Sara and Vignesh’s big day was one of the most unforgettable weddings of my career! They honored both of their cultures with double the ceremonies and double the fun! Sara and Vignesh first met at… More
This was such a special day for me as I got to witness some old friends from high school commit to forever together!! Katie and James have known each other since freshman year. In 2019 after nine years together, James finally popped the question by planning an oceanfront surprise with all their closest friends and pizza- is there anything better?
Their wedding took place at Celebrations, nestled underneath vibrant fall leaves with the sparkling water of the reservoir behind them. Their very large bridal party created such a fun party atmosphere from beginning to end. The night was filled with energy, poolside dancing, romantic moments, and the best exit! I am so thrilled for these two and honored they chose me to capture this day.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! Love you guys!!
VENDORS: Venue: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Florist: Flowers Make Scents| Dessert: Copy Cat Cakes | DJ: Black Tie Entertainment | Hair/Makeup: Shequllia Brooks/ Plush Makeup | Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal | Catering: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Revelry| Shoes: David’s Bridal | Rings: Olive and Piper | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Shutterfly | Officiant: Joe Dozier | Planner: Christina Duty
Where to begin with this absolute dream couple?! For starters, I’d like to thank Caroline and Cranston for their service. They first met in Kuwait while deployed to the Global Coalition. They became best friends despite Cranston’s deployment to Iraq and Caroline’s to Afghanistan. They talked every day and night, and when Caroline returned to the states, Cranston was the one to pick her up from the airport. He took her home to her parents and they’ve been together ever since! It’s like a Hallmark movie but with better characters and an actual inspiring story. AMAZING.
Their Georgetown, DC wedding day was full of all the best things – powerful love and joy, spontaneous singing, champagne, and pops of pink! Can you believe it was actually their idea to take pictures at the beautiful, colorful, floral spot just steps away from their ceremony?! It’s called “Call Your Mother Deli” and WOW my pink-loving heart was beyond happy!
Thank you again to my dream couple and angel friends, Caroline and Cranston, for choosing me to capture your wedding day! Your love radiates and I’m so grateful I could witness the day you promised forever together. Cheers to you!
VENDORS: Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church| Reception Venue: The Army and Navy Club | Florist: Ellen Blake | DJ: Luis Gonzalez, WOW Events | Hair/Makeup: Best Face Forward – Skin, Makeup and Hair Artists | Gown: Justin Alexander | Catering: The Army and Navy Club | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The Dessy Group | Shoes: Vicenza Marelle | Rings: The Diamond Reserve | Men’s Attire: Generation Tux | Invitations: Just Paper and Tea | Officiant: Fr. C. Kevin Gillespie, SJ | Planner: Ellen Blake
Although Betsy and Tom claim to have been super shy when they first started dating, their story is full of adventure! They’d go paddle boarding, horseback riding, and have bonfires on the beach. Eventually a hike through the Shenandoah Valley lead to their engagement. Like something out of a movie, Betsy turned around from looking out over the mountains to Tom down on one knee.
Betsy and Tom celebrated their “summer romance that hasn’t ended” with a September wedding at the Celebrations Manor House. They had the most gorgeous weather for their Sunday ceremony! Betsy’s boho, wildflower florals in fall colors were the perfect fit for the seasonal transition. The night ended with a grand exit first for me – they opted for vibrant ribbon poppers that provided streams of color and happiness! How fun is that!?
Betsy and Tom were a joy to work with! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. McCoy!
VENDORS: Venue: Celebrations – Manor House | Florist: King William Florist | Dessert: Publix | Ceremony Music: Ninja Strings | Reception Band: RadioJacks | Hair/Makeup: Sierra Cantrell | Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal | Catering: Celebrations at the Reservoir (Venue) | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Shoes: Amazon | Rings: Diamonds Direct | Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Invitations: Minted | Officiant: Rev. Hollie Woodruff | Planner: Mary Jean Lowe |
Corinne and Logan met in the summer of 2005. When the school year started, Logan asked Corinne to the homecoming dance on September 24th. They dated on and off throughout high school before deciding to go their separate ways. But they stayed in touch over the years, never losing the love and support they had for each other.
Fast forward to 2015: Corinne graduated from Virginia Tech and moved back home to Richmond. She invited Logan to come see her first “big girl” apartment in the city. He agreed, and visited her 10 years to the date they went to homecoming – September 24th, 2015. The chemistry was as strong as when they first fell in love and the rest was history 🙂
These two finally married and it was the most perfect day!! That dusty rose and pops of color they chose really popped against the pristine green golf course at Independence Golf Club and I LOVE the final images. They had a beautiful sunny day for their ceremony, followed by a fun-filled evening of donuts and dancing.
Congratulations, Corinne & Logan! Cheers to your future!
VENDORS: Venue: The Estate at Independence | Florist: Cultivate Event Co | Dessert: Duck Donuts | Band: BowTied Weddings | Hair/Makeup: BRIDEface | Gown: Wtoo by Watters | Catering: The Estate at Independence | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie| Shoes: Amazon | Rings: Brilliant Earth | Men’s Attire: Indochino | Transportation: Winn Transportation | Invitations: Minted | Officiant: Rev. Andrea Skeens | Reception Uplighting: The Lighting and Sound Company | Neon Sign: Howdy Dudey Neon
It’s obvious Allie and Phaon were destined to be together! They both attended Elon University. They both were college athletes – Allie was on the cheer squad and Phaon was on the rugby team. Then, they both ended up living in DC after graduation. That’s when they started dating, and their love story really began.
This wedding was a DREAM for me. From poppin’ bubbly in the gorgeous getting ready suite at Great Marsh, to the genuinely joyous bride jumping on the bed, topped off with BRIGHT pink florals – it was overwhelming trying to pick which photos to share. Their bride and groom portraits have to be some of my absolute favorites… a stunning venue with an even more stunning couple… I MEAN REALLY!
Allie and Phaon were truly the kindest, dreamiest couple and I loved every moment of this day! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Derr!
Venue: Great Marsh Estate | Florist: Rosy Posy | DJ: Jake Ritchie Dream Day DJs | Hair/Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Catering: Serendipity Catering | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Men’s Attire: Indochino | Transportation: Fleet Transportation | Videography: Yours Truly Media | Planner: Mireille Olivo