Tatiana and Guillermo DC Micro Wedding journey started June 2020. By that time, COVID-19 had set in and our couple understood that a large wedding was not an option at that time. However, they knew that not having a wedding was out of the question. Four days after we initially spoke with Tatiana and Guillermo, they were ready to move forward.
The idea of a micro wedding even today, is a very weird and odd concept. Prior to 2020, micro weddings were something left for the backburner. Micro weddings are now the center of attention and come with a lot of questions on how they work. Tatiana and Guillermo shared their skepticism while also maintaining their optimism about the entire process.
Tatiana and Guillermo DC Micro Wedding Story
“We’ve been together for a little over a year and two months now – engaged for one – and even before asking the big question or even the start of the pandemic, we were both in agreement that we wanted a small intimate wedding. We envision something with less than 25 people, just our immediate family members and closest of close friends, perhaps in the mountains in North Carolina or even just the court house in Annapolis followed by dinner with everyone.
Once we realized “normal” might not come back anytime soon and saw that those wishing to still get married during this pandemic, but in the “micro” format, we started doing our own research to see if it was the right fit for us. After finding Andrew Roby as one of the local wedding planners to offered such a service, we arranged to meet with him via Zoom. What he offered fit our needs, number of guests we wanted (50 in total when all is said and done), amenities, beautiful venue, as well as the right price point for our budget, we were sold.
It’s definitely been a unique process up until now but we’re very happy with our choice and we just hope DC continues to flatten the curve and our special day turns out as perfect as can be!”
DC Micro Wedding Venue Perry Belmont House
Tatiana and Guillermo selected Perry Belmont House as their micro wedding venue in DC. We like to call this venue, Paris in DC. The beautiful Petite Salon makes for the best location for any couple that loves opulence. It is a room that needs nor wants a ton of wedding décor. With ceilings reaching 15ft, guests where encased in a room that was jaw-dropping.
The Petite Salon easily holds 45 guests. Tatiana and Guillermo were just under that out of consideration for physical distancing. Our couple brought back the rich history of the home where Washington, DC’s elite gathered to include British Royalty. A home once private for entertaining truly revived itself for Tatiana and Guillermo’s DC micro wedding.
What Happens After a Micro Wedding Ceremony?
Following the wedding ceremony, Tatiana and Guillermo offered their guests a number of activities. Since there was time remaining before jetting off to the reception, guests took photos with the couple. One of the biggest benefits of a micro wedding is that couples have more time to take photos. This means having people outside of their wedding party take portraits. We decided to use the Perry Belmont Grand Ballroom for photos.
Lastly, Tatiana and Guillermo invited guess into the Grand Salon where they had their first dance. Tears of joy flowed as Tatiana danced with her father. Toasts and cake cutting accompanied this intimate wedding experience.
DC Micro Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planner: Andrew Roby Events
Wedding Venue: Perry Belmont House
Photographer: Tunji Studio
Video / Live Stream: Chip Dizard Weddings
Florist: Designs by Oochay
Baker: Blue Lace Cakes
Stationary: Fingers In Ink
Officiant: Meet You At The Alter