Heather & David | D.C. Saint Francis Hall Wedding

There were fewer than 24 hours left before Heather would marry the love of her life, and it seemed that for every inch of excitement built up in her heart, an inch of snow  fell outside. She and David had wished for their Valentine’s Day wedding to be white, but this was too much. The snow storm had already shut down the majority of the east coast, and the snow just continued to fall. Most of their families had luckily traveled from Kentucky, Pennsylvania and further before the storm arrived, but Heather’s maid of honor and three of David’s groomsmen were stuck in other states, cancelled flight after cancelled flight. Heather took back her wish. No amount of pretty snow was worth her best friend missing her wedding.

But after a lot of anxious waiting and even more hopeful praying, the miracle happened: all four of the stranded bridal party members arrived! (One groomsman just two hours before the wedding!) And even though the difficult travel obstacles added unwarranted stress to the day, I don’t think it’d be a stretch to say that the entire celebration had an incredible feeling of intentional love about it. Of course, Heather’s wonderfully planned details of her black and white Valentine’s wedding came together gorgeously, but what really made the day special was the fact that every single guest made the conscious effort to join Heather and David for their wedding day, some even driving through the night to make it in time. Each person in the room loved this incredible couple so much that they risked the elements to help them celebrate. And to me, that means more than a flawless timeline or picture-perfect reception details ever could.

So, without further ado, I am so excited to share this day with you. A day full of plenty of emotions, but above all, a real love blanketed the room just like the snow on the world outside.

Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Cox.

DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0001 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0002 Heather shared that these incredible shoes were found by her incredible husband. Well done, David!
DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0003 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0004 I love love LOVED Heather’s sparkly bridal jewelry! Can’t ever have too much bling.
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DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0010 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0011 The view from D.C.’s Residence Inn isn’t too shabby…
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DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0034 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0035 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0036 Before we left for the First Look, Heather’s Maid of Honor had one special gift for her to open…
DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0037 …a beautiful photo of Heather’s grandmother on her wedding day, filled with the same excitement as her granddaughter. This is why I do what I do!

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DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0048 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0049 I loved shooting in the golden light at D.C.’s Franciscan Monastery. Just look at these columns!
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DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0067 If this doesn’t make you fall in love with birdcage veils… I just don’t know about you.
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DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0081 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0082 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0084 This shot may take the cake for my new favorite bridal party photo! So much excitement!!
DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0085 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0086 Meet Rufus, the world’s most adorable ring bearer.
DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0087 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0088 The photographer isn’t the only one who checks out the groom’s reaction these days!
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DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0093 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0094 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0095 Married!!!
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DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0117 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0118 DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0119 Fabulous speeches…
DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0113 Wonderful toasts…
DC_st_francis_hall_wedding_0114 And then the party really got started!
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Many thanks to H+D’s wonderful vendors who made the day possible!:
Getting Ready Location » Residence Inn, Downtown Washington DC
Venue » St Francis Hall
Wedding Gown » Jacquelin Exclusive ​19857
Mens’ Tuxes » Men’s Warehouse
Hair Designer » Logan 14 Salon
Caterer » R & R Catering
Violinist » Christine Kharazian
Transportation » Limousines, Inc.
DJ » Brian Violett
Second Shooter » Beth Tobolewski

  • February 19, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Beth T. - GORGEOUS!!! Love these and you. You really captured the day and their love for each other!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    April Sweeney - Such a beautiful wedding, congrats to you both…and I love the pet involvement!ReplyCancel

  • March 4, 2014 - 10:47 am

    The Viewfinder: March 2014 » Stephanie Dee Photography - […] – Shoot Heather and David’s Valentine’s Wedding. It was SUCH a beautiful day! If you missed it, you can check out their gorgeous St. Francis Hall wedding right here. […]ReplyCancel

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