Thinking back on Ann and Lance’s wedding day, the words that come to my mind are beautiful, intimate, elegant, joyful. Every choice they made while planning their special day spoke to to the love and closeness they share with their families and each other. For their very small wedding party, they asked only Ann’s sister to be the Matron of Honor and Lance’s brother to be the best man. Ann’s aunt flew in from out of state to officiate the ceremony. Ann’s brother-in-law, jeweler and owner of Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry, custom-made the rings, the necklaces wore by Ann and her sister, and the cufflinks that Ann gave to Lance as a wedding present. A friend of Ann’s mom did the beautiful flowers.
The entire day took place at the Glen Echo Country Club. Ann dressed in the bridal room along with her mother, her aunt, and her sister, and Lance dressed in the men’s locker room at the club along with his brother. For their intimate ceremony out on the lawn, the couple chose to invite only their very closest family and friends, while more guests were invited to the reception afterwards. The ceremony was beautiful. Ann looked radiant, and Lance’s eyes were filled with such love and emotion as he saw his bride for the first time (and for pretty much the rest of the day!). My favorite part of the ceremony was something I had not seen done before- the couple placed a variety of candles on either side of the where they were standing. At one point in the ceremony, every family present was invited to come up and light one of the candles, which Ann and Lance plan to keep in their home as reminders of their beautiful day and all the family and friends who were there to share it with them. Here are a few of my favorites from the first part of the day. Congratulations to the newlyweds!