Elizabeth, now an attorney, developed a crush on Malcolm, now a climate-research officer for the World Bank, when they were in first grade together in Arlington. More than a decade later, after each had moved out of town, serendipity brought them together again at Whitlow’s on Wilson when they were home for Christmas. The inspiration for their Anderson House nuptials was “springtime floral in DC,” and the pair agrees that the flowers were their favorite part of the day.
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“I love how Jenn [the florist] selected seasonal blooms that were all scented,” says the bride. “She put cut gardenias on our table settings, which was so amazing.” Designed to feel cozy and whimsical, the ceremony space glowed with candles, and the tented outdoor reception featured hues of yellow, green, and cream. The couple presented guests with miniature bottles of rosé from Boxwood, a Middleburg vineyard near Elizabeth’s mom’s home, and Hubs Virginia Peanuts.
Planning and design: Cristina Calvert Weddings
Florist: Nature Composed
Invitations: Ruby the Fox
Caterer and cake: Susan Gage Caterers
Hairstylist: Shannon Marie Sheridan
Makeup artist: Makeup by Shirin
Bride’s attire: Chosen by KYHA
Groom’s attire: Christopher Kim’s Custom Tailoring
Bridesmaids’ attire: Cortana from Net-a-Porter
Groomsmen’s attire: Niccolo Giotto
Tent: Select Event Group
Draping: Fabrication Events
Photographer: Lissa Ryan Photography
This wedding originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of Washingtonian.