This was one of those typical schizophrenic Washington weather days. It was raining, humid and warm when I left my house. Thirty-five minutes later when I arrived at the venue, it was dry, hot and humid until my drive home in the RAIN. Phew!!! Not unlike the weather in Washington, Erik and Megan march to the beat of their own drum and I like it… I like it a lot. From the very first time I met with them, it was clear that they were going to do things their way. They weren’t interested in a cookie-cutter wedding. This day meant way too much to them. For starters, Megan wore her Mom’s beautiful pleated wedding gown. Yeah, yeah, yeah she made some alternation to make it her own… but it was still her Mom’s. There were no sides during the ceremony, just one large seating area without an aisle to separate the sides. There was no wedding party. Oh sure, there were some special friends you’ll see some of them below. There wasn’t an dry eye in the house when Megan and Erik read the heart felt vows they had written. I think Megan said it best when she said, “I think we’re special.”
M+E… I couldn’t agree more. I think you’re special too. It has been such an honor to get to know you and hear your stories over the last year. I am humbled to have witness your intense love and commitment to each other. Thank you so very much for allowing me the privilege of documenting such an extraordinary day. ~S
Below are some of the images from their first look, portrait session and special gift from Megan’s friends or as she called them her “would-be-bridesmaids.” During the portrait session, we made our way around the grounds at her Mother’s home. I had such an amazing time… fields, benches, forests… I was eating it up! Thus, there are probably too many images. But I don’t care… I love them all way too much to not share.
Here they are… the most enthustastic, supportive and fun would-be-bridesmaids you’ll ever meet. Thanks ladies 😀
The very touching ceremony.
And, the lovely reception.