Happy Anniversary to Olivia and Damon who were married at the St Regis in Washington DC one year ago this week!
There are always several large-scale events in Washington DC over Columbus Day weekend including --the World Bank's annual meeting, marches and protests, the Taste of DC along Pennsylvania Ave, and the Army Ten-Miler. The St Regis was packed with economic and financial policy officials, which was an amusing juxtaposition to a celebratory wedding. We passed Larry Summers in the lobby as we headed out to take portraits. We'd planned to take, what I like to call, a portrait tour of the monuments, but the road closers made traffic too snarly. Thankfully, the White House is only within a block of the hotel and makes a great backdrop for portraits -- even with all the tourists!
Olivia and Damon had an elegant wedding with white and gold details including some really cool glittery table numbers and gold-star escort "cards" balanced oh-so-carefully on the edge of champagne glasses which guests were encouraged to enjoy as they were seated for the ceremony. And lucky for them, they were able to have their wedding ceremony outside in the courtyard. Olivia changed into her mother's wedding dress for the cake cutting and they closed out the night with lots of dancing followed by a sparkler exit.