Brianne and Arthur

Washington, DC



Photography | Mason Photography | @masonphotography

Venue | District Winery | @districtwinery

Floral | Thurman and Fig | @thurmanandfig

DJ/Music/Band | Bachelor Boys Band | @bachelorboysband

Dessert | Sugar Bakers Cakes | @sugarbakers_cakes

Dress | BHLDN | @bhldn

Groom Attire | Indochino | @indochino

Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie | @iheartazazie

Groomsmen Suits | The Black Tux | @theblacktux

Lighting | Pike Productions | @pikeproductionsdc

Wedding Submission Services | Published + Pretty | @publishedandpretty

How They Met

Arthur started working at 2U in June 2015; Brianne starting working there in July 2015. When they moved to Washington, DC, they both would take the metro to work. That summer, Brianne saw Arthur on the metro but could tell he wasn’t much of a morning talker so she never said hi. Several months later, Brianne started driving to work and didn’t see Arthur again.


A year later, Arthur decided to start his second masters at American University in International Relations, through 2U. Around the same time, Brianne decided she wanted that degree as well! Brianne’s friend, Emily, worked as an advisor on the program and promised she’d introduce Brianne to other people at 2U who were doing that program.


In January 2017, Brianne started her masters degree and Emily started introducing her to other 2Utes in the program. She pointed Arthur out in passing (Bri thought he was pretty cute). Four days after Brianne’s birthday in March, Emily walked up to her desk with Arthur to introduce him under the premise of Brianne being able to tell him about a class he was planning to take next term. Emily will fully admit to having ulterior motives for this introduction.


Brianne started talking to Arthur immediately that day. They talked nonstop for days before they decided to ‘do homework together.’ Neither of them was very productive during that time and they decided dinner together was a well earned study break. That study break turned into the best first date either of them has had-ending down on the waterfront where Arthur eventually proposed AND where Brianne and Arthur are getting married!