHO WERE THE PROFESSIONAL HELPERS?
- Wedding Ceremony Venue or Church: Columbus Club, Union Station
- Wedding Reception Venue: East Hall, Union Station
- Photographer: Rebekah J. Murray
- Wedding Favours or any special décor details: We cut the cake with Joe’s Marine officer mameluke sword.
- First Dance Song: You’ve Got a Friend in Me, by Randy Newman
- Wedding Dress: Amsale, purchased at Amsale, NYC
- Tux: Joseph Abboud tuxedo he bought in sophomore year of college and had tailored (taken in!) two weeks before the wedding.
- Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Aidan Mattox
- Hair Dresser: KC Felton, The Elegant Artisan
- Makeup Artist: Marquia Kinard, Blend
- Event Coordinator: Emilie Hilsenrath, Bliss Weddings and Events; at Union Station: Michele Jacobs
- Cake: Design Cuisine
- Wedding Cake Flavours: apple spice with caramel buttercream icing; carrot cake with cream cheese icing
- Florist: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers
- Caterers: Design Cuisine
- Music/Entertainment: GAZZE
- Invitations: Superior Letterpress Company
- String quartet: String4