Happy 1 year (+1 day) anniversary to my best friend Natalie and her husband Xavier! Now, I may be biased... but this might be my favorite wedding ever. And it's not because I've been friends with Natalie for 90% of my life! She's the perfect bride and ideal client: she's organized, she's got style, she trusts my vision, and she loves photography allllllmost as much as I do :) She supported my photography when it was just my hobby, and she supported my photography when it grew into my career. So when she asked me to photograph her wedding, I was all in! It was game on.
The wedding ceremony and reception were held at the VisArts Center in Rockville, Maryland and it was off the charts awesome! A huge shoutout goes to her super sweet wedding co-ordinator Katie of Rose Gold Events & Styling for doing what she does best when she redirected and rearranged and basically rescued the wedding while we had threats of thunderstorms and flash floods. And a special thank you for the wonderful feature at United With Love, a DC-area wedding inspiration blog.
Scroll ahead for gorgeous photos from the day. Keep your eyes open for all of Natalie's favorite things: Georgetown cupcakes, stripes, and Maker's Mark ;)
And that gown. THAT GOWN. I die.
Photography: Erica Dietz Photography
Wedding Planner: Rose Gold Events & Styling
Florist: DaVinci Florist
Hair Stylist: Jordan K Winn & Co.
Makeup Artist: Blend Make Up Artistry
Wedding Dress: Lela Rose
Bridal Salon: Hitched
Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Vis Arts at Rockville
Officiant: Ceremonies by Lynn
Ceremony Music: Bryan George Music
Caterer: Renaissance Chef
Reception Music + Lighting: Bryan George Music
Cake/Desserts: Savvy Treats
Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcake