R & E // Arena Stage, Washington DC Wedding // DC wedding planner

Photo by Jess Latos Photography R & E got married this past summer at Arena Stage, a venue I'd been dying to work in for a while now. They're a private couple so we won't be showing any photos of their faces or their guests' faces - but I still had to blog about this one cause it was so special, so much fun, and Jess Latos Photography took some stunning pics! E is Ethiopian, and R is Jewish. They wanted to plan their wedding fairly quickly, so we jumped right in! They incorporated various traditions throughout their day. My favorite was the Ethiopian cuisineĀ  - and the wet naps that were on every table that said "Marriage is Messy"! R was also pregnant - and therefore a glowing, stunning bride. We made it through the hora without any dropping or falling incidents which was my major fear (!), so I considered the evening to be a big success!

This was one of the most beautiful weddings I've done that seamlessly incorporated different traditions - experiencing these cultures merging and celebrating together was really touching and, frankly, brought me to tears at times during the night. So enjoy what photos I'm able to share (and big thanks to Jess Latos Photography for the beautiful images) and join me in wishing R & E a huge congrats on their marriage! I'm also happy to report their new little baby joined their family this fall and is happy and healthy! Congrats again to R & E - much love to you both!

 

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

Photo by Jess Latos Photography

R&E's Vendors:

Planner - Katie Wannen, The Plannery

Venue - Arena Stage

Caterer - RSVP and Dama Catering

Photographer - Jess Latos Photography

DJ - KC Higgins

Flowers - Whole Foods

Cake - Fluffy Thoughts

 

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