I can’t tell you how lucky I feel when I get to work with a couple from their engagement session to the wedding day! Jennie, Pat and their pups Lexi and Diamond had a lovely e-session a while back! I suspected that working with this super sweet, laid-back couple on their big day would be a true pleasure, and I wasn’t wrong. 🙂
Washington DC is an inspiring place to be, but even more so when you are in the midst of a truly intimate and emotional wedding. It was clear how much Jennie and Pat enjoyed their guests, and how much those in attendance love the couple right back. The ceremony took place at the Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, and Jennie’s mom walked her down the aisle…so touching to see them make that journey together, laughing and crying! Several times during the day Jennie mentioned how beautiful her mother was, and each and every time she teared up. And the emotion (which is my absolute favorite part of a wedding!) continued well into the reception at the Morrison House Hotel in Alexandria. Pat was deeply moved by his brother’s toast…so sweet! And to top it all off, the new husband and wife were the picture of elegance and true contentedness. So graceful and happy to be celebrating their love with loved ones.
I have to mention that we did something unique for these portraits. After the ceremony, Jennie, Pat and I drove around DC to get shots at the stunning Union Station and in Georgetown. And it was a privilege to spend time with them in the moments after their marriage, chatting about their puppy girls Lexi and Diamond again. We laughed quite a bit when one of us mentioned that ‘Lexi and Diamond’s parents are officially husband and wife!’ Yay!! And what a beautiful life they have ahead of them! Below it is a sneak peek of their wonderful wedding.
Ceremony venue: Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola | Reception venue: Morrison House Hotel | Florist: The Enchanted Florist | Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas | Catering: Ashlar Restaurant and Bar at the Morrison House | Hair and Make-up: Mandy and Pia from Bridal Artistry DC
Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters from Blush Bridal in Fayetteville, NC | Veil: Justine M Couture from Blush Bridal in Fayetteville, NC | Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson | Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein