CAROLYN & MATT | A LINCOLN’S COTTAGE WEDDING | WASHINGTON, D.C.
Carolyn and Matt had one heck of a good time at their Lincoln’s Cottage DC Wedding! I met Carolyn and Matt last Fall and we discussed all aspects of their plans for their wedding day. They wanted red, white, and blue without it being “too 4th of July” – I think it was a success! I loved the garnet colored bridesmaids dresses and the guys in their blue suits complete with American flag socks! Just wait until you see their epic cocktail reception surprise!
I started the day with the girls getting ready at the Renaissance Inn in D.C.! The bridesmaids wore their “champagne campaign” tank tops were all ready when I arrived! I started with bridal details and loved that the room had TONS of natural light! Yay for lots of windows! I liked Carolyn & Matt’s cute vintage Save-the-Date postcards – perfect for this DC Wedding! The postcard made for a cute background for the rings!
The “Champagne Campaign” ready for the day to begin!
I loved that Kir (my second shooter) got this shot of the father of the bride seeing his girl!!I was outside getting Matt set up to see his bride!!Here she comes!
We split up to travel over to Lincoln’s Cottage in Northwest D.C. I had NEVER been to Lincoln’s Cottage before – but let me tell ya, I can’t wait to go back! The property was gorgeous! We were blessed with a cloudy sky which made taking photos midday, a breeze! No harsh shadows! I loved that Carolyn and Matt built in a lot of time for their photos before the ceremony! We were able to finish all bridal, family, AND bride and groom photos before their ceremony!! They wanted to make sure they had plenty of time at their cocktail hour because they had a surprise for all of their guests!!! (Stay tuned!)
LOVE THAT RED!!!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know this is my favorite bridal party detail shot!
These girls were so fun!
I thought the thistle in their bouquets looked like fireworks! Cool touch to this patriotic inspired bouquet from Good Earth Flowers!
Kir took over with the guys and they seemed to have a great time with photos!Gotta love these goofballs!That’s one good lookin’ group!!“Now, let’s walk…” After group portraits we split off to take bride & groom portraits! It was PERFECT! We got everything done before the start of the ceremony! DREAM!CAROLYN, you look amazing!
I love this shot! Different from my norm!Where are we? Paris?!The bride and groom went into hiding before the guests arrived and we had a few minutes to capture the ceremony site before people sat down.It’s TIME!
Love this sweet moment! After the ceremony – the cocktail hour kicked off in the front yard!
OH HEY!!!! IT’S ABE!YESSSS!!!!Abe was a real hit!Kir and I had to have our turn!
LOVEEEE these reception details and the “naked” head table! I love the bare wood!
Snuck in some golden hour portraits before heading into the reception!
The bride and her MOH!Love this shot of one of the groomsmen and his mom!These people sure do know how to party!
Shoutout to all these fantastic wedding day vendors!
Shoutout to Kir of Kir2Ben Photography for being an awesome second photographer for Carolyn & Matt’s big day!
Venue: Lincoln’s Cottage
Caterer/Baker: Cakes Plus
Florist: Good Earth Flowers
Officiant: Hannah Nielson-Jones
Dress: Allure Romance Collection
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Suits/Tuxes: Generation Tux
Band: Bachelor Boys Band
Hair/Makeup: TC Beauty
Reception Décor: Tent Rental and lighting: Sammy’s Tent Rental, Bar and Head Table Rental: Vintage Affairs
Favors:The Succulent Source
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Escort cards and Table Numbers: Minted
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