Niamh and Kyle had a lovely vintage-style wedding at the Tabard Inn in Washington, D.C.
Niamh and Kyle shared a first look before the ceremony. Niamh says, “It was definitely the most nerve-wracking point of the day for both of us! I had butterflies and I know Kyle was really nervous too. The first look was a nice private moment between the two of us and from that point forward we were much more relaxed and at ease!”
Niamh shares, “Kyle and I met just over five years ago while at a tournament in Pittsburgh with a local Irish sports club. Over the following months we got to know each other better as we continued to socialize at training and tournaments. Kyle eventually plucked up the courage to ask me out on a date and things blossomed from there.”
Before the ceremony we went to the beautiful Meridian Hill Park for some wedding photos.
I just love the vintage clip Niamh wore in her hair. Gorgeous!
Photos of their parents’ wedding days were displayed in the Inn. Don’t you love the fabulous hat the bride’s mother wore?!
The ceremony was so sweet and lovely. Niamh shares, “A.C. Warden, our officiant, helped us to write the ceremony and we added our own little touches such as the ring blessing and reciting our own vows. We were so happy to have our siblings involved in the wedding too, with our sisters, Fiona, Meghan, Aisling and Lindsey, reading poems and my brother, Barry, being responsible for the rings. Many of our family members were emotional as it was the first wedding on either side and everyone complimented the personal and beautiful ceremony.”
After the ceremony, the cocktail hour took place and then dinner and dancing.
Niamh and Kyle decided to have a small intimate wedding, “We wanted to focus on enjoying this important and special event with our immediate families who we, unfortunately, do not get to see very often since they are spread around the US, Ireland and the UK. There was added pressure too since our families had never met and we wanted to make sure they had time to get to know each other. We chose a Friday for our big day allowing a full weekend of celebrations and plenty of time to enjoy the company of both of our families.
The Tabard Inn was the perfect place for us. This 19th century inn located in Dupont Circle is really unique and quirky with beautiful furnishings and decor. The charming and private Room 24 was the location for both our ceremony and reception and it was absolutely perfect for us. Kyle and I really enjoy good food, so the excellent reputation of the Tabard chefs was also a major factor in choosing this venue.
Once we had booked the Tabard, we wanted the rest of the details to fit with the vintage style of the venue. Ellen Seagraves, our florist, helped to design the tablescape that incorporated milk glass and mercury glass pieces with flowers in shades of creams, peaches and pinks. I absolutely loved the whole look and feel of the room on the day.”
Niamh concludes, “The food was delicious, especially the wedding cake. It was so tasty people wanted seconds! It turned out to be a very late night celebrating and we got up and did it all again the following day. Absolutely perfect day/weekend!”
Congratulations Niamh and Kyle!
Check out more photos in the slideshow!
Special thanks to the vendors:
Venue: Tabard Inn, Washington, DC
Caterer & Cake: Tabard Inn
Officiant: AC Warden
Florist: Ellen Seagraves
Makeup: Jan Scott
Hair: Tania at Bella Bethesda
Violinist: Richard Maxim
Rings: John Greenans & Sons, Inc.
Groom’s Suit: Joseph Abboud, Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s Dress: White by Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes: Audrey Brookes