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DC Wedding | National Museum of Women in the Arts | St. Matthew’s Cathedral | Grace + Patrick

Memorial Day Weekend Wedding in the District 

This stunning Memorial Day wedding at St. Matthew’s cathedral and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.: two of DC’s most premier wedding venues.  Planning by Alyssa Glorioso of Glorious Weddings & Events. Glorious Weddings & Events specializes in DC Weddings and celebrations and is available for planning services throughout the DC area.  

Special thanks to the amazing vendor team: 

Planner: Glorious Weddings & Events 
Catering: Corcoran Caterers  

Beverages: Ace Beverage 

Photographer Stan Murzen, C&I photographers 

Videographer Glen Fortner, Classic Photographers

Venue:  NMWA 

Entertainment:  Zandi Entertainment 

Florist:  Tierra Events Cake: JennyCakes  

Sometimes a planner just knows when a wedding will be amazing. This celebration did not disappoint!  Grace and Patrick chose to be married at St. Matthew’s, a majestic cathedral set in the heart of D.C. with Du Pont Circle just  steps away.  The celebration continued at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, an equally grand and impressive venue!   I particularly love D.C. celebrations — the energy and excitement is palpable in the air.  Add in the fact that it is Memorial Day in the District…. I think May weddings might be my favorite.  The weather is perfect, all of summer is ahead of you, and there is so much sunlight!  

The best part was seeing the love and support for them from their family and friends. With two hundred guests in attendance and twenty – two attendants by their side, it was quite a testament to them.   Did I mention the groom’s uncle married them?  

But for me seeing how happy and in love is the best part.  The bride wore a vintage gown that perfectly suited her and was perfect for their first dance.  When we dimmed the light for open dancing, this crowd was fully ready to celebrate this couple.  You know it’s a good crowd, when they’re chanting “One more song…!”  So cheers to Grace and Patrick, and wishing you a lifetime of happiness. 

bride walking up to the church before ceremony
wedding ceremony at St. Matthew's Cathedral in DC
couple enjoying a moment during the wedding ceremony at St Matthew's Cathedral, DC
A moment between newlyweds on their Memorial Day weekend wedding
Couple's grand entrance as their guests celebrate and welcome them, at National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Couple's first dance at National Museum of Women in the Arts, a premier DC venue
Toasts and Cheers during a wedding reception at NMWA in DC