Ah, Christie & Mike. I hearted them from the moment we chatted over drinks in Reston, during their adorable engagement shoot in Clifton, and the next few times we saw each other at Events in the City events and shoots. And then I showed up on the wedding day and Christie – on one of the most important days of her life! – stops in the middle of her preparations to give me the cutest pair of Converse All Stars along with a sweet card and hug. And she did that for all of the vendors. And then I was suddenly really really nervous. The thought of possibly disappointing a couple makes me slightly nervous at the beginning of every wedding, but I certainly didn’t want to disappoint THE SWEETEST COUPLE EVER. I mean the bride gave me chucks for crying out loud. I think my heart melted a little.
Fortunately, Christie & Mike hosted one of the prettiest weddings ever and it would have been impossible to take a bad photograph. Christie and Mike created a charming and gorgeous Southern-style wedding with so many relaxed and hospitable details from the “Welcome Y’all” gift bags to the biscuit bar that fed hungry guests at the end of the evening. Christie is a wedding coordinator with Events in the City, and she and her coworkers and friends, Laura & Megan, are some of the most creative and inspired wedding designers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Combine that creativity with Christie & Mike’s vision and Holly Chapple’s floral genius and the result was a jaw-dropping wedding. Seriously. Just wait until you get a load of the details.
Christie & Mike, I love you guys. I love your big hearts and your big smiles, and I am so excited that you are now Mr. & Mrs.!!! Congratulations you two. :)
Second Shooter: Artemas Mott
Wedding Coordinators & Designers: Events in the City
Florist: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers
Reception Venue: Lansdowne Resort
Band: Snackbar Jones
Cake: Edibles Incredibles
Videography: Thomas Bowen Films
Makeup: Wendy Rae
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting
Please check out more images from this gorgeous wedding in Christie & Mike’s slide show!