A shirred satin gown is not just a work of art. It is also a labor of love and that is how the day started with a million laces and a lot of laughter. Marcia carried a bouquet handmade of satin, pearls and crystal. Joe made their stunning chocolate wedding cake in the days before the wedding. Marcia’s family hand assembled the bouquets as she arrived to the mansion. The wedding shawl of Joe’s mom became the covering for the gift table. Everything about this day had a loving, very personal touch.
Oxon Hill is a stunning Neo-Georgian mansion overlooking the National Harbor. It is far and away one of the most beautiful settings in DC. The property was first owned by a colonial era family who built their home in 1711. The current home was built in 1929 for Sumner Welles, U.S. Undersecretary of State. Roosevelt and Churchill were both guests. To this day the mansion has a regal feel with sprawling gardens, fountains and statuary.
Marcia and Joe were married in the gardens at sunset. The day was sunny and 70, genuinely perfect in every way.
We would like to express our thanks to Marcia and Tom their family and friends for making this day so joyful, fun and beautiful.
Fabulous. Marcia and Joe, you look so happy and so much in love.
Great photos; wonderful wedding; best wishes to you both as you journey forth in your new life together. . . . Mark and Hilde