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Christie & Mike at Lansdowne Resort

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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.  :)

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Holy gorgeous eyes!

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Megan from Events in the City checks in on Christie.

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The cute ringbearer, looking up at Christie while he gets his bow tied.  :)

The cute ring bearer, Grady, looking up at Christie as he gets ready. :)

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I love the shot by Artemas on the right:

I love the shot by Artemas on the right:

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MARRIED!!!

MARRIED!!! Cutest. Smiles. Ever.

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Girrrrrl. So pretty!

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This almost looks staged because Christie looks so perfect in this wind-in-the-veil moment, but it's real! Love it. :)

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This was my first time shooting at Lansdowne. What a fabulous setting!!

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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful details!!

I know that Christie, Laura, Megan, and Holly put so much thought in to all of these gorgeous details. They are simply stunning.

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This wedding had the most thoughtful, wonderful toasts. The stories relayed by their parents and siblings made me fall in love with C&M even more.

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Once again: the cutest smiles ever!

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The best cover band I've ever seen, Snackbar Jones, made the dance floor CRAZY. Fortunately, I was able to partake in the booty-shakin' myself at the end of the night. :)

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Adorable!

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The Events in the City ladies. I was already shaking it by this point in the evening, but I had to pick up the camera for this cuteness. :)

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At the end of the night, hungry guests were treated to a Southern-style biscuit bar with hot biscuits and yummy toppings. Christie & Mike thought of everything. :)

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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!

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