From elaborate views to the finest of details, Mona and Chris’ District Winery wedding sought to bring a charming touch to a timeless space.
Mona and Chris’ love story began on their first day of law school. It was a breezy fall day on campus, and Mona was standing in line behind Chris waiting to get to a luau-themed buffet spread. After laying eyes on her for the first time, Chris knew his life would change forever. He worked up the courage to speak to her, only to be met with short small talk (to which Mona does not remember happening!).
For the next 14 months, Chris worked to win over Mona’s attention. It wasn’t until they ran into each other during their second year of school that her feelings for him took a turn. The two finally set out on their first date, never looking back after that day.
Mona and Chris fell so deeply for each other, and on May 15, 2016, Chris was ready to make things official. Although his original plan to propose at the Sculpture Garden in DC along Constitution Avenue fell through (and the couple faced a strange series of events along their journey that day!), Chris finally found a quiet place in the corner of a new sculpture garden to pop the question.
To celebrate their new milestone, the couple and I met for a chilly engagement session in January 2019. Two short months later, the bride and groom set out to take the leap towards forever.
Mona and Chris took every detail into consideration when planning their big day. The two aimed for a modern and sophisticated look, yet a down to earth, familiar, and cozy feel. Since their guests traveled from all over the country, the couple wanted to ensure their event was an elegant and decadent party to remember for a lifetime!
This District Winery wedding held a certain charm of its own. With a modern and darker aesthetic, wood paneling, and an outdoor cocktail hour, guests were treated to an intimate, romantic experience. Gorgeous florals filled the room, pairing beautifully with the grand design of the table settings and soft color palette.
After a night filled with love, laughter, and great music, the joyful newlyweds were ready to begin their journey through marriage! Mona and Chris are looking forward to the perks of their new milestone (hello joint tax returns!), growing their family, and continuing to do the things that they love together.
To my beautiful bride and groom: thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding story! Your big day was absolutely spectacular, and I cannot wait to watch you blossom during this new season!
Photography | Anny Photography
Venue | District Winery
Hair + Makeup Artist | Susan Lim
Floral Design | Love Blooms
Band | Bachelor Boys Band