Kristin Shelden and Matthew Acocella credit Washington for their introduction. The bride, a Michigan native, and the groom, from Connecticut, met during a class at Georgetown University, where they were both undergraduates. Naturally when it came down to the engagement, the groom, now a communications graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, chose the couple’s alma mater to propose. “Matt convinced me to have lunch on our old campus one afternoon, and proposed in front of the building where we first met at Georgetown on a cold but beautiful spring day,” says Kristin, now a student at Georgetown Law.
An elegant urban ceremony, overlooking the Washington Monument and the National Mall, followed on June 23, 2012 at the Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association.
Photographer: Amy Raab
Wedding Venue: Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association
Event Coordinator: Jessica Brown, Simply Chic Events
Bride’s Gown: Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija, Hitched Salon
Groom’s Tux: Michael Kors, Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona
Makeup: Isabella Bastien
Caterer: Occasions Caterers
Cake: Kendall’s Cakes
Wedding Cake Flavors: Tupelo honey and chocolate raspberry
Wedding Flowers: Peonies
Florist: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design
First Dance Song: “Love Is Here to Stay”
Invitations: Fig. 2 Design Studio
Favorite Wedding Detail: All of the beautiful calligraphy pieces from Trial By Cupcakes, especially our escort cards and Champagne drink stirrers.
Wedding Theme: DC at its finest!
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Classic, fun, pretty, romantic
Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: “Matt surprised everyone by serenading me with ‘On the Street Where You Live’ with the band!” says Kristin.
Honeymoon Spot: St. Lucia
Where They Currently Live: Washington, DC