An Intimate DC Wedding, At Home

Romantic and stress-free

Callie, Crisis Hotline Operator & Charles, Marketing Manager

Soundtrack for reading: “We” by The Descendents

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Neither of us is very traditional. We had been taking about getting married for a while, and we both knew it would happen eventually. His dad only gets one specific week off each year, so we knew if we wanted him to be there, it would need to be that week. In March, it just sort of came up in a discussion that maybe we should do it in June. We agreed that that was a good idea, but didn’t really make any official plans. We met my family in Mexico a few weeks later and told them our idea; I guess that made it official. We decided on a location (our new home) and picked out rings (I didn’t want an engagement ring, and we paid for our own wedding rings). We planned our wedding in seven weeks. It was stress free, and totally romantic and relaxing.

In the middle of the ceremony, my best friend dropped the rings. His fell onto the deck, but mine slipped through the cracks onto the roof. We used a ring my parents got me for the ceremony, and after it was over his dad crawled over the railing to get my ring.

Favorite Thing About the Wedding

It was about our love and our family, not a big show, it was really special.

The Info:

Photography: Sarah Gormley | Location: Washington, D.C. | Venue: Our home | Callie’s Dress: Curvaceous Couture | Bouquet: Bohemian Bouquets | Charles’s Outfit: Men’s Wearhouse | Charles’s Tie: Abandoned Warehouse | Catering: Boundary Road

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  • Andee

    Beautiful! Your hair is amazing!! Love that it was exactly what you wanted.

  • Stephanie B.

    Your hair! And your glasses! And your ink! And that gorgeous sparkly dress! I love everything about this wedding!

  • EF

    CAT!!! I love it!!

    Also so psyched to see Cards Against Humanity. Dying to play it with our wedding party. Seems the best way to end a night!

  • KateS

    i’ll say it too: your hair is super rad! (and your dog is totally adorable!!) this whole thing looks and sounds like it was just lovely – love that it turned out exactly as you hoped.

  • Jen

    I love the puppy gazing adoringly at you during the ceremony!! Looks like a super fun wedding!

  • Emily

    That dress!

  • vegankitchendiaries

    Unreal!! I LOVE THIS! Hair, headpiece, smiles, dress (!!), rooftop, couscous and smooches… Holy heck, these pics are swallowing me up! BIG congrats!

  • Hope

    Nice to see an at-home wedding. Such a charming idea and used to be pretty common in our grandparents’ generation. I find quickly planned, simple weddings very dear. It helps the joy and significance of the occasion really stand on their own without melting together with event details. Also love the bouquet!

  • SuperDaintyKate

    That picture of him whispering in your ear/kissing you on your cheek, and you smiling… Then you giggling in front of the officiant… All I see is love. (I need to go fix my mascara.)

    Huge congrats! It looks like such a special day.

  • Kelly

    Fresh, joyful, and full of love. This is the good stuff! Also, YOUR HAIR IS AMAZING. And the dog! What a lovely evening.

  • Sarah E

    Blue hair, princess dress, “I am woman” and a deer head tattoo. . .?! Style for MILES, girlfriend. Rock on.

    • macaroni

      I want an “I am woman” tattoo. For realsies.

  • Lena and Aggy

    That bouquet slays me. Perfectly gorgeous.

  • macrain

    Two words: Wedding. puppy.

  • HannahESmith

    That hair is incredible. Love the combo with the dress too! So gorgeous!

  • KC

    I love that your ring went free-range but was recaptured. :-) (and also: beautiful!)

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  • Leah

    Can’t get over how beautiful and just crazy happy you look! Congratulations!

  • Michelle M.

    I love this! I had a tiny wedding also, and it was wonderful. Congratulations!!

  • NicoleT

    I know I don’t know much about you, but just based on your fabulous taste in *everything* (hair, tattoos, dress, Cards Against Humanity, general wedding), you look like a totally amazing person and I want to be your friend!!!

  • claire

    Whoa! Gorgeous hair. Beautiful dress, too. This wedding looks so fun.

  • C_Gold

    Holy cow, do I ever love your hair! (And pets!)

  • Callie

    Thanks folks :) You all make me feel really cool! We’re so happy our photographer was able to really capture all the right moments of our special day!!

  • Noelle Bakken

    This looks so perfect. At home weddings are by far my favorite of all.

  • This is perfect. At first I was thinking about how much I love your hair and hairpiece with that dress…then noticed i loved the photography…and then noticed that gorgeous shot of your dog <3 I love that it was as if it was a picture taken of one of your parents or something, but it was your dog. love it all!

  • Grace from England

    I absolutely love the simplicity of this wedding. So stripped back. Congratulations!

  • Sara

    So beautiful, and that bouquet is to die for!!

  • Stacy {Woodsy Weddings}

    Beautiful hair and headpiece and love the tattoo! You can tell it was a relaxed planning process because they are so relaxed in all the pictures!

  • What a fantastic location! I would never have thought of a rooftop, but it makes perfect sense.

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