Melissa & Bogdan
The weather in the DMV is totally unpredictable. This year the cherry blossoms decided they would bloom early and then we had freezing temperatures and then it snowed. I'm probably one of the only people around here that gets excited about snow. Mostly because being from South Dakota we get a TON of it, I miss it (sometimes) and my husband and I love the mountains. So a little snow here and there is good for the soul and wedding pictures! I knew Melissa & Bogdan were my kind of couple when they met me out in Snowshoe, West Virginia for their engagement shoot. Who wouldn't want a little mini ski vacation and some beautiful photos!? So when their big day came and we had a touch of snow on the ground, I knew it was going to be magical!
When I met Melissa I felt like I had grown up with her. She's so kind and easy to talk to. She and Bogdan had just moved up to DC, they were planning their wedding, and starting new jobs. Talk about a lot to handle in a short amount of time. The first thing she did was hire Amy from Amelia Lawrence Weddings. Amy is truly the best and she did an amazing job designing this wedding along with our beautiful bride Melissa and absolutely stunning florals from Ella with Vintage Floral Design. The space at Virtue is so cozy and warm and they were able to keep things simple and gorgeous with touches of copper, romantic candles everywhere, a ton of greenery, and beautiful white florals. Everything was so romantic! I absolutely love copper, it's such a beautiful color to incorporate into a ceremony. The couple danced the night away and as you'll see below, Melissa had the perfect shoes!
Design & Styling: Amelia Lawrence / Venue: Virtue Feed & Grain / Florals: Vintage Floral Designs / Hair & Makeup Stylist: Agapé Airbrush Makeup & Hair / Gown: BHLDN / Headpiece Amelia Lawrence / Engagement Ring: Paul Michael Designs / Paper Goods & Stationary: The Dandelion Patch / Suit: Jos A. Bank / Suit: Jos A. Bank / Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS / Music: Nate Clancy of I'm the DJ / Shoes: Charlotte Olympia / Ring Box: Leosklo / Groom Wedding Band: Mara Joyce / Bride Wedding Band: The Wrapped Pixie