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An Elegant Meridian House DC Wedding: Haley & Carter

Weddings

November 13, 2018

Meridian House Wedding Photos

Haley and Carter tied the knot on a beautiful fall day at Meridian House in Washington, DC. They got just the right amount of greenery and fall leaves, and the sun added a golden touch to everything. I’ve been dying to shoot at this classic DC wedding venue, so I was in heaven the entire day!

Working with Haley and Carter over the past year has truly been a dream. From their very first email, I could tell they were my kind of couple. They couldn’t wait to have all of their moments captured, but they also wanted to take time to simply enjoy their day. To start, I don’t know if I’ve ever met such a laid-back bride. Haley spent the getting ready part of the day hanging out with her favorite people, having a few sips of champagne and looking so relaxed throughout the whole process.

Despite the cooler temperatures, Haley and Carter were troopers during their incredibly sweet first look and portraits. In fact, they embraced the wind, and we ended up with some of my favorite veil shots to date! Not to mention, I absolutely loved both of their families. Everyone was so friendly, and you could just feel the love for these two the entire day.

And as it turns out, Haley is incredibly talented at calligraphy! She did all of the calligraphy for both the seating chart mirror and the place cards at each table setting. They turned out beautifully! I also loved the meaningful details they included throughout the day. Their signature drinks gave a nod to their hometowns. His: Boston Bourbon Sour, Hers: Virginia Blues Smash. Their favors were homemade Italian Peppers made using a family recipe. And they chose to do a first look so they could spend most of cocktail hour hanging out with their wedding party and guests.

Speaking of first looks, I believe this is my favorite one yet – scroll down to see! It’s obvious Haley and Carter are meant for each other, and I have no doubt their marriage will be filled with so much laughter and lots of love. Congratulations, you two!! I hope you have a blast on your honeymoon, and I can’t thank you enough for asking me to be part of your day!

Thank you to all the vendors:

DC Wedding Venue: Meridian House

Planner: Events by Dragonfly

Getting Ready Venue: The Darcy

Invitations: Sydney Beth Designs

Hair & Makeup: EyeDo Makeup & Hair

Videography: August McCue Films

Photographer: Emily Alyssa Photography

DJ: A2Z Music Factory

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes

Caterer: Well Dunn Catering

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero from Blush Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo by Watters purchased from Brideside

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A Bank

Jewelry: Pave Jewelers

Assistant Photographer: Ashley Kanton Photography

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  1. Jane and Dick

    November 14th, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    These pictures are beautiful and a lovely reminder of what a special evening that was! Congratulations Haley and Carter, love you!

  2. De, Keith and Vivian

    November 14th, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Congratulations!! Best wishes and much love!!

  3. Lori Miller

    November 14th, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Congratulations Haley and Carter. A beautiful weekend with the most beautiful bride!
    Love you – mom xo

  4. Anonymous

    November 14th, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Love these pictures!!!

  5. Granddaddy

    November 15th, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I am so happy for you and Carter and you make such a beautiful couple, the pictures are outstanding. What a beautiful wedding.

  6. Dixie Bennett

    November 15th, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    A beautiful bride and handsome groom at their most perfect wedding. So glad I could be there for the marriage of two very special people .

  7. Tracy Wallace

    November 15th, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    It was a beautiful wedding and I’m so happy for Haley and Carter. Hard to believe that that little girl is now all grown up and a wife. Congratulations to you both. Love you and can’t wait to see what your future holds.

  8. Erin Henshaw

    November 15th, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful pics! Wishing you all the happiness!

  9. Cindy Skinner

    November 16th, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Absolutely stunning photography! We definitely made the right decision when we hired Emily. She is a dream to work with. I can’t thank her enough for capturing the beauty of the day

  10. Tracy & Tim

    November 16th, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Congratulations Haley and Carter. What a beautiful wedding from beginning to end. Hard to believe that the little girl I have seen grow up is now a wife.

  11. John

    November 16th, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Still teared up!

  12. Dad

    November 16th, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Wonderful time, great pics!

  13. Fran Patterson

    November 17th, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    What a beautiful wedding for a beautiful bride!

  14. Megan S

    November 18th, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    This was such a beautiful wedding! Congratulations, Haley and Carter!

  15. Haley Miller

    November 25th, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Couldn’t imagine capturing our day more perfectly, thank you from the bottom of our hearts Emily! Amazing photographer and person!

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