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Sam & Ben | Romantic Fall Wedding at The Kenmore Inn

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Sam & Ben hold a special place in my heart, you see I’ve actually known both Sam and Ben’s family for quite some time. It’s funny how lives can be connected in so many ways. I was first introduced to this little love story when I was in elementary school. Ben’s mother taught at the same school and she was always referred to as the cool teacher because she had tons of class pets in her room! Some time past buy and Ben’s mother Mrs. Solley started working in my dads office so I got to see her all the time and always enjoyed her bubbly personality and sweet smile. Well, fast forward some more and Sam started to work at my dads office as well!!! What I didn’t know for a while was that Sam actually worked a second job with some of my high school friends at a local restaurant, the same restaurant were Ben was the chef:)It so crazy to see how this love started and that I was in a way a part of it!

Needless to say I was MORE than excited to capture Sam & Ben’s love story. Upon arriving at The Kenmore Inn I walked into the venue as light pouring into the room and I headed up stairs to find the girls laughing and hanging out together before all the activities started to being. I quickly shot the details and then before I knew it, it was time to get Sam dressed in her gorgeous dress by BHLDN. The Kenmore Inn was a perfect backdrop for their love story and the florals by Jane Guerin brought the perfect fall touch to complete the look.

Sam & Ben exchanged their vows in front of all their friends and family and then took a horse and carriage ride back to the venue – to say it was like a fairytale is an understatement! Sam & Ben, Thank you for letting me be apart of your special day, it was truly an honor to get to work with you and capture your love story. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Solley!
2017-10-26_00332017-10-26_0034Sam & Ben received this bottle of champagne with hand painted flowers on it at their engagement party. It was too pretty not to photograph!
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Vendors

Photography | Erika Lynn Photography 

Second Photographer | Kirby K Photography

Venue | The Kenmore Inn 

Hair and Makeup | Salon 730

Florals | Jane Guerin

Invitations | Minted

Dress | BHLDN Georgetown

Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo

Groomsmen Attire | DC Custom Clothiers

DJ |Fred Donahoe with Eric Herod Entertainment

Caterer | The Kenmore Inn 

Cake | Fat Girl Cakes

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  • November 5, 2017 - 5:46 am

    Kym Solley - Dearest Erika,
    You have helped to make Sam & Ben’s wedding one of the most wonderful days of my life, and I shall be forever grateful to you. Your talent and skill has managed to capture the entire atmosphere and happiness of the day.
    I know you attend many weddings, but this day seemed to me to have all the elements come together in such a joyful way that I hope it was as memorable for you as it was for everyone who attended.
    The photos are beyond stunning and you are definitely in the right profession – you make people’s lives even happier than they already are. Sam looked so beautiful and even Ben scrubbed up well in his”bespoke” suit!!
    I am a fatalist and I do find it interesting that I have known you since you were a little thing, and then I have had the pleasure of watching you grow into the confident, clever and generous young woman that you are today. Thank you for your lovely blog – I did cry(again) when I read it and I love some of the extra photos that are included.
    Naturally, I can’t wait to see all the photos as I didn’t take a single pic all night – far too busy loving everything.
    Once again, thank you so much, and I feel very lucky to have had you photograph Sam & Ben, and create these memories for them for them to cherish.
    I wish you and Josh every happiness for your upcoming wedding and I can only imagine how breathtaking you will be as a bride!
    Much love, as always,
    Kym xoReplyCancel

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