ERICA + PATRICK - Carnegie Institute of Washington Wedding

Erica and Patrick love each other so sweetly. I can just feel happiness bursting out of this photo!

I jumped from coast to coast in August. After finishing up in LA, I flew to DC for a double wedding weekend that I couldn't be more excited to share! First up is Erica & Patrick. They were married at National City Christian Church and had a stunning reception at the Carnegie Institute of Washington.

Bride's dress: Modeca, purchased at Chevy Chase Bridal Bride's shoes: Vera Wang Lavender, purchased at Nordstrom Bridesmaids' dresses: Amsale, purchased at Hitched Groom's attire: Nordstrom Groomsmen attire: JoS A. Bank Makeup and hair: Hair for a Special Affair Florals: Philippa Tarrant Ceremony music: National City Christian Church Cake: Sweets by E Band: The Winn Brothers Caterer: Well Dunn Catering Invitations: Mariel Schmitt

The whole day was perfectly planned and beautifully designed. Everything from the touching first look to the awesome band was amazing to photograph! I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with these two and their families and friends. Thanks a million to the newlyweds! Here are some of my faves, y'all. : )

I loved that Erica wore her late grandmother's diamond bracelet in her memory. And those Vera Wang shoes are so pretty!

I love this moment right before the first look when Erica had to take a moment and relax. She looks so excited to see her groom!

And he was just as excited to see his beautiful bride. : )

We spent some time in Meridian Hill Park for portraits before the ceremony.


I love the couple's reaction just as they're pronounced husband & wife.


Gotta have a busy street shot in DC!

Isn't the cake so lovely?!

Absolutely adore this of Erica, her mom, her brother and Patrick (who is hidden in the huddle - but there!). : )


It was really touching to hear Patrick and Erica applaud their guests for being such awesome people.