After meeting on Match.com, Frances and Travis went to the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC for their first date. “It was very cold that night and I had giant earmuffs on, so I can honestly say that I only heard about half of what he said,” shared Frances.
The couple had 200 guests in attendance at their Ceresville Mansion wedding. “We wanted to get married outside, but also wanted somewhere with a good indoor option,” Frances shared. Thankfully they were able to say their vows outdoors as planned. Four groomsmen and two bridesmaids made up the couple’s bridal party.
Frances and Travis chose a color palette of blue and green for their reception. To round out the evening, the couple had a unique getaway. “My dream car, which I only recently bought a few years ago, made a star performance. She’s a 1955 Buick Roadmaster, red and white, and I got her running in time for the wedding. I also got to drive us away, and had the old-fashioned cans and balloons tied to the bumper.”
Travis is a paralegal and Frances is a technical writer. They currently live in Washington, DC.
First Dance: A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Honeymoon: St. George’s Island, Florida
The proposal: on the balcony of Travis’ condo, overlooking the Capitol
Advice to other couples: “Start early.”
Venue: Ceresville Mansion**
Photography: Daysy Photography**
Flowers: ABloom Ltd.**
Music: Great Scott Productions**
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Dessert: A Piece O’ Cake
Officiant: Kristen Nelson Krantz