Jeff and John were married on a beautiful autumn day at the Renwick Chapel at Oak Hill in Washington, D.C.
John shares, “Jeff and I met in 1999 and we’ve been together ever since. When marriage equality came to DC in 2010 we knew we wanted to marry, and we knew we wanted a classically traditional service but the when, how, where and who were stumbling blocks–until we found the Renwick Chapel, every detail fell into place after that. The Renwick Chapel in Oak hill, Georgetown, DC, provided an outstanding backdrop with ideal fall weather foliage, seclusion and reverence. Jeff and I planned everything from the small to the large and it all came together on the day: the flowers in the chapel were perfect and coordinated with the surroundings brilliantly, the Sage String Quartet set the perfect respective mood and our priest, Reverend Emily Guthrie, conducted a very lovely, touching ceremony. Jessica was absolutely terrific in having us walk around the grounds of the Chapel the hour before the service taking pictures. She kept us laughing and occupied so we didn’t have time to get nervous.”
Family from all over the world gathered in the chapel for the ceremony. John has an Irish background and many family members came in from Europe.
After the ceremony, the guests made their way to the Dupont Circle Hotel for a cocktail hour and reception.
John continues, “Our cocktail time at the Heights, the rooftop deck of the Dupont Circle Hotel, was festive and joyous as family and friends celebrated with the spectacular setting sun.
Dinner downstairs in the Glover Park Room was intimate with Sage Jazz providing wonderful mood music from the great American songbook.
The best part of the day was the goodwill, love and support we received from all our friends and family as we held onto each other savoring every minute and producing glowing memories for years to come.”
Congratulations Jeff and John!
Church: Renwick Chapel at Oak Hill
Venue: Dupont Circle Hotel
Officiant: Reverend Emily Guthrie
Hotel Event Coordinator: Kate Porter
Music: Sage String Quartet and Sage Jazz
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie
Florist: Ultra Violet Flowers
Invitations: Write for You
Rings: David Yurman
Grooms’ Suit Designers: Burberry and Hugo Boss
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography