Photo by Nikki Daskalakis.
Ashley, who grew up in the DC area, and Travis, from suburban Chicago, met while working for Facebook in Austin, Texas. Every year on their first date anniversary, they have dinner at Lenoir, the “romantic, vintage-chic” restaurant where their relationship began. On their third comeback, Travis proposed in a private room with Sampha’s song “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” playing in the background. At their “romantic, vintage-chic” spring wedding, Ashley signed on to the same song.
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They married and hosted their reception in the stringed garden at Anderson House on Embassy Row on April 30, 2022. Among the groom’s favorite moments was when their two-year-old nephew, the ring bearer, ran down the aisle after a few moments of reluctance. The reception menu, they said, featured dishes that represented the couple “in every way possible,” including a late-night Chicago-style hot dog spread. Personalized playlists keep guests up to date with house and disco music. After the celebration, the couple honeymooned in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Coordination day: Amazing Guest • Florist: Wild Pollen • Invitation: printed • Catering, linens and rentals: Dunn’s Good Catering • Cake: Feathered Mind Cake • Hairdresser: Hair Art Hair • Grooming: Hellooo Beautiful by Shiedha Williams • bridal attire: Sarah Seven • Bridesmaids’ outfits: Show Mumumu • Groom’s attire: Men’s Clothing House • Music: DJ Max Power • Lightning: Pike production
This wedding originally appeared in the June 2022 issue of Washingtonian.