Spring Black Tie Washington Golf and Country Club Wedding // Xiaoqi Li Photography

Spring Black Tie Washington Golf and Country Club Wedding // Lizzy + Cameron // Arlington, VA

“Xiaoqi, Cameron and I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so special and capturing it all beautifully. Many of our guests commented on how kind, talented and helpful you were. You made everyone posing feel comfortable in front of the lens, which can be a tough task for a photographer I’d imagine! We will definitely recommend you to others as more of our friends and family get married.” -Lizzy + Cameron


Lizzy and Cameron’s spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club wedding was an emotional day for many celebrating these high school sweethearts. This venue was sentimental to the couple since they have photos throughout their relationship at Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, VA. During their sunset portraits, we even recreated one of their homecoming photos they had taken years ago. I love how special the venue was to them and their families! It was the perfect location to celebrate the next chapter of their lives together. 

Lizzy and Cameron stayed true to tradition and saw each other for the first time at their ceremony. The Washington Golf and Country Club terrace ceremony location was great for enjoying the spring weather without being out under the sun. Elizabeth from Etc. Coordinators was integral to making their day as beautiful and seamless as it was. I always highly suggest her services to any of my couples looking for a Northern Virginia wedding coordinator! 

After their ceremony, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour out on the terrace while the couple finished up portraits with their family and wedding party around the golf course. Their reception was held in the ballroom. Both the couple and I were so impressed how well coordinated the venue and their catering staff were. They were definitely in great hands with Martina Kavanova, the country club’s event coordinator. In planning their spring black tie event, the couple prioritized a fun experience for guests. It was also important to enjoy being in the moment, and having an amazing vendor team helped them do just that. 

Another fun experience the couple created was having the DJ blast music ahead of their reception entrance. It definitely brought the energy high to get the party started. I loved how much fun Lizzy & Cameron and all the guests had kicking off the reception. After a beautiful ballroom reception, we went the couple off with a bubble exit. Keep scrolling to see more from their spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club! 

Vendor Team

Photography: Xiaoqi Li Photography

Event Coordinator: Elizabeth of Etc. Coordinators

Venue: Washington Golf & Country Club

HMUA: Hair by Gabi Norton

Ceremony Music: Chris Wyton 

DJ: Bryan George Music

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cake

Florals: Company Flowers 

Officiant: Cheryl of Custom Ceremonies

Transportation: Sunny’s Transportation

detail ring shot of wedding rings sitting in tulips and roses
tall floral pieces with greenery and white flowers
black and white portrait of bride laughing while getting ready before wedding
bride hugging bridesmaids before ceremony
bride toasting with bridesmaids after getting ready
groom being hugged by mother on wedding day
groom walking down aisle to wedding ceremony
groom standing with groomsmen before wedding ceremonymsmen
bride being walked down aisle at spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club
groom holding bride's hands during outdoor wedding ceremony at Washington Golf and Country Club wedding ceremony
wedding couple holding hands during wedding ceremony
groom wiping bride's face as she cries during wedding ceremony at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding
bride and groom kissing after being married at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding
bride and groom leaving ceremony wrapping arms around one another at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding
bride hugging bridesmaid after wedding ceremony
bride walking with bridesmaids wearing pink dresses and holding bouquets
bride hugging bridesmaids during bridal portraits
bride flexing muscles
groom smiling wearing black tuxedo with pink flower boutonnière at elegant spring Washington Golf and Country Club wedding
groom looking over shoulder doing blue steel pose
wedding guest holding hands up dancing during elegant spring Washington Golf and Country Club Wedding
groom standing with groomsmen behind him smiling during wedding party portraits
groom walking with groomsmen wearing black tuxedos
wedding couple embracing during outdoor wedding party portraits at elegant spring Washington Golf and Country Club wedding
bridal couple laughing and celebrating with wedding party during portraits
flower girl dancing during outdoor pictures after elegant spring Washington Golf and Country Club wedidng
bride and groom together during family portraits after elegant spring washington golf and country club
newly married couple walking on lawn at Washington Golf and Country Club wedding
bride kissing groom's cheek after elegant spring washington Golf and Country Club wedding
close up of bride and groom dancing during sunset portraits
groomsmen making funny hand signs during entrance at reception
wedding guest with hands up celebrating
bride and groom holding hands during entrance at reception
wedding couple dancing together after wedding entrance
groom dipping bride during first dance as husband and wife
bride hugging father on wedding day at reception
black and white portrait of bride hugging wedding guest at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding
groom dancing with mother during mother and son dance at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding
groom hugging mother in red dress after mother-son dance
bride and groom kissing during dance as husband and wife
bride and groom sitting together laughing during wedding reception
bridesmaid talking into microphone giving speech at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding reception
wedding couple laughing during wedding speeches
wedding guests sitting at table during wedding reception
young kid dancing and leading line of guests
groom looking at cake and making funny face at spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club reception
wedding couple cutting cake at wedding reception
bride tossing wedding bouquet at spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club reception
wedding guests going after bouquet at spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club wedding
wedding guest hugging bride after catching bouquet
guests dancing and raising hands up high at spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club
newly married couple dancing together after cutting cake at spring black tie Washington Golf and Country Club reception
bride dancing with hands in air during evening reception
wedding guests dancing together and having fun at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding reception
wedding couple kissing during bubble exit at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding reception
groom lifting bride and carrying her out of sparkler exit

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Kind words from the couple:

You made everyone posing feel comfortable in front of the lens, which can be a tough task for a photographer I’d imagine! We will definitely recommend you to others as more of our friends and family get married.”

-Lizzy + Cameron

bride and groom kissing after being married at elegant spring washington golf and country club wedding

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