Sam & Ben hold a special place in my heart, you see I’ve actually known both Sam and Ben’s family for quite some time. It’s funny how lives can be connected in so many ways. I was first introduced to this little love story when I was in elementary school. Ben’s mother taught at the same school and she was always referred to as the cool teacher because she had tons of class pets in her room! Some time past buy and Ben’s mother Mrs. Solley started working in my dads office so I got to see her all the time and always enjoyed her bubbly personality and sweet smile. Well, fast forward some more and Sam started to work at my dads office as well!!! What I didn’t know for a while was that Sam actually worked a second job with some of my high school friends at a local restaurant, the same restaurant were Ben was the chef 🙂 It so crazy to see how this love started and that I was in a way a part of it!
Needless to say I was MORE than excited to capture Sam & Ben’s love story. Upon arriving at The Kenmore Inn I walked into the venue as light pouring into the room and I headed up stairs to find the girls laughing and hanging out together before all the activities started to being. I quickly shot the details and then before I knew it, it was time to get Sam dressed in her gorgeous dress by BHLDN. The Kenmore Inn was a perfect backdrop for their love story and the florals by Jane Guerin brought the perfect fall touch to complete the look.
Sam & Ben exchanged their vows in front of all their friends and family and then took a horse and carriage ride back to the venue – to say it was like a fairytale is an understatement! Sam & Ben, Thank you for letting me be apart of your special day, it was truly an honor to get to work with you and capture your love story. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Solley!
Sam & Ben received this bottle of champagne with hand painted flowers on it at their engagement party. It was too pretty not to photograph!
Ben’s mother surprised him with these enraged cufflinks, such a sweet gift! Some of my favorites!!! I was gushing over these florals!!!!
Photography | Erika Lynn Photography
Second Photographer | Kirby K Photography
Venue | The Kenmore Inn
Hair and Makeup | Salon 730
Florals | Jane Guerin
Invitations | Minted
Dress | BHLDN Georgetown
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
Groomsmen Attire | DC Custom Clothiers
Caterer | The Kenmore Inn
Cake | Fat Girl Cakes