Crisp and modern, today’s wedding from Abby Jiu Photography is everything we’d expect from a contemporary affair in Washington, DC. Katie and Steve wanted their big day to pay tribute to DC’s history and beauty, while also staying true to their own personalities — for example, the couple tasked their ceremony musicians with playing string versions of their favorite Kanye West songs. Thank you to Elizabeth Duncan Events and Amaryllis for your work on this beauty!

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From the event designer, Elizabeth Duncan Events: Katie and Steve both grew up in the DC area and wanted a wedding venue that would highlight DC’s history and grandeur, while being contemporary in design and not a typical wedding venue. The historic facade and rooftop of the American Pharmacist Association headquarters provided the perfect spot.

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Inspired by summers spent on Kiawah Island, SC, Katie and Steve wanted a southern style cocktail reception featuring a selection of all of their favorite foods from the mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. The wedding design featured mixed metallics, with a focus on rose gold like Katie’s stunning engagement ring, modern geometric shapes and bright berry toned blooms, set against moody, dramatic black. In another unique twist, Katie and Steve’s wedding ceremony music was their favorite Kanye West songs played by a traditional string quartet.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography
Planning and Design: Elizabeth Duncan Events
Floral Design: Amaryllis
Venue: Potomac View Terrace, American Pharmacist Association
Wedding Dress: Lela Rose via Hitched Salon
Hair and Makeup: Ali Harper and Co.
Catering: Occasions Caterers
Ceremony Music: PopCulture Strings
Reception Music: DJ D-Mac
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting
Officiant: Julia Jarvis
Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch
Valet: MJ Valet
Transportation: International Limo

Wedding Vendors

Event Coordination

Elizabeth Duncan Events

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