Abi + Dave || DC Backyard Wedding

Abi and I became friends while we were both overseas in West Africa. She was volunteering at my in-law's ministry, and we were visiting for several months. This trip ended up being an incredibly challenging and bonding experience for all of us (But I don't get into that now!) but I was so excited when months later she called me to see if I would work with Amy Zehring to capture her special day. Amy was over the formals and I was covering getting ready, rehearsal,  capturing emotions and the rest of the family. 

It was one of the sweetest most intimate weddings I have ever been to, very much about the families coming together and the beautiful union happening, and less about the traditional pomp-and-curcumstance that often accompanies wedding.

menswear: JCrew

Dress: BHLDN

Venue: Private Residence

reception: Mon Ami Gabi (Reston, VA)

cake: Coral Brun

Hair: Jeanette @ KLS Studios (Reston, VA),

Make up: Nikki Fraser  Beauty and the Bride