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Katie & Josh | Nationals Stadium wedding

Now I went to school in New Orleans, folks, so hurricanes are not exactly big news to me. But having a hurricane crash your wedding? And still partying it up like no other? That’s pretty sweet. The unflappable Cassidy DuHon had me out to second shoot Katie and Josh’s rockin’ Hurricane Irene wedding at Nationals Stadium. And even though there were no portraits on home plate or the planned outdoor ceremony, it was still an awesome time. I mean, they got to have their first dance in front of this:

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The whole week before the wedding, there were a lot of anxious brides and vendors watching the storm move. I grabbed a screen shot just in case we’d all forget that yes, this was seriously crashing peoples’ weddings. I was very happy for Katie & Josh that their wedding was inland. Some couples who planned events on the beach were not so fortunate.

Wedding day rain boots!

wedding rain boots

mother of the bride watches her daughter get ready

bride laughs with bridesmaids

I didn’t realize you could get married at Nationals Stadium before Cassidy called me up about their day – what a cool venue! Teddy came out before the ceremony to warm up the crowd.

Teddy Roosevelt mascot during wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony at nationals stadium

reading during wedding ceremony at nationals stadium

bride and groom at nationals stadium

first kiss at washington dc nationals stadium

wedding sign at nationals stadium

decor at the wedding reception

patterned flag name cards for wedding reception

under the bar at nationals stadium wedding reception

bride takes pictures on wedding day

Their slideshow played in the main screen over the field. Everybody watched from inside, so there was plenty of cool reflection action going on for a photographer willing to brave the wind and rain.

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first dance with bridal party at nationals stadium

family sings at nationals stadium wedding reception

dance floor at wedding reception in washington dc

bride and groom dancing at nationals stadium

hora at nationals stadium wedding reception

father of the bride hoisted for the hora

dancing at the wedding reception in nationals stadium

dancing at wedding reception - funky!

wedding cupcakes with eat me sign

Little vendor secret: we love when brides and grooms have cupcakes. Then we can steal one to take to our loving spouses, who patiently wait for us to come home every Saturday night. I normally don’t like cakes of any sort, but these cupcakes really were divine.

Congratulations Katie & Josh! I certainly won’t forget this wedding!

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