The Occupy Wall Street protestors camped out on Freedom Plaza just outside her hotel and the closing of several blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue for the Taste of DC didn't deter Nicole on her wedding day. She knew that what mattered at the end of the day was marrying the love of her life. She sat quietly in the chair while expert hands applied her makeup, breaking out into smiles and laughs as her bridesmaids talked and joked with her. And then as she moved about the room in silence with a calm facade, her eyes told the story of someone with a million things running through her mind. She re-read her vows, bringing tears to her eyes, and then fanned herself with the paper to keep the tears from spilling and her makeup from running. Nothing could hide the love she felt for the man she was about to marry.
I just love Nicole's Badgley Mischka shoes!
"...you constantly motivate and inspire me to want to do better and be a better person. As we stand before God and our closest friends and family, I promise to continue to keep the Lord in our marriage first and foremost...."
Kelly getting ready at the W Hotel. (Thank you Peter for capturing these!)
I've said it time and again, but I love when the bride and groom choose to do a first look! They get to share a special moment together, just the two of them.
That look on their faces? That says it all....
The loving looks and glances from Kelly to Nicole lasted the whole day through as he celebrated this day with his beautiful bride.
And as we were headed back for bridal party photos, we made a super quick stop at Union Station for a few photos under the repeating arches.
This cake from Edibles Incredible?? Oh. So. Delicious!! The layer I had was lemon and it was sooooo good! Just thinking about it now makes me want another slice...
Nicole's cousin sang a beautiful song he wrote just for her and Kelly...
Nicole and Kelly, I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon in Hawaii, and I'm sorry that some of your friends and family may see this post and these photos before you do. (Just remember I told you that blog stalking while on your honeymoon is allowed and encouraged.) ;)
Event Planner: Karla Mitchell of Kelley Cannon Events
2nd Photographer: Peter Bang
Accommodations: JW Marriott and W Hotel
Wedding and Reception Venue: City Club of Washington
Makeup: Mahogany Williams of Maze Me Concepts
Flowers: B Floral Event Design
Cake: Edibles Incredible
Ceremony Musician: Ben Young of Disc Jockeys on Call
Reception DJ: Aaron Couch of Disc Jockeys on Call Pin It