I love traveling for weddings! I love traveling in general but amongst the daily routine of Chicago, to transplant weddings in Washington D.C there’s things unexpected around every corner. From the fact that I didn’t expect to geek out over seeing the president’s helicopter fly right past our window while getting ready. That essentially, compared to Chicago, (in my opinion) D.C is a fairly small walkable city. We’d jump from Georgetown to Alexandria in a matter of minutes. (It also helped that the bellman at our hotel gave me the low-down on Uber) (: I always think Chicago has old architecture, but going to D.C with it’s cobblestone streets, stores in historic brick buildings, and one of my favorites, the Georgetown campus that looks like it could have been from Harry Potter (favorite not because of Harry Potter; I’ve yet to make it through that movie without falling asleep. Don’t kill me Harry Potter fans) it all makes Chicago’s architecture look like it’s still in it’s infancy. (Which in realty, it is in comparison!) Around each corner, our fresh eyes would be captivated by the beauty of D.C and it’s towns. Or is it districts? I’d assume Districts since it’s D.C? I dunno. But each spot has it’s own vibe to it. Each one seemingly more beautiful than the next.
Georgetown reminds me of Notting Hill. No… I’ve never been to the actual Notting Hill, but from my extensive watching of the movie I think it’s pretty spot on. (: Gorgeous historic rows of little shops. A classic romantic feel. One that today’s bride and groom embody perfectly. They are class acts through and through. Brett being in the Navy was dressed to the nines in his white uniform. The bride, Becki, she has a timeless beauty about her. And I can honestly say, this may have been the most respectful wedding I’ve done. Sure, it helps that half the guests were from the Navy and they other half from medical school, so we’re dealin’ with the creme-de-la-creme but that’s the bride and groom for ya! Incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, and genuine they are. And the friends and family in their life are an equal extension of that. Now that by no means is to say they don’t know how to have fun. The band barely made it through the announcing the bridal party’s names before the dance party kicked off. And that dance floor was absolutely packed the entire night!
Sure, traveling for weddings is great, but the best part is when it’s for gems like Brett & Becki! Couldn’t be happier for you guys! Thank you for having us capture your incredible day in a pretty remarkable city!
CEREMONY: Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart: https://campusministry.georgetown.edu/about/sacredspaces/dahlgren
RECEPTION: Key Bridge Marriott: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/waskb-key-bridge-marriott/
FLORIST: Twinbrook Floral Design: http://twinbrookfloraldesign.com/
BAND: Bachelor Boys Band: http://www.bachelorboysband.com/
HAIR & MAKEUP: Modern Bridal Studio: http://www.modernbridalstudio.com/
DRESS: Vera Wang: http://www.verawang.com/EN/store-locator/250-vera-wang-bride
SHOES: Badgley Mischka: http://www.badgleymischka.com/shoes/