How it felt.
The day Annie and Paul first met, they were dressed in a wedding gown and suit, modeling as a bride and groom for a shoot that was featured in Baltimore Weds.
Just a few short years later, they did the real thing in an intimate elopement, surrounded by family and friends at Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore.
It’s been an honor to document milestones for this beautiful couple and witness them grow as people, parents, and business owners. During their ceremony, Annie and Paul’s guests stood up to offer words of wisdom before touring the beautiful grounds of the conservatory, complete with fish food favors.
After a first dance with their sweet baby, sunset portraits were taken in the sprawling gardens before heading to Blue Pit for a barbeque.
For this fashion-inspired wedding editorial in Washington, DC's historic Meridian House, we focused on the emotive moments of the day. We considered the many looks for our fashionable bride to wear throughout such a monumental day and the details that would be important to her. Our bride picked her wardrobe based on how she wanted her guests to see her. The first gown, by Ritual Unions, was a show-stopping moment that wouldn't have been complete without spinning around. Her second gown, also by Ritual Unions was a bit more subdued, but also show-stopping with an attached cape–it allowed the vows to be truly heard. Lastly, she changed into a short Sophie et Voila shift dress with dripping jewels to allow for dancing.