A Glam Washington DC Wedding: Courtney + Anderson

bride and groom

Courtney + Anderson were married at The Textile Museum in Washington DC. I love that their inspiration for their wedding was cocktail hour since they really wanted the entire night to have the excitement + movement of the cocktail hour of a wedding. So fun. :) To make sure their wedding was truly reflective of the two of them, they paid attention to their gut instincts when it came time to make most of the decisions. They also had incredible planners (the lovely ladies of Ritzy Bee Events!) that really got them and what they really wanted for their wedding. Big thanks to Kate Headley for the photos and sweet film of the day!

first look

There are so many! However, one of the most memorable was probably our "first look" before the wedding. We met up for the first time that day on a set of beautiful old, grand steps near our venue and just enjoyed the moment and having that time together before the more public ceremony.

white bouquet

bride and groom

groomsmen in black tuxes

bridesmaids in black dresses

bridesmaids in black dresses

Processional: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach and Canon in D Major by Pachelbel

Recessional: Rujero y Paradetas by Sanz

First Dance: Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison

outdoor wedding

outdoor wedding

outdoor wedding

outdoor wedding

cocktail drinks with stripe straws

bright floral centerpiece

chalkboard wedding menu

chalkboard wedding menu

cocktail hour foods

tent wedding

wedding bar

tent wedding, first dance

first dance

Just enjoy the process – it's over before you know it!

photography + cinematography: Kate Headley // venue: The Textile Museum // event planner + design: Ritzy Bee Events // floral design: Joseph Watkins // wedding dress: Jenny Yoo // hairpieces: Sara Gabriel // shoes: Jimmy Choo + Christian Louboutin // bridesmaid dresses: Amsale, Anna Elyse, J. Crew, Jenny Yoo // hair: Fred Hawck of One 8 O Saloon // makeup: Pamela Dennison // groom suit: J.Crew // save the dates + invites: Minted // programs + coasters: Paper Moss  // catering + cake: Design Cuisine // music: Adrian Duke Project

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  1. I love the “stairs”-pictures, they are so beautiful!

  2. Great location, very romantic and laid-back. Looks like a very happy and sweet wedding. And the couple look amazing!

  3. love the flowers! those coral pink ones are gorgeous!


  4. I love the Wedding dress its so simple but looks great and wonderful as as with the bouquet.

  5. Lovely Wedding!! So beautiful! Amazing pictures!

  6. Beautifull wedding…The bride looks amazing!!

  7. The stairs pictures are way too adorable! And I am totally diggin’ that dress!

  8. Any idea who did the “chalkboard” menus?

    • Thanks for all the sweet words, everybody!

      Jennifer –
      Laura of Laura Hooper Calligraphy (http://lhcalligraphy.com/) created the “chalkboard” signs. Hope this helps!

      • Hi Courtney,

        I am strongly considering a wedding at the Textile Museum and love what you did here! Would you be open to answering a few questions about your work with their caterers and Ritzy Bee? If so, let me know and I can share my personal email. Cheers, Dana

        • Hi Dana,

          I’d be happy to try to answer your questions. Just let me know how to reach you.

          Kind regards,

          • Thank you so much, Courtney – I really appreciate it. My email is dana.gottheim@gmail.com.

          • Hi Courtney,

            Loved your wedding at the Textile Museum. We are considering having our wedding there this Nov. Would love to find out more about the pros and cons of this space for the wedding. It looks like their exclusive caterer is now Windows. i too am interested in the Tent you had for the wedding and approx size of your wedding if you wouldn’t mind answering a few questions.

            – Thx,

            My email address is kshoemaker@prrbiz.com

  9. Courthey,

    I am having my wedding there next September! What a great location, and stunning garden!

    I am wondering what kind of tent you used? It looks so different from everything I have been getting quotes for! It almost looks like a parachute tent!

    I would love to ask you a few questions if you don’t mind, my email is chapman.lindsey1@gmail.com.


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