The Most Delicate D.C. Wedding With 2 Stunning Dresses
October 3, 2017
Mid Atlantic
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This Bride's wedding day style is soft, delicate, and feminine – and we're in love. She donned two equally gorgeous gowns, one featuring an intricate floral bodice from BHLDN and a ball gown with a striking sweetheart neckline and off the shoulder sleeves from Morilee. Her look was completed with a statement lip and the softest looking bouquet by Floral + Bloom Designs. Michael + Carina Photographers and Josh Gooden Photo + Cinema captured this sweet summer morning, so scroll on to see some of our favorite moments!
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From Michael + Carina Photographers... We photographed Fan and Chang's gorgeous D.C. wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington D.C. on June 11th, 2017. Fan and Chang met during their studies in D.C. several years ago and decided it was the perfect location for their wedding day. Their families flew in from China for the big event. The Bride, who is incredibly stylish, couldn't decide between two dresses, so she decided to wear both. Her delicate style was emphasized by soft pastel colors, delicate flowers, a swooped hair updo, and simple yet elegant details. The indoor ceremony was held in a cozy space filled with greenery and mauve candles. The reception space was beautifully decorated with greenery cascading from the lush centerpieces. The green, cream, and blush color palette went perfectly with the unique stone architecture of the venue. The Washington Monument and White House made for the perfect backdrop for their family formals and their first look!

From the Bride... Chang and I met and fell in love with each other in this beautiful city, Washington D.C., when we both chose to continue our graduate study here at George Washington University. We have spent so much wonderful time together in the city that we both love, so it’s natural that we held our wedding at the Hay Adams where the view from Top of the Hay took our breath away from the first time we stood on the terrace to overlook the Washington Monument, White House, and the Lafayette Square.

I wanted to have an intimate Sunday morning wedding with only our beloved family and friends in June (my favorite time of the year), and Chang was happy with everything that I wanted as long as I was happy. I love flowers, vintage stuff, handmade/handcrafted details, and all the pretty little things, so I have enjoyed planning my own wedding. I like to see how everything about my wedding works together and love to see everything come together in a way that I truly love. (I even tied all the ribbons, packed all the favor boxes, and – of course – did all the wax seals on the invitation envelopes.) From the blush roses, ivory peonies, green silk ribbons, and blush textile, to the beautiful paper suite, the blush velvet ring box, and the Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom Cologne that I picked for the wedding day, I selected every single detail about the wedding, and I was so fulfilled to see it all come together.

Thanks to my talented florist, photographers, cinematographers, illustrator, DJ, and hair and makeup artist – and all of the vendors – I had a wedding better than I have ever dreamed of on this beautiful morning. Planning a wedding could be stressful and exhausting, but we are so lucky that we were supported by family and friends, and we had the best team of vendors, among which Michael and Carina are the best of the best. And thanks to my dearest Chang, who tried to help me with stamping the wax (but he’s not good at it at all) and tying the ribbon bows (terrible at this, too), who always supports me, encourages me, comforts me, and shows his love to me. He's the one that made my dream come true. We were overwhelmed by the support and love from our friends and family traveling long distances to celebrate the important moment with us. We have had such a great time sharing our love story and all of our happiness with them. We enjoyed every second on the wedding day, and it was one of the best days of our lives.
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