“He smiles with his whole heart.”
This is a direct quote from the lovely Claire, a classic girl with a graceful sense of taste and a soul made rich by humble confidence. She is one of those classic beauties that doesn’t realize just how gorgeous she really is on the inside and the out, but everyone around her melts in awe when they see her smile.
Sam is her high school sweetheart. The first time they wore a tux and dress together, they were dreamy-eyed teenagers, hopelessly in love.
Ten years later on their wedding day, as the charming Sam donned his bow tie and Claire slipped on her gown (an homage to Grace Kelly), they were a decade deep into the world of one another – of navigating life through, in, and with this partner-in-crime. And after all this time, when they look at one another, they both smile with their whole hearts. They may look quite different than they did then, but on the inside they are still two dreamy-eyed teenagers, hopelessly in love.
Sam and Claire had one of those elegant black-tie downtown weddings that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a timeless world of grace and charm. They chose the eye-popping National Museum of Women in the Arts in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. (just blocks from the White House itself) to say ‘I Do’, and the entire day made me feel like Audrey Hepburn should be waltzing around the corner any minute. A big thanks to Ashlee Virginia Events for coordinating a lovely day, and to Edge Floral Event Designers for the stunning florals!
Let’s begin with the ladies and gents prepping for the day.
There are bunches and bunches of beautiful moments coming to the blog tomorrow with the heartfelt traditional ceremony and the elegant reception from this downtown Washington D.C. wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. You definitely don’t want to miss this one!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : National Museum of Women in the Arts | Reception Location : National Museum of Women in the Arts | Event Design : Ashlee Virginia Events | Floral Design : Edge Floral Event Designers | Dress : Austin Scarlett | Shoes : Louboutin | Make-Up : Blend Makeup Artistry | Band : Sound Nation of Entertainment Exchange | Reception Lighting : John Farr Lighting Design | Gown Boutique : Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection | Wedding Videography : Shutter and Sound | Catering : Well Dunn Catering | Stationery : The Dandelion Patch |