Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC | Sara & Ryan

 
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography

A clear top tent accentuated with greenery, blue & wood accents, and soft candlelight created a magical vibe for this autumn Dumbarton House wedding with Pamela Barefoot Events. S&R met at Hamilton College and bonded over their love of spicy food and bad dancing. Fittingly, guests received favors of customized hot sauce, and the band kept the dance floor packed all night. They incorporated another personal detail by naming their signature cocktails for the houses the bride and groom each lived in their senior year of college.

An ornate handmade chuppah cover added elegance to the outdoor ceremony in the Dumbarton House garden.  Sweet Root Village adorned the chuppah with an array of white flowers and greenery, which echoed the bride’s white bouquet. Thankfully, rain held off which allowed for a magical garden cocktail hour before heading indoors for the candlelit reception. The stairway from cocktails to reception was lined with greenery and lanterns, a romantic walkway that hinted at the reception space. Earthy tones of grey, blue, and green reflected the autumn season in a non-traditional way. A gold flecked cake was both elegant and fitting for the season, while lighthearted toasts and upbeat tunes kept the party going well into the night. This joyful and loving couple lit up the whole room all evening, and I am so excited to see this wedding grace the pages of the current issue of Washingtonian Weddings.

Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography
Fall Garden Wedding at Dumbarton House in Washington DC by fine art wedding photographer Lissa Ryan Photography

Photographer - Lissa Ryan Photography  |  Planning - Pamela Barefoot Events & Design |  Venue - Dumbarton House  |  Floral Design - Sweet Root Village  |  Catering - Well Dunn Catering | Cake - Catherine George Cakes | Band -  Bachelor Boys Band  |  Rentals -  White Glove and Party Rental Ltd. | Tent - Sugar Plum Tents |  Paper Goods & Hand Lettering - Pretty Mail Calligraphy  | Draping - Fabrication Events |  Film Scans - The FIND Lab  | Assistance from Julia Rochelle and Sara Robertson | Featured in current issue of Washingtonian Weddings

If you would like more information about my wedding and portrait photography, please contact me by filling out a contact form here; or send an email to melissa@lissaryanphotography.com.