Did you already catch Part 1 of Beth and Peter’s wedding? Well, we hope so. Please…carry on. Shall we review the spectacular team who helped put all this together?

Event planning: Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events
Hair & Makeup: KPN
Bridal Gown: Melissa Sweet
Venue: Meridian House
Floral Design: Philippa Tarrant
Baker: Maggie Austin Cakes
Catering: Windows
Stationary: Dauphine Press
Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy
Officiant: Bill Cochran
DJ: Aaron Platt of Chris Laich Music Services
Video: Dolce Video
Lighting: Event Dynamics
Favors: Georgetown Cupcakes

We need to take a moment here and admire this cake in its seemingly natural habitat.

Seriously. Gorgeous. Cake.

You go Windows!

First dance.

The cake cutting was widely documented!

Love this shot Anne took!

“It’s gettin’ hot in here…”

And I believe Andrew’s response was “why, yes, it is kinda warm”. Or something like that. ;-D

And a few more favorite details we just had to fit in!

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Whoo! Happy Friday everyone! We’re SO excited today to share some of our favorite images from Beth & Peter’s gorgeous wedding at the beautiful and historic Meridian House in Washington, DC, designed by the ever talented Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events. While the grass was a bit too wet to host their ceremony in the garden, the weather gods smiled upon them – and us. They still got to have an outdoor ceremony AND we got to shoot a ceremony for the first time in the Linden Grove. SO neat! Yes, we just said neat. ‘Cause it totally was. 🙂

Take a gander below at some of the early part of the day’s festivities, and return this afternoon to view part 2, carrying us through the rest of the night’s partying.  You won’t want to miss it!

Ready for more? You can view the complete gallery of all images here. The password is Beth’s maiden name.

Love, love this shot Anne got of Beth’s preparation.

Peter was stylin’…

And Elizabeth was gorgeous!

First sight! (By the way, Anne is totally in love with that dress.)

Love, love, love this one Bill got!

Always a sweet treat to serve your guests some pre-ceremony cool drinks!

Peter’s grandparents never stopped smiling that night.

There’s incredible knowing look among couples who have been together for a number of years. We love this moment between Beth’s parents.

Bill Cochran *always* does such a meaningful & laugh-inducing ceremony!

Married!

And just a few of our favorite details from the ceremony…

Dear b&p,

Every single wedding is unique and we take pride in the fact that we’re able to document each couple as they really are and as they really interact with one another, and absolutely loved the quiet yet strong bond between the two of you. It was evident in your engagement portraits and certainly again throughout your wedding, beginning with your tender first sight in Meridian’s gardens. Your sweet, knowing glances towards each other, your easy laughter, and yes, we know the beautiful sun was shining that day, but we swear – you both, along with your incredibly kind families and friends, were just glowing.

It was so much fun listening to your officiant relay stories of your courtship and watching everyone’s reactions (including yours). The day certainly wasn’t all quiet, however, once you two and your families took to the dance floor! There was no question whatsoever who was about to get their groove on, and certainly, Beth,  your brother also provided some wonderful “color commentary” to the festivities. Everyone loved it – including us! Peter, that look of utter delight on your grandmother’s face when she strolled across the floor to dance with you is not one we’ll soon forget.

And good call on your cake artist! Not only was that one of the most beautiful cakes we’ve seen, we don’t think we’ve ever seen cake slices move that quickly, devoured seemingly within seconds. Little did they know, there was also an incredible dessert table AND Lava Fudge cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake to go! So many special touches that surely make your guests feel welcome and adored. We felt incredibly lucky to be a part of it all. Still do, actually.

The day was just the right amount of solemnity, excitement, and calmness. We absolutely love that you took a brief moment during dinner to slip outside, just the two of you, to perhaps, connect, reflect and just take in this incredible, momentous occasion. Beth & Peter, you gave us your trust, sincerity and light – we could never ask for anything more. Thank you so much for inviting us to share in this sweet and beautiful time in your lives. We know you’ll have many, many more together!

xoxo,
…a&b

Oh, how we love getting new albums in the mail. It’s fun looking through them, remembering the moment we captured each of the images displayed in the album. We also like seeing again what our clients chose as their favorite photos from their wedding day. Emily and Jonathan’s album was no different, and we took a few minutes this morning to photograph it for you as well. Enjoy!

So this week we get to celebrate not one, but two anniversaries! Congratulations today to Emily & Jonathan, who married a year ago at historic Meridian House. And as usual, we’ve asked them about their favorite images and moments from the day, and this is what they had to say:

Our first year of marriage has been absolutely terrific.  Jonathan and I finally moved in together in August — three months after the wedding.  We’ve been enjoying our time together and are very excited to be celebrating one year since the wedding.  Of course, thank you again for your part in making it such a special occassion!

Emily favorites:

Jonathan’s favorite:

Their joint favorites: