Some couples just end up being eternally special to you. Originally, for me, I thought that moment happened at Sarah & Rodney’s engagement session last year, but it was definitely rekindled at their wedding this past January. There was just something about Sarah & Rod’s wedding day that felt both outstandingly heavy and profound…while being incredibly, weightlessly, full of love and lightheartedness. Maybe because it was post-inauguration day – the day of the Women’s March on DC – or that the city was covered in a magical feeling fog. It could also be because I found close street parking, the dreamy decor and color palette they chose, or how beautiful and timeless each location we visited was.
I think though, it was the immense amount of genuine love you could feel from the moment we stepped into the Hotel Indigo, to the people waving goodbye on The Belvedere’s portico. There was so much emotion that not only did I have to wipe my eyes behind my camera, but I caught myself getting all watery eyed while I was editing. Rodney’s face during their first look. Sarah’s mom when she turned around in her dress for the first time. Rod’s mom during their ceremony. Sarah’s sister’s speech. Their bridal party’s humor and good-heartedness. Man. What a crowd. Sarah & Rodney are the only couple I’ve ever seen get a standing ovation during their ceremony. I think that speaks so much about their personalities, and the whole feeling of the day. I’m super partial to father/daughter dances and walks down the aisles at weddings. Sarah’s dad reminds me so much of my own, so I’ll steal a piece of his toast to close this out:
It wasn’t a good day. It was a great day.
Cheers to my fast friends, and their lovely family!
Congrats Sarah & Rodney
Venue & Event Planning || Belvedere & Co Events
Getting Ready Location || Hotel Indigo
Hair & Makeup || Creative Images
Florist || Mobtown Florals
Cake || Kristen’s Cakery
DJ || Jason Burns
Ceremony Musicians || Antares Musicians