A colorful romantic summertime wedding at President Lincoln's Cottage | timeless Washington DC wedding photography

You'd barely know it from the photos, but this couple is a dream team of keeping their eye on what really matters and being even keeled on their wedding day. Kathryn + Sam have become some of my favorite clients because of this... from their fun engagement photos on Capitol Hill where they totally let me lead them into a bookstore, danced on the lawn of the Supreme Court, and did it all with grace and smiles! We were so excited for their July wedding day... it had some of my favorite fellow vendors (Suzanne! I love you!), my favorite venue (Lincoln's Cottage embodies everything I love about a venue... it's in DC, it has history and character, the staff team is super-nice, and it's so darn photogenic), and so many fun details planned!

The wedding day dawned super-muggy, with a chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout the ceremony time window... so we (the vendor team) spent a lot of energy going back and forth between ceremony and dinner on the lawn, or inside as per the rain plan... and it was looking through getting ready and portrait time like we were going to be in the clear. The ceremony was set up outside. And then THE SKY OPENED AND IT RAINED CATS AND DOGS. We waited a few minutes hoping it would pass, and it did -- but not in time for the ceremony. :) So inside we went. but these two and their amazing family and friends still had the most beautiful ceremony, and we grabbed an umbrella for some just-married portraits amid the beautiful magnolia tree's branches. Then, the sky cleared and we got to enjoy cocktail hour outside after all -- hooray! And from there, we lived happily ever after (and you'd never know how humid and sweaty we actually felt). Kathryn + Sam, all the happiness to you both! I'm so glad we've stayed in touch since your big day!

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thanks and kudos to the team that brought this day to life

Day-of coordination: AMAVI Wedding Events l Photographers: Aimee + Chris |  VenuePresident Lincoln's Cottage l CateringCatering by Seasons | Hair: KC Felton Hair Design | Makeup: Natural Makeup Chic by Suzanne Eden l floristFree Spirit Floral | pieDangerously Delicious Pies | DJDub C DJs | String quartet: Perfect Harmony