Dana and Nick finally celebrated their marriage after TWO years of postponements at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC this August. They were originally set to marry in September 2020, but the world had other plans that inevitably pushed the day back several times. While I would certainly never wish delays on any couple waiting to tie the knot, they brought us together and for that I am so grateful as it has been nothing but a joy working with Dana and Nick.
Like most weddings in the District, the day included lots of travel between venues — getting ready at the hotel, a Catholic ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Matthews, portraits at Lincoln Memorial, and the reception back at the Mayflower. All while in that infamous DC humidity. Dana and Nick also planned an epic after party following the reception, so it ended up being a long day of coverage! I don’t mind this at all, and only mention it to bring home the point that, despite being with this sweet couple for over 12 hours that day, not a single thing went wrong from beginning to end. Okay, sure, maybe the homily went a little long, but nothing we didn’t have time in the schedule for! That was due, in large part, to the organization of this amazing bride! Over the years, I’ve worked to refine my photography business — so much so that I now attract many like-minded clients — but none so much as Dana! Many times it felt like I was talking to myself and I’m certain we share a brain :) Super responsive to emails, thorough, extremely detailed, willing to go through every scenario, etc. And all of it paid off to make their wedding day flow exactly as expected! It was a true collaboration and trust me when I say I wish I could clone her :) :)
Okay, okay, enough about my love of Dana and Nick — onto the gorgeous photos!!
A huge thank you to these vendors for making Dana & Nick’s wedding amazing! And to Photos by Sarah Beth for being an awesome second shooter!
Venue | Mayflower Hotel
Coordinator | All the Dainty Details
Photographer | Alicia Lacey Photography
Videographer | Yeattes Productions
Hair & Makeup | Makeup by Ana B.
Invitation Suite & Calligraphy | A Fabulous Fete
Bridal Gown | Galia Lahav
Bridemaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Attire | Jack Victor
Florist | Courtney Inghram
Cake | Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Rentals | Something Vintage
Band | Bachelor Boys Band
Afterparty DJ | Maryland’s DJs