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

Best of 2013 – Bill’s Faves of Anne’s

Best of 2013 – Bill’s Faves of Anne’s

Today we wrap up our favorite images (we somewhat randomly selected 25 each) among the nearly 15,000 we delivered to our wonderful clients in 2013. These are images Bill loves that Anne captured, vs. Anne’s faves Bill captured. We hope you enjoy them, reminiscing about each of the weddings (click on the link for each couple to see more). Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll soon be sharing a sweet and fun wedding right here in Colorado at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Alicia & Gio’s wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

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Ashley & Kevin’s wedding at the Army Navy Club

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Cristin & Nima’s wedding at Veritas Vineyards

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Elizabeth & Ryan’s wedding at Woodbury Forest School

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Joy & Jerry’s wedding at Vail Mountain Resort

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Jenn & Mike’s wedding at Clifton Inn

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Lindsay & Charles’s wedding at Hotel Monaco
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Lindsay & Kyle’s wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

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Laura & Tony’s wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

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Mary Beth & Chris’s wedding at Shrine Mont

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Misty & Roby’s wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

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Sam & Casey’s wedding at Panorama Farms

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Sheryl & David’s wedding at The Homestead

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Sarah & Jason’s wedding at The Homestead

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Tammy & Andrew’s wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

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Best of 2013 – Anne’s Faves of Bill’s

Best of 2013 – Anne’s Faves of Bill’s

Before things really get cranking in 2014, let’s take a quick look back at some of our favorite moments and images from our 2013 weddings! It was so insanely difficult narrowing down our selections to just 25 (seemed like a reasonable number taken from the 14,983 photos we delivered last year to happy clients). Today we’re looking at some of Anne’s favorite images that Bill captured from the past year. Thanks so much for all our incredible, loving, and happy couples for sharing these moments so we could capture them!

Alicia & Gio’s wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

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Ashley & Kevin’s wedding at the Army Navy Club

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

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Cristin & Nima’s wedding at Veritas Vineyards

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Healy & Tim’s wedding at a private residence

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Jenn & Mike’s wedding at Clifton Inn

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Joy & Jerry’s wedding at Vail Mountain Resort

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Kaitlyn & Mark’s wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

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Lauren & Chas’s wedding at Fat Cat Farms

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Lindsay & Charles’s wedding at Hotel Monaco

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Laura & Tony’s wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

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Mary Beth & Chris’s wedding at Shrine Mont

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Sam & Casey’s wedding at Panorama Farms

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Sarah & Jason’s wedding at The Homestead

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Tammy & Andrew’s wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

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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

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