Tyler Sullivan was born a little over a week late.  Even though he kept his Mom and Dad anxiously waiting, I think everyone will agree the wait was well worth it for this beautiful baby boy…

Born  February 6    |   12:49 pm   |   7 pounds, 10 ounces   |   21 inches long

He’s such a peanut!

 

 

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Melissa and Davo are world travelers who found love through many of their shared passions.  I love the adverturous spark in these two, and yet they are both so humble at at the same time – truly two of the kindest, most generous and giving people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.  They were married on a rainy winter’s day in downtown DC in a beautiful ceremony at their local church, followed by a celebratory reception at St. Francis Hall.  Davo is a pretty amazing travel photographer and one of my favorite parts of the wedding day was walking around to all of their reception tables and looking at his beautiful black&white landscape photographs that adorned the tables. I can’t wait to see what photographs he took on their honeymoon in South Africa!

 

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Ceremony: Christ Our Shepherd Church  |  Reception: St. Francis Hall  |  Caterer: Bollywood Bistro  |  Florist: Magnolia Wedding Flowers

 

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Rachel and Rob met through a mutual friend.  Almost a year later to the day, Rob proposed to Rachel in the quiet and intimate setting of the home they share together in New York City.  I got to know the couple this past summer on a trip up to New York where we spent a whirlwind of an afternoon bouncing around their hometown neighborhood together.  I got to meet their adorable mini Schnauzer, Whinnie, who sadly couldn’t make it to the wedding and had to stay home.  Rachel says one of the things she loves the most about Rob is that he’s the kindest person she’s ever met…I think him “adopting” Whinnie and taking care of her, even though she was Rachel’s dog first and even though Rob claims he’s not a dog person, is just one example of why Rachel fell in love with Rob.

The couple got married this past fall on a windy fall day in downtown DC at the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental.  Rachel and Rob were rockstars and braved the chilly wind and crowds at the Jefferson Memorial as the sun went down just before they signed their Ketubah and were married under a Huppah constructed from material of the wedding dresses of all of the special women in Rachel’s life.  It was, hands down, the most beautiful Huppah I’ve ever seen and something I know Rachel will cherish forever.  Congrats you two!!

Ceremony & Reception: Mandarin Oriental Washington DC  |  Event Coordination: Artistic Events   |  Florals:   |   Music: Nightsong from Entertainment Exchange |

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Laura and Chris live in Chicago and hired me over the phone on a recommendation from a friend.  They seemed super friendly and enthusiastic so I was definitely looking forward to working with them.  When we finally got to meet in person for their engagement session, it was love at first sight.  We had so much in common, from our love of craft beer, our awkward sense of humor, our ties to the Midwest (go Packers!), an enjoyment of outdoor sports/activities and a genuine love for traveling and adventure.   We clicked right off the bat.  My only complaint is that they live waaaaaaay too far away!

Their wedding fell on one of those perfect fall days in Virginia that reminds you just how insanely beautiful this state is – it’s one of the reasons Laura and Chris picked White Post for their wedding and I was so glad they got to enjoy such a beautiful day.  The ceremony was held in the exact same church Laura’s parents were married in over 35 years ago with the reception just a short jaunt down the road at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.

Every wedding holds special memories for me, yet there are always those few weddings that just really stick out.  For me, Laura and Chris’s wedding was definitely one of these (and not just because they served my favorite Wisconsin beer, Spotted Cow, at the reception’s craft beer tasting table, although that helped). It’s not even something I can describe, other than to say that I felt love all around all day long.  Laura and Chris are definitely the type of people who notice and appreciate the little things.  When Chris described what he loved the most about Laura to me before their engagement session, he said he loves “how she chews air when she’s asleep….she is my beam of light.”  Laura said that she loves that “he cracks the cheesiest, worst jokes you’ve ever heard…he only has about 3 that he uses on rotation…”  I love that these two appreciate those tiny things about one another and I think it is the little things that get you by on a daily basis and take you through year after year after year.

Laura and Chris, it meant so much to be a part of your special day and I can’t WAIT to see you soon and enjoy a delicious craft beer together – it is long overdue.

 

Ceremony: Meade Memorial Episcopal Church  |  Reception and Catering: Shenandoah Valley Golf Club  |   Event Coordination: Elegant Events   |   Florals: Sponseller’s Flower Shop   |   Ceremony Music: Leesburg String Ensemble   |   DJ: DJ Connection   |   Cake: Cakes by Diane   |   Hair: Elegant Hair   |   Make-up: Glow Skincare and Makeup   |   Dress: Stella York

 

 

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