28 Awesome Ideas for Your Georgetown Hoya Wedding

Hoya Saxa!

1. Let’s start with engagement pictures. The Tombs is an obvious must.

Photo by Susie & Becky Photography

2. The Village A rooftops work, too.

Photo by Nat Wongsaroj Photography

3. If you’re feeling really ambitious, Riggs Library is an AMAZING backdrop.

Photo by New Chapters Photography

4. Now, on to the wedding. Gift your bridesmaids monogrammed robes in Hoya colors.

Photo by Kurstin Roe Photography

5. You can also suprise them with Hoya ballet flats.

These come with or without the logo on the bow. $72 at Lillybee.

6. Or navy monogrammed handerchiefs around their bouquets!

Photo by Belathée Photography

7. The flower girl can wear blue and white.

Photo by Sarah Bradshaw Photography

8. And the groom can pair his best gray suit with a striped tie and boutonniere wrap.

Photo by Sarah Bradshaw Photography

9. He can also sport a classy pair of Georgetown University cuffllinks.

Georgetown University sterling silver cufflinks, $159 at M. LaHart & Co.

10. And gift his groomsmen needlepoint flasks with the school logo.

Georgetown Needlepoint Flask, $65 at Smathers & Branson. (We also like these needlepoint key fobs for bridesmaids.)

11. Even if you don’t exchange vows at Dahlgren Chapel, snap a picture outside.

Photo by Audra Wrisley

12. Hit the Healy steps for formal portraits.

Photo by Ellis Photo Studio

13. The stairs leading to Gaston Hall are also an option.

Photo by Heather Bee Photography

14. As are the classrooms down the hall!

Photo by Rebekah J. Murray

15. Of course you’ll want to find the Georgetown seal.

Photo by Belathée Photography

It’s up to you whether or not you step on it.

16. An action shot walking across the lawn isn’t a bad idea.

Photo by Rebekah J. Murray

17. Neither is taking the whole wedding party to Village A for portraits!

Photo by Holland Photo Arts

18. You can also use the stairs for just the two of you.

Photo by Holland Photo Arts

19. The front gates will perfectly frame a portrait of you and your new spouse.

Photo by Ellis Photo Studio

20. The Wave House mural is a pretty cool photo backdrop as well.

Photo by Holland Photo Arts

21. Wave to passersby as you pose on townhouse steps by the front gates.

Photo by Paul Morse Photography

22. Surprise your spouse with a Georgetown University Pep Band performance during your ceremony exit.

Photo by Heather Bee Photography

23. A visit from Jack the Bulldog is sure to induce some smiles.

Photo by Heather Bee Photography

Update: Jack the Bulldog, Sr. (pictured here) sadly passed away last month. You can request the current Jack the Bulldog for social functions here.

24. If he’s too busy for an in-person appearance, Jack also makes for an adorable wedding cake topper.

Photo by Heather Bee Photography

25. Jack also serves as delicious inspiration for the groom’s cake!

Photo by Heather Bee Photography

26. Hang your chair signs with Georgetown Hoya ribbon.

Photo by Kurstin Roe Photography

27. Draw a heart around Georgetown University on a map of the city, then use the map as your guest book.

Photo by Audra Wrisley

28. Instead of a sparkler exit, have guests wave pom poms and foam fingers in Georgetown colors.

Photo by Kate Headley

Want to see more Georgetown University weddings? Check out Tessia and Tim’s modern celebration, Sarah and Andrew’s classic black and gold affair, and Jane and Watson’s Anderson House takeover.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.

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