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Dumbarton House Garden DC wedding

Dumbarton House Garden DC wedding

Washington DC Garden Wedding
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Category: Weddings

Haley and Jake’s journey to their beautiful Dumbarton House wedding is a decades-long romance culminating in a stunning celebration in the place where they reconnected for good, Washington, D.C.

After a 5th-grade meeting and 6th-grade friendship, Haley and Jake started dating on and off throughout high school. Though they spent their college years apart, their connection remained strong, fueled by deep-seated affection and mutual respect.

After graduating and returning to the D.C. area, they reconnected and decided to give it another go. Over time, it became clear that they wanted to share their lives together.

The Romantic Proposal in Shenandoah

Jake’s proposal to Haley during the Fall in breathtaking Shenandoah was their first step toward forever. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, the couple embarked on their wedding adventure, beginning a search for the wedding venue that would feel perfect for them.

Dumbarton House: The Perfect Wedding Venue

Dumbarton House, with its rich history and elegant charm, ended up stealing Haley and Jake’s hearts. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, Dumbarton House is renowned for its stunning gardens and classic architecture. The historic venue provided a picturesque backdrop for their celebration, blending sophistication with a touch of timeless beauty. Its beautiful landscapes and halls felt perfect for their wedding vision.

Romantic Garden Chic Decor

Haley and Jake imagined a romantic garden chic vibe for their wedding, transforming Dumbarton House into a magical setting. The decor featured an array of lights and candles, creating a warm and enchanting atmosphere. Greenery and unique floral arrangements added an element of whimsy and elegance. Every detail, from the twinkling lights to the lush greenery, contributed to a dreamy, intimate ambiance that perfectly captured their vision.

The Garden Ceremony

The ceremony took place outside the historic Dumbarton House amidst the lush gardens. Under a clear tent strung with cafe lights, Haley and Jake exchanged their vows in a setting that felt like a secret garden. Surrounded by their loved ones and the polished beauty of the grounds, the couple’s ceremony was truly unforgettable.

A Vibrant Garden Party Reception

After the ceremony, the garden space was transformed into a vibrant reception area. The celebration was a lively garden party filled with color and joy, perfectly suited to the stylish vibe of Washington, DC. The clear tent allowed guests to enjoy the beauty of the gardens while being protected from the elements. The decor continued the romantic garden chic theme, with colorful floral arrangements, twinkling lights, and elegant table settings, creating a festive and joyful atmosphere.

Stylish and Perfectly Suited to Washington, DC

Every detail of Haley and Jake’s wedding was thoughtfully chosen to reflect their style and love for Washington, DC. From the historic venue to the enchanting decor, the wedding perfectly captured the essence of their relationship. The combination of the elegant setting and the personal touches made their Dumbarton House wedding a unique and memorable celebration.

A Heartfelt Thank You

I am incredibly grateful to Haley and Jake for inviting me to be a part of their special day. Capturing the candid, heartfelt, and romantic moments of their wedding was an absolute joy. The love and happiness that filled the air made it a fantastic experience from start to finish. Thank you, Haley and Jake, for allowing me to witness and document your beautiful love story. Your Dumbarton House wedding was a day to remember, and I am honored to have been a part of it.



Thank You to the Vendors

Planning and Design- Julie Vieira 

Photography- Kate Ann Photography

Venue – Dumbarton House

Catering – Spilled Milk Dc

Florals- Steelcut Flower Co

Beauty- Sarah Khan

Linen/ Rentals- Select Event Group

Tent- Sugar Plum Tents

Lighting- Curated Events DC

Videography- Winter and Rain Films

DJ- Mixing Maryland

Bride’s Attire- Jenny Yoo NYC

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