Kaitlyn & Doug’s Fairmont Hotel wedding in Washington, DC was nothing short of perfect from the minute I arrived. Her sparkly ballgown was carefully hung, waiting beside lovely shoes, earrings, and those three important rings all in a bright, white room (if you’ve never been to the Fairmont, just one of the things I love about it is how much light is available in every room due to the beautiful atrium in the middle of the structure!). As she dressed and opened her totally perfect gift from Doug (Tiffany’s earrings with diamonds in an “X” for “Ecks”!), the excitement in the room before the first look was contagious. When the much anticipated moment arrived, it was just as sweet as you could imagine.
These two always knew they wanted to do portraits offsite and I couldn’t have agreed more. She selected the Washington National Cathedral as the backdrop, one of my favorite places in the entire city due to their extensive gardens and European architecture. The overcast day must have kept most people inside as we hit zero traffic and had the place to ourselves — just making this stunning location even more perfect, if possible.
When we arrive back at the Fairmont, my jaw drop as I stepped into their ceremony space; I swear, all the natural light in the hotel makes me think it was designed by a photographer! The same jaw drop ensued as it was transformed for their reception, where they danced the night away surrounded by friends and family.
Kaitlyn, your sister couldn’t have been more spot on when talking about your magnetic personality — it’s been such a joy working with you and Doug over the past year and I’m truly bummed it’s already over! I can’t thank your family enough for treating me like one of their own and am glad we live just a few minutes apart so we can always catch up over drinks! Enjoy St. Lucia!!
A huge thank you to these vendors for making Kaitlyn & Doug’s wedding amazing! And to Emily Marie Photography for being an awesome second shooter!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | DC Fairmont Hotel
Hair & Makeup | Makeup by Ana B
Florist | Buttercups Floral Design
Cake & Catering | Fairmont Catering
DJ | Chris Styles
Invitation Suite | The Dandelion Patch
Bridal Boutique | Global Bridal Gallery
Dress Designer | Ellis Bridals