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red white blue lincoln's cottage dc wedding - brett denfeld photography

September 28, 2016

CAROLYN & MATT | A LINCOLN’S COTTAGE DC WEDDING

CAROLYN & MATT | A LINCOLN’S COTTAGE WEDDING | WASHINGTON, D.C.

red white blue lincoln's cottage dc wedding - brett denfeld photography

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!

leuck-wedding-3_webleuck-wedding-4_webleuck-wedding-19_webleuck-wedding-28_webleuck-wedding-35_web
leuck-wedding-21_webThe “Champagne Campaign” ready for the day to begin!leuck-wedding-43_webleuck-wedding-46_web

leuck-wedding-69_webleuck-wedding-73_webleuck-wedding-82_webleuck-wedding-95_webleuck-wedding-91_webleuck-wedding-67_webleuck-wedding-56_webI loved that Kir (my second shooter) got this shot of the father of the bride seeing his girl!!leuck-wedding-102_webI was outside getting Matt set up to see his bride!!leuck-wedding-99_webHere she comes!leuck-wedding-125_webleuck-wedding-129_web

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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!)

red white and blue lincoln's cottage DC wedding - Brett Denfeld Photographyleuck-wedding-149_webleuck-wedding-151_webLOVE THAT RED!!!
red white and blue lincoln's cottage DC wedding - Brett Denfeld PhotographyIf you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know this is my favorite bridal party detail shot!
leuck-wedding-167_webThese girls were so fun! red white and blue lincoln's cottage DC wedding - Brett Denfeld Photographyred white and blue lincoln's cottage DC wedding - Brett Denfeld Photography

I thought the thistle in their bouquets looked like fireworks! Cool touch to this patriotic inspired bouquet from Good Earth Flowers!leuck-wedding-148_web

Kir took over with the guys and they seemed to have a great time with photos!leuck-wedding-242_webleuck-wedding-224_webGotta love these goofballs!leuck-wedding-176_webleuck-wedding-172_webleuck-wedding-229_webleuck-wedding-226_webleuck-wedding-218_webThat’s one good lookin’ group!!red white and blue lincoln's cottage DC wedding - Brett Denfeld Photography“Now, let’s walk…” leuck-wedding-265_webleuck-wedding-260_webleuck-wedding-272_webleuck-wedding-247_webleuck-wedding-268_webleuck-wedding-253_webleuck-wedding-275_webleuck-wedding-310_webAfter group portraits we split off to take bride & groom portraits! It was PERFECT! We got everything done before the start of the ceremony! DREAM!leuck-wedding-325_webleuck-wedding-333_webleuck-wedding-329_webCAROLYN, you look amazing!leuck-wedding-352_webleuck-wedding-358_webleuck-wedding-364_webleuck-wedding-365_webleuck-wedding-375_webleuck-wedding-374_webleuck-wedding-383_webleuck-wedding-388_webleuck-wedding-401_webleuck-wedding-392_webleuck-wedding-404_webleuck-wedding-398_webleuck-wedding-413_webleuck-wedding-418_webleuck-wedding-433_webleuck-wedding-441_webleuck-wedding-429_webleuck-wedding-444_web

I love this shot! Different from my norm!leuck-wedding-423_webleuck-wedding-448_webWhere are we? Paris?!leuck-wedding-454_webleuck-wedding-446_webleuck-wedding-457_webThe 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.leuck-wedding-466_webleuck-wedding-467_webIt’s TIME!leuck-wedding-475_webleuck-wedding-478_web

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leuck-wedding-502_webleuck-wedding-507_webleuck-wedding-505_webleuck-wedding-509_webLove this sweet moment!red white blue Lincoln's Cottage DC Wedding Brett Denfeld Photography leuck-wedding-511_webleuck-wedding-512_webleuck-wedding-517_webleuck-wedding-542_webleuck-wedding-519_webleuck-wedding-546_webleuck-wedding-526_webleuck-wedding-548_webleuck-wedding-555_webleuck-wedding-574_webleuck-wedding-582_webAfter the ceremony – the cocktail hour kicked off in the front yard!
leuck-wedding-600_webleuck-wedding-599_webleuck-wedding-609_webOH HEY!!!! IT’S ABE!leuck-wedding-612_webleuck-wedding-614_webYESSSS!!!!leuck-wedding-619_webleuck-wedding-621_webleuck-wedding-627_webAbe was a real hit!leuck-wedding-633_webKir and I had to have our turn!
abe-2_webleuck-wedding-642_webleuck-wedding-607_webleuck-wedding-648_webLOVEEEE these reception details and the “naked” head table! I love the bare wood!leuck-wedding-649_webleuck-wedding-652_webleuck-wedding-651_webleuck-wedding-655_webleuck-wedding-660_webleuck-wedding-656_web

Snuck in some golden hour portraits before heading into the reception!leuck-wedding-673_webleuck-wedding-676_web
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 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

Go ahead and stalk more pretty weddings, HERE!

xoxo bd


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  1. Jill says:

    Wow – loved everything about this wedding . . . the dresses, the bouquets, the socks – and of course, the photos! That one of the bride putting her shoes on, and the ones with her Dad – so beautiful. Also love the baby succulents as a gift to guests – novel idea!

  2. Ash says:

    Thanks For Sharing!

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