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A sophisticated wedding celebration—full of family, friends and plenty of sightseeing—in the city’s center was a dream come true for Darcy Rhoden and Casey Thacker. 

The fabulous couple with their beloved bulldog, Penelope.  

An elegantly personalized box showcased Darcy’s diamond engagement ring




The bride chose white peonies for her bouquet—her mother and grandmother’s wedding rings were tied to it.


A groom’s bar offered top-shelf spirits in a stylish setting


White peonies and pillar candles lined the reception’s tables

Darcy Rhoden and Casey Thacker’s stunning wedding celebration celebrated their relationship—but also treated friends and family to a weekend filled with fabulous DC experiences. “We tried to plan with our guests in mind,” said Rhoden. “So we hosted a series of events over our wedding weekend to show them a great time.” Among the soirees was a rehearsal dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, with an afterparty at Jack Rose Dining Saloon (Casey is a whiskey fan). When planning the actual ceremony at the W Hotel Washington, Casey and Darcy—the latter of whom lost her mother to cancer six years ago—paid homage to family. “We set aside a chair for my mother in the front row, and my brother walked a bouquet of flowers to her chair to honor her memory,” the bride recalls. Darcy wore an elegant Liancarlo gown and Christian Louboutin heels, while the groom looked dapper in a Giorgio Armani suit and Gucci shoes. Darcy gave him a Shinola watch as a wedding gift. The couple appreciated the W’s central location—which offered easy access to the city’s sights. They were especially thrilled that their beloved bulldog, Penelope, was able to room with them the entire wedding weekend. After all, “We wanted our wedding to be an intimate celebration of the people who made us who we are,” says Casey. And that list includes one very photogenic pup.

Wedding Planner
Lauryn Prattes Events
Bride’s Gown Liancarlo, Carine’s Bridal
Bride’s Veil BHLDN
Bride’s Makeup Carl Ray
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Adrianna Papell
Florals Christopher Vazquez, Amaryllis Floral & Event Design
Cake Fluffy Thoughts
Invitations Stephanie B Design
Calligraphy Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Linens La Tavola
Entertainment DJ: Posh Life Entertainment; Musicians: SynchroniCity Sextet
Videographer Monachetti Weddings
Favors Buttercream Bakeshop; Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken