Real Wedding for Stephanie and Chase at the National Cathedral School – Part 1

I am so excited to share the wedding for Stephanie and Chase on the blog this week!  I first started working with Stephanie and Chase almost a year prior to their June 2013 wedding.  We actually met via Skype for the first time since they were living in NYC.  When we finally got together in person a few months before their wedding, it felt like getting together with old friends.  Stephanie and Chase are one of the sweetest couples, and being around them you can’t help but feel their love.  Their wedding was featured on United With Love this Fall, it was such a beautiful day, perfectly captured by Kristin Gardner Photography.  It was a joy to work with Stephanie and Chase for their wedding at All Souls Episcopal Church and the National Cathedral School, Hearst Hall, here is part 1 of their day!  
Classic Black and Cream Washington DC Wedding Ceremony: Stephanie + Chase by Kristen Gardner Photography
Classic Black and Cream Washington DC Wedding Ceremony: Stephanie + Chase by Kristen Gardner Photography

The day started for Stephanie and her girls at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  Sarah Lamb from Amie Decker Beauty and Makeup by Mimi Tran did a wonderful job on all of the girls hair and make-up.  Stephanie, who is such a beautiful person inside and out, glowed on her wedding day.



Stephanie’s Martina Liana‘s bridal gown was even more beautiful in person, and it was perfectly complimented by her bridal bouquet from Petals by the Shore.  I loved the classic black bridesmaids dresses that Stephanie picked out for her girls.  Each Alfred Sung dress was in the same color and fabric but the girls all had a slightly different style.






Chase was totally calm and collected prior to the ceremony.  He and his groomsmen donned classic black tuxedos.


A traditional ceremony was held at the All Souls Episcopal Church in Woodley Park, DC.






The happy couple decided not to see each other prior to their ceremony, in between the ceremony and reception, they were able to take advantage of the National Cathedral lawn for some amazing photos.




The beautiful photos are all from Kristin Gardner Photography.

Part 2 photos at the National Cathedral School, Hearst Hall will be posted later this week.

The wonderful vendor team included:

Ceremony Venue: All Souls Episcopal Church
Reception Venue: National Cathedral School, Hearst Hall
Photography: Kristin Gardner Photography
Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions
Catering: Washington Parties
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Music: DJ Orlado Entertainment
Official: Father John Beddingfield (All Souls Church)
Rentals + Linens: Select Event Rentals
Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers
Groom’s Accessories: Burberry & Tiffany
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaid
Bride’s Jewelry: Earrings (Kate Spade) & Bracelet (Family Heirloom)
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka from Nordstrom
Bride’s Dress: Martina Liana from I Do I Do Bridals in Morristown, NJ
Makeup: Makeup by Mimi Tran
Hair: Amie Decker Beauty
Florals: Petals by the Shore
Transportation: Chariots for Hire
Paper Goods: William Arthur from The Papery in Princeton, NJ

Questions?  Email me anytime – –