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Jess and Matt's Georgetown and Carnegie Institute Wedding!

You may remember Jess and Matt from their Capitol Hill engagement session back in the fall.  Welp, they're back on the blog this time because their wedding was last month and it is stunning! Jess and Matt both attend Holy Catholic Trinity Church in Georgetown, so it was only natural that they held the wedding there.  Honestly, the grounds were a photographers dream, with the historic church and chapel and some beautiful gardens in the back part of the property.  There were pink hydrangeas in bloom that matched Jess and Matt's color scheme perfectly!  Also, there's a basketball court on one side of the church, so naturally Matt decided to bring his basketball and shoot some hoops before the ceremony.  I put him to the test and had him take a few shots backwards, just to see if he had any wedding day luck on his side!  Of course, he did, so he made a couple of shots which you'll see below!

The ceremony was just gorgeous and I loved how excited Jess and Matt were to be married.  They kept looking at each other over and over during the ceremony and just grinning from ear to ear.  They even cheered once they were finally pronounced husband and wife, which was too stinkin' cute!

After the ceremony we took a few photos of the amazing wedding party at a nearby park, and then headed to the gorgeous reception site of Carnegie Institute of Science!  Talk about another place with some amazing photographic opportunities!  From the sun-kissed dancing photos, to the sun-kissed outdoor photos and then back inside for some dramatic night-time shots, I could not complain with how these turned out!  Jess and Matt learned how to dance before their big day, and you can tell in the photos.  I am a huge fan of Jess' long blonde hair moving (she did that in her engagement session), so I was really happy when her hair got some movement during the dance and then again later in a portrait!

I can't thank Jess and Matt enough for having me photograph their wedding day!  I had such an amazing time with you, Jess and Matt, and I hope you love these photos!  Also, many thanks to the vendors below for making this wedding day so magical!


Ceremony: Holy Trinity Catholic Church Reception: Carnegie Institute for Science Caterer: Main Event Caterers Planner: A Sweet Soiree Events Photographer: Lisa Boggs Photography Videographer: Buerhaus Design DJ: Bialek's Music - Brennan Sullivan Florist: Karin's Florist Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcake Hair/Makeup: Aveda Georgetown

Brooke and Aaron's Arlington, Virginia Wedding at The Hendry House

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I'm back to blog on Brooke and Aaron's wedding the gorgeous Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia!  I had a little sneak peek here, but it definitely does no justice to the entirety of their wedding!  Brooke and Aaron not only had some of the prettiest DIY details I've seen in a while, but they also had two ceremonies at their traditional Jewish wedding.  It was delightfully jam-packed with gorgeous photo opportunities, of which I reeeeeeeeally took advantage of.  I'm sure you'll be able to tell, with the crazy abundance of photos below! To start our day, we went outside for Brooke and Aaron's first look, of which was amazing.  I haven't had a bride cry yet during the first look, and I almost cried myself when Brooke started crying!  It was just too sweet!  Aaron was quick with a handkerchief  though to take care of his sweet bride.  :)  After first-look and group photos we headed inside for Brooke and Aaron's Ketubah signing.  It's the first major part of a traditional Jewish wedding, and only close friends and family attend while the witnesses, bride, groom and rabbi sign the marriage contract.  The wedding is not complete though until the next ceremony under the Chuppah!  This part of the wedding is widely known for the seven circles, the ring ceremony (in which the couple places the ring on the index fingers), and the breaking of the glass (one of my favorite parts!).  There's a huge list with everything else that goes on in a traditional Jewish wedding, so go here to check it out!

After the wedding was complete, we headed off to the gorgeous reception tent on another part of the Hendry House property!  This tent was decked out with amaaaaaazing DIY details, and all those details revolved around a book theme that Brooke and Aaron wanted to incorporate.  They had books on the table, bookmark wedding favors, and (my personal favorite) library cards as seating cards for the guests.  They even had a mini card catalog to hold all of the library cards!  Eeek!  So stinkin' cute!  The reception as a whole was just amazing, and I can't begin to describe how exciting it was to be there!  :)

Thank you so much to Brooke, Aaron and their family and friends for letting me be a part of their special day!  Also, many thanks to Courtney and her assistant Janice of A Sweet Soiree for their amazing planning skills, and to Dan Goldman for his awesome DJ skills (and more vendors below!).  Enjoy!

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Ceremony & Reception - The Hendry House Photography - Lisa Boggs Photography Wedding Planner - A Sweet Soiree DJ - Dan Goldman Makeup - Carla Pressley Flowers - Twinbrook Floral Design Catering - Main Event Caterers Cupcakes - Crumbs Bake Shop Rentals - Capital Party Rentals Tent - L & A Tent Rentals

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