Kristy + Marcus [Oxon Hill Manor, MD/DC]

Kristy & Marcus are flawless together and there’s a very funny story how I was surprised by who Kristy was.  I’ve known Marcus for years since ’95 (Dang, I feel old) being best of friends with my brother playing on the same soccer team. Years later, we managed to catch up in college between 2002-2004 or so hanging out with new friends such as Gideon, my brother, and many others until we lost as life went on.

2015 out of nowhere…I received a phone call from Marcus and here’s how the conversation went…

Marcus:  What’s up Martin hyung (hyung means in Korean formality for older brother/elder)!? How’ve you been?

Me:  What’s up Marcus, I’ve been good, what’s new!?

Marcus: I’m getting married man!

Me: What~ That’s awesome congrats bro! Who’s the special girl?

Marcus:  Well you remember Gideon right? I’m marrying his sister, Kristy.

Me: (…Gideon…sister?…Kristy? mind blown) wait…WHAT!? GIDEON HAS A SISTER!?  He never mentioned anything about having a sister throughout the years!  I thought he was the only child for years!

Marcus:  Yeah man, we hung out for so long and I found her LOL

When I meet Kristy, I immediately knew she was a very special one for Marcus.  Throughout the consultation I was just at awe that she’s Gideon’s sister as if she was the discovery of the ages.  She formally introduced herself with confidence, bubbly personality, down to earth, and very easy to talk to.  I can see why Marcus seemed so happy throughout the years.  I’m very happy for these two and I can’t even imagine how humble I am to have documented their wedding with many of the guests and family that I knew for many years, it almost seemed like a reunion.

The overall wedding turned out very beautiful.  The weather was hot but manageable, venue was absolutely stunning, and of course Kristy&Marcus looked so good in their wedding attire it seemed like a stylized session on pintrest.  The best part was that we were able to catch the ceremony/cocktail hour during sunset hours to bring out the best magical lighting available that made dreams coming true at that instant.

These two were so emotionally in love with each other from the words they expressed in their vows, to the tears dropped from their eyes, and love&support from their family and friends witnessing true love in it’s very existence that many others would want to find in their lives.

Marcus&Kristy, I’m so happy for you two and I wish you both many years of happiness and prosperity.  I’m very excited to see how much your love grows together writing new chapters of your lives from page to page.  I love you both.

Vendors:

Venue: Oxon Hill Manor | Coordinator: AJK Events (Angie Hilz) | Make-Up Artist: Jacqueline Gellner

Other vendor list will be updated soon.

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Kristy Nicole Cravens -

Ugh martin.. Marcus and I can’t express how much we are love with our pictures!! You did such an amazing/outstanding job capturing all of the best moments. The photos are better than we could have imagined, all thanks to your effort and hard work. Seriously cannot thank you enough!! Ps. I love the story you wrote. Pretty sure I’ve read it multiple times now lol ☺️

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Allison + Jacob’s Wedding [Celebrations at the Bay]

Their wedding was very simple and elegant with family and friends coming together witnessing the two tying the knot officially.  The overall day was beautiful along with the skies constantly changing in and out from brightness to shade, but best of all after the ceremony ended near sunset to capture the skies darkening and nothing but the golden highlight surrounding these two was unbelievable sight to see.  I also managed to run into some friends from high school as well and it almost seemed like a reunion and great to see how so many others are doing so well with their lives.

Allison & Jacob, I wish you both the best and I plan on seeing you two grow into this marriage with lots of happiness and of course, keeping in touch since we’re almost like family!

Vendors:

Venue: Celebrations At The Bay | DJ: Event Entertainment – DJ Steve Smelser | Florist: Petal Pushers Florist | Photo Booth: Video Express Productions, Inc. | Cake&Pasteries: Uptown Catering | Invitations: Paper in the Park | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Celebrations At The Bay | Caterers: Uptown Catering | Videographer: Angie Myers | Wedding Dress & Accessories: Davids Bridal | Make-Up&Hair: Jillian Mullan | 2nd Photographer: Anna Scott Photography

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Mairin + Andy’s Wedding [Anderson House, DC]

When I meet Mairin&Andy, you could instantly feel the strength of their feelings they had for each other throughout the consultation holding hands, laughing, and really enjoyed spending time together in anything that they do.  On the day of, I noticed the wedding was very limited to nothing but the closest friends and family showing so much support and happiness for these two tying the knot at the ever so beautiful Anderson House, DC.  Everyone shared so many great stories of the couple with happiness, tears, and laughter making the day full ofemotions.  Marion & Andy, thank you very much for allowing me to capture your day to fullest and I wish you both many fruitful years of happiness and prosperity throughout new chapters of your lives together as husband and wife.

Vendors (Updated as follows):

Venue: Anderson House, DC | Make-Up&Hair: Behind the Veil | 2nd Photographer: Matt Ha

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Jessica Borja -

Wow this venue is amazing!!!!!!! Where did they have it?

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