Last year I was hired as second photographer by Elizabeth Austin for a lovely Anderson House summer wedding. The bride and groom were an absolute dream to work with and I have to admit, they are one of the coolest couples ever!
My day started with Dennis at the Grand Hyatt. I captured the men getting ready and a few portraits of Dennis before boarding transportation to Anderson House for their First Look. Dennis and the guys stayed with me for a few group portraits before Rykia and the bridesmaids arrived. Elizabeth chose the upstairs hallways for their first look, and it was completely magical. My favorite moment of the day was Rykia processing down the grand steps into the ceremony, wowing her guests and transforming the mood. The couple exchanged vows and ended with a ceremonial broom hop before sharing an excited kiss down the aisle.
The outdoor reception space designed by Simply Breathe Events for this wedding day was one to remember. I especially enjoyed the string trio, as well as the custom gift boxes at every place setting. The couple opted for a custom Pop Rocks cocktail as well, prepping the guests for what was to come. Later after dinner, family members toasted the couple, sending them well-wishes into their new marriage. To finish out the night, Rykia and Dennis joined their family on the dance floor and carried the music away.
It was a pleasure meeting and working with Elizabeth Austin for this beautiful day. If you liked this wedding, be sure to visit more weddings I’ve photographed in DC!
Note: This wedding was photographed by Michelle as a second photographer for Elizabeth Austin.
Planning & Design: Simply Breathe Events • Getting Ready Venue: Grand Hyatt DC • Ceremony & Reception Venue: Larz Anderson House • Florals: Floral & Bloom • Catering: Spilled Milk • Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
We chose dusty, muted tones for this winter wedding editorial at Great Marsh, styled by DC wedding planner Adriana Marie Events.
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