Pauline and Garry’s wedding was everything we had hoped it would be and more! A HUGE celebration with the most wonderful friends and family imaginable, a beautiful blend of Russian and American traditions, and stunning venues that literally begged us to take more pictures than we ever thought possible at a single wedding!
We have to give a shout-out to the fabulous day-of coordinator, Paige Cortes, who kept everything flowing smoothly through nearly 13 hours of a very packed schedule; and to Kristin Hughes, the incredible Mayflower Hotel coordinator, who made Pauline and Garry’s vision a reality.
Here are just a few of the photographs that we captured throughout the day:
A groomsman helps Garry with his cufflinks.
Pauline shares a moment with her mom.
Garry shows off Pauline’s ring to his best man.
Pauline’s dress, by Judd Waddell
Pauline’s mother and maid of honor button her dress.
Pauline and her mom get into the limousine headed to the church, a Washington, D.C. side street reflected in the window.
Pauline and her mom clasp hands inside the limo.
National City Church where Pauline and Garry will get married.
Pauline with her bridesmaids.
Serious, schmerious! The groomsmen goof off on the steps of the church.
The littlest flower girl, one of Garry’s nieces, bosses her grandfather around.
Pauline places her veil with the help of her reflection in the church’s glass door.
Pauline and her brother stay back from the open doorway and watch the bridesmaids line up to go down the aisle.
Into the church…
…and out of the church! Guests blow bubbles as Pauline and Garry exit after their ceremony.
Pauline and Garry spend a few minutes alone after their ceremony, hidden in a church stairwell.
We headed over to the Jefferson Memorial for portraits…
Pauline and Garry sit on a concrete barrier outside the Jefferson Memorial for a photograph of their shoes.
The entire wedding party on the lawn behind the Jefferson Memorial.
Back in the limo, Pauline and Garry are completely absorbed in one another, despite a car full of people and photographers.
Next stop: The Mayflower Hotel for the reception.
The first dance.
Pauline dances with her brother.
Garry’s sister dances.
A Black Tie band member keeps the party going.
Pauline and Garry’s guests wave sparklers as they exit their wedding reception.
Pauline and Garry, we had a truly amazing time with the two of you! You are wonderful, beautiful people, and we are so honored to have celebrated with you on your wedding day! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together, and we look forward to seeing you again someday!