We could not be more excited today to share our first wedding of the season with you. We just adore these two! You see, Emily was the maid of honor at sweet Maya’s wedding back in 2010. When she contacted us last year for her wedding to Scott, well, we just might have done the happy dance. We remembered Emily as not only stunningly beautiful, but one of the nicest, most considerate people we’ve ever met. We didn’t get to have as much interaction with Scott that day (except on the dance floor–dude can get down!) we knew if he was with Emily, we were going to love him. And we did. They were so full of emotion that day and we were so honored to get to be a part of it all. Pretty sure these two need to be in a magazine somewhere! ;-D

Want to see more? Of course, you do. Feel free to view check out their personal gallery. Its password is Emily’s maiden name (and is case-sensitive). Enjoy!

Venue: Strong Mansion
Florist: Growing Wild
Officiant: Bill Cochran with Say I Do Your Way
Caterer: Canapes Catering
Ceremony music: Chris Dunn Guitar
DJ: Adam with Bryan George Music
Gown: Augusta Jones
Hair: Kelley with Amie Decker Beauty
Make-up: Leslie with Strategic Skin

Bill’s Faves of Anne’s:


Anne’s Faves of Bill’s:

And of course a few fave details from the day…


Dear e&s,

Ok, so as we may have mentioned once or twice, we’re incredibly grateful to have gotten to kick off the start of our wedding season with you both – as well as your friends and family. (SO great getting to see so many smiling, familiar faces, too – Maya & Josh, Alanna & Craig, Kat & Becky to name a few.) Of course the festivities started out Friday with a scramble to eradicate the armada of gnats invading the mansion’s grounds, but things were quickly put to rest by your crack team on Saturday, with Katie wrapping up the mission returning triumphantly waving a can of Off in the air and proclaiming, “I sprayed the shit out of those chairs!”

It was clear early on your guests would experience an event highly personalized to the two of you, thanks to all the items you made as decor and as favors, Emily. Even when you held up signs with “Thank” and “You”, you first went for the “You Thank” look, which seemed particularly funny. It felt warm, personal, and irreverent. Just like you both.

Emily, you’ve heard us say it before, but wow, you have likely made many other brides jealous today. You were perfection. It was not surprising to see Scott’s eyes well up with tears when he turned around to see you during your First Look and then again as you came down the aisle with your dad. Speaking of your dad, we loved how he opened his welcome with, “I’m Dan [last name] and I approve this wedding!” to much laughter and applause, especially apropos given our proximity to the nation’s capital in an election year.

We knew your day was going to be full of love–not only for each other, but your dear friends and family, and full of joy during the ceremony especially and of course as befitting you U 0f R ladies, a jam packed dance floor filled with wild abandon. Hmm…we might be starting to see a trend here. Needless to say, we love it!

Thank you so much, e&s for inviting us to celebrate your first day as husband and wife together. We are so honored to have been a part of it all.



This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. caitlin elizabeth

    OHMYGOODNESS. your use of off-camera flash is awesome in these!!!!! thank you for sharing 🙂 what a beautiful day!

  2. Lora Kelley

    Such beautiful images! And I spied Maya in there! So cute! : )

  3. Eric

    these are wonderful! A great first wedding of the year!

  4. erin

    gorgeous! i love the dancing shots…so many great ones!

  5. Anne & Bill

    Caitlin, thank you! We love off-camera flash–you can do so much with it.

    Lora and Eric, it was great getting together again with this crowd. We’ve gotten to know many of them over the years so it’s always like a big family reunion.

    Erin, we remember well your wedding and the dancing(!)–based solely on that, you’d all get on quite well with this crowd. 🙂

  6. andrea

    Beautiful beautiful! I love all of your details! Did your caterer provide those table linens or did you buy/rent them yourself? I love them! Also, the flower in your hair is lovely–where did you get it?

  7. Emily

    Thanks, Andrea! The caterer did provide the linens. The flower was from etsy (shop: misunbridal).

  8. Andrea

    thanks, Emily!

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