D.C. Wedding at District Winery

As photographers, there is no greater compliment than being asked to photograph the wedding of someone we know personally. That is the case with this Washington D.C. wedding at District Winery. Several years ago, Dan taught photography at a boarding school in Maryland which the groom, Mao-Tong attended. Mao-Tong is now the third West Nottingham Academy student who’s wedding we’ve had the honor of capturing!

In addition to attending as a student, Mao-Tong returned to West Nottingham after college as and taught for several years. Jill also worked at the school and it is where they met and fell in love! They’ve now moved onto a school in Virginia and were married in our nation’s capitol because Mao-Tong grew up in the area.

Mao-Tong and Jill were married on a beautiful early August afternoon at the District Winery in the Navy Yard area of Washington D.C.  The beautiful venue is nestled in the middle of a hip and bustling neighborhood on the banks of the Potomac. The industrial-style architecture and stunning river views were the perfect backdrop for wedding images.

The beautiful bride, Jill, was cool as a cucumber the entire day! She stunned guests in her beautiful dress from Celebration Bridal in Lynchburg, Virginia. The gorgeous florals were by Helen Olivia Flowers. Hair and makeup were by UpDos For I Dos. The Bridesmaids all wore lovely dresses by Azazie and the Groom and Groomsmen wore tuxes from The Black Tux.

We had a wonderful time in D.C. capturing Mao-Tong and Jill’s wedding. It was a beautiful celebration and we are so thankful to have played such an important role in their big day!

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Houston Station Wedding

I can’t wait to share this beautiful Houston Station wedding with you. Photographing this wedding was an honor in so many ways. First, both Rebecca and David are officers in the Army. David is a Black Hawk pilot and Rebecca is an Clinical Psychologist. So, basically a couple of bad asses. Not convinced? Guess where they met. Nope. Afghanistan (mic drop).

Rebecca says it was not a place they were looking for love, but it was a great place to really get to know people for who they really are. After Rebecca and David spent time together, it was clear there was something more to their friendship. Their similar values, their shared love of country and the Army, and their incredible circumstances brought them together and they fell in love. I was thrilled when they asked me to be their photographer for their engagement session and wedding. I haven’t posted their engagement session yet, but I loved that shoot and will post images from there sometime this winter.

Rebecca and David wanted an intimate and rustic feel accented with rich tones that were lit by lanterns, candles and string lights. To achieve this, Houston Station was the perfect wedding venue with it’s heavy timber beams, hardwood floors, and exposed brick. Events Nashville coordinated and styled this wedding and did an incredible job bringing the bride and groom’s vision to life. The gorgeous flowers were done by Enchanted Florist. Bacon and Caviar, considered by many local Nashvillians to be the best BBQ in town, provided the catering. They also provided the unique pie, cobbler, and cheese dessert station. JDs Music kept the party going late into the night. Rebecca looked gorgeous on her wedding day in her Callie Tein dress that she got from Modern Trousseau in Nashville. Katie Russo Beauty did an amazing job on the girls’ hair and makeup. I loved photographing this wedding and was honored to play a role in this momentous day for Rebecca and David. They are an incredible couple and it was so great to work with them. Here are a few photos from their momentous day. I hope you enjoy them!

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