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Elizabeth + Dylan | Elegant Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding |Washington, DC

What can I say about Elizabeth and Dylan’s elegant Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding? I guess I should start from the beginning. When I first met Dylan and Elizabeth they shared with me their hopes for their wedding. They wanted something simple, relaxed and intimate. They achieved that and more! I had no idea the gorgeousness of what was to come.
elegant josephine butler parks center wedding37Elizabeth and Dylan planned a two day event. This is where the intimate part of their wedding came into play. They planned a small backyard ceremony in their Washington DC home with their nearest and dearest. I don’t think it can get anymore relaxed than getting ready in your own home. And talk about not having to deal with a commute!:)

Elizabeth’s makeup artist, Suzanne The Makeup Chic, did a beautiful job giving Elizabeth the natural look she was hoping for while still keeping some ‘uph’ to highlight her beautiful features.josephine butler parks center wedding001josephine butler parks center weddingwashington dc wedding photographerjosephine butler parks center wedding4josephine butler parks center wedding5It was an incredibly sweet moment when Dylan took the time to help his father put his finishing touches on.josephine butler parks center wedding6josephine butler parks center wedding6josephine butler parks center wedding7josephine butler parks center wedding8washington dc wedding photographer10Seriously, everywhere I turned there was beautiful light. Light is my drug. Really.josephine butler parks center wedding11josephine butler parks center wedding12josephine butler parks center wedding13josephine butler parks center wedding14josephine butler parks center wedding15josephine butler parks center wedding16josephine butler parks center wedding17josephine butler parks center wedding18josephine butler parks center wedding19josephine butler parks center wedding20josephine butler parks center wedding21It takes many hands to ready a bride.josephine butler parks center wedding22josephine butler parks center wedding23josephine butler parks center wedding24josephine butler parks center wedding25And then Dad walks in to see his daughter.josephine butler parks center wedding26intimate backyard wedding1The LIGHT!intimate backyard wedding2intimate backyard wedding3intimate backyard wedding4intimate backyard wedding5It is mandatory to have a champagne toast after the ceremony. That’s my new rule:)intimate backyard wedding6intimate backyard wedding7After the ceremony we went on to explore their neighborhood for portraits.josephine butler parks center wedding34josephine butler parks center wedding35josephine butler parks center wedding36josephine butler parks center wedding38modern baltimre wedding photography by angel kidwell photographyjosephine butler parks center wedding40washington dc wedding photographer 41Then Day 2! Dylan and Elizabeth kicked it up a notch for their reception at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC.josephine butler parks center wedding42It was my first time at the Josephine Butler Center, and it did not disappoint. Elizabeth and Dylan greeted each and everyone of their guests as they came in from the rain.josephine butler parks center wedding43josephine butler parks center wedding44I love yellow! Inside the mansion it was simply breathtaking! Upon stepping inside I met Elizabeth and Dylan’s wedding coordinator, Lacoya of Hello Love! Weddings + Events. She did a wonderful job pulling the event all together, all while being upbeat, fun and just a joy to work with!

I want to talk about these centerpieces. First, I’m not a heavy detail type of person because I like to focus on the people. But, BUT, these centerpieces! Did I tell you that Elizabeth and her mom put all these together?! I think they should start a side business. 🙂josephine butler parks center wedding45josephine butler parks center wedding46josephine butler parks center wedding47josephine butler parks center wedding48josephine butler parks center wedding49josephine butler parks center wedding50Dylan and Elizabeth had a somewhat early reception, so you HAVE to serve coffee. Who better to fulfill the job than Vigilante Coffee Company, a Washington DC specialty micro coffee roaster specializing in direct source coffee. Of course to go with your freshly brewed coffee you need the perfect brunch menu. Eat & Smile Catering served passed hors d’oeuvre style breakfast tacos, french toasts, and roasted fall veggie scramble to the guests finishing with a gelato bar.  Yum!josephine butler parks center wedding51josephine butler parks center wedding52josephine butler parks center wedding53josephine butler parks center wedding54josephine butler parks center wedding55josephine butler parks center wedding56josephine butler parks center wedding57josephine butler parks center wedding58josephine butler parks center wedding59josephine butler parks center wedding60josephine butler parks center wedding61josephine butler parks center wedding62josephine butler parks center wedding63josephine butler parks center wedding64josephine butler parks center wedding65josephine butler parks center wedding66josephine butler parks center wedding67

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  • Ericka McLeod

    Wow…gorgeous shots…this is where my brother got married…a lovely place.ReplyCancel