Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

As you may imagine, Memorial Day is a huge weekend for weddings. Even in D.C. where the city becomes a madhouse with bikers and parades and demonstrations and Rolling Thunder.  Every Memorial Day, our team is out in full force and this year was no exception. We had weddings at The Mellon, The Building Museum, The Fairmont Hotel, Meridian House and even a destination wedding in Turks and Caicos!

Every year as I weave my way into the city, I love to see all the bikers assembling for Rolling Thunder even if I'm not crazy about the wild detours I have to take to get around them. I love their patriotism and spirit (and all that bad-ass leather)! Last year as I was setting up a wedding at The Mellon, I heard the low rumbling of the bikes and ran outside to watch the thousands of bikers roar past on Constitution Avenue then hurried back inside to finish setting out place cards.

A couple of years back, one of my fabulously fun brides decided to do photos down at the Lincoln around all the bikers. This is one of my all-time favorite shoots (thanks to the uber-talented Matt Mendelsohn).

The bikers were so nice and loved being a part of her pictures and she really got into the spirit of things.  I hope these guys are still out there on the Mall flying their American flags high and having a great time.  Happy Memorial Day everyone and special thanks to all the brave souls who have given their lives in service!