Dude, I know… Blogging is not my thing. But I’m gonna keep trying. Maybe one day, right?
I recently had the honor of photographing the wedding of two good friends. I met the groom while in the choir at our church, and the bride I met over time as they started dating. I *instantly* liked Linda, from the very start. She is one of those very unassuming people who makes you feel comfortable and as though you’ve known her for a long time. Jim I have known for a few years, and while he is closer to my husband, I’ve always considered him a good friend. He is funny, smart and you know for sure that Jim is one of those loyal friends who would do anything for you!
The wedding was gorgeous, yet laid back and relaxing. This is probably the least stressed out I have ever been while photographing a wedding. Both Jim and Linda went with the flow, whatever happened is what happened (not that anything bad happened, the day went so smoothly), they were flexible and receptive to what would come their way.
Jim and Linda, thanks again for choosing me, I had so much fun and felt more like a guest than your photographer on your big day
Linda got ready at her maid of honors house, but her dress was waiting for her in the basement at her parents house (which, by the way, is now Jim and Linda’s house because her parents moved out). It was a very European home (Linda and her family are from Denmark), and I loved every inch of it Linda’s “bridal room” was very clean and open. Quite soothing!
Linda stepping into her dress, her maid of honor is on the other side of her helping her out,
I’m not sure what it is about this photo that I really enjoy, but I sure do love it!
Linda was SO excited when the car came to pick her up! She was thrilled that she was about to get married
Linda is one very eco-conscious woman. She wanted her florist to be as green as possible in the choices that were made for their flowers. Most of Linda’s flowers (including the centerpieces on the tables) were from the florists very own garden! I got to take a centerpiece home with me and it is still sitting outside on our porch (although I think I really need to water it at this point because it has been incredibly HOT here in NoVA!).
Last minute touch-ups,
On the way to see her groom!
Not the best picture, but the paparazzi were everywhere!
So happy to be married
One of the awesome centerpieces:
I forgot to mention that the wedding was at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, DC (yup, the one by the White House). And people let me tell you… this was one of the BEST brunches I have ever had! I mean, they had a WAFFLE BAR! Brides, this is one option that will not disappoint anyone. Guaranteed.
More of the beautiful centerpieces. Linda was telling me that most (if not all) of the centerpieces had herbs and flowers in them were able to be used in cooking!
Linda relaxing with a glass of champagne
Behind the food stations there were some couches set up that you could relax and hang out on. There was definitely some cigar smoking times being held throughout the ordeal.
I’m assuming Linda’s dad is busting on Jim, but I can’t remember what he was saying
The Hay-Adams has some beautiful China!
Linda and Jim used Georgetown cupcake for their sweets (again future Brides, another option that will never disappoint!). YUM!
Oh, and did I mention that this was our view from the rooftop terrace? We could see the snipers and workers on the roof of the White House. How awesome is that?!
Listening to a speech by the maid of honor, and seriously, could not be cuter
*sigh*… what a wonderful wedding. So beautiful and full of love from two of the most genuine people I know