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March, 2009 in Washington DC

Ceremony: Marriott at Metro Center
Reception: Odyssey Cruises

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Hollin Hall Pastry Shop

7920 Fort Hunt Rd
Alexandria, VA, United States


Les Classique

Washington, DC, USA



Washington, DC, USA

Limo Company:

Alabaster's Limo

9520 Oak Stream Ct
Fairfax Station, VA, United States

"Antique cars for cheap!"


Israel David Groveman Photography

Washington, DC, USA



Marriott at Metro Center - Ceremony - 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Marriott at Metro Center

775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC, United States


Odyssey Cruises - Reception - 600 Water St SW # 202, Gangplank Marina, Washington, DC, United States

Odyssey Cruises

600 Water St SW # 202
Gangplank Marina
Washington, DC, United States


Marriott at Metro Center - Hotel - 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Marriott at Metro Center

775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC, United States


International Spy Museum

800 F St NW
Washington, DC, United States

"The International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on this all-but-invisible profession. It features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display. The stories of individual spies, told through film, interactives, and state-of-the-art exhibits, provide a dynamic context to foster an understanding of espionage and its impact on current and historic events. In addition to the Museum, the Complex includes a Museum Store, private dining and event facilities, and two restaurants: Zola and Spy City Cafe."


National Theatre - Entertainment - 575 7th St. NW, Washington, DC, United States

National Building Museum

401 F St NW
Washington, DC, United States

"When most people think of a museum, they are likely to think of the things exhibited there—paintings, Moon rocks, totem poles, or other objects of artistic, scientific, or cultural value. Of course, the National Building Museum has always offered visitors the chance to see many interesting objects, from drawings by famous architects to a full-scale, sustainable house built in our own galleries. Indeed, the care, interpretation, and thoughtful display of such artifacts is central to our mission. The Museum is, however, much more than a repository of things, beautiful and intriguing though they may be. It is above all a forum for the development, exploration, and exchange of ideas. Created by an act of Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum has become one of the world’s most prominent and vital venues for informed, reasoned debate about the built environment and its impact on people’s lives. Our exhibitions, educational programs, and publications are well regarded not only for their capacity to enlighten and entertain, but also as vehicles for fostering lively discussion about a wide range of topics related to development, architecture, construction and engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban planning."


National Zoo - Entertainment - 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008, US

National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C., United States

"We are a 163-acre zoological park set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C. Open to the public 364 days a year, we are home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and their cub, Tai Shan. The Zoo is one of Washington's and the Smithsonian's most popular tourist destinations. We welcome up to two million visitors—from the local community, the country, and the rest of the world—every year, free of charge."


Textile Museum - Entertainment - 2320 S St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Textile Museum

2320 S St NW
Washington, DC, United States

"The Textile Museum is dedicated to furthering the understanding of mankind's creative achievements in the textile arts. As a museum, it is committed to its role as a center of excellence in the scholarly research, conservation, interpretation and exhibition of textiles, with particular concern for the artistic, technical and cultural significance of its collections. The mission is pursued through development and maintenance of collections, records and a library, as well as through scholarly research, exhibitions, publications and educational programs. In all of this, the standard of excellence established by the Museum's founder, George Hewitt Myers, will be maintained."

Must See!:

BrewMaster's Castle - Must See! - 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036, US

BrewMaster's Castle

1307 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036, US

"One of Washington's best-kept secrets, the "Brewmaster's Castle" is considered by many historians to be one of the most intact late-Victorian home in the country, and a Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1892-1894 of poured concrete and reinforced steel by German immigrant, local brewer and philanthropist, Christian Heurich (HI-rick), it is also the city's first fireproof home. Heurich was Washington's second largest landowner, the largest private employer in the nation's capital, and as the world's oldest brewer, ran his brewery until his death at 102."

Must See!:

Newseum - Must See! - 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States


South Building, Suite 210, Box 1106, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC, United States

"The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits."

Must See!:

Temperance Fountain - Must See! -

Temperance Fountain

"Henry D. Cogswell was an eccentric dentist from San Francisco who made a fortune from real estate and mining stocks. He wanted to be remembered forever. He also believed Americans were drinking too much alcohol. So, he paid for the building of a number of water fountains like this all over the United States. Cogswell himself designed each fountain and each is unique. Atop the DC fountain is a water crane; in the center are two entwined dolphins. The Cogswell Fountain in DC no longer has water, although there is a city water fountain located a few feet away. Given the notoriously poor quality of DC's water, one wonders whether Cogswell's scheme to get Washingtonians to drink water for their health is such a great idea."

Must See!:

US Botanic Gardens - Must See! - 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC, US

US Botanical Gardens

245 1st St SW
Washington, DC 20024, US

"The Architect of the Capitol and the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) welcome you to the newly renovated Conservatory. We are proud to offer the citizens of Washington and visitors from across the nation a beautiful and fascinating living plant museum here on our Nation's Mall at the foot of the U.S. Capitol. We invite you to return again and again, to watch us grow and to see our ever-changing exhibits. The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden run by the Congress of the United States. It is located in Washington, D.C., on the U.S. Capitol Grounds campus near Garfield Circle. The building itself, which includes a large Lord & Burnham greenhouse, is divided into separate rooms, each one simulating a different habitat."


Jefferson Memorial - Monuments - Washington, DC, United States

US Thomas Jefferson Memorial

900 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC, United States

"The words of Thomas Jefferson, some written more than 200 years ago, have shaped American ideals. Today, many of these impressive, stirring words adorn the interior walls of his memorial. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial stands as a symbol of liberty and endures as a site for reflection and inspiration for all citizens of the United States and the world."


Washington Monument - Monuments - Washington Monument, Washington, DC, United States

Washington Monument

Washington Monument
Washington, DC, United States

"In 1783, Congress decreed that George Washington deserved a monument as grand as his quest for American democracy and freedom. This decision spurred architect Robert Mills to draw up plans for the Washington Monument, the highest all-masonry tower in the world. Unfortunately, progress wasn't swift: Bureaucratic hurdles and the Civil War impeded the structure's completion until 1885, long after the architect -- and Washington -- had died. At 55 feet wide at the base and 555 feet tall, the white obelisk on the National Mall is made of 36,000 stones of marble from Maryland (the exterior) and granite from Maine (the interior) with a combined weight of 90,000 tons. One interesting feature is the interior iron stairway with 50 landings and 897 stone steps. These donated stones come from every state in the Union, as well as Native American nations and foreign countries. While the stairwell has been closed since the 1970s, visitors can gain access to the top observation area via elevator. Tip: Tickets to go up the monument are free, but need to be reserved in advance. Some day-of tickets are released at the kiosk on the monument grounds at 8AM (be in line by 7:15AM)."


East Potomac Golf Course

1090 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC, United States