District Winery Wedding in Navy Yards – Maggie & Brian

We love how Maggie and Brian’s wedding reflected their story! They got married at the stunning St Aloysius, right by Gonzaga where Brian went to high school. Plus, they chose to have their wedding at the end of December, the same day as the anniversary of Maggie’s parent’s. What a special way to incorporate the legacy of their marriage! Then to end the night they brought out some tasty Jamaican treats from the restaurants Brian’s family owns.

Throughout the day the bride and groom were surrounded by the love and support of their friends and family, many of whom traveled from all over the world to celebrate with Maggie and Brian as they became husband and wife.

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The Ceremony

Maggie – I was thinking that I wanted to remember this feeling and this moment forever. I was wondering how nervous Brian was and surprised that we were both able to keep it together and not cry (at least not too much!)
Brian –  I was thinking “Wow this is about to happen!”

All the Joy

Maggie – I was most joyful in the moments following our vows and exchanging of rings, in our first few moments as husband and wife. I made sure to take it all in and was just overcome with happiness.

Brian – I was overcome with happiness in the moment that the Maggie and I got to see the receptions space before the guests were allowed up from cocktail hour. Seeing everything we had planned come together in that moment was breathtaking and it was just wonderful to experience it, just us two, before everyone else.

Being Married

Married life has been great! We escaped the cold to Cancun, Mexico the week following our wedding day and are just now getting back to the real world. We’re looking forward to our first year as newlyweds! We love winter weddings. Of course, the fact that we got married during that season might make us slightly biased 🙂

But who can help swooning for the glamor of a black tie wedding topped off by a little snow?

Congratulations again to the new Mr. and Mrs.!


Getting Ready Location | Residence Inn, Washington, D.C.

Wedding Dress Boutique | Fabulous Frocks

Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire | The Black Tux

Hair & Makeup | Jessica Biehl

Ceremony Venue | St. Aloysius Catholic Church

Florist | Free Spirit Floral

Cake | Suzanne James

Reception Venue | District Winery

DJ | DJ Sean J

Catering | District Winery

Venue Coordinator | Rachel Chuvalas

Stationary | Lauren Perry Studio



Gonzalez J. Wedding Photography

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