This Washington DC wedding was an absolute dream. I know the Royals live in England, but if they lived in Washington DC, they’d be known as Emma and Fady. These two are the embodiment of classy, elegant, and romantic. I first met Emma and Fady after a fellow photographer posted a request for a proposal shoot at Taughannock Falls near Ithaca, NY. After some behind-the-scenes planning, Fady and I made a game plan for Emma’s big surprise. The proposal on that December day was absolutely breathtaking; Fady is a true visionary! After returning their photos, I was so honored when Emma and Fady asked me to shoot their DC wedding the following year. Not only was I fortunate enough to shoot Emma and Fady’s most important life events, I also gained two forever friends!
Every detail about this DC wedding encompasses a fairytale love story. Emma and her girls dolled up at the Conrad Hotel Washington, a DC must-visit. Her bridesmaids dressed in a captivating rose color with dusty blue details, also reflected in Emma’s bouquet. Emma and Fady each chose a boujee shoe for their special day: Emma in white Jimmy Choo kitten heels and Fady in velvet Gucci loafers. On the other side of town, Fady and his boys suited up at this enchanting downtown DC Airbnb. He accessorized with a classic leather watch and modern bowtie. I mean, these detail photos serve as a complete Pinterest board for any Washington DC bride.
Emma and Fady agree: two is better than one, especially when it comes to wedding ceremonies. The two welcomed immediate family for an intimate coptic ceremony at St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church in Potomac, Maryland. Can we talk about the ceilings in this place? True artistry!
To make sure their knot was tied tight, Emma and Fady celebrated their love with a second ceremony at Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, Maryland. Herrington is a Polynesian-themed venue with a beautiful waterfront ceremony spot and pier. In order to spice the second ceremony up, Emma surprised Fady with a second wedding dress. He was speechless! It’s still up for debate whether it was the dress or the woman wearing it; both are pretty great.
Herrington’s pier was the perfect spot for shooting the “I Do” Crew. With the clean landscape of the bay and elongated rustic deck, we were able to make some wedding photo magic! Not to mention, the wind was a paid actor on this day. Everyone had that wind-blown look!
No Washington DC wedding would be complete without some drinks and dancing! Emma and Fady’s first dance song was one of my favorites: “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. And I should mention, they killed their dance! You’d think they choreographed it. To end the night, Emma and Fady spent their time on the dance floor surrounded with friends and family. A perfect end to this fairytale Washington DC wedding!