Emma & John | Dumbarton House wedding

What a couple and what a wedding!!

Its rare that Kristiaan and I are around the day that a couple meets, but in Emma and Johns case we witnessed their first meeting at Emma's sisters wedding back in 2013. So we were beyond thrilled when they contacted us to photograph their wedding. This was the 4th wedding in this group of friends we've photographed so it truly felt like family.

We knew what we were in for great moments, happy people, great connections and fun dancing. We got all of that and more, plus working with one of our favorite planners of all time, Kristen of Kelley Cannon Events as well as a dream team of other vendors.

Check out our favorites from the day below.

Wedding Planner: Kristen of Kelley Cannon events http://www.kelleycannonevents.com/
Makeup: Creative Images http://www.creativeimagesvamddc.com/
Florist: Lisa of Petals and Promises http://www.petalsandpromises.net/
Caterer: Spilled Milk http://www.spilledmilkcatering.com/
Cake: The Cake Courtesan http://www.thecakecourtesan.com/
Venue: The Dumbarton House http://dumbartonhouse.org/
Portraits at National Cathedral
DJ Music: DJ Ivan with Crowe Entertainment http://www.crowentertainment.com/dj-ivan/
Emmas Dress: Paloma Blanca from Love Couture

Diana + Monroe | Jefferson Memorial ceremony

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.

Vendor info:
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
Transportation: TransDev
Getting/Guest hotel: The Mayflower
Reception dinner: Mulebone