Gaylen and Jared’s wedding was a blast from start to finish! I had met up with Gaylen several times before the big day to go over lots of details in preparation for her fabulous wedding, so I was really excited when the time came to see all her hard work come to fruition. It was a beautiful Saturday in early November when I met up with Gaylen at the Hotel Lombardy, where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Everyone was in good spirits and excited for the day ahead. Once Gaylen and the girls were ready to go, we met up with Jared and his groomsmen in Lafayette Park, where Gaylen and Jared had their “first glance.” This is where we took the bridesmaid and groomsman photos, being sure to feature the White House in the background.
The limo picked up the bridal party and took them to Christ Church in Georgetown, while the bride, her father, and I caught a town car there shortly after. We were greeted by a bagpiper and all of Galyen and Jared’s beautifully dressed family and friends. After the ceremony, we took family portraits at the Church while guests were shuttled to the Metropolitan Club where the cocktail hour and reception took place. After the family portraits, Gaylen, Jared, and I took the “hum-limo” to different scenic spots in Georgetown for more couples portraits. We made it over to the Metropolitan Club where, after the cocktail hour, the bridal party was introduced to the guests, and the partying began! Some unique reception details included personalized stone coasters as guest gifts, a signature blueberry and prosecco cocktail as her “something blue,” and a cool book of Washington, D.C. sights and attractions that served as the guest book. From the speeches, to the cake cutting (with the twist of a frosting war), to the dancing, everyone had a really wonderful time (myself included)!
I had a fabulous time working with Gaylen, Jared, and all of their family and friends. It was truly a pleasure to have the opportunity to capture such a special day and magnificent celebration.