Cherry Blossom Wedding
Cherry Blossom Wedding
They met in a bar, but it was anything but boring conversation. They had so much to talk about that it wasn’t until they were into date 4 that they even mentioned what they did for work. That says a lot about what they have in common- including Hockey!
In December of 2015, Bob setup a quaint and intimate setup and pulled a fast one on Jacque! She thought they were going to have drinks with friends after work but there was no one there when she got there and waiting for her was just Bob, Champagne, and a fire. He got down on one knee and here we are.
When they described this, I immediately pictured it all in my head and I get the warm fuzzies as if I was there. Stories like that make me feel connected, I just love hearing all these fun details.
So, they started planning a Cherry Blossom wedding around the festival that happens yearly in DC!
Jacque was easily one of the happiest and calmest brides. I don’t think anything could have taken this smile away
When a bride goes bold, I get all the heart eyes! These shoes were perfect in burgandy with some sparkle on the heel!
These are the moments when brides start to feel like a “real bride”- it’s always so fun to watch this moment
Perfect example. This does not get any better!
I asked Bob if he was nervous and straight away, he said yes! There is such respect for admitting this, and it’s completely normal! As soon as he sees Jacque, ALL of that will go away!
Nervous jitters all around and I love the look on their faces!
My second shooter Rosie caught the shot on the left and I grabbed the one on the right. How amazing are these reactions? Stunning moments and emotions make me so happy.
Thank you Rosie for these two shots up top! Jacque, you really did look like a dream and Bob, in your Calvin Klein- a true gentleman.
Federal square was the perfect spot for these two with the capital building in the background. DC is a very special place to these two and it made complete sense to have a very DC themed wedding!
A relaxing moment where you can breathe and get excited to the whole rest of the amazing moments to come
And of course….Starbucks on the wedding day!? Steal my heart, guys….
Bridal party and a Cherry Blossom wedding?! It was a gorgeous day that day- warm weather and a light breeze, we got lucky!
Jacque chose her closest friends which also included her three sisters and her best friend Andrew which served as her Man of Honor. I love this because when you plan your wedding and you choose those important people to stand by your side on one of the biggest days of your lives, you can choose whoever you want. There are no rules…..be you!
Rosie capturing these studs! Classy dudes
Jacque with her three sisters! The baby of the family and the last girl to get married. I can imagine this day was bittersweet for everyone, especially their parents!
Jaqcue’s sister Joni got married almost 6 years ago in Virginia and I was honored to have been asked by Jacque to photograph her and Bob’s as well. It was a very exciting day for me to see their family again. 6 years ago, this little girl was only 6 days old at Joni’s wedding and now look at them! Joni is expecting baby number 2 also!
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Jacque, you looked so beautiful and happy. Thank you for asking me to capture your genuine and happy spirit.
Mom and dad both walked Jacque down the aisle and it was a beautiful moment
Seeing these moments that the bride and groom cannot see throughout their day is what makes what I do so amazing. This boy sure loves his momma, and being a mom doesn’t stop when you’re also a bridesmaid.
This church in DC was gorgeous and the pastor was one of the kindest and happiest I’ve met. Such a lovely service.
My favorite moment of the wedding day is always when the bride and groom walk back down the aisle as a married couple. Why? Because look at those smiles! There is a huge exhale and a moment of “we did it! its final, we’re married” and its the happiest moment!
Family formals are quick and fun and when I get everyone to smile, it’s even better 🙂
Being huge hockey fans, it only made sense to have a custom jersey made and to have everyone sign it! Seriously- super unique and completely fitting to their personalities!
At the National Press Club, Jacque wanted to get some photos inside and I was happy to oblige. I just love the sweet moment here
and the little bit of sass here!
A wedding during the cherry blossom festival only made sense to bring the cherry blossoms inside as well
These DC lovers put DC into their cake, too! I spy a nod to the nats and the capital building!
I’m not sure Bob was ready for his first dance but he did awesome and they laughed and had so much fun
His last baby girl is a married woman! Proud dad moment
Loved how much Bob and his mom laughed during their dance
Proud dad made everyone laugh and cry. It was a very sweet moment to watch him give a huge nod to his baby and her new husband.
And Man of honor, Andrew brought the house down with his speech full of hilarious tidbits that made a few people blush!
Including mom of the bride! LOVE this moment where she bursted out laughing at said speech
A little dancing and I caught this little moment between cousins. How sweet is this?
Family dancing together was the sweetest to watch. So many moments to photograph
and even after the cake cutting, they even fed their nieces and nephews!
Cake for everyone!
Cherry Blossom Wedding
Hotel (getting ready): J.W Marriot, Washington D.C
Reception: National Press Club
Coordination: Cara (press club)
Photographer: Amanda McMahon Photography, second photographer Rosie Omar
Ceremony (church): St. Matthew’s Cathedral
DJ: Marquee Artists – Bobby
Florals- UV Flowers
Dress: Ann’s Boutique – Sophia Tolli
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery
Stationary: Vo Handmade
Menswear: Mens Warehouse – Calvin Klein X