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Andrew Roby Events held it’s first DC Micro wedding at Anderson House for Tim and Christina. The Anderson House is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of  Washington DC’s Embassy Row. The venue is also known as Larz Anderson House as it was named after Ambassador Larz Anderson. It’s run by the Society of the Cincinnati whose educational mission is to preserve the memory of the American Revolution and the principles for which its leaders fought. 

Prior to their DC micro wedding, Christina and Tim were scheduled to have their regular wedding in September, but due to COVID-19 had to make changes. They reached out to us two months before their wedding. It was key to them to host their wedding on the same day as their original wedding. They also postponed their larger reception to 2021.

Touring DC Micro Wedding Venue Anderson House

The Anderson House has marble-lined spaces accommodating a variety of functions, from large cocktail gatherings to intimate dinners and dances. The Gilded Age house museum also makes a perfect opportunity to offer a history lesson to your guests. Glenn A. Hennessy the Director of Marketing and Communications gave us a tour of the venue showing various options that could work for any DC micro wedding.

As we toured Anderson House, there were plenty of options to choose where to have the actual ceremony. The garden is simply beautiful. It has a pool where we have seen a Cellist play on top of it surrounding by reception tables. Who doesn’t love a garden wedding?

We also toured two embellished hallways that commanded their own attention. They could have easily gone without any decor. Any small wedding ceremony would be perfect in either space. Ultimately we selected the main ballroom to allow Christina to walk down the dramatic staircase. The ballroom has ceiling height you cannot get in most historic mansions. It’s large fireplace also makes the perfect location for a wedding ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony at Anderson House

Tim and Christina had an abbreviated wedding however, their ceremony was very similar in execution to traditional ceremonies. Tim arrived just before Christina did. We were able to show him his private room allowing him to mentally prepare for his ceremony experience. He and Christina decided to do their first look before guests arrived.

When doing a first look during a micro wedding, it’s key that you give yourself plenty of time before guests arrive. For a normal wedding, the first look occurs away from guests and you have multiple rooms. However, because of the format of a micro wedding, that may not always be possible.

DC Micro Wedding Process

Both Christina and Tim wanted to ensure everyone had the ability to participate in their wedding day. The main reason they selected Andrew Roby Events is because of the DC micro wedding package that we offer. Part of this was a live stream of their wedding to the family and friends who couldn’t attend. This was done by Chip Dizard Weddings. Designs by Oochay provided the lush ceremony flowers along with bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages.

Once the ceremony ended, Tim and Christina celebrated with a complimentary toast with champagne glasses gifted by Tim’s mother. They toured the outdoor garden with guests and had plenty of time to take photos until it was time to depart for dinner. Tim and Christina opted to have a small reception at a nearby restaurant which we helped them book.

After everything was over, thank you cards from Fingers in Ink was sent out to all guests thanking them for being patient and understanding during the process.

Beautiful photos captured by Kelly Loss Photo. Hair and makeup via Empowder MD.

To learn more about our DC Micro Wedding experience, please contact us here.

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Host your wedding at the Anderson House?

Looking to have your DC Micro Wedding at Anderson House? Please contact Glenn A Hennessy the Director of Marketing and Communication and tell him we sent you. Please email him at events@societyofthecincinnati.org or call at 202-742-1607.