Brooke & Phill’s Wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

Brooke & Phill’s Wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

We’re happy to share with you today the big wedding celebration of Brooke & Phill, who enjoyed a personalized ceremony at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in downtown Washington, DC. It was so nice seeing them and celebrating with them again after getting together for food & drink a couple of months prior at Pippin Hill Farm. It was so nice too working with our friend Jessica Brown (we adore the entire Simply Chic Events team) who pulled off this beautiful and fun wedding seemingly effortlessly (although we definitely know better). It was hard narrowing down our absolute favorites from the day there were so many great moments, but somehow we managed. 😉 Enjoy! And when you’re ready, check out Brooke and Phill’s complete gallery of images. The password is Brooke’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The fabulous team:
Ceremony venue: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Reception venue: National Museum for Women in the Arts
Planner: Jessica Brown of Simply Chic Events
Officiant: Bill Cochran of Say I Do Your Way
Catering: Design Cuisine
Florist: Amaryllis
Hair styling: Bridal Hair by Remona
Make-up: Carl Ray
Bagpiper: Bialek’s Music
Band: Source
Baker: Kendall’s Cakes
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Photo booth: Booth-o-Rama
Food truck: Takorean Food Truck
Gown: Oscar de la Renta
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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Long-time (really long time) visitors to our blog might recognize Michelle & Al, whose wedding we shot back in 2004. So great seeing them both again!

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Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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There are some really fun ones, which we love, taken by our assistant Karen too:

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This almost captions itself: “This cake. I would like some. Now.”

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Some lovely details:

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Dear b&p,

Some of our favorite moments from your day include:

When your parents got so excited for you they couldn’t wait to rush down the aisle after you to celebrate with you, leaving the wedding party at the altar in paused bemusement. Your nephews holding it together the best they could, and really performing admirably when it counted. That you called each other on the phone as you opened each others’ wedding gifts. Almost. Your bagpiper who led your guests across busy New York Avenue and H St., as if he were a mama duck followed by dozens of ducklings eager for cocktail hour. That way you paused and looked at each other as you recessed down the aisle. We don’t know what you were thinking, but we’re pretty sure it was something along the lines of, “We did it!”

Congratulations!

xoxo…
…a&b

Sheryl & David’s Wedding at The Homestead

Sheryl & David’s Wedding at The Homestead

Today we’re back with another fun wedding at The Homestead! It was so cool to have back to back weddings there the same weekend! Today we’re featuring the second wedding, that of Sheryl & David, who enjoyed a quiet and sweet ceremony before their big party in the resort’s gorgeous Crystal Ballroom. Enjoy a select few of our favorite moments from the day, then view their complete gallery here. The password is Sheryl’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The wonderful team:
Venue and catering: The Homestead
Coordination: Gail Arnott with The Homestead
DJ: Bill Gilliam of Choice Entertainment
Florist: Gillespie’s Flowers

Bills’ faves of Anne’s:

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Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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And of course, a few sweet details from their day:

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We’re totally digging these ambient light shots from our fantastic assistant Karen:

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Dear s&d,

Our favorite moments from your celebration include:

Just how heartfelt and even tearful the toasts to you were, and how they described you as a couple to a T. The gentle comfort of your relationship and how you interacted with one another. The dance you shared with William, the Homestead’s maitre’d, Sheryl, in recognition of him “calling it first” with your wedding, even years ago. The tender and emotional moment when your dad saw you for the first time in your wedding gown, Sheryl. The understated humor you all showed when signing your marriage license. And of course, hitting golf balls in your wedding attire.

We’re absolutely thrilled for you both and wish you much joy and happiness. Congratulations!

xoxo…
…a&b

Sarah & Jason’s Wedding at The Homestead

Sarah & Jason’s Wedding at The Homestead

Happy Friday! We have the first of two Homestead weddings for you today. The first is an incredibly sweet couple, Sarah & Jason, who enjoyed a quiet first sight with each other before doing their portraits. There was a brief rain delay due to a passing cloud, but it dampened nary a spirit, and we all ended up celebrating outside after a few minutes. Have fun perusing our favorite moments from the day below, then see their complete gallery here. The password, Sarah’s maiden name, is case-sensitive. Have a great weekend!

The wonderful team:
Venue and catering: The Homestead
Coordination: Gail Arnott with The Homestead
Band: The Jangling Reinharts
Florist: Gillespie’s Flowers
Calligraphy: Terry Quentrill
Gown: Provonias
Hair & make-up: The Homestead

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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Just a wee bit of rain showers before the main event. No one was in a hurry with such views.

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At last, the skies cleared…

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And in true Virginia fashion it may have been a little warm and humid that day…

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Love, love, love the unicorn head on Rick, the bandleader, after the evening’s festivities had officially ended. There was still more partying to enjoy, of course.

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Our wonderful assistant Karen was also shooting a we bit that day and came up with these rockin’ shots:

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Notice how adept Jason is at not only dipping his new bride, but holding his Corona at just the right angle to avoid spillage? Masterful.

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Some sweet details:

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Dear s&j,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day include:
Sarah, it seemed your dad and Jason coordinated their thoughts and actions when your dad tripped up a bit over your vail, then when Jason did the same thing as you two walked up to the tower immediately after your ceremony. The way, with champagne in hand, you were completely unperturbed by the rainfall just before your ceremony. Your first dance! That was some serious energy and fun there, with many surprises for your guests. The stories your siblings shared about the two of you over the years were uproariously funny and at times very poignant. Wee ones dancing together, with the occasional stolen kiss (or at least attempted). A capella, Sarah. And that’s all we’re going to say about that. 😉

xoxo…
…a&b

Lindsay & Kyle’s Wedding at St. Aloysius and the National Museum for Women in the Arts

Lindsay & Kyle’s Wedding at St. Aloysius and the National Museum for Women in the Arts

Well. Another Friday already? Ah, the weekend, and of course we have another wedding ready and waiting just for you. Lindsay and Kyle had some serious fun with their friends and family for their raucous celebration. We’re happy sharing all these great moments with you and have included, as usual, a few of our favorites from the day’s festivities. Want more? Take a look at their complete gallery here. The password is Lindsay’s maiden name (just the first half of the hyphenation) and is case-sensitive. Enjoy!

The fab team:
Ceremony venue: St. Aloysius at Gonzaga College High School
Reception venue: National Museum for Women in the Arts
Planning: Elizabeth Duncan Events
Florist: Enchanted Florist
Catering: Occasions
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie
Reception music: Free Spirit

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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Some lovely eye candy:

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Dear l&k,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding include…

Kyle, the way you looked and grinned at Lindsay as she walked down the aisle as if it were the first time seeing her. Lindsay, the way you hugged your dad tight and held on after his warm and touching toast to you both. James running, almost toward you, Lindsay, but instead right to his mom, and yet you still held out your arms…and your hope. Your bridesmaids doing a little spontaneous jig during portraits at the park. Your giddiness at the altar, when you thought no one was looking. And yes, even one of your guests attempting to light a sparkler held in his mouth.

Congratulations, you two!

xoxo…
…a&b

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