Lauren Lee Favreau and Dr. Alan H. Kim exchanged vows on August 24 at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. The Reverend Dr. David Renwick officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence E. Favreau of Madison, and granddaughter of the late Mason and Jimmie Sparks of Carthage, and the late Charles and Janet Favreau of Gulfport. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Seung H. Kim of Los Angeles and grandson of the late Ki and Soon Kim of Seoul and the late Chang and In Kim of Jeonju, South Korea.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer strapless ball gown adorned with signature layering of Chantilly and re-embroidered lace. Her cathedral length veil was accented with hand-cut lace applique and crystal accents. She carried a natural stem bouquet of white peonies, blush garden roses, ranunculus, phlox, tweedia and rosemary bound by ivory, blush and nude toned ribbons.
Maids of honor were Blaire Huillca of Washington, D.C. and Julia Landrum of Los Angeles. Bridesmaids were Mallory Hutchinson, Lara Maksymonko, Taylor McCutcheon, Shannon McLaughlin, Camile Snyder, Molly Wallace and Erin Williams. Rachel Allen was the bride’s proxy attendant.
Best men were Jad Atallah of Washington, D.C. and Tendoh Timoh of Cape Cod. Groomsmen were Nick Carvana, George Hwang, Blake Kightlinger, Adrien Mazer, Vinh Nayuen, Kevin O’Halloran and Matt Stephens.
Flower girls were Evelyn Hutchinson and Bih Timoh. Cameron Atallah was the ring bearer.
Scripture readings were presented by Catherine and Mary Melissa Archer. Nuptial musical selections were performed by Todd Fickley, organist; Chuck Seipp on trumpet; Julie Boehler, timpani; and Mandy Brown, vocalist, along with singers from the Maryland State Boychoir.
Immediately after the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Watergate Hotel. The couple shared a toast and greeted guests at The Top of the Gate before dining and dancing in the Moretti ballroom with music by Millennium. The following day a Sunday brunch was hosted by the newlyweds on the terrace of the Watergate.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents entertained the wedding party with a dinner at Kinship in the District. The bridal luncheon was held at Fiola Mare in Georgetown and hosted by friends and family. Earlier in the spring, an engagement celebration was hosted by friends of the bride’s parents at the Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison.
After a wedding trip to Bali and Singapore the couple is at home in Washington, D.C.