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An At-Home Wedding In Washington, DC


With a 100 year marriage legacy!

Sarah, Attorney & Selena, Journalist

Photographer: Sarah Gormley Photography (APW Sponsor)

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: A simple ceremony that was both relaxed and elegant.

Soundtrack for reading: “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong

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Other cool stuff we should know about

Selena wore her grandmother’s (and then mother’s) wedding dress, so it had a legacy of over a hundred years of marriage. And like her grandma’s wedding, ours also took place in a living room (since we had just moved in a few months earlier, there was helpfully no furniture to move for the ceremony, and we just rented a few chairs). A wonderful surprise—after we got engaged, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, so we entered into a marriage that is equal under law.

Favorite thing about the wedding

Its small size meant we got to really spend time with everyone there.


The Info:

Photographer: Sarah Gormley Photography (APW Sponsor) | Location: Washington, DC | Venue: Our home | Alterations of Grandmother’s Wedding Dress: Green and Blue Studio | Sarah’s Custom Suit and Shirt: Seize sur Vingt | Flowers: H.Bloom

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  • kat

    DAT HAIR <3 <3 <3

  • Kate

    Love Sarah’s swoon-inducing, 1.21 gigawatt smile

  • HannahESmith

    So lovely!

  • http://heartsvsbrains.tumblr.com/ HeartvsBrain

    Honestly I wanted to marry both these ladies based on how much love is shining out of the pictures.

  • http://www.devabydefinition.com/ Deva C.

    Gorgeous couple!!!

  • http://cafeaubride.blogspot.com/ Catherine

    fucking beautiful in every way.

  • http://rationalcreature.com/ Amy

    Getting married surrounded by pictures of generations past and family and friends? AMAZING. And the wedding photos with the pictures of Selena’s mom and grandma? PRICELESS.

  • Winny the Elephant

    Love the garland! So simple and stunning!

  • Shiri

    I just go so teary. Those hand holding photos? My god.

  • z

    Bloomingdale represent! (Or is it Stronghold?)

  • Laura

    A gorgeous wedding!

  • first milk

    I should probably do that with my hair.

  • macrain

    I love how the dress was altered to give it a more modern feel while still retaining it’s original beauty. Lovely!

  • rebecca

    it’s so easy to see the love between you two–congratulations!

  • http://www.angara.com/ suresh kumawat

    So so adorable and beautiful..Every thing is so special and unique. The dress code, the decoration, the photography alls are awesome.