City Chic Washington D.C Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Today we’re all about Washington DC, as you can see! This totally glam, chic DC wedding has me drooling over their black and white affair at the drop dead gorgeous DAR Building. It’s the perfect setting for a ballroom wedding with lots of amazing architectural details both indoors and out. Much to our surprise, this wedding was completely DIY! The champagne satin taffeta pomanders were handmade by Michelle’s mother & her crafty friends, and her father (a retired industrial arts teacher) made the table numbers using wrought iron numbers she bought at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl flea market. See all images from this wedding in the gallery!


chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding
chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding


DAR Building. It’s the perfect setting for a ballroom wedding with lots of amazing architectural details both indoors and out. Much to our surprise, this wedding was completely DIY! The champagne satin taffeta pomanders were handmade by Michelle’s mother & her crafty friends, and her father (a retired industrial arts teacher) made the table numbers using wrought iron numbers she bought at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl flea market. View all images from this wedding in the gallery!

Wedding Vendors + Venue (Washington D.C):

Ceremony Venue: Churchill Hotel / Reception Venue: DAR Building / Photographer: Adam Barnes Photo / Ceremony musician: Belle Souer Styles / Caterer: Catering by Windows / Floral Designer: Da Vincis Florist / Dress Designer: Blue by Enzoani / DJ: Derek Romanoff / Makeup Artist: Kelley Woods / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: J. Crew (purchased on eBay!) / Purse: vintage Whiting & Davis purchased at the Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Joseph A. Bank, Zara / Officiant: Jeremy Absher / Veils and headpieces: Zooey Catherine on Etsy, Feathers and Frills on Etsy

Adam Barnes Photo is a member of Blue Label.



13 comments
  1. Frances

    This looks like a really beautiful wedding. Stunning venue.

  2. Serena {Love By Serena}

    Lovely wedding and beautiful images. =)

  3. Abby Grace Photography

    WOW. That ceremony building. Just… wow. GORGEOUS!!!!

  4. Abby Grace

    Oh, and her dress is stunning!!

  5. anthea

    Hi! I couldn’t find a contact email for you! I am looking for vintage wedding dresses in Toronto and love your blog. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks :)

  6. Caitlin

    I LOVE the bridesmaid bow shoes! I see they are Badgley Mischka but I can’t find them online, can anyone tell me where I can purchase these?

  7. Michelle

    Thanks, everyone! Caitlin, the bridesmaids’ shoes are actually Paris Hilton, believe it or not :) The style is Senorita & they come in about a billion colors. Happy shopping!

  8. ...love Maegan

    LOVE this wedding!!!

  9. Deidre Lynn

    Wow – what a beautiful wedding, the crispness of the black and white is really striking here.

  10. Donna

    A beautiful wedding!

  11. Laurie T

    Hi! Are the pomanders fabric??? It looks cute!

  12. dede

    the most beautiful and happiest couple i have ever seen! gorgeous……..the whole package. what an amazing venue.

  13. Allie

    I am planning my wedding at DAR and I love looking at these gorgeous photos for inspiration. How many guests did they have at their wedding? Thanks!

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