A Fall Wedding at the Newseum

These college sweethearts tied the knot in a modern-elegant celebration.

All photographs by Mohaimen Kazi Photography.

Annie Malter and Josh Nathan met during their first weeks at Emory University, where they were living in the same freshman dorm. They quickly became friends—hanging out in one another’s dorm rooms and playing practical jokes on Josh’s roommate—but when they began their sophomore year of college, Josh asked Annie out for a late-night snack at the on-campus restaurant. “It was around midnight, and we had chocolate chip pancakes and chicken fingers,” says Annie. “Afterward, I got a terrible stomachache—which I probably deserved, given our choice of food—and Josh sat outside with me on a bench for hours distracting me with jokes and funny stories.”

They went on to date throughout the rest of college, celebrating graduation and their first jobs, and eventually moved in together. One Saturday morning seven years later, Josh woke Annie up to tell her he’d made her favorite breakfast—chocolate chip pancakes. Annie wanted to sleep longer, but Josh told her, “It’s the best batch of pancakes I’ve ever made.” When he brought the breakfast tray to the bed, Annie saw why: Spelled out in chocolate chip pancakes were the words, “Marry me?”

The couple wed on October 25, 2014, a year later at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center, which was a less traditional venue but still had the modern elegance they were looking for. They enjoyed perfect fall weather that allowed for photos on the terrace and spent the night surrounded on the dance floor by loved ones. As for the cake, they made sure to include a layer of Annie’s favorite: chocolate chip.

Reception Venue: Newseum

Photographer: Mohaimen Kazi

Bride’s Gown: Wtoo by Watters, Love Couture Bridal

Groom’s Tux: LS Men’s Clothing

Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Company

Event Coordinator: Jennifer Bryan, Elegantly Chic Events

Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie

Florist: Gerry Rogers, Petal’s Edge Floral Design

Caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering

Transportation: Reston Limousine

Music/Entertainment: Rhythm6

Invitations: Personally Yours

Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier

Associate Editor

Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.