From a photographers perspective, most wedding are fairly difficult. Both mentally and physically and we're usually completely exhausted at the end of the day. However, Diana and Monroe proved to us that weddings can be easy. Though their wedding day started early (8am) and we had a wedding the night before (something we never do) we happily and effortlessly cruised through their day while they smiled, laughed and celebrated with a very intimate crowd of about 25. The shared exchanges of joy were endless, the weather was perfect and their day ran like a well oiled machine thanks to the team of Taylor and Hov.
Kristiaan and I went our separate ways during getting ready. Her with Diana at the Mayflower, me with Monroe at his home. We reunited at the ceremony on the lawn of the Jefferson Memorial for an emotional reunion as Diana walked down the aisle. Brunch was at the Hay Adams and absolutely delicious and filled with much excitement and more good laughs. Afterwards we headed to the US Capitol for some more portraits to cap off the day.
Enjoy some of our favorites below.
From Diana"Except for the hotels and transportation, we tried to partner with minority owned/women owned businesses. We were very blessed!!"
Wedding planner: Taylor & Hov
Hair: Kalizya Hutchinson
Makeup: Jeff Enriquez
Florist: Philippa Tarrant
Venue, design, caterer: The Hay Adams
Cake: Kendall's Cakes
Ceremony musician: Jen Violin (Jennifer Reid)
Diana's Dress: Casablanca/I Do I Do Wedding Gowns
Monroe's suit: Nordstrom
Desserts: District Desserts (incredible custom cookies)
Jewelry: Cezanne Jewelers
Getting/Guest hotel: The Mayflower
Reception dinner: Mulebone