Cecelia and Patrick got hitched on a beautiful sunny day in the middle of our fair city, amongst scads of family, tons of friends and with plenty of style to spare. First they got full and really married at Holy Rosary Church, then partied it up at the Hotel Monaco, which supplied lovely red lamps for me to use as background. To top it all off, they hired a grilled cheese food truck to refuel their guests, who spent most of what they had on the dance floor. Cecelia and Patrick:
Special shouts to Kara from HJ Planners. We hadn’t worked together before, but she was so awesome and such a pleasure to work with!
We started at the Monaco, which is always super-fun to shoot in with all the textures and patterns and such. And, you know, busts of Jefferson (?) to help with the dress shot.
Thanks also to Tim who came along to help out.
Also, can I just say… Cecelia’s hair looked this good all day. That shiz is unheard of. Amie Decker Beauty has the hair thing down. (PS: I’m not just pimping all these vendors for SEO or good will or whatever – I’m moving to Sweden in a few weeks! – They really were this good!)
Yeah I have like seven thousand photos of this flower girl.
Gotta love the dads.
A little bit of Senate Park action to round off the very-DC day.
I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to shoot during golden hour vs. working around midday sun. So delightful! Also, I know C&P were straight ready to dive into some apps but they trudged down the hall with me for this silhouette portrait and I’m glad they did.
This is the first real cake-smash I’ve seen in a long time.
And, of course, I had to stick around to snap a few of the cheese truck. Best idea ever.
Congratulations, you guys!
Cecelia & Patrick’s vendor team:
Planning and coordination: Kara from HJ Planners
Getting ready and reception venue: Hotel Monaco
Ceremony venue: Holy Rosary Church
Band: Escapade for Bialek’s Music
Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie
Baklava: Shatila Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Cecelia’s ridiculously pretty dress: BHLDN
Patrick’s dashing suit: Suit Supply
Post-party grilled cheese truck: The Big Cheese