Well, I’m not going to make excuses about why I haven’t blogged in forever. Just know that I HAVE been shooting and continue to post photos on my Facebook page at a bare minimum. I’m here today, though, to tell you about Karlye and Anthony.
They’re one of those couples that’s been together forever. Everyone knew they were destined to get married, but the when … well, that was a little trickier. The time never seemed quite right, to Karlye, but Anthony finally prevailed, and they were married last month under the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. — just like Karlye never knew she always wanted.
Can you believe this dress???
They didn’t have any official attendants, but Karlye’s BFF was an unofficial bridesmaid Mallory (and makeup artist, and overall wedding coordinator), of sorts, along with my friend Sara, who was actually the one who recruited me to shoot the wedding.
Mallory said “Assume the position!” and Karlye obliged, hahaha.
With the warm spring we’ve had, most of the cherry blossoms on the mall were gone. Fortunately the ones along the Potomac are a different species that bloom slightly later. YES.
This little guy? Oh yeah, that’s Karlye and Anthony’s son. That kiddo is adorable.
The wedding was in the middle of the cherry blossom festival, so parking was a nightmare! We waited a good long while for the groom to show up … and for the flowers … and for the D.J. But finally, it all came together!
I love this custom ring box from Etsy.
Here’s Sara, dutifully lining the aisle with petals. She’s such a good friend to Karlye!
It was a stunning location.
Karlye and Anthony did a wine box sealing (I use that particular link because that was the first place I’d ever heard about it).
Of course, Anthony couldn’t get through his vows without laughing. What a guy!
Can’t. get. over. that. dress.
We had a few minutes for some quick portraits while we were waiting for someone to bring a car from the far-off reaches where it had been parked.
Then it was time for the reception, which was held in a private room at a nearby restaurant. The appetizers were to die for, by the way.
A quick cake cutting … and they wrapped it up. Short, small and sweet. A perfect wedding and a perfect day.