KARI & PAT | WASHINGTON DC WEDDING
Kari and Pat’s Washington DC wedding was more than just one day – it was the whole weekend! The bride end groom tied the knot on Friday afternoon at the DC War Memorial among close family and friends with a short ceremony done by a friend which had everyone laughing because he owns a comedy club in the city… so you can imagine. After some quick words, they kissed and then clinked glasses of champagne with their friends before heading to dinner with everyone.
I ended up spending the night at the hotel where Kari and Pat were getting ready which made it SO nice for the next day! I shot all of Kari’s details in my room which was clean as opposed to bridesmaid hair/makeup zone!!! haha. When Kari hired me she told me she wanted photos all around DC! At first I was like… 3 locations, are you crazy? BUT with no ceremony to rush back to, we had 3 hours of time! You guys aren’t even going to believe the uber that we happened to get in on the way to the first look… (LOL keep scrolling! I added it in here! haha).
First stop in our “tour of DC” for portraits was the Library of Congress for the first look! After that we walked across the street to the Capitol and then met up with the wedding party and family for some “monumental” photos before heading back to the Dockmaster’s Building at the Wharf for cocktail hour and reception! We were also #blessed with really nice Fall weather so it made the whole experience that much better! (Sunday was FREEZING and windy… we really lucked out!)
Kari and Pat – I’m pretty sure I can’t narrow down a FAVORITE image. Shooting around all of these iconic DC monuments and architecture was such a blast… I’m a sucker for some of these classic black and white images for sure! Congrats to the newlyweds!
Keep scrolling for more of Kari and Pat’s epic Washington DC wedding weekend!!!
First up, Friday night’s DC War Memorial ceremony near sunset! Love this candid shot!!
The wedding weekend continues…
You guys know I love me a good invitation ring pic. THOSE EARRINGS THO! Kari gifted all of her bridesmaids with a knot bracelet and wore one herself! bling bling bling bling…. bling.
I don’t think you’re ready for this… HERE is the UBER we hopped into on the way to the first look… OMG.
Pat waiting for his bride! Happy hip bump action? haha!
Pretty much loved shooting in this little tunnel with the arches and the light and this STUNNING DC couple! like, what? stunning. Rocking Bird Flower Co. did a great job with Kari’s bouquet! Not pictured: The line of tourists to the right of us waiting in line to go inside. Looks like we have the place to ourselves!!!!
LAUGHING!!! I don’t think these two can look at each other without giggling and feeling happy – love that. Might have walked when it wasn’t our turn… Have you seen a more iconic image?
Headed over to the Jefferson Memorial to meet up with the wedding party for more photos! Best looking wedding party out of… four other groups also taking photos around the Jefferson… haha! Is it even a Washington DC wedding if you don’t take photos in front of some epic columns?! Love this shot that Ty got of the groomsmen! How cute are these little girlies?!
Getting married is serious business. OMG CUTE. It’s just so… monumental…. am I right? LOVE! Back to the Wharf for the reception! When Pat proposed, he carved “Marry Me” into a pumpkin, so they incorporated that photos and a KP pumpkin! Kind of in love with this reception shot with the sunset pouring in! Kari and Pat are huge pet people so their signature drinks were named after their pets! Also, instead of favors, they donated money to the humane society where they got their dog and cat! How cute!
LOVE this shot of Kari! Check out the dessert table!! Had to throw in some Georgetown Cupcakes! DC classic! That’s a wrap! Congrats to the newlyweds!
Shoutout to all the vendors who made this day possible! Thank you to my pal, Ty Wilson for traveling to DC from NYC to shoot this wedding all around DC with me!
Photography: Brett Denfeld Photography
Second Photographer: Ty Wilson
Ceremony Location: DC War Memorial
Hotel: Hyatt House at The Wharf
Reception Venue: Dockmaster’s Building at The Wharf
Planner: Affairs Remembered
Videography: Lynad Media
Florist: Rocking Bird Flower Co.
Makeup: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry
Hair: Denita Brown
Dress: Ellie’s Bridal – Stella York; Essence of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Tuxes: BLACK by Vera Wang
Rings: Market Street Diamonds
DJ: Bialek’s Music, DJ Andy Branigan
Catering: Main Event Caterers
Baker: Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats – cutting Cake and Georgetown Cupcakes