On a Spring day in Washington D.C. Meg and Will got married. The wedding was intimate, full of love and possibly my idea of wedding perfection.
Photographing Meg getting ready with her sisters and Mom was so touching. I imagine that in a house full of 3 girls that there was lots of dress up happening over the years!
Now that Meg was all ready it was time to let Dad in, who was waiting patiently in the hallway to see his little girl as a bride!
Meg then opened her gift from Will!
In the parlor of the home, the light was just amazing! The 3 sisters and the newest little girls of the family spend some time together before heading to the church.
A little drizzle wasn’t going to stop these girls from laughing and smiling the whole way to the church!Will got ready in the apartment he shares with Meg along with his twin sister!Will opened his gift from Meg!Also full of smiles walking to the church!Hand in hand, 3 little flower girls made their way down the aisle! And as a surprise, the eldest one handed Will a little note from Meg!Meanwhile at the back of the church, a proud Grandpa records this tender moment as Meg waits in the wings only able to watch her family smile!Meg is proudly escorted down the aisle by her parents while Will looks on with a beaming smile at his beautiful bride!!Meg and Will take turns listening as the other says their wedding vows.Kiss the bride!!!The ecstatic newlyweds!!The amazing flowers… Meg did them herself!!!
The reception was held at Zest- American Bistro!Upon walking into Zest it was clearly evident that I had one talented bride on my hands! As if the bouquet and the boutonniere wasn’t enough! Meg’s personal and unique touches she made for the wedding were astounding! A globe was their guest book- a clever way to collect wedding wishes for these world travelers!
Blue mason jars with flowers amongst old books……Old letterpress blocks for table numbers. There was no end to the creative touches to make this wedding a personal refection of Meg and Will!Both Meg’s Mom and Dad shared some kind words and thanked everyone for coming.
Wills’ Mom looked on with a smile and a tear in her eye.After each person spoke there were fist bumps and cheers all around!Then it was the sisters’ turns to say some words, first Meg’s two sisters and then Will’s twin sister.Meg and Will had their first dance and a real dance they did!
With a perfect dip and kiss at the end!Meg was whirled around the dance floor by her father, as I imagine she has been some hundreds of times before, starting from when she was a very little girl!
Then it was Will’s turn to share a beautiful dance with his Mom!The cake had watchful eyes throughout the night!
Meg and Will said some emotional words to their friends and family, thanking them for joining them and also speaking about their first adventure as a married couple- which involves relocating for work to Russia.It was then time to cut the cake- a cake I’m shocked didn’t have marks from little fingers on it!The families and friends then celebrated the night away with Meg and Will!The flower girls take part in Grandpas’ whirling, twirling, dipping dancing style!While their guests continued to enjoy the evening, Meg and Will came outside for a moment to be alone.Last dance!! A joyous end to the evening as the newlyweds were circled by their loved ones!
Meg and Will we wish you much happiness and love! Thank you so much for the honor of photographing one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever experienced!
I’d also like to give a HUGE thank you to David Spence of Spence Photographics who was so wonderful to collaborate with on this wedding!