Jennifer and Todd were married at the DC War Memorial in Washington, DC last summer amongst their closest friends and family. It was a beautiful August day for their intimate micro-wedding and we enjoyed stopping at the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Building for additional portraits before the ceremony began. Jennifer and her planner, Aimee, of A. Griffin Events, both have fantastic attention to detail, so it was no surprise to find their event was filled with the most beautiful touches every step of the way — everything from a sanitizing station and masks (love in the time of COVID!) to a vintage bicycle (fun fact: Todd proposed while they were out riding bike around the monuments!) and custom welcome box, it’s easy to say the day was truly them.
One of the most touching details, however, was the plethora of sign language interpreters available to ensure Jennifer’s family never missed a moment of this beautiful event. Jennifer grew up in a deaf household, so she’s been signing her whole life. Even though it was a small elopement, she knew there would be so many angles and wanted to have someone signing at every turn so her family could enjoy the day. She even included adorable cookies in the “I love you” symbol in her guest boxes as one more sweet nod to this part of her story.
I was elated to find out that The Knot magazine wanted to feature their DC War Memorial wedding in their spring/summer issue to tell their readers all about the process of planning a deaf-inclusive wedding. In the full-page spread, they talk to Jennifer about tips and processes to ensure the day goes off without a hitch!Head to your local newsstand to pick up a copy of the latest issue of The Knot magazine to read the full feature!