Elizabeth Cotter, a psychologist, and Timothy Kirby, a financial regulatory attorney, chose Washington’s elegant Hotel Monaco for their fall wedding. The couple, who first met as undergraduates at Michigan State University, found the venue perfect “because of its gorgeous architecture and quintessential DC vibe.” At the evening reception, tall arrangements of white flowers and floating candles served as centerpieces, and tasteful pink-hued lighting created a romantic yet modern backdrop. After dinner, catered by Hotel Monaco’s Poste restaurant, and nibbles from the picture-perfect three-tier wedding cake, a night of dancing ensued.
Photographer: Lisa Boggs Photography
Wedding Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco
Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang, Saks Jandel
Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss, Nordstrom
Hair: Sue Volans
Makeup: Gina Robinson
Event Coordinator: Courtney Swierczek, A Sweet Soiree
Caterers: Poste Restaurant, Hotel Monaco
Cake Baker: Fluffy Thoughts
Wedding Cake Flavors: Red velvet and white cake with strawberry buttercream
Wedding Cocktail: Kir Royale
Florist: L’Artisan Lily
Wedding Flowers: White roses, hydrangeas, calla lilies
Music/Entertainment: Doctors Orders
Invitations: The Dandelion Patch
First Dance Song: “Crazy Love”
Wedding Colors: Ivory, pale gold, and cobalt
Wedding Favors: Wedding favors were skipped in lieu of a donation to Homes for Our Troops.
Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: When some of the guests started spraying Silly String on the dance floor
Favorite Wedding Detail: Definitely the music—people were dancing the entire night!
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Modern, fresh, warm, fabulous
Honeymoon Spot: Portugal
Where They Currently Live: Arlington, VA