Washington, DC is at the heart of Emily and Tyler’s relationship. Their story began when they met at a rainy Washington Nationals game where they were introduced by mutual friends. Tyler was working toward earning his MBA from Georgetown and Emily was living in the city and working as a teacher.
Their metropolitan lifestyle led them to explore all parts of the city in the four years leading up to their engagement. Many more baseball games, DC evening strolls around the monuments, concerts, and nights on the Georgetown Waterfront characterized their time together. When it came time to ask Emily to marry him, Tyler decided to retrace some of the steps they took throughout the turning points of their relationship. He took her to a restaurant in the Federal Triangle, which was the first place he told her he loved her. Then they made their way to yet another rainy Nationals game…but before they arrived to the game, he led her across the bridge in Constitution Gardens and to the middle of the island where he proposed and asked her to spend the rest of her life adventuring with him! I think Tyler must have ordered the rain to make it reminiscent of the first time they met!
Emily said YES! And so began their engagement and wedding planning. I admire Tyler and Emily because they planned each detail of their big day together, enjoying every moment of their engagement, including their engagement session at the Jefferson Memorial. Because Tyler had graduated with his MBA from Georgetown University, they were able to get married at the Dahlgren Chapel on campus, which is reserved for students and alumni of the university. It was absolutely gorgeous, and I felt honored to photograph in the chapel.
Because DC is so deeply embedded into Emily and Tyler’s relationship, their wedding day would not be complete without portraits at some of their favorite spots. We spent part of the day capturing moments at The Capitol, Georgetown University, and around The City Club of Washington. Their loyalty to this city, its monuments, and its history is inspiring; this loyalty will be reflected in their marriage.
Their reception followed at the City Club of Washington. It was filled with blush, and hot pink flowers, perfect for a bright summer wedding. They danced the night away with their family and friends, including a special father-daughter dance to “Tale as Old as Time” from the Beauty and the Beast. I absolutely love when brides and their fathers choose unique songs to dance to for their father-daughter dance, and this was certainly unique!
Emily and Tyler’s guests followed them out to their getaway car. They leave tomorrow to head to Antiguan paradise for the week to celebrate their newlywed status and begin the life of adventure Tyler promised Emily from the moment he asked her to be his! He had planned it all himself to be a surprise for her!
Dress: Tiffany’s Bridal
Florals: Flowers by Ellla
Ceremony Venue: Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Georgetown University
Reception Venue: The City Club of Washington
DJ: Voss Weddings
Cake: Michelle’s Cakes
Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie
Groom’s attire: Men’s Warehouse
Invitations: Added Touches by Terry
Makeup: Island Glow
Hair: Kreations by Kristin
Favors: Popped! Republic