A Modern-Disco-Themed Wedding at Glen Echo Park

The park's retro vibes paired perfectly with the disco balls, velvet, and retro color scheme.

On their first date, at Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Adams Morgan, Amanda and Jason closed down the bar. Four and a half years later, Jason proposed in a cabin in Michigan over Fourth of July weekend. Their modern-disco-themed celebration gestured to the season and Glen Echo Park’s retro vibe with disco balls, velvet, and autumnal olive-green, mustard, and terra-cotta hues with black and gold accents.

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A clear-top tent transformed the ceremony space, says Amanda, whose preferred flowers were anthuriums (her favorite) and lilies, which had been featured at her parents’ wedding. Memorable details were the ones most personal, she says: “My late father’s presence was felt everywhere during our ceremony, which meant so much to me.” Jason loved the warm, inviting reception area, which started as a blank canvas. Signature cocktails included sangria, sparkling wine, and apple cider, and while they served an “epic” wedding cake at the rehearsal dinner, they opted for mini pies and Garrett popcorn—a nod to the couple’s Chicago home—for dessert at the reception.


The Details


Planning and design: Dantus & Co. Events

Florist: She Loves Me

Invitations: Peach Wolfe Paper Co.

Caterer: Main Event Caterers

Hair: Lucja Bridal

Makeup: Makeup by Crista

Bride’s attire: Jenny Yoo; No Pise La Grama (reception change)

Groom’s attire: Suitsupply

Music: Lucy Black Entertainment (ceremony and cocktail hour); Hajji and the Jump Street Band (reception)

Videographer: Double Take

Lighting and drapery: 27 Studios

Tent: Curated Events

Rentals: Something Vintage; Honeywood Rentals; BBJ La Tavola; Write Liz Write

Transportation: Fleet Transportation

Photographer: Barbara O Photography

This wedding originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of Washingtonian.

Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.