Gaylord National Harbor wedding Deb Lindsey Photography_01For Rebecca + David’s July wedding at the Gaylord National Harbor, it didn’t matter how hot it was outside. And it was hot–a long string of 90+ degree days had everyone wilting. Inside the hotel with a huge open atrium, massive skylights and white marble floors there was no shortage of window light! It’s always fun for me to be at a new venue and to be on the lookout for any visually interesting possibilities. R+D are so cute together and seemed pretty happy roam the inside of the hotel looking for fun photos. And as much fun as their portraits were, to me the best part of the day were the little moments in between. Like during their quiet time in the bridal suite before the ceremony (cocktails were before–I love that idea!). Their ceremony was held in an open upper lobby as the sun was setting and they were danced back up the aisle by the groomsmen and friends of the couple as they made their way to their yehud. The Jewish ceremony was followed immediate by the reception which incorporated some of Rebecca’s Persian heritage including dancing and a gorgeous table of sweets on display in the ballroom. Another highlight from the reception including the couple’s entrance into the room under a canopy provided by the wedding party, was the groomsmen’s surprise song for David and sung to Rebecca! It was such a sweet moment in a day filled with them.

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Wedding + Reception site Gaylord National Hotel, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD, site coordinator Laura Fosler 301-965-3766

Caterer Gaylord National

Florist Jill Medawar, Toulies en Fleur, 703-868-5939

Hair Goli Bridal

DJ Vahid Tabatabaei

Cake Shalom Caterers

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When I first met Alicia + Chris to talk about their Army Navy Country Club wedding in July, it was the beginning of a snow storm in January. We met again at the beginning of a very hot streak of summer on their wedding day. A few minor adjustments into shady spots and the couple were complete troopers braving the heat and a bumpy golf cart ride to make beautiful photos. Their day was filled with sparkle and sophistication and that dress!! The back was just stunning. Their ceremony took place on the rooftop patio overlooking the Washington Monument and thankfully the sun was low enough behind the club to keep the guests cool. One special relationship that I kept my eye on throughout the day was the bride and her dad. From the look on his face when he walked her down the aisle to their spirited father-daughter dance at the reception, it’s clear they have a special bond and that he couldn’t be prouder of his girl. We also managed to pop out on the balcony just after sunset for some portraits against the gorgeous sky. I am always thrilled when I get a good sunset and a couple willing to sneak away from their party for a few minutes. This one, like their whole day, did not disappoint.

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Wedding + Reception http://www.ancc.org/ Rebecca Pipkins 703-521-6800

Flowers Twinbrook Floral 703-323-5991

Hair + Makeup Amanda Jones

DJ Mike Blaufeld

Cake M&C Bakery 703-298-6597

Videography Adora Films

 

 

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is a lovely spot anytime of year but when the roses are blooming in late spring it is a wonderland. R + D chose the grounds near where they grew up for their engagement session and between the sun and the flowers I was in photography heaven. I can’t wait until their summer wedding coming up fast at the Gaylord at National Harbor.

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Things I love: a gorgeous sunny day, a dapper pair of grooms, a return to Meridian House, and emotional wedding ceremony and a well run event. Boy, did I hit the jackpot with Chris + Scott’s wedding! I knew when I first met the couple in the Nordstrom Cafe at Montgomery Mall many months ago that were were going to get along beautifully. And I was thrilled to be working with Kay at Howerton + Wooten Events again. She makes it all run so smoothly which makes my life easy. On any wedding day, I never know exactly where my favorite photos will come from. I always work hard to get the portraits beautiful and the reception always has a life of it’s own. But the ceremony is often a wild card. Some are emotional, some are traditional and classic. But when couples recite their own vows it’s such a window into their relationship and I just love that. Listen to Chris reading from his teenage diary and watching Scott’s tears flow, I was getting teary. The ceremony in the round in the garden was just the right touch. There’s something so special about being literally surrounded by those you love. Their reception in chic blue and yellow with farm tables for the head table and Metro sign centerpieces was really lovely. And the hanging Edison lights in the garden? I may have been a little obsessed with them (full disclaimer: I just installed a light fixture with them in my house so they are a favorite!). It was a gorgeous night ending with a sparklers surrounded two very happy grooms.

Wedding + Reception site Meridian House Maria Canellis 202-939-5592

Planner Howerton+Wooten Events Kawania (Kay) Wooten 202-706-7953

Cake Fancy Cakes by Leslie: Leslie  Poyourow 301-652-9390

Caterer Main Event Caterers 703-820-2028

DJ D-Mac & Associates Rhome Anderson 301-437-1969

Flowers MyFlowerBoxEvents KimberlyTyson 410-878-0373

Farm Tables AmpavEvents 202-774-7706

Lighting Event Dynamics 410-683-8018

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How adorable were these two? It’s been awhile since I’ve done an elopement that was this much fun. It was a perfect storm of a couple in love willing to let me do my thing, gorgeous light and a couple of hours to play in Georgetown. Brandi and Mike planned well ahead and scheduled their wedding on a Monday in early May. In a month of really rainy days we lucked into a few hour window of brilliant sun before the return of torrential downpours. The couple left it up to me to find them a spot for the ceremony and a quick scouting of the area brought us to the canal. Their ceremony was filled with tears and laughs and a small audience who respectfully kept their distance. They wrote the own vows and the were just so joyful when it was pronounced that they were officially married. From there we just roamed Georgetown, chasing the wonderful light on the canal, at the Old Stone House on M St. walking the intersection of Wisconsin and M and finally we arrived back at the Rosewood Hotel (formerly the Capella) where they were nice enough to let us use their rooftop pool deck for some fun city overviews (OK, mostly industrial looking rooftops but still cool!). Then they were off to sail the Greek Isles for a few weeks as a honeymoon. Sounds heavenly.

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