Delicious food and wine was partaken at Grace, which was carefully selected by this couple. Cecile is French, so the wine list had to be just right. They also treated us all to a tango as their first dance, which was such a spirited way to start things off. Their band, The Waiters, supplied lovely music the entire night, and a friend of theirs also played the piano during dinner.
I had zero doubt that this couple, and their friends and family, would party hard and dance like crazy, and they did not disappoint. I had such a blast with this crew, and looked forward to this wedding for a long time.
Michael and Cecile, congratulations again! Good luck with wedding number two in France, and if your French photographer sadly can't make it for any reason, my passport is ready ;)
How they met, in their own words:
Cecile and Michal met at the after party of the annual Phillips Gallery Gala at the Anderson House, in Washington, DC. She was wearing a bright orange cocktail dress and Michael had one a white linen jacket with fedora (it was a 50's Havana Nights theme), and they caught each other's attention right away. Luckily, they had a mutual friend there (bridesmaid Emily) that could make the introduction.
At the same place that they met, in the ballroom to the Anderson House, 1 year, 1 month, 3 days and 21 hours later, Michael surprised Cecile with a private dance followed by a proposal, and they decided to spend the rest of their lives together.