It was pouring down rain the first time I met Giselle and Jake. The two of them were in town and we had scheduled their engagement session for what was supposed to be a beautiful morning sunrise session in Old Town Alexandria. Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans for us. We couldn’t reschedule because Giselle and Jake live in Missouri and weren’t scheduled to be back in the DC area for quite some time, so we sat. And we waited. And miraculously, mother nature gave us a window of opportunity. It was the middle of summer, extremely hot and humid and like 6am. The ground was soaking wet. And these two couldn’t stop smiling…
I tell this story because I think it says a lot about Giselle and Jake. It would have been so easy for them to have been grumpy, or upset or miserable about being out in the wet weather, but instead, they rolled with the punches, made the best out of the situation and found a way to make things work and with an incredibly amazing attitude (seeing as how they are both doctors, this probably shouldn’t come as a surprise). Their wedding day was no different and while luckily, mother nature smiled upon us and gave us what was probably the most perfect spring day ever, Giselle and Jake were pretty much up for anything and didn’t let any of the little stresses of the day rattle them in even in the slightest way. Their priorities and mindset was focused on the most important thing – marrying one another.
These two have such a quiet passion about them. They aren’t showy or flashy. They don’t need to be the center of attention. They are thoughtful and amazing listeners and they are incredibly kind-hearted. At the same time, there is a fire inside them and it really shows in how fiercely they work towards everything in their lives, from both becoming doctors to navigating a long distance relationship, to being loyal and true friends to everyone around them to loving each other whole heartily and selflessly. They really are an inspiring couple.
Thank you for having me as a part of your wedding Giselle and Jake and for putting your trust in me completely! You were both such an absolute joy to work with!!!
Ceremony: Towson Presbyterian | Reception and Catering: Mansion at Valley Country Club | Event Planning and Design: Historic Events | Florals: Mint Julep Studio | DJ: Event Pro DJ | Hair/Make-up: Beyond Brides | Cake: The Great American Cake Show | Video: In Motion Video | Dress Designer: Casablanca