Chris and Caitlin are high-school sweethearts, and their beautiful Washingtno DC wedding was a sweet celebration honoring the friends and family that had carried them throughout their 10-year relationship.Â They incorporated traditional Hawaiian culture, because Chris’s father is native Hawaiian, and their wedding was set up to feel like a fun, upscale luau!
The always-wonderful Rebekah J Murray captured all of these lovely images.
The women in Christopher’s family handmade authentic leis for all of the members of the bridal party.Â Caitlin and Christopher received leis of handwoven tea leaves, their parents received orchids, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen wore ribbon leis.
During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed watching hula dancers and listening to ukelele musicians.Â Chris’s aunt Ruth even coordinated a wedding hula dance with the musicians!
The Old Ebbitt Grill was an absolutely perfect choice for the reception – a great fit for the Hawaiian elements that Caitlin and Christopher wove into the wedding!
The following Washington, DC wedding vendors contributed to Caitlin and Christopher’s wedding:
Photography – Rebekah J Murray Photography
Reception Venue – Old Ebbitt Grill
Ceremony Venue – St. Louis Catholic Church
Floral – Floral Presentations
Coordination – Carrie Moe of Fleurish Events
Stationery – Inkylivie
Calligraphy – Marie Lenker
Videographer – Andrew Gallo
Gown designer – Alvina Valenta, purchased at Ann’s Boutique in Burke, Virginia
Bridesmaids dress designer – Alvina Valenta
Accessories – Sea turtle blue cocktail ring from Betsey Johnson
Bakery – Hollin Hall Pastry Shop
Rentals and linens – DC Rentals
DJ – Steve Hoffman from Goodnote DJs
Ceremony music – J. Reilly Lewis, organist from Washington Bach Consort
Cocktail hour musicians – ukulele musicians and hula dancer from House of Musical Traditions
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