Hugh and Joan // DAR Museum // Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

Romantic wedding photo at DAR Constitution Hall | Megan Rei Photography | Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Hugh and Joan's wedding day was absolutely beautiful! Their ceremony and reception were at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington, DC which is such an incredible place. I'd never been there before, but I can't wait to go back! With so much history, the giant columns, and the views overlooking the Washington Monument - it is the quintessential DC venue. And of course most importantly - so many gorgeous spots to take pictures :)

Bridal details, jewelry and heels | Daughters of the American Revolution Wedding | Washington DC Wedding Photography

A lot of brides and bridesmaids have to squeeze into a tiny hotel room to get everyone ready - not these ladies! This "bridal suite" was enormous, with tons of space for everyone to spread out. 

Bridal party getting ready in the Connecticut Board Room at DAR | DAR Museum Wedding Photos | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding day prep at DAR Constitution Hall | Documentary style wedding photography | DC Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding day prep at DAR Constitution Hall | Photojournalistic style wedding photography | DC Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Bridal party getting ready in the Connecticut Board Room at DAR | DAR Museum Wedding Photos | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding day prep at DAR Constitution Hall | Photojournalistic style wedding photography | DC Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography

Meanwhile, the guys hung out in a fancy conference room - they didn't need as much space for hair and makeup products :)

DAR Wedding Ceremony | Classic DC Wedding Photography | Megan Rei Photography

Here she comes! Everyone had to get their phones ready, even the bystanders in the street :) 

Wedding guests during the ceremony at DAR | Washington DC Wedding Photography | Megan Rei Photography

Joan's son and daughter walked her down the aisle and it was just the sweetest! They handed her off to Hugh with a kiss on the cheek that I think had everybody tearing up!

Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall Wedding Ceremony | Megan Rei Photography
Groom watching his bride come down the aisle at DAR | Washington DC Wedding
Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall Wedding Ceremony | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding ceremony at DAR Museum | Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei

I can't get over how beautiful the DAR Museum is. Such a perfect, elegant backdrop for a wedding ceremony!

Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall Wedding Ceremony | DAR Weddings | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding guests during the ceremony at DAR | Washington DC Wedding Photography | Megan Rei Photography
Bridesmaid during wedding ceremony at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC
Classic DC wedding at DAR Constitution Hall

This had everyone cracking up! Hugh just had to show off his ring haha.

Look at that beautiful veil! It took multiple members of the wedding party to place it just right for photos haha. Any future brides reading this - if you're wondering whether to get a veil, the answer is yes. And the longer the better!

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Such a good looking family!

Groom and groomsmen posing after the wedding ceremony at DAR Museum | Washington DC
Fun wedding party at Daughters of the American Revolution | Megan Rei Photography | Washington DC Photographer
Fun wedding party at DAR Constitution Hall | Megan Rei Photography | Washington DC Photographer
Bride and groom posing for a classic DC portrait with the white columns at DAR
Romantic wedding photos in Washington DC | Megan Rei Photography | DC and Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
Bride and groom at DAR with the Washington Monument | Megan Rei Photography | DAR Wedding Photography

You cannot beat this rooftop view!

Bride and groom at DAR with the Washington Monument | Megan Rei Photography | DAR Wedding Photography

Dinner was held in DAR's beautiful O'Byrne Gallery - every room in this place was just gorgeous!

Wedding reception in the O’Byrne Gallery at Daughters of the American Revolution

All of the toasts were awesome, and there were a lot of them! You can tell Hugh and Joan have so many people that love them and wanted to speak about what wonderful people they are :)

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I don't know what was so funny during their first dance, but it sure made for some cute pictures :)

It was a gorgeous night for being outside under the stars! After the first dances, everyone moved outside to enjoy the rest of the reception on the portico.

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Congratulations Hugh and Joan! And thank you to all the wonderful vendors who helped put their special day together.

Venue: Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

Second Photographer:  Bethanne Runyan

Caterer: Georgetown Caterers

Hair: Christina Woods-Deandrade

Makeup: Sydney Kerr

 DJ: Joseph "Huck Fin" Robinson

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Bride's Dress: Rosalin's Bridal Boutique

Groom's Attire: Noose and Monkey