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A Saint Peter’s on Capitol Hill and Mayflower Hotel wedding: Erin + Andrew
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Erin + Andrew’s wedding was positively lovely. With a ceremony in the historic Capitol Hill church of Saint Peter’s and a party to follow in the gorgeous Mayflower Hotel, it really couldn’t have been anything but beautiful. There were touches of pale pink and gray. There were little cycling details in a nod to the groom’s favorite hobby. And there were cute umbrellas on hand for the rain that threatened all day but never fell. I always enjoy photographing all the little elements that my clients and their families spend so much time and thought and money on. But as is often the case in my job, what really made Erin + Andrew’s day for me was their families and all the love they showered upon the couple. Erin wore a veil made from the one her mother wore decades earlier and sliced her cake with an antique knife that belonged to her great-grandmother and was used at weddings by three generations of her family. A quilt made by family members to reflect the couple’s adventures in life together hung in the ballroom. And the love between Erin and her parents and between the couple and their wide array of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews was palpable — and a joy to photograph! My friend Sam helped me with this wedding and his images are mixed in with mine below. Here are many, many of my favorites from their big day:

Erin wore an antique brooch on the bow of her wedding gown that belonged to her great-grandmother. 

The bride looking absolutely lovely. 

Erin’s father, Randy, could not have been more excited to see her that afternoon.

The relationships between Erin and her parents, Randy + Amy, was a beautiful thing to capture. Oh how I love my job!

And then we were off to the church.

The children who served as flowergirls and the ring bearer truly could not have been any cuter!

This little flowergirl was moved to dance. During the entire processional, until it was her turn to go down the aisle. It was darling!

This is one of my most favorite photos I’ve ever taken. Just looking at it again makes me emotional for the day — waaaaay far down the road — when my own daughters will marry.

I love capturing little moments like this next photograph for my clients.

I love these images that Sam shot of the violinist in the choir loft. 

Admiring their new rings. 

Married! 

After a few efficient family and wedding party photos on the steps of the church, we were off to Capitol Hill for some fun photos with the wedding party.

Sam shot this photo of me photographing Erin + Andrew. I love it because you can see me smiling my face off. It’s like I really enjoy my job or something! 

Rain on a wedding day *does* make all the greens extra green that day.

A few reception details. 

This cute little photographer trailed me during cocktail hour.

The Mayflower Hotel is always so beautiful. 

Mike Bell from My Deejay kept the party hopping and the dance floor full for all the fun and frivolity.

Many, many congratulations, Erin + Andrew! I could not have had more fun with you, your friends and your families.

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony: Saint Peter’s Catholic Church of Capitol Hill

Officiant: Msgr. Hart

Ceremony musicians: Dr Kevin O’Brien

Reception: The Mayflower Hotel

Hair & Make-up: Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman

Florist: Bergerons at the Mayflower

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes

DJ: MyDeejay

Videographer: Riverlight Films

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