Max & Sarah’s Wedding at Washington DC’s Newseum

Max & Sarah’s Wedding at Washington DC’s Newseum

In a funny travel irony, one of our recent Fall weddings involved a bi-coastal couple of sorts. Lucky for us, Max & Sarah are based both in Denver and Washington, DC so when they chose to marry, they knew it would be in the town where they met (DC), but chose to have their engagement photos in a town they love (Vail). They selected one of DC’s coolest and well renowned museums – the Newseum in which to say their I Do’s as the Capitol was beautifully framed, quite literally behind them. Theme: Black, White and Re(a)d all over. Their guests were also treated to a rousing thunderstorm that thankfully waited until cocktail hour to truly manifest and merely threatened their outdoor, rooftop ceremony.

This jet-setting duo’s likeableness and charisma was on full display at their roast, er…rehearsal dinner (theme: Wisconsin meets Great Britain) at the Hay Adams Hotel the night prior. Several friends offered some valuable intel on their individual personalities followed by key advice (complete with an intensive Power Point presentation!) on how to have a happy marriage with said quirky, yet highly accomplished and ambitious backgrounds. We’ve seen a trend towards roast type rehearsal dinner/celebrations and we have to say, we love it. Judging from the gathered crowd’s reactions, they did as well.

Here is a selection of our favorite moments and details from their celebration, and of course you can see everything in their gallery. The password is Sarah’s last name and is case-sensitive.Read on at the bottom for a recap of our favorite moments from the weekend’s celebration. Enjoy!

The wedding team:
Venue & Lighting: Newseum
Event Planner: Sara Muchnick for Engaging Affairs
Catering & Cake: Wolfgang Puck
Flowers: Amaryllis
Officiant: Family Friend
Make-up: Erwin Gomez and Nikki Fraser
Hairstylist: Thania Trieu
Reception Music: Celebrity All Stars through East Coast Entertainment
Stationer: smock. and Luscious Verde
Calligraphy: Sprites Ink
Videographer: Suburban Video

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A few of our favorites from our longtime assistant, Karen who was able to join us for part of the day:

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And, of course, we had to leave you with some simply luminous eye candy…

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(Bill’s note: This shot below’s so damn cool. Not to brag, but my wife’s pretty incredibly talented.)

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Dear m&s,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding weekend include…
Your sisters’ toast (or should we call it training?), Sarah, complete with a 2″ binder full of the “Care and Feeding of Sarah” for Max, ostensibly to read while traveling to your honeymoon. The end of the toast, showing a picture of you at 60 holding a certain prestigious office, was priceless! Your officiant becoming the envy of music directors everywhere by getting all the guests to actually sing at a service. The story told at your rehearsal dinner, Max, exemplifying your competitiveness, at least in tennis, and probably in finance too. Holding your flower girl in your lap during toasts, precariously perched due to all the laughter (your sisters, Sarah, did an amazing job, but it was especially cool to have two upstanding British gents deliver a rousing one for Max). Your first dance kept your guests guessing and was so much fun to watch. That so-tender moment between you and your dad as you began to proceed down the aisle, Sarah, and when you got there, the emotion on your mom’s face, Max, really showed how happy these two families will now be one. Your entire weekend celebration was a wonderful reminder of the incredible meaning of our relationships with our family and those we choose as our family to surround us. Congratulations again to you both and we can’t wait to raise a beer again with you soon!

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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Misty & Roby’s Wedding at Mellon Auditorium

Misty & Roby’s Wedding at Mellon Auditorium

What do you get when you cross two Ivy League-educated attorneys with a love for pranks, and irreverent sense of humor? Why, Misty & Roby of course. You know them, don’t you? Faithful readers of this journal will remember them from their early springtime Love Session, and now they’ve tied the knot in an amazingly unique ceremony (not only in the round, but officiated by their wedding party and parents!) at the always stunning Mellon Auditorium in DC and expertly planned and executed by the fantastic Sara Muchnick. We simply adore these two and are so delighted to share a few of our fave moments and of course, some gorgeous decor from their wedding day with you. Have fun, enjoy your week, and of course, check out the full gallery. The password is Misty’s last name and is case-sensitive.

The fabulous team:
Venue: Mellon Auditorium
Planner: Sara Muchnick with Engaging Affairs
Florist: Amaryllis
Caterer: Design Cuisine
Band: Big Ray & The Kool Kats
DJ: Jared Rosen
Furniture rentals: Party Rental, AFR, Taylor Creative
Video: Blue Sky Films
Lighting: Digital Lighting

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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We’re not typically a fan of our subjects being camera-aware, but this glance from Roby’s dad just before escorting his son down the aisle really did it for us.

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Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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So how cool is this? Misty, part of a dance troupe in college, was completely surprised by a production her friends put on for the couple. The even bigger surprise? Roby, who otherwise would not necessarily be classified as a dancer, partook in the last number of the set to the cheers of everyone and as a surprise to Misty. Totally blew her mind. Loved it!

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Roby shakes his booty at his new wife at the end of the dance.

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Of course some from our awesome assistant Karen:

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As promised, some of the incredible details:

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Dear m&r,

Some of our favorite memories from your wedding weekend include:

The molecular mixologists at your rehearsal dinner (what a way to start the weekend!). Your first sight, when Roby shook his money maker (and then shook it again later that night…). That you created a unique ceremony officiated by your dearest friends, all participating in their own way. That amazing dance routine performed for you, including a surprise appearance by Roby. Yup, shaking his money maker once again. Wow, it was hard not just putting down our cameras and watching in amazement. The coordinated superhero boxers (not shown). Your laughter, especially immediately after your ceremony. Having your talented singing friends entertain the rest of your guests during cocktail hour. Misty, that you managed to get down on the dance floor despite recently injuring your feet–that was serious perseverance.

Congratulations, you two!

xoxo…
…a&b

 

Kaitlyn & Mark’s Wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

Kaitlyn & Mark’s Wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

It’s not often we have two big events at the cavernous Mellon Auditorium within a couple of months of each other, but every time we do we’re so impressed with the space’s transformation. Is it just us or does that place just say historic DC glamour? It’s such a stunning venue and the glittering decor really set the mood for Kaitlyn & Mark’s festive Fall celebration. They, along with their families and friends, had us grinning from ear to ear at so many of the touching moments throughout their day. Take a look at some of our favorite images from the day and then check out their complete gallery. The password is Kaitlyn’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The fabulous team:
Venue: Mellon Auditorium
Planner: Thy Parra of Evoke
Catering: Occasions
Band: Source
Stationery: Haute Papier
Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy
Florist: Edge Floral Event Designers
Hair & make-up: Carola Myers
Baker: Maggie Austin Cake

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Some great scene setters from Karen:

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And of course some incredibly beautiful (& sparkly!) details:

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Dear k&m,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding weekend’s celebration include: Your mischievous grin, Kaitlyn, as you approached Mark for your first sight that day. The patient waiting and then a quick joke between you and your dad as you prepared to walk down the aisle to lighten the mood. The tender whispering in each other’s ears later that night when you thought no one was watching. Your grace and laughter during poignant toasts from your closest friends and family. Capturing a packed and energetic dance floor. (We might want to look into more insurance!) That your smiles, especially yours Kaitlyn, shined even brighter than the dazzling decor.

Congratulations, you two and we wish you many years of joy!

xoxo…
…a&b