Marc & Sara’s St. Regis Hotel Wedding in Washington, DC

Marc & Sara’s St. Regis Hotel Wedding in Washington, DC

One of our last weddings of the year was back at one of our favorite venues in Washington, DC – the St. Regis, for Marc & Sara’s downtown celebration. We were so happy to be working with the ever-talented Simply Chic Events team, so not only was it a gorgeous affair, everything of course went off without a hitch. And the weather could not have been more perfect. (Gotta love those fall colors and light!) With emotions abound, this sweet couple put the perfect exclamation mark to another incredible wedding season. Have fun viewing Marc & Sara’s complete gallery. The password is Sara’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The wonderful team:
Planner: Simply Chic Events
Ceremony location: Epiphany Church
Reception and catering: St. Regis Hotel Washington, DC
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Hair: Remona Soleimani
Make-up: Leah Margosis
Band: Nation Band
Cocktail music: Sage Strings
Tent: Sugar Plum Tent Co.

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Sharp-eyed readers will remember a similar moment (below) from Karen & Michael’s 2009 wedding. Slower teams were turned away, disappointed.

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Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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And some great moments captured by Karen:

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Some lovely details:

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Dear m&s,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day include:
Your first sight, and Marc’s look on his face and his excited smile when he saw you for the first time, Sara. When that scavenger hunt team descended on you and your wedding party in Lafayette Park, delighted to have found a bride to propose to. The oh-look-at-that expressions on the faces of your bridal party seeing your wedding band join your engagement ring just after your ceremony. Your dad’s touching toast, prompting a few tears. Marc’s insistence of that tiny little piece of wedding cake fed to him be followed by a self-served, nearly airborne, gigantic piece. Air guitar. And lots of it.

Congratulations, you two!

xoxo…
…a&b

Lindsey & Rob’s Mountain Wedding at Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Lindsey & Rob’s Mountain Wedding at Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The air at 9000 feet is always pretty crisp, and it wasn’t any different for Lindsey & Rob’s sunny Colorado wedding up at Steamboat Springs this fall. Their guests arrived at the mountain ceremony site via gondola and were treated to breathtaking views while the couple said their vows to one another. Not that anyone was looking at anything other than the happy couple, of course ;-). Talk about a breath of fresh air.

Our wish for every couple is that they have a wedding that feels like them where their friends and family can’t imagine them marrying any other way. Steamboat fit them to a tee, reflective of their adventures together (she hikes 14’ers in a day for fun, and their travels have taken them from Australia to Dubai. You might remember them from their relaxed Boulder County Fair and CU engagement session this Summer–we all had such a blast (plus some cotton candy). Check out a few of our favorite moments and images from their wedding, and of course their complete gallery. The password is Lindsey’s maiden name and is case-sensitive. Enjoy!

The awesome team:
Venue: Steamboat Springs Resort
Catering: Steamboat Meat & Seafood
Florist: One Fine Day Productions
Hair/Make-up: Waterside Day Salon
DJ: Marc with Complete Music
Baker: Cupcake Mini Bar

B’s faves of A’s:

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It was such a scenic spot photographing the Steamboat valley below, with L&R’s wedding site behind us.

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Even at 9000 feet, the mountains rose up and to the right of their wedding ceremony.

Mountain views during ceremony at  L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

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Celebratory hand-waving at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Celebratory hugs at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

 

How cool is it to get a private, surprise wedding gondola for the ride down the mountain? It was just the right timing to photograph L&R as they sped down toward their wedding reception.

Quiet moment in gondola at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Lawn games during cocktail hour at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Laughter at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

 

Don’t you just love these late-afternoon shadows? A wedding photographer’s dream.

Portraits for L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Portraits for L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

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Laughter at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Listening to toasts at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

A quiet post-cake cutting moment at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

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Singing at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Dancing at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Sparkler send-off at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

A’s faves of B’s:

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A gaggle of groomsmen.

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We loved photographing the wedding ceremony at Steamboat Springs, with mountains on one side and a long valley down the other.

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Bride and groom portraits at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Bride and groom portrait at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

 

The sun’s so bright at Steamboat Springs even the dogs wear shades.

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Photographing sunset at L&R’s wedding reception at the base of Steamboat Springs.

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Some sweet details:

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Personalized champagne glasses at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Gown and shoe details at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

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Ceremony flower details at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Flower details at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Bride's bouquet at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Bouquets at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

Table decor at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

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Cake at L&R's Steamboat Springs wedding

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Sunset & dancing at L&R's wedding at Steamboat Springs

Dear l&r,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day are:
Your uncle’s quiet moments, Lindsey, stolen away from arriving guests as he prepared to officiate your ceremony. Lindsey, your dad’s emotions as he spoke during your ceremony, and the comfort your mom offered as he returned to his seat to witness the rest. In an only-in-Colorado-moment, a ready-made welcome committee of ultra-marathon race fans cheering you as you walked from the gondola to the start of your reception. Eschewing a more traditional (and some might say boring!) way to feed each other your first piece of cake, you instead tossed the pieces up in the air and each caught them in your mouths. Impressive! The peacefulness you had around your first dance. It was as if you were just lost in each other. Not sure what game it was, but the intensity with which your college friends kept their fingers intently on that beer was fun to watch.

Congratulations, you two and we look forward to sharing a beer sometime soon!

xoxo…
…a&b