At the risk of sounding cliche, Annaliese & Ben’s wedding was a dream. But for real.
This couple is dynamic in every sense of the word. They make everyone who crosses their path feel loved and accepted for who they are. We were extremely fortunate to connect with them through Anne, one of the Groom’s sisters, who is also a photographer and part of the same network that we’re in. It’s things like this that make the internet world feel smaller and like a true community.
It should go without saying that I’m so happy that we did connect because these two are just as kind as they are stunning -- attentive to their family, community, and the animal world. Direct proof of this was the inclusion of their beloved dog, @rescue_charlie in as much of their wedding day as possible.
Charlie, in his dapper tux, was part of the first look that melted hearts in the heart of DC and the wedding favors were coffee beans from Dean’s Beans appropriately named “Rescue Charlie’s Good Boy Blend.” However, he wasn’t the only intentional thing about their day. Anna’s brother was the priest who married them and as a sweet surprise, during his toast, presented them with a framed Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis.
After photos at Meridian Hill and the ceremony, we headed to LongView Gallery for the chicest reception space I’ve ever seen. Hanging greenery highlighted the head table and the gallery art kept the modern twist on the space -- keeping it minimal but classy. We capped the night off with macarons, dancing, and an epic sparkler exit. Thank you for having us capture your day, we’re still cheering for you two...and obviously Charlie.