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Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club

Every couple should have a meet-cute. Darcy + Clark, in true DC fashion, met at the World Bank! Fast forward to now, and they tied the knot at my very favorite District Church, All Souls, on 16th St in Columbia Heights. And did photos in Meridian Hill Park. And celebrated at the National Press Club. And Darcy got ready at the Willard, mere steps from the White House. And their initials together are DC! These two are better together than apart, and wow, was their wedding day ever special. The morning started out rainy, but the clouds parted and sun came out to celebrate with us by sunset! Could this day have been any more special? I really don't think so...

classic elegant Willard Intercontinental wedding photography Washington DC
classic elegant Willard Intercontinental wedding photography Washington DC

The details in the wedding are to DIE for. Classic and elegant. And mostly DIY!! Darcy printed their invitations at home, and her mom, who spent time as a florist, made some of the most beautiful bouquets I've ever seen at a wedding!

Darcy + Clark's elegant, classic DC wedding | National Press Club | All Souls Church | Willard Intercontinental Hotel
Darcy + Clark's elegant, classic DC wedding | National Press Club | All Souls Church | Willard Intercontinental Hotel

The necklace Darcy wore was passed down from her grandmother. Diligent searching online yielded earrings that matched almost perfectly.

Darcy + Clark's elegant, classic DC wedding | National Press Club | All Souls Church | Willard Intercontinental Hotel

Also, Darcy made this beautiful sea green and cherry blossom-motif ceramic box. Because she's amazing and talented.

Darcy + Clark's elegant, classic DC wedding | National Press Club | All Souls Church | Willard Intercontinental Hotel
classic elegant Willard Intercontinental wedding photography Washington DC
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
classic elegant Willard Intercontinental wedding photography Washington DC
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
classic elegant Willard Intercontinental wedding photography Washington DC
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
classic elegant Willard Intercontinental wedding photography Washington DC

You guys, these bridal portraits. Darcy was just so perfect! I felt like I was photographing a moment out of an old masters painting. For the record, this is why beautiful light in your bridal suite is so important. This is what it gets you! 

Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club

Eeeee! I love veils! I wish there were more excuses for veils in everyday life.

Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club

While I was with Team Bride at the Willard, Kian headed over to meet with Clark and Team Groom, getting ready at the couple's apartment. I wasn't there, so I can't say for sure, but I'm pretty certain these guys had more fun than is technically allowed on a wedding day ;-)

Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at All Souls Church + National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at Meridian Hill Park
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at Meridian Hill Park
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at Meridian Hill Park
Darcy + Clark's romantic wedding day at Meridian Hill Park
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church

All Souls is such a stunning old church. And the soft pink glow so perfectly set off Darcy's sea foam and blush colors. So beautiful.

Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church

The sun! And such perfect timing! Rain on your wedding day may be lucky, but if you can have it both ways and have a golden sunset, well, how could life get any better?!

Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at All Souls Church
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club

This. Cupcake. Topper. Darcy + Clark are big periodicals fans, so this was perfect. Why am I freaking out above and beyond that? Because their cake topper matched their engagement session outfits PERFECTLY!

Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club
Darcy + Clark's romantic DC wedding day at National Press Club

credit to the amazing creative team that made such a lovely day

Makeup: Suzanne Eden, the Makeup Chic | Hair: Richie Makeup | Videography: Andrew Ihnatko (family) | Violinist: Madeline Watson | Officiant: Rev. Rebecca Parker | Florist: Mary Frances Milburn (bride's mother) | DJ: Dan Goldman, Bialek's Music | Ceremony: All Souls Church | Reception Venue + Catering: National Press Club 

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