Wednesday, June 26, 2013

If Every Wedding Could Be Like This . . .

Denise and Devin's wedding was the perfect one for me in every way. The couple was gorgeous and sweet as could be. Their families may be the nicest ones on the planet (and I'd worked with the bride's family before on Denise's sister's wedding 10 years earlier so I know just how wonderful they are). The bridesmaids were lovely and the groomsmen were mostly strapping men in uniform (which was lovely). The vendors were all amazing and the venue was breathtaking. And to top it all off, everything went flawlessly and it was one of the most flat-out fun parties I've been to in a while.

We started off the day with Denise and her girls getting ready at The Willard with the fabulous Nikki Fraser doing makeup and Remona doing hair. Love these talented ladies!

What a stunning bride and bridal party!

Meanwhile, with the guys . . .

Then it was off to St. Aloysius Catholic Church for a full mass with a gospel choir!

Denise was welcomed into the Marines with a traditional sword arch.

Then it was off to the reception at The Mellon with decor by Amaryllis, lighting by John Farr Lighting, rentals by Perfect Settings and DC Rental and catering by Occasions!

The band Nocturne from New York kept the dance floor packed all night!

The couple cut a beautiful cake

Then more dancing . . .

Thanks to Denise and Devin and their wonderful families for sharing their amazing day with us, to my crackerjack assistants Bella and Meg for keeping me sane, to Greg Gibson for the stunning images and to the entire wedding team for creating a truly magical evening!