Hi guys ~
Yeah, mommy hood has really caused me to suck at updating my blog. I tell you, this has been on my To Do list for 2 months. I keep telling myself ~ "I'll get around to it" .... then another week slips by! I guess I just spend any free moment with Isabella. Everyone says that you should enjoy your kid while they are still young. What they really mean is enjoy them before they become mobile ~ once they start crawling then walking, your life will turn into a constant chorus of "get back here"... "get away from that" ... "get down from there".... yada, yada, yada!
But, I digress! This post is about my wonderful couple Jennifer and Chris who were married on June 30th, 2007 at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Jennifer and Chris are one of the most laid back couples I've ever had the privilege to work with. They are a super laid back couple; However, they are BOTH so beautiful, they could be models! But the cool thing is, they NEVER acted like they were better than anyone. No bridezilla or groomzilla moments with them. They simply love each other, and wanted their guests to have a wonderful day to share with them. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the entire bridal party was amazingly beautiful as well. For someone who just had a kid and is still trying to work off 10 pounds of baby weight, I was a little self conscious standing next to all of those beautiful people!!!!!!!!
They had their Ceremony on the lawn at Fort McNair. For those of you who haven't been on the campus at Fort McNair, I tell you, you're missing out on a great venue; They have some of the BEST REAL ESTATE IN WASHINGTON, DC!!! ... We were right on the banks of the Potomac River and the weather was gorgeous!!
We then moved inside for the reception in the lovely Crystal Ballroom. It was set up beautifully. If you can believe this, the Groom and the Bride's Aunt T did the Reception flowers. They were really beautiful ~ Chris has a great eye for decor! But I already knew this ~ I had a meeting with the couple at their house a few months back ~ what a WONDERFUL PLACE!!!!!!
The guests were partying all night. I was told by my assistants that they wanted to pay the DJ to keep the party going at the end of the night! Whenever guests DON'T want to go home, you've had a successful reception ;-)
Some of the vendors that worked this wonderful wedding:
- My girls from Petal's Edge did the Ceremony and Personal flowers, and of course they looked stunning. I really love them, and Rebecca led this wedding. She constructed a beautiful arch onsite and I tell you, it was stunning!
- Deb Lindsey was the amazing photographer that shot the wedding. I haven't seen all of the pictures, but she did send me a link to the slide show for the wedding. All I can say is AMAZING!!! Take a look here: http://www.deblindsey.com/slideshows/Doyleslideshow
- DJ Jerome Cooper kept the guests on the floor all night long ~ I told you before, they didn't want to leave! That means this DJ rocked!!!!!
- The staff at Fort McNair was really amazing, as usual. I do have to point out a few people who really made the wedding run flawlessly; The Catering Director Vanessa Mozee, the Banquet Captain Jaunita and Waiter Bobby are really so good at what they do, and it was an honor to work with them
Okay, I think I have rambled enough! This couple was so wonderful, and I am glad we had a chance to run in the same circle for a short amount of time ;-)