December 26, 2018
If you feel like you have seen Abby before, that is because you have. I like to count this wedding as my first celebrity wedding! Abby happens to be a White House correspondent, so she’s always traveling to the coolest spots. You can see a glimpse of her life here. Abby and Marcus had the moat beautiful Anderson House Washington DC wedding.
You know I am all about doing a first look! It’s awesome to capture these sweet emotions during a private moment between just you two! Find out the 7 reasons you do not want to skip a first look. Check out my favorite, number 3, which has to do with FOMO.
My favorite images are the ones filled with all these emotions. Everyone was expecting Abby to walk down the aisle but when she came down the stairs, it was the most epic entrance! Both the groom and the guests flipped. I mean, just look at them! Their ceremony was super emotional and super heart felt.
Marcus and Abby chose these super cute Chinese take out boxes as favors because that is how they celebrate their big life events: Chinese and a bottle of wine! WE LOVE when our couples make sure their design reflect them as a couple. To all my brides planning their weddings: stop copying everything from Pinterest. It’s nice to get inspiration but your wedding day needs to reflect you two as a couple. This is YOUR DAY! Cristina Calvert did an amazing job with all the design and making sure every detail was absolutely perfect!
Can we talk about these table settings?!? Sweet Root Village always rocks it! Brides, make sure to pick the best florist. The entire reception decor comes down to the floral design. You want someone who can bring your vision to life while also giving you that WOW factor! Each napkin was monogrammed and tied with hand dyed silk. The place cards were calligraphed name cards on top of small vases of water with a single bloom. I LOVE when my couples have a cohesive and strong design.
You can also see their Anderson House Washington DC Wedding up on Martha Stewart!
For all the photographers, my new course “How to be Published” will launch on January 7th. CAN’T FREAKING WAIT!
Thanks to the BEST vendor team:
Photography, Elizabeth Fogarty Location, Anderson House Event planning and design,Cristina Calvert Signature Weddings Catering, Occasions Caterers Flowers, Sweet Root Village Videography, Sok Vision Stationery and monogram, Stephanie B. Design Cake, Couture Cakes by Sabrina Music, The String Queens(ceremony); Pan Masters Steel Orchestra (cocktail hour); Van Petty with MyDeejay(reception) Rentals, Perfect Settings; White Glove Rental Bride’s gown, Monique Lhuillierfrom Carine’s Bridal Atelier Bride’s accessories, Untamed Petals headpiece; Aleksa Karinaveil; Aquazurra shoes Reception dress, Theia Hair and Makeup, Demetress Valentine Glam Bridesmaids’ dresses, White Runway Groom’s tuxedo, Geoffrey Lewis Groom’s accessories,Suitsupply shirt and bow tie; Magnanni shoes Groom’s dinner jacket, Ralph Lauren Purple Label Custom fortune cookies, Fancy Fortune Cookies