After having an August with only a few weddings, it was an incredible experience to return to Washington, DC to kick off the busy Fall season and celebrate with Miranda and Eric at their amazing late September wedding. This was also the first time we worked with the joyful and creative Jamie Sears of A Simply Chic Event who, together with Miranda, created a fun experience for all their guests gathered at the historic St. Regis Hotel nestled just north of the White House. We started out the day with Anne seeing Miranda and her bridesmaids in her suite for hair and make-up and a sneak peek at her gorgeous Monique Lhullier dress hung by the window in the bedroom. Meanwhile, Bill headed over to the couple’s nearby condo to document the guys’ final preparation (and donning of bowties–and not the pre-tied kind–these guys put it together the old-fashioned way and were looking pretty dapper). Eric had purchased a sweet pair of Ferragamo’s for the occasion and looked every bit the part as he and his groomsmen shared a bottle of champagne before walking the few blocks to the gorgeous St. Matthew’s Cathedral. Eric greeted arriving guests as Miranda, back at the hotel, donned her gown and Stuart Wietzman shoes, compete with bling on the heels no less! As you can see below, she looked absolutely stunning. As she arrived at the cathedral, once Eric was safely ensconced in the Sacistry, Monsignor Jameson came back to tell Eric, “Eric, I have something to tell you…there are beautiful brides, and then there’s Miranda.” It was clear what he meant as she strode purposefully down the long aisle at the ceremony’s start to see Eric for the first time that day.

All of the couple’s siblings participated in the ceremony, as Eric’s three sisters served as readers or gift bearers for the mass while his brother and Miranda’s brother and two sisters served as attendants. Monsignor offered a personal homily directed to the couple during the service, his voice softly settling across the vast walls and (194 feet up) the cathedral’s ceiling. Once the mass had ended and celebrations begun, we were all a little nervous about the weather and risk of rain that afternoon, but everything turned out beautifully, and we joined the wedding party to head up to Meridian Hill Park, where Miranda and Eric will often go running on weekends. It’s a gorgeous park, located just around the corner where Anne’s brother and sister-in-law used to live and we mostly had the place to ourselves. We got some fun and great portraits of the two of them before we all headed back south toward the St. Regis and their cocktail hour, which is where we’ll resume with part 2 shortly. Enjoy and we’ll see you again very soon!

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Those long veils have tripped up many a groom…

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This Post Has 11 Comments
  1. Miranda

    These allow me to relive the most amazing day of my life over and over… thank you so much!

  2. Candice C. Cusic

    So many lovely moments here! Great job, you two! As always!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. kate mefford

    Just stunning work! I love the priest talking to the groom + the bmaids walking together + bottom of the dress motion shot + the through the door ceremony shot best. Way to go, guys! Hope to see you at FC!

  4. hollandphotoarts

    Miranda, it was truly our pleasure. We were absolutely thrilled to be a part of it all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks, Candice!!

    Thank you, Kate! That “through the door” shot is actually them being reflected in the confessional window/mirror. Darn, these small photos! New blog is on deck soon! LOVE your new one!! It’s so totally you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Dolce Video

    Gorgeous photos! We loved working with you and appreciate not only how fantastic your coverage of Miranda & Eric’s beautiful day turned out, but also how easy it was to work with you. Brides, you are really hiring a standard above the rest when you choose to work with Bill and Anne. =-) Miranda – the whole day turned out so beautifully! Jamie and the St. Regis – YET ANOTHER stunning dream wedding! You never fail to deliver…!! =-)

  7. Mary Stewart

    Eric and Mindy,
    Amazing!! Gorgeous..handsome…elegant. Love you guys!

    (Auntie) Mary Stewart

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