Throughout my 5 years of photographing over 100 weddings in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredible wedding vendors. In addition to my wedding guide which helps my couples plan their wedding day, this page will be useful in picking some florists, wedding planners, event designers and more for your wedding in DC or anywhere in the world! These Washington DC wedding vendors are a few of my favorite!
If you’re a recently booked Mason Photography couple and haven’t received your wedding guide, it’s on the way! 😉
My Favorite DC Wedding Venues
There are plenty of incredible Washington DC Wedding venues, but here are a few of my favorites that seem to have the best of everything in one space.
I’ve photographed weddings at District Winery many times and have even hung out with the owners and staff. The quality of the space, the treatment of my couples by these guys and the commitment to excellence at District Winery is why it’s one of my preferred DC wedding venues. Plus you can have any kind of wedding from traditional to a fun party!
I love the beauty and casual vibe of Woodend Sanctuary. One second you’re getting married in a forest while the next you’re partying at a mansion in Maryland.
This is a super inexpensive venue with lots of opportunities if you’re a DIY couple! There’s a little religious paperwork compared to other venues, but with a parking lot in DC (rare! But good for out of state families) you can’t go wrong. I love that you can make the space your own. I even got married here!
Wedding Gowns & Bridesmaids Dresses
The Bridal Room
Lots of my brides and their bridesmaids have gotten the wedding dress or gown of their dreams at The Bridal Room in Virginia! Shopping for a dress is stressful and can feel a bit awkward, but the staff at The Bridal Room take pride in making you feel comfortable and welcome while you pick out your dress!
St. Anthony’s Bridal
These guys are amazing and I love their mission! If you’re looking for a unique dress or are even looking to save a few dollars for the honeymoon, this is the place to be! Many brides even donate their dresses after their weddings as this is a non-profit. One of my brides even got her dress for $100. You can see it here.
Men’s Suits & Tuxedos
The Black Tux
I used these guys for my wedding! Both my groomsmen and I were so impressed with the service we received, the quality of the items and how easy the whole process was. Plus, we looked GOOD! Custom fitting clothing is the way to go and The Black Tux was super affordable. Email Me and I’ll hook you up!
Simply Breathe Events
In addition to being amazingly kind and bubbly, Tiffany and her team at Simple Breathe Events are top notch. Seldom do I hear couples raving about their wedding planners the way couples talk about Tiffany. My favorite thing about Tiffany’s work is the variety of style and locations she can make look awesome!
Your Sweetest Day Events
Danielle is an incredible wedding planner. I worked with her at Alex & Alex’s wedding and it was one of the most ahead of schedule and flexible wedding days I’ve ever experienced in over 100 weddings. Even with a weather change, she killed it.
Hair & Makeup Artists
Amy and her team at VV are some of the most skilled makeup artists I’ve ever worked with and they’re fun to be around (which is useful on wedding day)! So many of my couples want an “enhanced” look that doesn’t change who they are or surprise their partner, and Vintage Veils does that consistently every week.
Kara is our ride or die makeup artist. So many of our couples want vendors that can make them feel comfortable and beautiful. Kara’s work is incredible and she works with the widest variety of shapes, sizes, skin tones, etc.
Gabby & Martha Hair & Makeup
Gabby & Martha are sisters and are one of my favorite Hair & Makeup teams in the District (although they work everywhere!). They’ve done engagement sessions for me and a bunch of weddings. Whether you have a huge wedding party or it’s just you, these two will take care of you.
Eight Tree Street Florals
I’m warning you now, before you go and see Maribel’s website that once you go there you will want to book her! I worked with Eight Tree Street on Jessica & Tim’s wedding on the Cherry Blossom. I’ve never seen floral arrangements before and let my breath. Seriously, these guys are awesome!
Jennifer and her team are fantastic! I love the custom arrangements I’ve seen them do as well as how they incorporate flowers and greenery into ceremony and reception spaces. At Deb and Ben’s Stone Tower Winery wedding, the J.Morris Flower team really set the ceremony florals apart.
These guys are so solid and reliable and the food is incredibly tasty! Windows Catering does a ton of different kinds of food for all cultures and ideas! Plus, their staff is so friendly and awesome.
I see Spilled Milk at a ton of my corporate events for clients like Facebook, Instagram, and others. Their staff is professional and I love their cocktail hour ideas!
Shawn Fisher Productions
If you know Shawn or have ever spent one moment with him, he’s the nicest guy on the planet. Like Mason Photography, Shawn strives to serve his couples well and tell their stories.
Wild Smiles Photo Booth
These guys are super great, have a selection of props that fits many of my couples and will go the extra mile to make sure the photo booth experience is gorgeous and wonderful.
Jon Fleming Photography
Photo booths at your wedding are super important! It may feel cheesy or just for fun, but I have so many fun photos of our guests and families that added so much to our wedding album! Jon was our photo booth guy and he’s so friendly, offers props, and has packages with high-resolution versions so you can put those in your album! I always tell Jon that until Mason Photography offers photo booths, he’s the best man for the job! 😉
DC Wedding DJs
DJ Craig Wood
Craig got the party rocking at Kylie & Taylor’s District Winery Wedding and has over 100 positive WeddingWire reviews! He’s got a great ear and feel for the evening, as well as amazing uplighting to set the vibe!
These guys are professional and can really take your wedding or event to the next level. I’m a technology lover and many of my couples are as well. Pike Productions really get it!
Wedding DJs are so hard to find because seldom can you experience them live unless you’ve attended a wedding they were at. I’ve shot plenty of weddings and interacted with Dan Goldman a lot! He’s fantastic and super fun!
Invitations & Addresses
I wrote a post about collecting addresses from wedding guests here because I love Postable that much! It’s an amazing app that collects names, addresses, birthdays and more from your guests! Once you have your addresses, you can mail save the dates, invitations, and even thank you cards! It’s not as custom as some like, but this got the job done beautifully for us!
Thank you so much for taking time to look at some of my favorite Washington DC Wedding vendors! The District is an amazing place to have your wedding! I loved my wedding in DC and all of the couples stories I get to photograph around the Washington DC and DMV area!
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Adam is local to Washington, DC and is currently booking wedding photography sessions at any destination. Really, any destination!
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