After connecting on Bumble, Maddie, a digital strategist from La Plata, and Jason, a communications director from Germantown, met for an evening of music trivia at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. Next, it was drinks at Tiki TNT near the Anthem, where they saw a James Blake concert. Three years later, they went to Tiki TNT again, this time to toast their relationship with loved ones at their rehearsal dinner.
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At the wedding, on February 19 at the InterContinental Washington, DC– The Wharf, monstera leaves and other tropical foliage, white orchids, and mirrored balls overhead set the stage for their black-gold-and-green “winter disco tropicalia.” Music, not surprisingly, was a priority, so Maddie and Jason worked with their DJ to curate playlists for the ceremony and cocktail hour that had special significance for the pair and their guests. Next to a photo booth, which featured a green-leaf-and-fern backdrop, they placed a scrapbook for photos and well-wishes. The InterContinental ballroom dance floor was packed all night, they say, and instead of a cake, they opted for a dessert bar and poured a Champagne tower. For their after-party, friends and family walked a few steps to Moon Rabbit restaurant, also in the hotel. The newlyweds honeymooned at the Andaz Mayakoba Resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Planning and design: The DC Event Planner • Florist and draping: Edge Floral Event Designers • Hair and makeup: PriscillaM Beauty • Music and lighting: Dan Goldman Events • Stationery: Minted.com • Desserts: Spilled Milk Catering
This wedding originally appeared in the June 2022 issue of Washingtonian.