Last year we had the pleasure to work with Maya and Alex for their heartfelt summer DC wedding at The Hay-Adams Hotel. As a wedding planner, Maya and Alex were just a joy to work with, so excited about the process and about getting married. They live in NY and decided to get married in Washington, DC where Maya grew up. We often work with clients who live out of state to plan their Washington, DC weddings. Maya, who works at Zola Registry in NYC, had some great ideas to incorporate for the wedding and both she and Alex chose so many beautiful and meaningful details. Leading up to the wedding, I knew it was going to be a special day. Their wedding was incredibly beautiful, but also extremely heartfelt and emotional. Maya‘s mother Cadi, sadly passed away a few months before the wedding. Their family and friends surrounded Maya and Alex with love and strength on their wedding day, and Cadi’s presence was felt by all. Everything was perfectly captured by Astrid Photography (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is part 1, from the start of their heartfelt summer DC wedding at The Hay-Adams HotelWe will be back later this week with more from their wedding ceremony and reception.

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Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography

Maya and Alex worked with a designer in NY to custom design their letterpress wedding invitations. I loved the DC skyline envelope liner they chose and how the invitation was reflective of their wedding style.Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography

Maya and her mom Cadi picked out her wedding dress together at Kleinfeld Bridal (she wore a Danielle Caprese gown). I love that she was able to have that moment with her mom. She chose a picture of the special moment for a locket and we tied it to her bouquet.  Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography =Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography

How sweet is this first look moment? Maya and Alex were so excited to be getting married and it really shows in their photos. Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography Heartfelt Summer DC Wedding Hay Adams Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Astrid Photography

 

We loved working with Maya and Alex for their heartfelt summer DC wedding at The Hay-Adams Hotel, we will be back with more of their ceremony and reception later this week! To see more weddings we have planned head over to our gallery page.

Vendors:

Photographer: Astrid Photography

Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions

Ceremony & Reception: The Hay-Adams Hotel

Florals: Sidra Forman

Hair: Jewel Hair Design

Makeup: Mimi Tran

Cake: Kendall’s Cakes

DJ: Chris Laich Music Services

Rentals: DC Rental

Gown: Danielle Caprese via Kleinfeld Bridal 

Invitation/Stationery: Village Invites

Calligraphy: Just Write Studios