DC Classic Wedding

Emily + Ray

A DC Classic Wedding


I have been fortunate to witness countless beautiful moments and unique settings that truly showcase the love and celebration of the couple’s special day. I had the pleasure of capturing Emily and Ray’s December wedding which took place in an exquisite industrial (with a touch of old-world charm) setting. With pops of navy blue, classic black and white hues, and gold statement pieces adorning the tables, this wedding was a perfect blend of elegance and modernity.

The color palette chosen by Emily and Ray provided a classic vibe and a timeless ambiance to their wedding. The pops of navy blue intertwined with black and white elements emulated sophistication while perfectly complementing the industrial modern venue. From the bridesmaids’ dresses to the groomsmen’s attire, the couple ensured that every aspect of the wedding reflected their impeccable style.

Gold statement pieces added a touch of elegance to each table setting, creating an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The thoughtful details of the centerpieces and table decor beautifully accentuated the industrial backdrop, juxtaposing intimacy against the rawness of the venue.

However, one moment truly stood out among the many remarkable aspects of this wedding.

The incredibly touching, tearful first look shared between Emily and her father. This heartwarming moment perfectly captured the unconditional love that exists within a family, and it was an honor to freeze this emotional connection. It reminded everyone in attendance, that weddings are about the union of two individuals and the bonds and memories that families hold dear.

At the reception, a table dedicated to remembering grandparents and loved ones who were no longer with them was a tender and poignant tribute. Framed photographs adorned the table, allowing guests to reflect upon cherished memories shared with those who were dearly missed. It was a beautiful reminder that although physically absent, their presence and love will forever remain in the hearts of Emily, Ray, and their families.

Emily and Ray’s classic wedding was truly gorgeous, capturing the essence of love and celebration in every frame. From the stylish color palette to the sentimental touches, this wedding exemplified the significance of honoring one’s roots. Being a part of this remarkable day reminded me again why I adore documenting these once-in-a-lifetime moments. 

If you loved this Park 31 wedding, check out some of our other favorites in the gallery! Anna Wright Photography is a Northern Virginia-based photography and videography team that would love to capture your day. Our team takes a limited number of weddings to ensure you receive incredible service and the attention your day deserves. Send us a note here so we can learn more about your day!

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