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DC Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding

Jul 17, 2019

Michelle & Chris were married during a stunning Carnegie Institution for Science wedding in Washington, DC earlier this summer. And like most modern day fairy tales, these two originally met online. Michelle was fresh off a recent breakup and started putting her profile together to see what was out there. Before she was even finished filling in any information, she had a message from Chris asking about one of her pictures taken at an oyster restaurant in Baltimore. After chatting for a few days, they set up a dinner date at a local oyster house… which quickly turned into drinks at the bar until the waiters basically turned off the lights. He walked her home and the rest was history!

These two enjoyed more than just oysters together over the next several years — so much so, in fact, that they could pretty much predict the other’s next move. Before a recent trip to California to visit San Francisco & Napa, Michelle had a feeling it might be “the” time that Chris was planning to pop the question and, like every girl would, went to the nail salon at 9PM the night before their 6AM flight to have her nails fixed up! Seeing as she rarely cares about her nails, Chris knew she was onto his plan and dragged out the proposal until the very last day of their trip. They made a quick detour to Sausalito, before meeting up with family, where he took her down to the water to propose.

So as it turns out, Chris didn’t need to join a band or start marathon running to find his person, he just needed to look for the girl who loved oysters — and if that isn’t true love, I don’t know what is!

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A huge thank you to these vendors for making Chris & Michelle’s wedding amazing! And to Rebekah Emily Photography for being an awesome second shooter!

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Carnegie Institution for Science
Coordinator | Happily Hitched Weddings
Invitation Suite | Minted
Hair & Makeup | Top Style by Kate Noda
Florist | Chic Girl Flowers
Catering | Occasions Caterers
DJ | My DeeJay
Bridal Boutique | Lovely Bride DC
Dress Designer | Watters
Bridesmaid Attire | After Six

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Stunning!!! Cheers to the newlyweds!

  2. Dana Tigani says:

    Wonderful photography!

  3. Colleen Gardella says:

    Beautiful!

  4. Abby Foster says:

    Amazing pics capturing the most stunning of couples!

  5. Mary D says:

    GORGEOUS wedding! Congrats Michelle and Chris!

  6. Katherine Tigani says:

    BEST. DAY. EVERRRRR!!!! These pictures are perfect!! So stunning <3

  7. Marie says:

    Gorgeous couple, gorgeous photos!! What an awesome wedding ! ❤️

  8. Megan tigani says:

    Obsessed beyond words.

  9. Paul says:

    Fantastic pics of a fantastic couple

  10. Camille says:

    Beautiful pictures to commemorate the nuptials of such a lovely couple!

  11. Allison Tully says:

    What absolutely beautiful pictures to compliment an extraordinary wedding! Congratulations, Michelle and Chris!

  12. Joy Parson says:

    Beautiful pictures but more so a BEAUTIFUL Couple!! What a fun day!!!

  13. Gail PerDieu says:

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

  14. Elaine McCabe says:

    Gorgeous bride, handsome groom, beautiful pictures.

  15. Uncle Dennis says:

    Truly a majestic and beautiful couple on a great day. The photos are heavenly!

  16. Big mike says:

    Last pic best pic

  17. Brooks Parson says:

    What an amazing day! These pictures are gorgeous! What a “beautiful” man.

  18. Ray says:

    Fantastic photos of a stunning couple!

  19. Bryan S says:

    Picture perfect wedding!! Congrats

  20. Eric Darrenkamp says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! Love the emotions captured during the beginning, middle, and end of the ceremony!! Fantastic!!! Hurray for glow sticks (and for Chris and Michelle…)!!!

  21. Aunt Karen , Uncle Ted says:

    Beautiful photographs! Wish we could have been there ! Congratulations and love to both of you!

  22. Aviva says:

    Love these! Beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️

  23. Brady says:

    Pictures look fantastic!

  24. Sean says:

    Such a great time!

  25. Kara Kerwin says:

    Michelle and Chris-

    Gorgeous photography on your wedding day captured an even more gorgeous marriage of the two of you. Congrats!

  26. Pat Carling says:

    Beautiful wedding and wonderful photos. Congrats!

  27. KAREN BOTTI says:

    Absolutely stunning!! Best wishes to both of you!

  28. Donna Gounaris says:

    Gorgeous pictures of an amazing wedding! Congratulations!!

  29. Sara Steppe says:

    Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous wedding. Love you Aunt Sara

  30. Kennedy Shields says:

    Such an amazing event!! We love you Michelle

  31. Alexandra C Shields says:

    Gorgeous photos!

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