Intimate Gatherings: Wedding of Rebecca Berg and Brendan Buck

by Dara Klatt

Nov. 7, 2018 | The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Va.

This Washington power couple kept their wedding a secret, announcing to friends and extended family the day after the ceremony that they’d tied the knot in front of 50 of their nearest and dearest at Virginia’s The Inn at Little Washington. For Berg, a CNN reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign, and Buck, a partner at Blue Engine + JDA Frontline (and former press secretary to Speaker John Boehner, and counselor to former House Speaker Paul Ryan), the decision for an intimate wedding was made on a walk to get coffee one weekend morning. The effortless resolve fits the couple, who are “so similar,” Berg says. “We laugh at the same things and dislike the same things but still push each other to explore and expand beyond our comfort zones.

There’s an incredible comfort that comes from having such an easy, natural partnership.” A color scheme of dusty pinks suited the floral pattern of Berg’s unique Mira Zwillinger gown. The best part about the wedding, they agree, was being with their families and sharing laughs and stories over a multi-course meal at the Inn’s Claiborne House. A few weeks after the wedding and after a mini-moon to Hotel Esencia near Tulum, Mexico, they hosted a cocktail party to continue the celebration with friends and colleagues, including Luke Russert, Phil Mattingly and Ryan Lizza.

Bride’s Dress: Mira Zwillinger from Carine’s Bridal Atelier | Wedding Planner and Flowers: Inn at Little Washington
Cake: carrot cake from Inn at Little Washington | Rehearsal Dinner: Sfoglina Downtown
Photographer: Tom Williams

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