A Pair of School Teachers Married in This Cute Math-Themed Celebration in Georgetown

This stunning reception at The Four Seasons is proof, once again, that themed weddings don’t have to be cheesy. Both school teachers, Anne Sexton and David Adams chose to host a math-themed wedding, complete with school bag-inspired welcome bags and flash card escort cards pinned to a chalkboard. Their elegant and playful wedding was captured by Adam Barnes.

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Anne and David were both teaching math at the same high school in Bethesda, so it made sense that a friendship would develop. They made a good pair: he was goofy and energetic and she had a great sense of humor. Their interests overlapped when it came to football, so Anne was always inviting David to attend games with her.


They’d dated for two years when on the last day of school, David took Anne to dinner at Cactus Cantina. Afterwards, they took a stroll to Anne’s favorite place: the Bishop’s Garden by the National Cathedral and St. Alban’s Parish. There, on a bench beside a fountain, David knelt down and asked Anne to be his wife.

They returned to Anne’s favorite spot for their ceremony, which they planned at St. Alban’s Parish, followed by a reception at The Four Seasons in Georgetown. Before the wedding, guests were greeted with welcome bags that were school-themed—a play off of the bride and groom’s math teacher careers—filled with candy boxes wrapped in brown paper, an apple, Smart Water, and a “report card” that contained the weekend’s itinerary.

At the reception, the bride and groom danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” while guests snacked on a dessert bar of cake pops and mini pies. After a night of celebrating, the bride and groom continued the party on a honeymoon in St. Lucia.


Ceremony Venue: St. Alban’s Parish | Reception Venue: The Four Seasons | Photographer: Adam Barnes | Event Coordinator: Megan Pollard, Grit & Grace | Bride’s Gown: Allure, Cherry Blossom Bridals | Groom’s Tux: Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse | Hair Dresser: Hair by Giselle | Makeup Artist: Claire Ashley Beauty | Caterer and Cake: The Four Seasons | Florist: Amaryllis | Transportation: Limousines Inc. | Music/Entertainment: Amaretto, Bialek’s Music | Invitations: Haute Papier | Rentals: DC Rental | Photo Booth: Bash Booths | Pies:Pie Sisters

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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.