Walking on Air... I can still remember my first pair of Air Jordans. Back in the day, they were THE shoes to own because Michael Jordan was completely money, and his sneaks were pretty cool. But, as the years progressed, my shoe choices changed, and I realized that I don't excel at basketball. But it was refreshing to see the Air Jordan make a comeback on Wendy & Joe's big day, as the groom, his guys, and even his bride-to-be, sported some snazzy sneakers. It was a day to reminisce about the past as well as celebrate the future of this cute couple, who were married in the incredibly unique and visually inspiring Epic Yoga Studio in DC. Enjoy our faves, and congrats to Wendy & Joe!
Cheers! Katye & I have heard a lot of toasts over the years. Hysterical, tear-jerking, touching, profound toasts. I wanted to start off Linda & Gavin's post by talking about one of those touching AND profound toasts, this one by the father of the bride. Linda's father quoted a passage from "The Importance of Living" by Lin Yutang, and the highly abridged excerpt went something like this... "In the selection of husbands for my daughters, I have only one standard: is he a reasonable person? We cannot imagine perfect husbands and wives who never quarrel; we can only conceive of reasonable husbands and wives who quarrel reasonably and then patch up reasonably." There's a whole lot more, of course, and I know I'm not doing the passage justice, but I just ... liked it. Maybe the old cliche' should be changed to "Eat, Drink, and Be Reasonable"? On that note - Cheers! Please enjoy just a handful of our favorites from Linda & Gavin's big day at The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek in Boyds, MD. Congrats to the Happy Couple!
The Light Fantastic! For our final pre-baby collaboration with phenom photog Eva Russo of Photoladylove, we spent the day with Gretchen & Brandon, starting off at the National Cathedral and partying at the Decatur House. Working at the Cathedral never gets old, with its stunning appearance both inside and out. We were also fortunate enough to work with our old friends at A. Dominick Events, who always seem to have unique style and clever tricks up their sleeves. How often do you see a "Flare Bar" with an assortment of glow sticks, shades, and rings? Congrats to Gretchen & Brandon!
The Brier Patch Hey everyone. Meet the newest addition to the Brier family - Charlie. Charlie arrived here on his scheduled date of arrival, a feat only accomplished by 4 percent of babies, so right away we knew we were dealing with an individual who is on his game. Charlie has been welcomed into the family by his big brother Tate, and has received a cool reception from a non-plussed Buddy the dog. We've spent the past six weeks doing our own extended lifestyle/baby shoot. So here's a little break from Spring wedding mania, a glimpse of The Briers in their natural habitat!
MFEO HC readers who have seen Sleepless in Seattle too many times will know what MFEO is. Katye here ... and I am one of those Sleepless-loving people. MFEO - otherwise known as "made for each other" - is the 90's movie reference that comes to mind when I think of my friend Shannon and her new husband, Dusty. Shannon and I worked together at USA TODAY, and when we weren't editing video, we were talking about weddings. At this wedding, Joe and I got to be GUESTS. A special treat. Shannon and I had talked for ages about photographing her pre-ceremony excitement, but since I was four days away from my due date, Joe stepped in to spend time with the bridal party before the wedding. We are so happy for these two - Shannon is the most life-loving person I know, and I'm so grateful I was able to be a part of her wedding day. Enjoy this abbreviated "blog-let" of the bride and groom before their "I Do's"!