The jewelbox hotel is across the street from Lafayette Park and near the White House. There’s a cushy bar in the basement designed for secret rendezvous (aptly named Off the Record), a power dining spot called The Lafayette Room, and a private rooftop party space made for society weddings and celebratory brunches.
IndAroma is a gem of a cafe for Indian delicacies, European pastries, and tiered wedding cakes painted to resemble henna. The catering menu comprises platters of spicy hors d’oeuvres and loads of vegetarian entrees.
Sandi Ferreira Leone’s bridal boutique is a one-stop shop for ladies in a wedding party. Brides can find gowns, shoes, veils, and jewelry, and there are unfrumpy, wear-again dresses for bridesmaids and moms.
Who knows more about wedding photography than a husband-and-wife team? The Brittons shoot engagement portraits and nuptials, but whisper into Allison’s ear and she’ll tell you about her boudoir photography business, DC Vixens.
This NYC transplant tailors suits, shirts, and tuxes for men. Dapper Dans choose from three tiers and 10,000 fabrics. The results are office-, wedding- and Inaugural Ball-worthy.
Beautiful high-end wedding attire for the bride, groom, bridesmaids, flower girls, and anybody else who might hit the aisle.
Whimsical custom stationery, wedding invitations, and other letterpress.
D.C.’s oldest-surviving building hosts weddings and features a quaint back garden.
Dresses for a dream wedding (courtesy of Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Lee, and others).
Bring a photo or idea to wedding-wizard Diana My Tran for a custom gown, copy, or fitting, all in record time.