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Danielle Naeve & Josh Labat

August 23, 2014 in Washington, DC

Danielle and Josh met when she decided to take tennis lessons at Arlington YMCA where Josh was an instructor. Initially she was assigned to a different instructor but when she saw Josh on the courts, she asked to be switched to Josh. 

They were engaged in about a year. Josh was applying to law schools and they wanted to see where they would end up. He proposed in his car as they were leaving Christmas dinner with his family.

The couple wanted to have the wedding in the summer when Josh was out of law school.  They wanted a venue in Washington where their families and friends lived. They visited several potential sites, but felt the Newseum was perfect. 

Prior to the ceremony, Danielle spent the day with her bridal party and Josh with his groomsmen. When the ceremony began, Danielle’s  father walked her down the aisle as he stepped on her dress with every step saying, "slow down, slow down.” Danielle was really excited and when she reached Josh they both smiled and laughed from beginning to end.

At the reception, there were ghost chairs for the wedding party with the names of each member on the back of their chairs. Edge Tables were adorned with arrangements of orchids and roses. Tables were arranged on the Newseum's rooftop patio overlooking the Capitol building, the National Mall and monuments.

The couple spent their honeymoon in Napa relaxing and enjoying their time together after the festivities of what they describe as a wonderful celebration with family and friends.

Location: Newseum Washington, DC; Caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering Washington, DC; Event Design and Planner: Atrendy Wedding Washington, DC; Floral Design: Edge Floral Event Designers Gaithersburg, MD; Rentals: Chicka Baltimore, MD;
Lighting: Frost Productions Washington, DC; Entertainment: Andy Kushner Entertainment Design Rockville, MD; Stationery: The Dandelion Patch Washington, DC; Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta; Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo;