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Hotel Monaco DC Wedding – Caren and Aaron

May 9, 2018

As Susie and I were leaving Caren and Aaron’s wedding (and heading into the throng of rowdy Caps fans below!!), we ended up in the elevator with a couple of their guests.

“Great wedding!” they said. We agreed enthusiastically.
“You can tell they really love each other.” he said.
“Absolutely!” we laughed.
We went on to discuss with this pair of strangers (Hello, strangers, if you’re reading this!) those uncomfortable weddings we’ve all attended when you’re not sure what is exactly motivating the couple. NO doubt in Caren and Aaron’s case!!!!! What I didn’t say to these strangers is this:

This was also a really great wedding – one of the best – because of the massive amounts of love and support that surrounded Caren and Aaron on Saturday. It takes a special couple to have enough close friends to form a wedding party of 20!! These were good, loyal friends, genuinely focused on Caren and Aaron and making the day special for them. As Caren’s mom said, Caren and Aaron have a gift for developing and maintaining friendship. I think that must be one of the most precious gifts in the world!! And, as Aaron’s mom said, the love (and faith) surrounding them was “from generation to generation.” We couldn’t exactly tell where family stopped and friends picked up, because even the friendships were so long-lasting and deep, they truly had become like family.

For these reasons most of all, it was such a special day to observe and photograph. We enjoyed every second of it. There were so many moments of joy, laughter, and love, that we have WELL over 1000 photos to deliver to Caren and Aaron eventually, and it took me way too long to cut this blog post down to a length anywhere near reasonable! I only hope it gives you a glimpse of the love we saw on Saturday.

Congratulations Caren, Aaron, and families!!!!

unique bridal dress in Hotel Monaco stairwell

gray and cream bridal details

kate spade cream shoes with gorgeous pink floral bouquet

cream and gold wedding invitation suite photos on historic dc hotel floor

gorgeous pink peonies in bridal bouquet

elegant engagement ring with diamonds on band

bridal dress with black and pink bridesmaids dresses

dramatic bride getting ready photo in hotel window

groom gets ready at Hotel Monaco in DC

bride getting ready with gorgeous window light at Hotel Monaco in DC

mother of the bride taking photos of her daughter

groom preparing for the first look at Hotel Monaco in DC

sweet first look at Hotel Monaco in DC

first look photos on wedding day in Hotel Monaco in DC

bride and groom wedding photos in hallway of Hotel Monaco

bride and groom wedding photos in DC hotel

beautiful pink wedding bouquet for elegant DC wedding

hotel monaco Dc wedding photos in hotel stairwell

bride and groom walk down steps in elegant dc wedding

creative stairwell wedding photo of bride and groom

bride and groom walking down streets of washington dc

bride and groom photos in national portrait gallery

elegant bride and groom wedding photos at the National Portrait Gallery in DC

stunning black and white wedding photos at National Portrait Gallery in DC

National portrait gallery atrium wedding photos

stunning springtime pink on pink bridal bouquet with peonies

bride and groom wedding photos in the National Portrait gallery atrium

stunning wedding photos in the National Portrait gallery atrium

elegant wedding party photos at the National Portrait Gallery in DC

fun wedding party photos at National Portrait Gallery

elegant black wedding party photos at the national Portrait Gallery

classic wedding party photos with black dresses

groom and groomsmen having fun during photo time

large wedding party walking across the street by the National Portrait gallery in DC

candid wedding party photos

bride and groom wedding photos on washington dc streets

bride and groom photos outside hotel monaco in washington dc

jewish wedding ceremony details at hotel monaco ceremony

ketubah signing at hotel monaco jewish wedding

emotional parents of the groom watch ketubah signing

bride and groom sign wedding ketubah at hotel monaco wedding

wedding ribbons for ceremony exit with bride and groom

unique chuppa for jewish hotel wedding ceremony

grooms parents walking him in during jewish wedding ceremony in DC

bride escorted with parents during jewish wedding ceremony in DC

bride circling groom during hotel monaco jewish wedding ceremony

bride and groom completing the last circle together in jewish wedding ceremony

jewish wedding ceremony in hotel monaco dc

happy parents of the bride during hotel monaco wedding ceremony

bridesmaids watching bride and groom during hotel monaco wedding ceremony

groom smiling at bride during wedding ceremony in elegant black tie wedding

black tie wedding ceremony in hotel monaco dc

gorgeous wedding details at black tie wedding reception at hotel monaco dc

unique wedding cake with dc skyline in gold

pink on pink elegant wedding reception details for black tie wedding at Hotel Monaco DC

pink pineapple wedding reception details for black tie wedding at Hotel Monaco DC

bride and groom first dance at jewish wedding reception in hotel monaco dc

fun bride and groom first dance at wedding reception in hotel monaco dc

fun wedding reception toasts at hotel monaco in dc

fun reception at hotel monaco dc

father daughter dance at wedding reception in hotel monaco dc

mother son dance at wedding reception in hotel monaco dc

dancing the hora at jewish wedding reception at the hotel monaco in DC

bride and groom on chairs during the hora at jewish wedding at the hotel monaco in DC

fun hora dancing at jewish wedding reception in DC

 hora dancing at jewish wedding reception in DC

fun wedding reception at hotel monaco in washington dc

captain cookie late night snack at wedding reception

captain cookie ice cream sandwich late night snack at wedding reception

dancing at black tie wedding reception

bride and groom having fun dancing at their wedding reception in dc

cutting unique washington dc skyline wedding cake at wedding reception

Venue: Hotel Monaco
Caterer: Hotel Monaco
Wedding Planner: Janice Carnevale
Hair: Elena Gioacchini
Make up: Alison Harper &Company
Shoes: Kate Spade New York
Men’s Suits: The Black Tux
Dress Shop: Love Couture Bridal – Hayley Paige
Florist: Petal’s Edge
Invitations: Minted
DJ: Bachelor Boy’s Band
Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
Videographer: Clear Vision Vidoegraphy
Officiant: Andrew Goldman
Save the Dates Custom Painting: Make Things Co.

To see their engagement photos, click here! Downtown DC and Logan Circle engagement

  1. Bobbie says:

    Pictures are all great!

  2. Jeff says:

    The photos on the stair case are absolutely beautiful! GORGEOUS wedding!

  3. […] BOUQUET: via Susie and Becky Photography, flowers by Petal’s […]

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