If you haven’t already, you can read part one of Andrew and Julie’s incredible wedding ceremony at the Cathedral. Below, check out this wonderful, incredible evening light! It truly could not have been more beautiful, and we were so lucky to have timed things to allow us to create these portraits for them both.
Take a look at some of the day’s highlights below, then follow this link to view their entire wedding online. The password is Julie’s last name.
One of Bill’s favorite shots that Anne took that day.
And one of Anne’s favorites of Bill’s.
We love this for its Old World-like charm and feel.
The rain left a lot of standing water on the ground, much of which was reflecting the Cathedral in the background.
Julie and Andrew had decided on the historic Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Hall to host their reception, and, as Andrew is a law librarian, it was apropos to have some lucky guests seated among the stacks in the great library.
Andrew and Julie arrived at DAR with just enough time for some quick portraits as the last of the day’s twilight extinguished.
Bill O’Leary, the talented Post photographer who was covering the day’s events for thew newspaper, gets a shot of Julie’s bling, aided by Anne holding the video light. Being documentarians, of course we had to shoot this wild scene.
Their dynamic and exciting first dance. There may have been some good-natured heckling of Andrew’s dancing, for which Julie jumped to his defense.
Julie is also an accomplished baker and decided that another way to personalize their wedding would be to make dessert, which was a big hit with their guests. The morning before their wedding, Julie hosted a frosting party for friends to come over and help top each of the cupcakes. In lieu of bride and groom cake toppers, the couple hid ninjas throughout the cupcake display! The truffles below were also made by Julie, and darned delicious!
Gathering all their guests into the Great Library for toasts and cupcakes, they gathered in one of the ornate hall’s opera boxes (the library was once a performing arts hall) so all their guest had a great view.
This was the first wedding we saw that had its cake feeding narrated by someone, in this case, the incredibly funny Brad who had his own twisted outlook on the happenings going on in front of him. Julie also took the opportunity to do another Holland Photo Arts first…she continuously updated her Facebook page throughout the day, even taking a couple of photos before the ceremony and during the reception with her phone for upload to her page!
This next part is well, not for the faint of heart.
Seriously. You might not want to go any further.
Okay, but you can’t say we didn’t warn you!
It is a tradition among Andrew’s college friends to spend a few minutes at each of their weddings performing “pantless drinking” (which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like). The general understanding here is to wear boxers. One of the guys apparently did not get the memo this time. Given this dismaying display, we’re rather glad Andrew was the last of his friends to marry (Brad also had pantless drinking at his and Heather’s wedding, which also included large blond afro wigs as props–one can never have too many, you know). When we showed this next shot to our production assistant, her only words were, “Oh. My.” Something tells me Andrew is thinking something a bit more strongly worded at this moment. I think we can leave it at that.
Andrew’s boxers were adorned with colored flashing LED lights. He would have fit right in on Dancing with the Stars! Sorry, Andrew – Anne just couldn’t resist.
They spent a large part of the evening simply having fun with their friends and family, but of course spent some time together on DAR’s picturesque portico for some dancing before the party ended. Once over, they invited their guests, many of whom were staying at the J.W. Marriott a couple of blocks away, to grab one of the table lanterns and walk with them. We of course tagged along for a bit and loved the reverie they all shared as they strolled across the Ellipse toward the Marriott and their suite.
This is one of our all-time favorite photos that Anne took.
We could not have had more fun, and were absolutely delighted to be a part of your wedding celebration, Julie and Andrew! Thank you so much for having us be a part of your day. We truly look forward to all growing extremely old together!