Monica + Chris Wedding Preview 01.21.12

On Saturday December 17th, my associate photographer Jessica and I photographed Monica and Chris's wedding. I love a Christmas time wedding. Their details -- in shades of red and gold -- were just perfect for the season, and everything was just so personalized and classy.

So excited to share some favorites as I finish up the editing. Here is the story of their day as told through our lenses. Enjoy!

We showed up to find the beautiful Monica getting her make-up done.

And dresses hung on personalized hangers.


You know it's going to be a great last wedding of the year when you are greeted by Jimmy Choos...

Flowers by the talented Holly Chapple...

And a totally stunning bride!

I loved her long veil and her black bolero.

The handsome groom.

Monica and Chris did a "first look"...Chris could not wait to see her.

Such anticipation...

Such joy.

Love this.

Monica gave Chris one of his favorite things -- ketchup. :)

But not just any ketchup -- one that was personalized for their wedding day.

We did a few relaxed portraits...

It was cold...

So these 2 hugged tight. Timeless with a modern twist...uncluttered with a candid feel.

These are my favorite type of portraits.

Couldn't get enough of the flowers...

So of course I thought we needed a ring shot in them.

Ceremony time.

For Monica's mom Annie...

Who was smiling down from Heaven.

It was a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony.

Sealed with a kiss!

Seeing double?! That's because Monica is an identical twin. I so adore them both!

Seeing double again?! That's because Chris is also an identical twin. How cool!

Monica knew she wanted a second photographer because of the different angles she would get. I coached Jessica to do this (meaning shooting from the side when I was straight on) and she totally nailed it.

Proof that a simple, 'posed' shot of your wedding party can be such a treasure.

My angle.

Jessica's angle.

Still can't get over how cute this is!

The kids were rewarded with mac and cheese sliders. Yes, Monica and Chris thought of everything.

The Bethesda Country Club...cold outside.

Warm inside.

A few details...

Everyone at your wedding is family -- what an awesome idea!

The grand entrance, basketball style.

A few of the first dance...

They took dance lessons and totally rocked it. I think Monica was proud - so cute!

Jessica gave a sweet toast...

And there was a cupcake cake.

Seriously loved the details. I had to collage a few.


The night ended with LOTS of dancing.

Father of the groom -- love it! So much fun was had by all!

Monica and Chris, we are so grateful to have been able to document your wedding day. Thank you (and your twinnies!) for being so much fun and for making us feel so welcome. We hope you love the little preview -- tons more coming soon! Hugs! ~Kristine and Jessica

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