National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding: Congratulations Emily and Jake!

Emily and Jake were married on a beautiful summer day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

The morning of their wedding day began with a first look and then we took photos around the museum.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding

National Museum of Women Arts Wedding photography

Emily and Jake met in Washington, D.C., about two and a half years ago.

Emily shares, “The National Museum of Women in the Arts was a “Jake find” and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.  My favorite part was the opportunity to have our cocktail hour surrounded by amazing paintings and photographs.

Our wedding day was perfect.  Despite two very different visions of what a perfect wedding day might look like, we both ended up really happy.  Everyone said the day was a reflection of both of us.”

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding

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National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding

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National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding

National Museum of Women in the Arts gallery Wedding

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Wedding National Museum Woman in the Arts

NMWA Museum Woman Arts wedding ceremony

From the first time I stepped into the National Museum of Women in the Arts, I thought what an amazing space for a wedding! When Emily contacted me about her wedding I got so excited. Not only is the lobby with its grand marble staircases and ornate arched windows gorgeous, but the building is full of wonderful art. Not to mention, as a woman working in an artistic field, I felt honored to  work within the space.

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When the ceremony began, Emily made a dramatic entrance as she walked down the staircase and then down the aisle with her father.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts wedding

National Museum of Women in the Arts wedding

You can see the importance of their friends and family by the way Emily and Jake set up the ceremony. The guests were seated surrounding the Chuppah on all sides, as if they were an extension of the four pillars. The Jewish tradition of being married under a Chuppah symbolizes the home that the couple will build together. Emily and Jake will have a very strong home.

Emily continues, “We underestimated how amazing it would feel to be surrounded by friends and family, everyone happy and supportive. The guests were definitely what made the day so special.

Compliments about the amazing band and dance floor went straight to our hearts!

A good, old friend of Jake’s played the ukulele during our ceremony. It was a beautiful touch and made us both smile.”

Wedding National Museum Woman in the Arts

Wedding National Museum Woman in the Arts

Museum woman in the arts gallery wedding cocktail hour

Museum woman in the arts gallery wedding

Museum woman in the arts gallery wedding

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National Museum of Women in the Arts wedding photography

Museum woman in the arts wedding

Museum woman in the arts gallery wedding

father daughter dance

Hora Jewish wedding dance

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Congratulations Emily and Jake!

Check out more photos in the slideshow:

Special thanks to the vendors:
Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Florist: Edge Flowers
Wedding Planner: Cynthia Donson, Something Blue Wedding
Photography: Jessica Schmitt and Eric Swartz

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