We watched the forecast for days leading up to the wedding. Two days out, there was 30% chance of rain during portraits… then the day before, a 90% chance. Claudia had gone through the trouble of getting a permit for the memorial in DC, but if it was raining, none of that would matter… so we came up with a rain plan. And on the morning of the wedding, the forecast was STILL flip-flopping back and forth. Twenty minutes before the ceremony? The deluge began. Guests entered St. Patrick’s Church shaking raindrops off of their crystal evening gowns- things didn’t look good.
But sure enough- just in time for us to depart for the monuments, the skies cleared. We gave the limousine driver the all-clear- head to our original destination! It was 95 degrees outside during bridal party portraits, but you’d never know it based on their photographs- why? Because this was a group of people who simply enjoyed being together! I’ve honestly never met a couple more relaxed and at-ease than these two. And I think it’s because, at the end of it all, they knew what mattered most– not the decor, not the music selection or the color of bridesmaid dresses, not even the weather. The thing that mattered most was the fact that they were getting married.
Sean & Claudia, thank you. Just….thank you. You two have been a dream since the very first time we talked, and I cannot tell you what a privilege it was to be the one you chose to photograph your celebration. From the ceremony to portraits to seeing your families truly celebrate your union, it was a joy from beginning to end. I hope you’re LOVING the Maldives- I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous!
Design & coordination: Kelley Cannon Events
Reception venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Florals: Sweet Root Village
Cake + desserts table: Buttercream Bakeshop
Dress: Amsale, via Hitched Salon
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair & makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Church
Paper: Dandelion Patch
Calligraphy: Just Write Studios
Decor: Event Revolution
Music: The Adrian Duke Project via Sam Hill Entertainment