See an Anderson House Wedding That’s Basically a Disney Movie Come to Life

There’s something so endlessly classy about DC venues, and the Anderson House is no exception. We love the elegance seen all throughout Charlotte Froehlich and Daniel (Dan) Jacobs’s nuptials, captured in the photos below by Timmester Photography.

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Dan and Charlotte were enrolled in a scuba class at their college in Florida, and while Dan couldn’t help but notice Charlotte’s long blonde hair, Charlotte was struck by his strong swimming skills. After a few weeks, Dan asked her out, and Charlotte was thrilled to go out with the “oh-so-handsome” upperclassman. Their first date was passed under the cover of palm trees and twinkling lights at a Florida restaurant.





After college, they stayed in touch for a few years before resuming their relationship, dating long distance leading up to their engagement. When it came to the proposal, Dan planned it for a weekend getaway trip to Annapolis. They were walking through the lobby for cocktail hour before their dinner reservation, when a photographer stopped them and asked if he could take a few photos of them to kill time the hour before his next job. Charlotte was on board, so Dan told the man they could take a few shots before their dinner reservation. “After walking out to the dock and taking a few shots right on the water, the photographer asked if there were any other poses we would like to do,” remembers Charlotte. “Before I knew what was happening, Dan was on one knee scrambling to find a ring in his coat pocket.” After a celebratory glass of Champagne, Dan and Charlotte continued on to their dinner reservation, where Charlotte was stunned to find her parents waiting to congratulate them.




For their June wedding at Anderson House, their classic blush and ivory color palette matched the elegance of their venue, as did their long tables with gold-accented place settings. As a nod to her new mother-in-law, Charlotte wore Dan’s mother’s cathedral-length veil, and at the reception, Charlotte’s parents were honored with their own wedding song, in honor of the fact that Charlotte and Dan’s wedding date fell on their anniversary.



Guests sipped bourbon cocktails with pomegranate simple syrup and cranberries and a citrusy punch with peach vodka, orange juice, and champagne. In place of favors, the newlyweds made contributions to the American Institute for Breast Cancer Research and the Wounded Warrior Project. When the night came to a close, Dan and Charlotte exited under a shower of sparklers, which was both of their favorite element of the night.


Ceremony Venue: All Saints Episcopal Church | Reception Venue: Anderson House | Photographer: Timmester Photography | Event Coordinator: Terri Eaves, Bash | Bride’s Gown: Enzoani, Love Couture Bridal | Groom’s Tux: Canali, Taylor Richards & Conger | Hair Dresser: Hair by Giselle and Bridal Hair by Remona | Makeup Artist: Nour Kazoun Makeup Artistry | Cake: Balducci’s | Florist: Philippa Tarrant Floral Designs  | Caterers: Susan Gage Caterers | Transportation: Regal Limousine and RMA | Music/Entertainment: Big Ray & The Kool Kats, East Coast Entertainment | Invitations: Reaves Fine Stationary and Invitations | Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design

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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.