Alright you lucky kids. We interrupt our regular Friday’s FAB Finds feature this week to bring you another gorgeous and fun wedding! Hopefully you won’t mind too much and fab finds will return in all it’s fabulous glory next week! ;-D
We’re thrilled to share with you a few of our favorite images from Diana and Rob’s recent wedding celebration. The happy couple braved the crowds and traffic for Rolling Thunder to host their ceremony and reception in downtown DC. They had wanted to take advantage of iconic DC, so of course we headed first to Lafayette Park by the White House, then south to Constitution Avenue to get some great portraits with them and some of the bikers who were in town for the Rolling Thunder parade. It was such fun and they (Diana and Rob and their wedding party, as well as the bikers!) were up for anything, and it seemed especially apropos that Diana wore her hair down that day, looking beautiful and radiant. We returned afterwards to the stunning Sixth and I Synagogue for a few family photos and to prepare for their Ketubah signing. The document itself was colored so warmly and was just beautiful. Ketubah signing is always a favorite part of any Jewish wedding for us as immediate family and close friends are present to bless the marriage and there’s often animated singing involved.
After their ceremony, during which they wrote their own sweet and funny vows much to the delight of their guests, we all headed a few short blocks away to the spacious and equally stunning National Museum for Women in the Arts to enjoy their cocktail on the third floor of the museum, where the main gallery is located. While catering staff from the ever-delicious Design Cuisine passed unique hors d’ouveurs, technicians in the ballroom put on the finishing touches on lighting and table decor. Diana had made special postcard photos in thick glass frames and named each table after places special to her and Rob, whether it be a place they went on vacation, or a town where one of them had lived. As guests descended the grand staircase, the band Spectrum practically forbade guests to sit, encouraging all, including Diana and Rob, to join them on the dance floor for twenty minutes, just to get the party started and to set the mood for the evening. It was such an emotional evening for everyone, and the couple had further made the celebration their own by then having two dear friends perform “The Luckiest” for their first dance song–one on piano while the other sang while guests sat at rapt attention.
Just before dinner, it was time for their horah dance, which they relished as their friends and families danced in concentric circles around them before hoisting them high up into the air. Guests who were eating dinner upstairs had a cool birds-eye view and were able to watch the whole thing “safely” from the mezzanine. Diana’s maids of honor gave a rousing and funny toast to the couple, followed by Rob’s best man interview-style toast, asking the couple questions about their courtship and adding details of his own about them. Things just really came together that evening, thanks in large part to Diana’s dad’s, as well as Patti Weiner, who planned for the festivities in the months leading up to the wedding while Diana finished up law school (and who is currently studying for her bar exam). After everyone danced some more (and it seemed like just about everyone present at the wedding was on the dance floor!), Patti’s crew laid out a wide selection of yummy cupcakes, in lieu of a traditional cake, from the famous Georgetown Cupcakes for those who wanted a snack, while Design Cuisine passed tiny root beer floats and toasted marshmallows on a stick. The desserts and dancing continued until people just couldn’t move anymore and capped the perfect ending to a wonderful wedding. We were so thrilled to have been there to document it all. Thank you, Diana and Rob, for having us out! You were an absolute delight and we are so happy for you both as you embark on this new adventure in your lives!
Diana seeing Rob waiting for her near the altar at the start of their ceremony before her parents joined her to walk down the aisle together.
We *love* Sixth & I – how could you not!?
Their vows were so touching.
Arriving at the museum for a few more portraits before joining their cocktail hour.
Is that an exercise ball?? Love the guests watching all the craziness from above!
And last but not least, a little eye candy from the day.