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Greta & Steve | Tabard Inn wedding | Washington DC

Greta and Steve got married at the Tabard Inn, in a short, intimate ceremony officiated by a good friend. Amidst good food and a boatload of doughnuts, they invited their guests not just to chat and catch up, but to play a whole mess of board games - one of the best reception ideas I've ever seen! Clearly the best way to start a marriage off right and ensure everlasting love is to buy every board game you could possibly want (I'm pretty jealous, actually). Greta and Steve: © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We met at the nearby Meridian Hill Park for portraits, narrowly avoiding a few massive tulle-and-sequin blinged-out wedding parties. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Then we popped back over to the Tabard Inn so these two could get official. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Most of the parents getting cozy during cocktail hour. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Obligatory goofy photo of my friend Sai, who had to give a toast and everything at this wedding. Tabard-Inn-wedding-photographer-20© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations, guys! Greta and Steve's vendor team: Ceremony, reception venue and catering: Tabard Inn Hair: David Rios Salon Greta's beautiful dress: BHLDN Steve's dashing suit: Knot Standard

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Ellie & Brian | Josephine Butler Parks Center wedding | Washington, DC

A little rain couldn't dampen Ellie and Brian's rocking fiesta at the Josephine Butler Parks Center (yep, twice in one week for me!). These two had such a relaxed approach to getting married, and that calm carried all the way through the day. Plus, they had a gazillion-person strong wedding party, complete with scads of adorable kids making all kinds of faces. Ellie and Brian: © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We started off at their home, because that's what the very chillest of chill couples do. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Then hopped in a big old Uber for the JBPC for putting on of big white dresses and champagne. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com First onlookers. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com One half of the wedding party, very expertly faking the fake laugh. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com It was raining a bit, but fortunately the JBPC has these lovely porticos in the front so we could shoot outside but not get anyone messy before the ceremony. JBPC-wedding-washington-dc-photographer-11© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJBPC-wedding-washington-dc-photographer-14© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJBPC-wedding-washington-dc-photographer-16 Ellie didn't want to roll with slow processional (which also would have taken forever), so it was just a barrage of wedding party down the aisle. Honestly, it totally spazzed me out but it was still really fun. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Look closely. If you were four, vow exchanges would be really boring too! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Little dude looked this suspicious all day. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Promise, no wedding couples were seriously soaked in the filming of this day. It was mostly drizzle, but that's enough for this shot. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Big thanks to Tim, who came out to work the Parks Center with me. He's my Parks Center specialist at this point. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Props to my tall wedding guest / photo assistant. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJBPC-wedding-washington-dc-photographer-48© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com It was great to see Meredith and Bill again, whose wedding I photographed more than two years ago. Glad to see these two still know how to party. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations you guys! Ellie and Brian's vendor team: Ceremony & reception venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center Coordination: Cristina Carvedi Carrillo Catering: A Southern Affair Florist: Wollam Gardens DJ: DJ Steve Yates Ellie's beautiful dress: Nicole Miller Brian's dashing suit: J. Crew Hair: Claudine Fay Makeup: JH Makeup Artistry

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Alyssa & Matt | Josephine Butler Parks Center Wedding | Washington, DC

Alyssa and Matt were married last month at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, amid a flurry of proud dads, orange roses and under a hand-crocheted chuppah. These two are some of the sweetest clients I've ever had the pleasure of working with and that was reflected throughout the day - in the warm and loving faces of their friends and family as they did the damn thing, DC-style. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We started the day at Hotel Palomar for laughs, hugs and clouds of hairspray. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Thanks to Tim for coming out to work this wedding with me. He got to hang with the guys. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com While two merging families got a little closer. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Then we all got in the cars and made it to Meridian Hill Park for these two to see each other all dolled up. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJosephine-Butler-Park-Center-wedding-photography-10© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJosephine-Butler-Park-Center-wedding-photography-15© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJosephine-Butler-Park-Center-wedding-photography-17© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Portraits wrapped, we all headed inside to avoid any raindrops and wait for the big moment. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJosephine-Butler-Park-Center-wedding-photography-33© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Yichud guards. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJosephine-Butler-Park-Center-wedding-photography-37© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com More laughs and just a few tears... © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com ...and it was dancing time. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comJosephine-Butler-Park-Center-wedding-photography-50 My favorite thing in the entire wedding world: the hora. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Especially daring in chairs without arms! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations, you guys! Alyssa and Matt's vendor team: Coordination: Tara with Logan Circle Events Ceremony and reception venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center Getting-ready venue: Hotel Palomar Catering: Spilled Milk Catering DJ: Brian Jones with MyDeeJay String quartet: Washington Virtuosi Florist: Bergerons Cake: The CakeRoom Hair and makeup: Bridal Beauty Associates Alyssa's beautiful dress: BHLDN Matt's dashing suit: Enzo Custom

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