Classic Pale Green and Gold Wedding at DC’s Anderson House

One of the beauties of marrying at Anderson House is there’s very little that needs to be done to “decorate” it. Gilded accents and grand staircases–along with a stunning terrace–made for a gorgeous backdrop for Adrian Peters and Paul Kane’s classic DC wedding. Their lovely celebration was captured by Tell Chronicles.

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Right after they’d completed college, Adrian showed up at Paul’s place for the graduation party he was throwing with his roommate, and Paul and Adrian felt a fast-forming connection. They spent the party throwing the football in the backyard and making one another laugh, losing track of time during the party that was supposed to be in Paul’s honor. Paul wasn’t afraid to show Adrian that he was infatuated, either. “I made several passes at a kiss, but she dodged them all gracefully,” he says.

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They’d dated for over four years when they took a trip to the Dominican Republic for Adrian’s birthday. They’d spent the day sight seeing and walking the beach when Adrian returned to their room at the resort to shower. When she stepped out, Paul was waiting on one knee. Though she was stunned, she managed to still say “yes.”


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For their elegant Anderson House wedding, they kept to a pale color scheme, allowing the natural beauty of their venue to shine. In honor of Adrian’s late father, the brooch on her bouquet had a photo of him enclosed, adding a meaningful touch to her florals. “My Dad passed away, and I wanted to have him there with me,” says Adrian. “It was beyond perfect.”


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At the reception, Adrian surprised Paul with a groom’s cake that was designed in the shape of a soccer ball with the logo of his favorite team, Liverpool. In addition to cake, guests munched on macarons made by Rosie Nguyen. After swaying to Bob Marley’s “Is This Love,” the newlyweds departed for their honeymoon across Germany.


Venue: Anderson House | Photographer: Tell Chronicles | Event Coordinator: Uniq Engaging Events | Bride’s Gown: Jim Hjelm, Ellie’s Bridal Boutique | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Jewelry: Givenchy | Groom’s Tux & Shoes: Hugo Boss | Hair Dresser: Bubbles | Makeup Artist: Tiffany Lumpkin | Caterer & Cake: Windows Catering Company | Florist: Maryam Flowers | Videographer: Hoshang Fahim | Music/Entertainment: Musical DJs & Event Lighting | Invitations: Design by Bride, printing by Minuteman Press

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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.