A wedding brings two people and their families together to become one. From that day, they continue to share memories, laughter, tears, and every celebration. No one knows this more than the families of Corinna and Andy, whose sets of parents have been married for a combined total of 100 years.
Corinna and Andy, who met three years ago using “It’s Just Lunch”, a personalized matchmaking and dating service, were wed at the end of March at All Souls Church in Washington, D.C. Their intimate wedding carried the color blue in different variations throughout both the ceremony and reception at the Decatur House, also in Washington, D.C.
Their wedding may have included shades of blue, but their theme was centered around family. The elegant bride included her two sisters as bridemaids. Her brother, as well as the groom’s brother, were groomsman and best man. Their nieces and nephews walked down the aisle as flower girls and ring-bearer. In a wonderful and sentimental touch, both mother and father of the bride escorted their daughter to her husband-to-be.
The couple continued their celebration at Decatur House, named for its original owners, which was the first private residence in the White House neighborhood. In 1956, the home was bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Decatur House was opened to the public as a museum in the early 1960s and in 2010, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the White House Historical Association established the National Center for White House History at Decatur House.
Working with wedding planner Anna, from Anna K Events, and Jennifer from DC Rentals, the couple brought in some amazing details to their reception, including Royal Windsor China with blue and gold accents with blue water goblets. The uplighting from Bialek’s Music provided just the right atmosphere to the beautiful reception.
The reception also included the impressive 10-piece Fresh Air Band that kept the family and their dearest friends dancing and enjoying the festivities throughout the evening.
One of our favorite take-aways from the event was during Corinna’s parents speech. Andy is a devoted fly fisherman, to say the least. Corinna’s mom told the guests that the family knew Corinna had truly stolen Andy’s heart when he presented her with a monogrammed fishing rod!
Corinna and Andy, we wish you all the life’s happiness in your years together!
Corinna wore her mother’s full length wedding veil for her something old!
Corinna’s mom and dad (on left) and Andy’s parents (on right) are each celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year!
Andy and Corinna did a first look so there would be plenty of time for family portraits before the ceremony.
Andy and Corinna’s nieces and nephew having a little fun during portrait time!
We love this tradition of both parents walking Corinna down the isle!
Portraits of the couple at The White House before the reception at the Decatur House.
I love street photography in Washington D.C. Makes a great back drop for one of our favorite portraits of the day!
We love the blue and gold touches and the wedding china matches the china pattern we have at our house!
Corinna and Andy surprised their guests with a special choreographed first dance.
Andy and his Hawaii Five-O dance moves!
A sign of major fun… Not everyone could stay awake until the end of the reception!
Corinna and Andy’s Amazing Wedding Vendor Team:
Wedding Planner ~ Anna K Events
Hair ~ Shanovia, PR Partners
Ceremony ~ All Souls Church – Washington, D.C.
Florist ~ Greenworks Florist
Ceremony Musicians ~ Entertainment Exchange, Bel Canto String Quartet
Vocalist ~ Rochelle Rice Music
Reception ~ Decatur House - Washington, D.C.
Caterer ~ Sue Pavlinski, Corcoran Caterers
Reception Band ~ Bialek’s Music, Fresh Air Band
Reception Tent ~ Sugarplum Tent Company
Uplighting ~ Bialek’s Music
Transportation ~ Sunny’s Limo
Wine and Sprits ~ Mc Arthur Liquors Inc.
Guest Hotel ~ Hilton Garden Inn, Washington D.C.
Honeymoon Hotel ~ The Quincy
Videographer ~ Alex Jimenez, In Depth Photo and Video