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Timeless Black Tie Wedding At Anderson House In Washington, DC

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As you all know, Washington, D.C. has my heart when it comes to photographing weddings. There is no shortage of incredible, luxury wedding venues in the city and Anderson House was the perfect location for this timeless, black-tie winter wedding in the heart of the nation’s capital. During the spring I saw Stuart and Melissa for their garden wedding engagement session in Washington, D.C., and was so happy and honored to see them again to photograph their wedding day. 

Melissa was a classic bridal beauty on her wedding day in a minimalist, fitted wedding gown. I loved the bow sash detail on the back of her bridal dress, and her blush pink designer bridal shoes! Melissa had two bridal looks in one wedding dress allowing her to change up her look from ceremony to reception. Before walking down the aisle, Melissa added a delicate lace bolero with long sleeves, adding to the timeless feel of the wedding day and perfectly complementing her cathedral-length lace-trimmed wedding veil. 

An elegant wedding invitation suite with shades of green and gold touches set the tone for their wintery black tie wedding. We took advantage of the afternoon before the early evening wedding ceremony to complete many of the portraits and wedding party photos in and around Washington, D.C. The opulent ballroom space at Anderson House was transformed from the wedding ceremony space to the reception space with an elegant color palette of white and gold. Lush centerpieces of white and blush blooms graced the tables along with golden candelabras for a romantic and elevated design decor.

As one last surprise, Melissa changed into a sparkle and fringe mini dress for the reception and sparkler exit. 

The following vendors made their Washington, DC wedding weekend a dream:

Wedding Venue: Anderson House | Planner & Florist: Riverwood Designs | Photographer: Sarah Bradshaw | Getting Ready Venue: Dupont Circle Hotel | Beauty: Amie Decker Beauty | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Papergoods: Dear Elouise | Caterer: Susan Gage | Cake: Bonnie Brunt Cakes | Band: Lucy Black Entertainment | Rentals: Something Vintage

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I loved every aspect of Stuart and Melissa’s timeless winter wedding in Washington, D.C., but I think a personal favorite detail of mine is the sparkly mini dress Melissa wore for the wedding sparkler exit. Anderson House proved to be the perfect D.C. wedding venue for this timeless, black-tie wedding.

I am honored to have been able to photograph the wedding of Stuart and Melissa! Thank you!

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With nearly 20 years of experience behind the lens and a portfolio that spans four continents, Sarah brings a refined, story-driven approach to the events of a wedding. Her work has published in Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Living, as well as print & digital outlets around the globe.

Sarah Bradshaw is an internationally recognized wedding & event photographer. Combining a background in international photojournalism, a love for classical art, and a genuine interest in people, Sarah creates images that are at once iconic and intimate, effortless and intentional, in the moment and intended for a lifetime.