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Venue Idea | 2941 Restaurant

It’s been about a million years since I did a “venue idea” post. Mostly because every single wedding I post is its own “venue idea” and also because I just don’t go around scouting for venues anymore because I am, in a word, busy. However! I was recently the sponsor photographer at a wedding networking event. 2941 Restaurant, the host for the evening, asked for some exterior photos, and it turns out they have a ridiculously beautiful setup for weddings.

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Apparently this area with the waterfalls is lit up at night. Also, you can see the room inside with the orange – that’s where the networking event was, and you had great views of the waterfalls through the windows.

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The restaurant is at the bottom of an office building, sort of in the middle of nowhere (near the intersection of 50 and 395), which makes it quite peaceful, while still convenient. They have an outdoor setting for ceremonies, presided over by this weird, super-tall statue thing.

Ryan DealOctober 24, 2013 - 9:47 pm

I DJed a wedding there once. It was awesome and the food was amazing. Love your photos.

Newseum wedding photography | Washington, DC

Sometimes, when you’ve been together forever, the big wedding with traditional events and plated dinner just seems off. These two chose to celebrate their union in a very different way – with the most intimate ceremony possible (that is still photographed), followed a month later by a huge party for all their friends and family. A massive shout-out to their brilliant planner Vicky with Event Accomplished who helped them turn the Newseum from a conference center with great views into a rockin’ nightclub with fantastic food. And, guys, for real, we got to shoot in the Newseum after hours:

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These two got their marriage on elsewhere, but brought it on home for the party, so we had to do some photos by the Capitol.

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A quick scoot down the road and we were at the Newseum. It’s a great space on its own, but they transformed it into a brilliant lounge.

Vicky ChoyOctober 21, 2013 - 9:52 am

Love the dancing photos! Great job Amber! Vicky

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Julia & Alex | The Oaks Waterfront Inn wedding | Easton, MD

Julia and Alex were married at The Oaks Waterfront Inn near Easton, MD with an absolutely spectacular outdoor ceremony overlooking the lake. Julia and I go all the way back to college, where we shared an apartment, and her wedding rounded up tons of folks I hadn’t seen in years. I was photographing their escort cards going “Oh hey! Wow, she’s coming!” Also, shooting a friend’s wedding is different than shooting a near-stranger’s wedding. While editing this set of images, I was struck frequently with a compulsion to email Julia yet another preview going “LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE!!” I managed to hold back until right now. Julia and Alex:

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We started the day at Serendipity Salon and Spa in St. Michaels, Maryland. It’s the most adorable hair salon possible, but then again, everything in St. Michaels is adorable.

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