It’s almost bittersweet posting this blog post. I have absolutely LOVED my time serving Rachel and Leighton. They are some of the warmest and kindest people you will ever encounter. Since Rachel and I’s initial meeting she has felt more like a friend than a client. In fact our so called “meetings” would always insist of catching up on each others lives for about 30 minutes before we actually started talking about the wedding! These are the kinds of relationships with my clients that I will always cherish. I had been looking forward to Rachel and Leighton’s classic DC wedding ever since their engagement session. When the day finally arrived I had excited butterflies in my stomach and couldn’t wait to hug them both and capture their day. Upon arriving to the girls at their hotel room, you could feel the excitement in the air, nothing was going to put a damper on the day.
The Carnegie Institution for Science was the perfect backdrop to share Rachel & Leighton’s love story. If I had to sum up this wedding day in one word it would be “fun”. Everything about this day was upbeat and energetic. Every step of the process Rachel and Leighton along with their friends and family has fun, which made my job a heck of a lot easier! Rachel and Leighton both radiated happiness all day! They were patient and loving and fully enjoyed every moment with their friends and family. To the Bride and Groom, I hope this isn’t goodbye for forever and I hope to work with you again soon! Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Yates! A huge thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped make this day possible. Enjoy some of my favorites from the day!
Rachel didn’t show her dress to anyone except her mother. This was her bridesmaids reaction to seeing her and the dress for the first time!
Best Grooms-woman ever!!! Time to get married!!!
Photography | Erika Lynn Photography
Second Photographer |Jason Murphy Photography
Videographer | White Tree Productions
Venue | Carnegie Institution for Science
Planner | Kelley Finnegan Events
Makeup | Makeup By Ana B
Florals | Burke Florist
Invitations | Zazzle
Dress | Allure Bridals
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bill Levkoff
Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux
DJ |My Deejay
Ceremony & Cocktail Music | Erika & Curtis
Caterer |Catering by Uptown