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Chadwyck & Emma Washington, D.C. Wedding

Rain is never something you hope for on your wedding day. A warm sun, bright flowers, and a calm breeze may be something you hope will happen but definitely not rain. Especially not HURRICANE forced winds and rain that comes at you sideways. And once you know it will absolutely rain on your wedding day the best course of action is to EMBRACE it. Rain doesn't have to be a huge damper on your day. You just have to recognize that it may not be exactly like you pictured it would be.


While the weather threw a lot of curveballs and changes to their wedding day, Chadwyck & Emma handled it all with such grace. From having to change where they did their first look to Union Station in D.C. to wedding guests whose flights were significantly delayed and everything between. These two remembered the most important reason they came together on this wedding day; to marry their best friend.


When we first chatted about their wedding day a few months ago Emma shared that she wanted her wedding day to be elegant and feel like one big party. And those two things were absolutely felt on their wedding day. The church was traditional and made you feel like you were transported to Italy in the 1700's and the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, D.C. felt like you had been invited to one of Grace Kelly's magnificent manors. It was full of color, life, and love.


One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was at their ceremony. While the piano played and the violin bowed the voices of all those who attended lifted their voices in song with the words "Be Thou My Vision". The acoustics of the church made you feel surrounded by all of the voices and it was as if 100's of people were singing! It was really magical.


At their reception they delighted their guests with a live piano player as they came into the reception with two stories of places to explore! For dinner they served tacos and brick oven pizza which was not only delicious but SO THEM. It was elegant and fun! And to top it all off the bride surprised a groom with a cake and a sword to cut it with. I can honestly say that using a sword as a cake cutter was first for me.


Congratulations to Chadwyck & Emma on a beautiful day at their Washington, D.C. Wedding ! Thank you for trusting me with an unexpected rain day and for embracing and, literally, dancing in the rain!



Union Station Washington, DC
Bride & Groom first look
Bride & Groom first look
Bride & Groom at Union Station
Bride & Groom at Union Station
Bride & Groom at Union Station
Bride & Groom on steps
Bride & Groom at Union Station
Bride & Groom on steps
Union Station Washington, DC
Bride & Groom at Shake Shack
Bride & Groom at Union Station

Shake Shack is one of their favorite places to go to together...so, naturally, we had to get a photo there too!

Bride & Groom at Union Station
Bride & Groom at Union Station
Bride & Groom at Union Station
Bridal party at Union Station
Bridal party at Union Station
Bridal party at Union Station
Bridal party at Union Station
Bridal party at Union Station
Bridal party at Union Station
Bridal party at Union Station
Bridesmaids
Groomsmen

When we were finishing photos of the guys they asked, "Well, what did the girls do?" To which I replied "They did a little snuggle." So, they felt like they should do the same!


Groomsmen at Josephine Butler
Bridesmaids at Union Station
Piano at Wedding Ceremony
Violin at wedding ceremony
Communion at Wedding Ceremony
Stained glass window at church
Stained glass windows at church
Bride walking down the aisle with her father
Groom seeing his bride
Bride walking down the aisle with her father
Bride walking down the aisle with her father
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom at Wedding Ceremony
Bride & Groom kissing at church
Bride & Groom at Traditional Church
Cocktail Menu
Woman playing piano
Bride & Groom at Reception
Bride & Groom at Reception
Bride & Groom Dancing
Bride & Groom Dancing
Bride & Groom Dancing
Bride & Groom Dancing
Bride & Groom Dancing
Bride & Groom Dancing
Bride & Groom Eating Pizza
Bride & Groom with Neon Sign
Bride & Groom eating pizza
Bride & Groom eating pizza
Bride & Groom eating pizza
Bride & Groom eating pizza
Bride & groom during speeches
Groom cutting the cake
Groom cutting the cake
Bride & Groom toasting

And of course they danced...and kissed in the rain!

Bride & Groom kissing
Bride & Groom dancing
Bride & Groom in the rain
Bride & Groom in the rain
Bride & Groom at Josephine Butler
Bride & Groom under umbrella
Bride & Groom under umbrella
Bride & Groom kissing under umbrella
Bride & Groom under umbrella
Bride & Groom reflection in puddle
Bride & Groom at Josephine Butler
Bride & Groom in rain

Then it was PARTY TIME!

Wedding reception
Wedding reception
Bride at wedding reception
Wedding reception dancing
Wedding reception dancing
Conga line
Wedding reception dancing
Wedding reception dancing

Congratulations to The Cobbs!

Bride & Groom with neon sign


Vendor List:


Photographer

Danielle Towle Photography

@danielletowlephotography


Venue

Josephine Butler Parks Center

https://washingtonparks.net/josephine-butler-parks-center/

@josephinebutlerparkscenter


Ceremony Venue

Church of the Holy City


Groom's Suit

Indochino

https://www.indochino.com/

@indochino


DJ

Black Tie Entertainment (Matthew Johnson)

https://www.musicdj.com/

@blacktiedmv


Caterers

Timber Pizza

https://www.timberpizza.com/

@timberpizzaco


Taco Bamba

https://www.tacobamba.com/

@tacobamba

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