Wow! This wedding was a 3 day affair that blew me away! We lucked out with the perfect fall weather all weekend and a fabulous group of people to work with! Friday we had the rehearsal dinner at the Cosmos Club that was highlighted by the grooms cake, a large perfectly crafted and delicious Ipad with personalized apps displaying special moments in Martin’s life. It was pretty cool I must say!
Saturday was a 12 hour wedding marathon which started with the girls getting ready at the beautiful Chevy Chase Club (also the site for the reception). Jess used the absolutely fabulous celebrity make up artist Carl Ray and the also fabulous hair stylist Ismal from DC’s Four Seasons Hotel Salon. They did a fabulous job and you can see, Jess (already a gorgeous bride) looked and felt Amazing!! After mucho pampering and prepping, we headed to the Georgetown’s Christ Church for the ceremony. The ceremony had originally been planned for the National Cathedral, but due to the crazy earthquake that rumbled the city just a couple months prior, damaging the cathedral, they chose the next best venue, and it worked out beautifully! The ceremony was followed by some group and family photos and the cocktail hour on the back porch of the chevy chase club. We took some fun shots both at the church and on the golf corse just before the sun sank down and the temperature dropped.
The reception was held in the upstairs ballroom and everyone had an amazing time! From speeches and cake cutting to dancing and wacky photo booth poses, the evening proved to be a hit! Sunday came around much more quickly than Jess and Martin had anticipated but they put on their game faces and smiled all afternoon for our day after session. We made our way around some sentimental spots for Jess and Martin who basically grew up on the National Cathedral grounds where they both attended school. Because we weren’t able to get shots during the wedding day at the Cathedral, or around the City, this was the perfect day to do so. We got some wonderful photos so it was absolutely worth that extra effort! Enjoy!
Day After Session: