Today’s wedding is one I had been highly anticipating for a while!
When I first met Laura and Alexander at Northside Social (one of my favorite Arlington spots) we hit it off right away. Between Alexander’s Parisian connections (he’s spent a lot of time there, is fluent in French and OWNS a French bakery!), their easy-going attitudes and spot on Seattle restaurant recommendations (seriously, go to Chans), I knew we’d be a great fit.
These two really lucked out with beautiful 70 degree weather for their Park Hyatt wedding that had a subtle cherry blossom theme and embraced a white, minimalist color scheme. The day kicked off with some getting ready photos and champagne at the Park Hyatt. I couldn’t stop drooling over Laura’s Oscar de la Renta gown and Christian Laboutin heels. These girl has got some serious style – classic, simple, understated, and right up my alley! Getting ready photos were followed by a gorgeous ceremony at Holy Trinity in Georgetown, one of my favorite churches in D.C. to shoot in. It’s massive, white, minimalist and has great lighting!
For post-ceremony portraits, there happened to be what was probably one of the last few vibrant cherry blossom trees RIGHT next to the church. It was perfect! We squeezed in some bride and groom, family and bridal party portraits there and in the church courtyard before Uber-ing back to the Park Hyatt for a lively cocktail hour and reception. Edge Floral had the entire ballroom decked out with the most beautiful flower arrangements and the Park Hyatt created an ethereal, dream-like vibe with white draping and subtle uplighting.
A band with lead French singer rocked the entire room and Laura and Alexander had one of the best choreographed first dances I’ve ever seen. Apparently, they’re a couple of many talents!
I was so thrilled to be able to capture this classic D.C. wedding for such an amazing couple…and the Park Hyatt might just be one of my new favorite places to photograph now!