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Chevy Chase Wedding | Sarah and James

September 12, 2018

Sarah and James’s wedding was one I will always remember for four reasons.

First, for the band + dancing… just about every guest was on the dance floor all night!!! We usually see little pockets of people that more or less stay together in the same spot every evening. Not at Sarah and James’s wedding!!! The bride’s family danced with the groom’s family… parents danced with their kids… friends and family mixed it up. Most impressively, Sarah and James danced for hours and STILL looked elegant and gorgeous in the very last photos of the evening! How did they pull THAT off??!?

Second, I will remember the volumes of kind, powerful, and poignant words and stories shared by Sarah and James’s friends and family. In these blog posts, I often try to recount one or two impressive things that I learned about the couple from their friends and family. But in this case, there was simply too much said – and too eloquently – for me to crudely paraphrase in this little post.

Third, I will remember Sarah and James as not simply a couple that I like (a lot!) but a couple that I want to BE like. At one point in the afternoon, there was a little hitch in the plans – someone Sarah had counted on wasn’t where she needed them to be. The reaction of many brides, and certainly my own instinctive reaction, would be indignation or anger. But Sarah’s very FIRST reaction was so completely selfless… She just exclaimed, “Oh, I sure hope he’s ok!!!” Immediately, James said, with admiration and appreciation in his voice, “That’s such a generous response.” I was totally humbled by Sarah’s graciousness and so encouraged to see James notice and take pride in his wife’s kindness. From that interaction alone, I am positive that Sarah and James have a wonderful, joyful marriage ahead. I’m just so happy for them!!!!

Fourth, this is a wedding where both families acted according to the highest ideals of family. They were supportive, loving, and filled to the brim with pride. Each family embraced the other. It was a beautiful sight.

For these reasons, along with many others, we feel so incredibly honored to have spent last Saturday with this couple and we are so excited to share some of our favorite photos of the day with you!!! We hope you enjoy them! Congratulations, Sarah and James!!!

 

Lace wedding gown hangs in suite window before wedding at Chevy Chase Club

Heirloom necklace in bridal detail photos at Chevy Chase Club

Chevy Chase Club wedding bridal detail photos by MD photographers

Diamond and pearl earrings on gorgeous wedding invitation background in bridal detail photos

Diamond bridal set and stephanotis-sprigged bridal bouquet

Sister-of-the bride helps bride get ready on wedding day at Chevy Chase Club

Bride and bridesmaids get ready at Chevy Chase Club

Glowing bride puts on her earrings before her wedding at Chevy Chase Club

Bride reading letter from groom before her wedding at Chevy Chase Club

Father-of-the-bride gets a wedding day first look at the Chevy Chase Club

Bride approaches her groom for their wedding day first look on the grounds of the Chevy Chase Country Club

Groom awaits his first look at his bride on the grounds of the Chevy Chase Country Club

A joyous first look for bride and groom at the Chevy Chase Club

Bride and Groom on the grounds of the Chevy Chase Club

Bride and groom enjoy a moment together on their wedding day at Chevy Chase Club

Wedding day portraits on the grounds of the Chevy Chase Club

Wedding day portraits at Chevy Chase Club

Wedding portraits at Chevy Chase Club by MD wedding photographers

White bridal bouquets with thistle and eucalyptus pop against the cornflower blue satin bridesmaids gowns at this Chevy Chase Club Wedding

Groom accompanied by groomsmen on his wedding day at Chevy Chase Club

Bridal party photos by MD photographers on the grounds of the Chevy Chase Club

Bride poses with her bridesmaids on the grounds of Chevy Chase Club

Joyful wedding day photos at the Chevy Chase Club

Stunning architecture highlights this beautiful bride in National Cathedral wedding photos

Groom and groomsmen await the arrival of the bride and bridesmaids at The Washington National Cathedral

Bridesmaids on balcony at Washington National Cathedral

Bridal party photos at the Washington National Cathedral
Beautiful bride and bridesmaids at Washington National Cathedral

Cornflower blue bridesmaids gowns highlight this beautiful bride on the steps of the Washington National Cathedral

Beaming bride and happy groom pose with their bridal party at the Washington National Cathedral

Bridal party photos on the steps of the Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral wedding day photos

Washington National Cathedral wedding portraits by DC wedding photographers

bride and groom pose for joyful wedding day photos at washington national cathedral

Bride and groom portraits at washington national cathedral

Rainy day wedding photos at washington national cathedral

bridal portraits in archway at washington national cathedral

bride and groom share a special moment before their washington national cathedral wedding

Arches and columns stand in background for groom's portrait at the washington national cathedral

The marble columns and arches stand as a regal background for these washington national cathedral wedding photos

Bride enters the sanctuary for her washington national cathedral wedding

Father walks his daughter down the aisle to the altar at the washington national cathedral

Groom awaits the arrival of his bride at the washington national cathedral

washington national cathedral wedding ceremony photos

washington national cathedral wedding photos

wedding ceremony photos by DC wedding photographers

wedding ceremony photos at the national cathedral

ceremony photos at the washington national cathedral

bride and groom exchange vows at washington national cathedral

emotional moments at washington national cathedral wedding

wedding photos at washington national cathedral

Bride and groom during ceremony at washington national cathedral

bride saying her vows at washington national cathedral

Groom kisses his bride after washington national cathedral wedding ceremony

bride and groom share a kiss after their washington national cathedral wedding

Chevy chase club wedding reception detail photos by MD photographers

queen anne's lace and thistle accent reception centerpieces at chevy chase club

glass hurricanes and candles adorn reception tables at chevy chase club

reception detail photos at chevy chase club wedding reception

chevy chase club wedding reception detail photos

cake and floral detail photos at chevy chase club

bride and groom make their entrance to their chevy chase club wedding reception

bridal dance at chevy chase club

First dance photos at chevy chase club wedding reception

toasts to the bride and groom at the chevy chase club

Father shares a dance with his newly wed daughter at the chevy chase club

mother and son share a special dance at this chevy chase club wedding reception

MD wedding photographers capture special moment between groom and his mother at the chevy chase club

chevy chase club wedding reception photos by MD photographers

chevy chase club wedding reception photos

sparklers send off the bride and groom in style at the chevy chase club
Chevy Chase Club sparkler send off for the happy couple

Ceremony Venue: Washington National Cathedral
Reception Venue: Chevy Chase Club
Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions
Hair: UpDo’s for I Do’s
Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Rehearsal and Reception Flowers: English Garden Flowers ( email: englishgardenflowers@yahoo.com)
Ceremony Flowers: Washington National Cathedral Flower Guild
Invitations: Bethesda Fine Stationery
DJ: Jump Street Band
Officiant: Rev Randy Hollerith
Limo: Fleet Transportation

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