Talesha and Mike brought down the manor (get it?) at their beautiful wedding at Rockwood Manor, complete with incredibly sweet mothers, happy tears and everybody boogeyin’ down on the dance floor. These two have such a subtle, easygoing, generous spirit. It was really a pleasure to document their day.
We started the day at the Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda for hair and makeup and plenty of laughs.
Then we scooted to Rockwood Manor to get Talesha into her beautiful dress.
Go time at the gorgeous patio behind Rockwood. Everybody processed from the stairs.
Mike totally held it together.
Words of wisdom from their officiant.
I love Mike’s cousin on the end there, totally not keeping it together.
Talesha and Mike hired a wonderful vocalist to perform during their ceremony and for their first dance.
I’m such a sucker for mom-mom interaction. These two seem like great buddies.
Good and married, we took a circle around the grounds for wedding portraits.
And it was getting pretty dark, so we kicked it up a bit with a little off-camera light.
I love Talesha’s mom in the back.
Talesha’s mom is going “yessss” because these two are so in love.
Talesha and Mike’s vendor team:
Coordination: Rebecca Dick, Blue Canary (one of my favorite planners!)
Ceremony and reception venue: Rockwood Manor
Getting ready venue: Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
Catering: Main Event
DJ: Sean Bailey
Ceremony musicians: String Poets
Soloist: Tomika Arnold
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Florist: Maryam Flowers
Makeup: Shauné Hayes
Hair: Shaunda Jenkins, Beautiful Becomings
Talesha’s dress: Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Mike’s suit: Geoffrey Lewis
Bridesmaid dresses: Hannelore’s