I was informed (by an outside source) that Mark and Stephen’s wedding was the “event of the year” and I certainly cannot argue with that statement. Their wedding was absolutely raucous with, by far, the dirtiest dancing music I have heard at a wedding. And that was before we went to Town for the after party. Plus, look at these two gentlemen:
Mark and Stephen got ready at their home near Meridian Hill Park. Chloe, their enormous spotted great dane, helped with prep by cowering in a corner the whole time.
Then we scooted to the park for some portraits and family formals.
OMG I love them.
Big thanks to Porter for coming out to help me with this wedding. I don’t know if she prompted this one, but it’s hilarious (sorry Stephen!)
From there, we headed on down to National Harbor. Mark has a very accommodating friend who lent his beautiful house, backyard and dock for the wedding.
The grooms came in on boats.
Huge shoutout to Megan from Events in the City who made Mark and Stephen’s day totally beautiful. Check out the Chloe wedding cake!
And do you believe this? They had a drag queen at their wedding! She introduced them way back on when.
Then everybody boogied like mad.
[Because regular people don’t care and I’m so proud, here’s a side note for photographers: I made this exposure in camera. This was 10 seconds, holding my hands over the bottom and sides of the lens so I wouldn’t overexpose the bright parts of the frame. Pretty neat, right?]
Then we went to Town for the after party. I don’t normally get to go to hip, exciting places. It was neat just to be there.
Congratulations you guys!
Mark and Stephen’s fabulous vendor team:
Design and planning: Megan Pollard with Events in the City
Ceremony & reception venue: Private residence
Catering: R&R Catering (some of the best wedding food I have EVER had!)
Florist: Flowers on 14th
Entertainment: Sherry Vine
DJ: DJ Drew G
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Mark and Stephen’s strapping suits: Eric Finn
Bridesmaids dresses: Two Birds