Margret and Nathan met online when she was studying medicine at UCLA and he was stationed in 29 Palms, California. True nature-lovers (and adventurers) they enjoyed a first date in Joshua Tree…and hit it off immediately! Some time later, they found themselves on the opposite side of the country, enjoying a late night stroll on the National Mall. It was there, in Washington DC, that Nathan popped the question…in one of the Smithsonian Gardens! This couple’s adventurous spirit, and their kindness and integrity were evident from the moment I met them. I absolutely loved shooting their unique 4th of July military wedding!
When I arrived on the day of the ceremony, Margret greeted me with a huge smile and a sincere ‘thank you for being here’… oh so lovely! She was beyond generous and sweet on her big day. And she has incredible taste! I loved her black shoes with their satin bows, and her elegant lace veil. Margret’s family is from Egypt, and Nathan is American. Watching their two cultures come together to celebrate their love was very special to me. They were wedded in a Coptic ceremony in which they were both crowned. It was amazing! I could just see in Nathan’s eyes how much he adores Margret. They are both so in love…
And the reception venue!!! Oh my! The Carolina Inn is a stunning hotel, and perfect for weddings! The bedrooms are so pretty and provided such a great background for photos while Margret was getting ready for the ceremony. The reception room itself has gorgeous chandeliers and a dramatic black and white checkered floor. Shooting there was an absolute pleasure…second only to the pleasure of getting to work with Margret and Nathan. (And I absolutely have to mention that they have Beagle/Boxer mix named Maya! Yay! So good to know that my clients are dog lovers like me!)
Ceremony: Coptic Orthodox Church of Archangel Raphael and St. John the Beloved / Reception: Carolina Inn / Coordinator: Kristen Prescott with the Carolina Inn | Florist: Angel Roses Florist / Stationary: Minted / Cake Artist: Sweet Memories Bakery / Catering: Carolina Inn / Reception music: 1st Choice DJ