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June 7, 2024

A Luxe Fall Wedding at the Intercontinental Washington, DC

This past year, we had the pleasure of orchestrating some truly magical celebrations at the Intercontinental Hotel at The Wharf in Washington DC. Christine and Trevor’s wedding was our third and final wedding of year at this stunning waterfront venue. We absolutely couldn’t wait to share the details with you all today! If you’re dreaming of a wedding that’s elegant, warm, and all around modern, you’re in for a treat. Ready to get inspired? Let’s dive in!

And if you’re looking for a wedding planner to bring your vision to life, don’t hesitate to reach out. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for behind-the-scenes peeks into our world.

Curious to see how the other two weddings we designed at the Intercontinental turned out? Of course you are! Check them out here and here!

portraits at Fall Wedding at the Intercontinental Washington, DC

Getting Ready: A Morning Full of Excitement

First, this beautiful fall wedding began with Christine and Trevor getting ready with their closest friends and family in the hotel’s pristine bi-level Constellation Suite. The bridal suite was buzzing with laughter, anticipation, and the soft rustle of beautiful bridal slippers as Christine and her bridesmaids prepared for the day.

Christine had a touching first look with her dad that melted our hearts when we got the images back from their photographer! Meanwhile, Trevor and his groomsmen shared some great moments as they suited up, setting a relaxed and joyful tone for the day ahead.

A Heartfelt First Look

Christine and Trevor took advantage of one of their suite’s stunning balconies, on this gorgeous day with their first look. This private moment was filled with emotion, allowing them to share their excitement and calm each other’s nerves before the ceremony.

They also took this opportunity to snap some gorgeous portraits together, and with their bridal party and family. Many couples are opting to take these photos before the wedding ceremony and we are here for it! Ultimately, it just means that you get to enjoy more time with your guests during the cocktail party and reception. The photos from this session were absolutely breathtaking, capturing their genuine smiles and the stunning backdrop of the Intercontinental Washington DC.

The Ceremony (Where They Said “I Do” with a View)

Christine and Trevor’s ceremony was held at the one of the many event space’s at the Intercon with a view, featuring a balcony with panoramic views of the Potomac River, extending over Maryland and Virginia. With that as our backdrop, we created a breathtaking scene for Christine and Trevor, designing a stunning open-ended arch filled with lush white and blush blooms and trailing greenery. We lined the back of the aisles with elegant floral arrangements and a plush white velvet runner to anchor the design. Ultimately creating a STUNNING grand entrance for their guests and was absolutely breathtaking as they exchanged their vows.

Post-Ceremony Portraits Capturing Those Just Married Moments

After the ceremony, Christine and Trevor took a moment to capture more portraits together. These photos, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Potomac River and the sophisticated interiors of the Intercontinental Washington DC, perfectly encapsulated their newlywed bliss. It was a serene interlude before the evening’s festivities began, allowing them to enjoy each other’s company and the beauty of their surroundings.

A Breathtaking Fall Wedding Reception

We transformed The Waterfront Ballroom into an elegant reception space, blending high and low floral centerpieces that enhanced the vaulted ceilings. The tablescapes were a visual delight, featuring matte black chargers, gold details, and lush greenery to create a modern yet timeless look. The wedding band played under an all-black truss structure we designed with greenery and crystal chandeliers, while a striking 16-foot wide black bar, equally decorated with florals and greenery, serving as a focal point for the evening. Every detail was meticulously planned to ensure that Christine and Trevor’s wedding at the Intercontinental was nothing short of spectacular. 

A Special Highlight: Dad’s Musical Surprise

We love when our couples surprise and delight their guests! One of the evening’s standout moments was when Christine’s dad, a former band member, took the stage with a few of his old bandmates. They played a few songs, much to the delight of everyone in attendance. This surprise performance added an extra layer of fun and nostalgia to an already fantastic night, making it a highlight of Christine and Trevor’s fall wedding at the Intercontinental Washington DC.

Celebrating Their Fall Wedding in Style

Christine and Trevor’s fall wedding at the Intercontinental Washington DC was a perfect blend of elegance, love, and personal touches. From the heartfelt first look to the breathtaking ceremony and the lively reception, every detail was thoughtfully planned by our amazing crew to make their day unique. Thanks for joining us on this journey through Christine and Trevor’s beautiful intercontinental wedding. Here’s to many more moments of love and celebration!

If you’re planning your own wedding and want it to be just as special, we’re here to help. Contact us today to start planning your dream day, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes inspiration and updates.

Wedding portraits at the Intercontinental Washington, DC

Vendor Team

Wedding Planning & Design: Simply Breathe Events
Wedding Dress (Store & Designer): White Swan Bridal
Tuxedo(s): The Black Tux
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel at the Wharf
Florist: Floral & Bloom
Caterer & Desserts: Intercontinental Hotel at the Wharf
Hair & Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer Pro
Photographer: Brett Denfeld Photography
Ceremony Musician & Band: Bachelor Boys Band
Videographer: Bowen Films
Invitation/Wedding Day Signage/Stationery: Minted
Bar & Band Facade: Social Supply Design
Photo Booth: Tickled Photo Booth
Rentals: Select Event Group

Tiffany Rivera is a DC & NYC Wedding Planner & Event Planner. For more inspiration when planning your destination wedding, check out this dreamy bridgerton-esque wedding at Goodstone Inn.

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