This year, the 4th of July holiday came with even more reason to celebrate – Alex & Caitlyn’s wedding! Washington DC is a popular destination on the 4th of July and set a festive stage for a holiday and wedding getaway. Family and friends journeyed from all over the country and were treated with the beautiful views of Oxon Hill Manor, [a historical property in Prince George's County, Maryland] great music, tasty cocktails and array of classic Maryland seafood & desserts.
From start to finish I wanted to photograph EVERYTHING – that being said, this is definitely one of my longer blog posts Enjoy!
If I could transport the bridal sweet from Oxon Hill Manor, here to LA – I would carry it on my back for three thousand miles. In. A. HeartBeat! It was the perfect setting for Caitlyn’s beautifully elegant style. The light was a yumminess of glow all afternoon and the decor created a perfect backdrop for every picture. Caitlyn, these are by far some of my most favorite getting ready pictures – you truly look stunning!!
This handsome groom-to-be just happens to be my cousin. Alex, you look equally stunning – however I can only laugh when remembering the events that lead up to your first sight pictures. [check out the grooms prep photos in your gallery!] Friends, let’s jus say that when you get married in July on the East Coast [think 94 degrees with like 500% humidity] it’s always a great idea to bring an extra shirt & tie Cheers to Alex’s great friend who hit the store before heading over to the ceremony!
I am a huge fan of having family & friends play a large role in your wedding ceremony – so are Alex & Caitlyn. Their ceremony was sweet, heart felt and full of Seersucker Suits!! Alex’s brother Andrew officiated the wedding and created a prime opportunity for the shot below [Thanks again Andrew!] while their four nieces and nephews took the role as flower girl and ring bearer’s. Three of Caitlyn’s adorable cousins read, ‘I Like You’ by Sando Stoddard – a great read for every wedding
I am also a big fan of the bridal party [peeps] below. You all are an amazing bunch of friends and family and it was such a pleasure getting to know you!
Not only is Caitlyn beautiful but she is crafty! I was so excited to photograph all of her 4th of July holiday inspired wedding details. I love everything from the potted plant seat numbers and the framed table numbers to the polaroid picture table and goody bags for kids! Caitlyn, you definitely set the tone for a stylish 4th of July wedding!
To view more of their wedding, please click on the link for their slide show – turn up the volume and enjoy! Slide Show: CLICK HERE
To view pictures from their engagement session in and around the National Mall, CLICK HERE
To view the gallery of images, CLICK HERE
Alex & Caitlyn, it was such an honor to photograph your wedding – thank you for inviting me to share in this wonderful time! xoxo ~ erica