Alexis & Nick


April 30, 2016

Halloween 2013 was anything but scary. It was the day we first met, and our meeting happened just blocks from where we will tie the knot this April. Who knows where the road in life will lead us (Nick prays not St. Louis), but DC will forever hold such a special place in our hearts. So, it is only fitting that we would pledge our eternal love to one another in the city where we began our lives together. We can’t wait to share our city and our love with you so very soon!

Love, always - Alexis & Nick


The Couple

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The Groom


After his college glory years in Portland, Oregon, Nick found his home in DC, where he spent his 20s scouring the city for the perfect drink and the perfect woman (turns out, they weren’t in the same place). A cocktail enthusiast, coffee connoisseur, and amateur movie buff, Nick also loves long walks on the beach, sunsets, and the sound of Jimmy Buffett drifting through the trade winds. While 4 of those 6 things sounded really good to Alexis, he loves that she appreciates his taste in music and is always willing to endure his favorite movies, albeit half asleep.

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The Bride


After fearlessly serving as President of Pi Phi while at Duke, Alexis also found herself in DC at the tender age of 22. The stint was short-lived, however, as she returned to the Show Me State to attend law school, and it would only be seven years and two moves to DC later that fate would deign for her and Nick to meet. True to her Midwestern roots, Alexis loves the open road, nice manners, and deep-fried anything. When she’s not working at the family business, Alexis is either attending another arduous stretching class at Barre3 or falling asleep to one of the countless films that Nick claims are “masterpieces.”


The Girls


The Guys





Getting Hitched!

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    Welcome Dinner & Drinks

    TBD

    Friday
    April 29
    7:00pm

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    Ceremony & Merriment

    Completed in 1905 for Ambassador Larz Anderson and his wife, Isabel, the exquisite Anderson House was left to the Society of the Cincinnati in 1938, whose mission is to preserve the memory of the American Revolution and the principles for which its leaders fought. Located on historic Embassy Row, this grand Beaux-Arts home provides a stunning backdrop for our spring nuptials.

    The Anderson House

    Saturday
    April 30
    6:30pm

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    Attire

    black tie


Registry

We appreciate you coming from far and wide to be with us on our big day. Your attendance is as good a gift as any. Who really needs a Vitamix, anyhow? (However, in the event you find it necessary, they are available at Bloomingdales).

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Washington, District of Columbia


EAT / DRINK / DO

EAT

Etto

1541 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Amazing wood-fired pizzas, as well as a lovely selection of Italian reds. This is one of our favorite spots for a casual date night in DC. Unfortunately, there are no reservations, but you can usually slide up to the bar to enjoy an app and a drink while you wait.

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EAT

doi moi

1800 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Inspired by the Southeast Asian dishes served at the region’s street stands, stalls, and storefronts, doi moi celebrates the vibrant flavors of the great food of this region. Drop in to make a prime dinner reservation, and then bop downstairs to one of Nick’s very favorite cocktail bars, Two Birds One Stone.

EAT

Rose's Luxury

717 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Alexis is pretty convinced this is the best restaurant in DC (Bon Appetit would agree – it named Rose’s Luxury the Best New Restaurant in America in 2014). The food is phenomenal and constantly evolving, the drinks are top-notch, and the service is downright fun. However, you MUST get in line at 3:30 in the afternoon in order to get a prime dinner time (ask us about the do’s and don’ts of getting in!).

EAT

Taylor Gourmet

several locations

A delicious hoagie shop founded by two dudes from Philly. The risotto balls are amazing, as is their Ben Franklin chicken cutlet (get it breaded!), their made-from-real-cane-sugar-sodas, and basically everything else. Great for a quick lunch in the midst of some sightseeing.

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

One of our very early date spots! Pearl Dive Oyster Palace welcomes you with a rustic décor that showcases a variety of repurposed items from around the United States. A touch of southern hospitality is found in DC’s vibrant Logan Circle Neighborhood. Following Chef Jeff Black’s impeccable commitment to sourcing the freshest seafood, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be your choice for the widest variety of high quality oysters.

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Le Diplomate

1601 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Le Diplomate pays homage to French café culture by providing a comfortable place for everything from a cappuccino and croissant on a lazy weekend afternoon at brunch to a celebratory dinner or just a drink and dessert at the close of an evening. We LOVE this spot!


Getting There

Travel plane

Fly

This makes the very most sense. There are direct flights to DC from almost any city worth living in, and we highly recommend that you try to fly into Reagan National Airport (which has several names – Washington National, DCA, Reagan… so just be paying attention). Just avoid Dulles or BWI if at all possible – it will be about a 30-45 cab ride from either of those airports. If you are staying in the city, we do not recommend renting a car – it’s more hassle and expense than it’s worth.

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Travel train

Train

The Amtrak train is a pretty good option for our East Coast family, as they leave New York’s Penn Station and Boston’s South Station every hour and are generally pretty reliable. Just pick your seat wisely. Alexis was once stuck next to a rather large woman who insisted on eating multiple orders of hot wings from the dining car every hour on the hour. It made for a long three hours.

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Travel bicycle

Bicycle

While this might hold some appeal for our guests from Portland, where biking is the mode of transportation, we’d just like to point out that it’s roughly 2,802 miles from Portland to DC. So, just give yourself enough time to make it for the ceremony. On the upside, you can stop through St. Louis (Alexis’s hometown) and pick her up some Imo’s pizza and toasted ravioli (note, Nick would not consider this an “upside”).

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Wish you could teleport to our wedding? Us, too. Besides already living in our glorious city (see what we did there?!), here are the next best options.


Accommodations

There are a number of fabulous hotels located within 10-15 minutes of the Anderson House. If one of the below does not strike your fancy, just ask us, and we’d be happy to make other suggestions.

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The Hay-Adams Hotel
The Hay-Adams Hotel

800 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 – just across the street from The White House. Seriously!

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The Fairfax at Embassy Row
The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Located RIGHT next door to The Anderson House, your commute to and from our wedding could not be closer. A Starwood Hotel, this one-time Wetzler favorite (Condo de Nick is now the residence of choice) is two blocks from Dupont Circle and metro. You’re in the heart of it all! Call early to reserve our rate (which, pending availability, can be used three days before and/or three days after our wedding, in case you want to extend your stay).

From

$199/king bed or $219/double bed per night

Distance

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Airbnb
Airbnb

Airbnb is a website for people to rent out lodging. It has over 1,000,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, so if you are looking to stay in someone’s cozy (we will add unoccupied) Georgetown or Dupont home to live as a Washingtonian for a few days, this is your best bet.

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