We're running through the rain, I look over and watch Nicole say to Alex, "this is fun!" with the biggest smile on her face. This is what a wedding is all about. Just going with it and enjoying it! Yes, they had spent the past few hours getting ready watching the rain pour on and off all day, but they did a first sight, saw each other, and got to enjoy the rest of the day's events together...even running through the rain on their wedding day :)
Nicole and Alex married at the St. Regis in DC, and let me just tell you...it was gorgeous. I'm talking beginning to end gorgeous. The venue was stunning, had a lovely lobby (thank goodness they did, we did portraits in there due to the rain!), amazing suites with HUGE glorious windows, and a rockstar staff to boot. And the ballroom!? Completely swoon-worthy. You'll see what I'm talking about soon.
Nicole and Alex, your wedding was such a blast to shoot, witness, and celebrate!! Thank you so much for trusting Joel and I to capture such a spectacular day between the two of you, your families, and your dearest friends. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Always wonderful working with GoGo Gorgeous Makeup Artistry! They. are. AMAZING :)
Favorite detail shot to date :)
Nicole wore the same garter her mother wore in her wedding :)
Joel and I LOVED Alex's steam punk cuff links! So awesome.
I love it when couple's decide to do a first sight! Best photographic decision you can make on your wedding day! Hint, hint, future brides ;)
And then this happened...check out those clouds...
It started sprinkling so we RAN 3 blocks back to the hotel. I was just impressed how quickly Nicole was able to book it in her dress and heels!
Just real quick before...
Due to the on and off heavy rain throughout the day, the ceremony was moved indoors just to be on the safe side. Can you imagine it being outdoors then all of a sudden, heavy downpour on EVERYONE?! What a sight that would have been!
And out for just a few more portraits before the reception :)
We did these next few photos under the lights like this to echo their engagement session.
Here we go!!
Now that's the way to start a reception! SO MUCH ENERGY!! GAH! It was so much fun!
The reason behind an awesome reception: 'Round Midnight :)
Venue | St. Regis Hotel
Cake and Catering | St. Regis Hotel
Makeup | GoGo Gorgeous
Florals | Multiflor
Band | 'Round Midnight
Videographer | Suburban Video Inc.
Wedding Dress | Stephen Yearick
Bride's Shoes | Jimmy Choo
Groom's Attire | Joseph A. Bank