Patrick & Christa | National Harbor Wedding


When Christa first contacted me about her Nationa Harbor wedding in DC at the Sunset Room I thought YES!!! It was the perfect excuse for David and I to take the boat up and stay for the weekend at the National Harbor marina.  So that makes two weddings this year that I traveled to by our sailboat!  When we woke up Saturday morning it had poured all night and once again I was attempting to be a professional weather girl studying the radar and making guesses on where the storm would track and how long it would take to pass. Once again Mother Nature cooperated and the storm passed and the sky was clear and blue and beautiful! I don’t think it’s very nice of Mother Nature to stress my brides out like that!

I have been looking forward to this wedding for awhile because Patrick and Christa are so sweet! It was a new location for me and I got to work with my FAVORITE florist and past bride Amanda Veronee. She created a stunning backdrop for the ceremony, totally amazing!! I know Christa was blown away because I showed her a sneak peek of the ceremony site from David and she ran off with my phone to show her mom, lol!

I’m always pushing myself to create new favorite images at each wedding and if I can get at least one that is a new fav I’m happy, Patrick and Christa’s wedding gave me a couple new faves for my collection! My absolute favorite was of Christa looking at her dress in front of the window! I love the back lighting, how gorgeous she looks in her robe with what I like to call goddess hair and how she is just soaking in the moments before she puts on that dream dress. Favorite for sure!  Plus we ended the evening with photos in front of the lit up Capitol Wheel, how awesome is that!!!

Patrick and Christa you guys are so adorable and so sweet!  I loved working with you this year as you planned your big day!  I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness and laughter, enjoy a peek at your photos!



To see more of Christa & Patrick’s wedding at the Sunset Room in National Harbor, check out the slideshow below! (Click here if you don’t see the slideshow below)

The following wedding vendors contributed to Christa & Patrick’s wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Sunset Room at National Harbor
Photography: Melissa Arlena Photography
Coordinator: LNS Events (LeStancia is AMAZING!!!)
Florist: Amanda Veronee
Caterer: Wolfgang Puck
Band: The DC Transit Band
Offciant: Randy Miller
Gown: Blush Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Stylist To Go
Videographer: Dolce Film Studios
Cake: Wegmans

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