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- Erika

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It’s almost bittersweet posting this blog post. I have absolutely LOVED my time serving Rachel and Leighton. They are some of the warmest and kindest people you will ever encounter. Since Rachel and I’s initial meeting she has felt more like a friend than a client. In fact our so called “meetings” would always insist of catching up on each others lives for about 30 minutes before we actually started talking about the wedding! These are the kinds of relationships with my clients that I will always cherish. I had been looking forward to Rachel and Leighton’s classic DC wedding ever since their engagement session. When the day finally arrived I had excited butterflies in my stomach and couldn’t wait to hug them both and capture their day. Upon arriving to the girls at their hotel room, you could feel the excitement in the air, nothing was going to put a damper on the day.

The Carnegie Institution for Science was the perfect backdrop to share Rachel & Leighton’s love story. If I had to sum up this wedding day in one word it would be “fun”. Everything about this day was upbeat and energetic. Every step of the process Rachel and Leighton along with their friends and family has fun, which made my job a heck of a lot easier! Rachel and Leighton both radiated happiness all day! They were patient  and loving and fully enjoyed every moment with their friends and family. To the Bride and Groom, I hope this isn’t goodbye for forever and I hope to work with you again soon! Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Yates!  A huge thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped make this day possible. Enjoy some of my favorites from the day! 2017-11-08_00012017-11-08_0002
2017-11-08_00082017-11-08_00092017-11-08_00102017-11-08_00112017-11-08_00122017-11-08_00132017-11-08_00072017-11-08_00142017-11-08_0015Rachel didn’t show her dress to anyone except her mother. This was her bridesmaids reaction to seeing her and the dress for the first time! 2017-11-08_00162017-11-08_0028
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Photography | Erika Lynn Photography 

Second Photographer |Jason Murphy Photography

Videographer | White Tree Productions

Venue | Carnegie Institution for Science 

Planner | Kelley Finnegan Events

 Makeup | Makeup By Ana B

Florals | Burke Florist 

Invitations | Zazzle

Dress | Allure Bridals 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Bill Levkoff

Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux

DJ |My Deejay

Ceremony & Cocktail Music | Erika & Curtis

Caterer |Catering by Uptown

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