Megan & Jamie
After a low-key engagement, this couple went all out for their wedding inspired by the city.Megan and Jamie sharing a kiss on their wedding day on July 27, 2013. All photographs by Tara Parekh Photography.
When Jamie Gausemel decided to propose to Megan Darch, he knew he wanted a casual and fun situation representative of their five-year relationship. The groom, who works in IT, made Megan, an executive assistant, breakfast at their condo one morning and popped the question as they were dancing to one of their favorite songs. For the wedding, which took place six months later, the couple—who initially met through mutual friends—settled on an elegant family affair and a celebration inspired by Washington.
Photographer: Tara Parekh Photography
Wedding Venue: The Hay-Adams Hotel
Event Coordinator: Haydee Gamez, the Hay-Adams Hotel
Bride’s Gown: Matthew Christopher
Groom’s Tux: J.Crew
Hair/Makeup: Jordan K Winn & Co.
Cake: Kendall’s Cakes
Wedding Cake Flavors: Tupelo honey
Florist: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design
Wedding Flowers: White and green hydrangeas and mini white calla lilies
Caterers: The Hay-Adams Hotel
Videographer: Adora Wedding Films
Music/Entertainment: Daniel Ssebowa Musisi
First Dance Song: “You & Me” by Dave Matthews
Invitations: River City Studio
Photo Booth: OnomonoMedia
Bride’s Favorite Wedding Detail: The photo booth
Groom’s Favorite Wedding Detail: The balcony and the view of the venue
Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: Their dog, Rocky, walking down the aisle as the ring bearer
Wedding Favors: Instead of favors, a donation was made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of the bride’s father.
Wedding Theme: Washington, DC
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Classic, elegant, romantic, timeless
Honeymoon Spot: Costa Rica
Where the Couple Currently Live: Washington, DC
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