Brooke (she/her) and Chelsea (she/her) met by pure serendipity. Chelsea was about to move to Boston from Washington, D.C., when they matched on Bumble. Because each of their set Bumble radiuses were so small, they think they matched at a red light!

Long story short, Chelsea didn’t move to Boston. As soon as they met in person, both Brooke and Chelsea knew that they were meant for each other. They decided to tie the knot with an elegant summer wedding at a historic venue in downtown D.C. with a view of the Capitol building.

On their wedding day, the brides got their hair and makeup done together, along with their families and close friends inside an old church. Brooke and Chelsea parted ways to put on their dresses, then met for their first look in front of an arched window.

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The rooftop ceremony was windy, and Brooke’s veil air-lifted off of her head in the middle of their vow exchange, adding to the already joy-filled atmosphere. Luckily, she caught it before it could be completely carried away. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds wandered around the streets by the Capitol during blue hour, taking candid portraits as the occasional passerby congratulated them.

A live band got the reception party started, and after speeches and the couple’s first dance, the celebrants flooded the dance floor. After an evening of dancing, the brides and their guests moved to a bar down the street to round out the night with more drinks and dancing.

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Photographer: Maggie Morris

Reception Venue: The Capitol View at 400

Event Planner: Carte Blanche Events

Cinema and Video: Sage and Silhouettes

Band: Trademark

Caterer: Occasions Caterers

Beauty: Georgetown Bride

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