Washington, DC Wedding Photographer | Army Navy Country Club | Marisa + Tim
It wasn’t the crazy hot and humid weather in DC that produced the moisture coming from all members of Marisa and Tim’s families the day of the wedding. They were emotions, plain and simple. Tears of happiness all around.
But before I get into that, I want to talk about Marisa’s gown. Marisa knew exactly what she wanted – boat neck, long sleeves, and an open back. She visited 3 shops until she found it. It was a gown fit for a princess and Marisa was the image of elegance in it. To top it all off, her pink, sparkly, patent leather Kate Spade peep-toe heels were nothing short of amazing!
Her gift from Tim was a diamond necklace. The diamonds came from his great grandfather’s cygnet ring and turned into a necklace that Tim designed. From what I’ve learned over Tim over the engagement session and wedding process, this guy is as thoughtful as can be.
Marisa got ready at her parents’ home in Fairfax, VA, among her ladies and parents.
Tim and his gentlemen were across town tying their bowties and getting ready for the wedding.
The ceremony was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Washington DC.
Tim saw Marisa walking towards him and the waterworks began on both ends of the aisle and pretty much every pew in between.
The ceremony was lovely, led by their priest and his heavy Italian accent.
After the ceremony we made our way over to the Army Navy Country Club where Marisa’s family has been members for years.
The couple and their wedding party were such troopers, being so good spirited for a few shots around the grounds of the golf course despite the heavy heat. Looking at the images you’d never know how rough it was! I loved the red silk peplum bridesmaids dresses and the colorful flowers in yellows and oranges that popped against them.
One of the most special things about the Army Navy Country Club is the views overlooking DC and the Washington Monument, especially on a day like this.
It was here that the fun really began. You see, Tim and Marisa are huuuuge hockey fans and this is something that they bonded over except for one thing: he is a hardcore Flyer’s fan and she roots for the DC Capitals. Somehow they make it work and indulged in their passion with a very hockey-themed reception. They had amazing Tim & Marisa bobbleheads for the occasion.
Table “numbers” were actually their favorite hockey players. A hockey gobo with their initials lit the dancefloor. A large “puck” served as the cord collector. Their save the date was a hockey ticket (designed by Marisa’s sister) used as a giant sign as guests arrived. Escort cards were displayed in custom hockey pucks.
Maris and Tim were introduced to their guests as husband and wife and shared their first dance to “Everything” by Michael Buble.
Natalie, Marisa’s sister and woman of few words but 1000 dance moves, created a slideshow for guests. Marisa danced with her father to a classical piece he used to play to put her to sleep when she was a child.
The couple had their own mini piano concert by cousin and concert-trained pianist, Thomas Solich.
The reception was a blast. I’m pretty sure Marisa picked her bridesmaids based on their ability to get down. It isn’t all that surprising considering her father took over DJ duties at one point.
As if that wasn’t enough, there was an incredible homemade cookie display. When I first heard this I expected some chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and maybe some snickerdoodles out. Oh no! Marisa’s mother made hundreds of cookies in dozens of different types and flavors. The variety (and taste!) matched or exceeded any bakery you’ve ever seen!
The couple left in a vintage car but not before their (what else?) hockey stick “sword” exit. What a crazy wonderful wedding day!
And in this crazy life
And through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you
You make me sing
You’re every line
You’re every word
~ Michael Buble, “Everything”