Amy and Patrick carried the romance right on over to their reception with beautiful lighting and floral touches from Abby Caldwell Photography. (Did you miss their wedding ceremony?) Nothing is cuter than the cake pop favors, too! I appreciate that Amy and Patrick were able to rely on friends and family to help make their wedding a reality, allowing them to splurge a little bit! Also, we have a link to their wedding video from Blue Sky Films. I promise it will make you cry!
From Amy: We definitely splurged on videography (Blue Sky Films) and photography (Abby Caldwell Photography). Since there were the most timeless pieces of our wedding, we wanted them to be quality (no regrets there!). To counter these expenditures, we gave a lot of decoration duties to talented family and friends. A best friend’s mother was my florist, a family friend was the decoration visionary, our pastor’s wife was the coordinator, and a best friend was the stationary queen.
Amy’s advice for other DC-area couples:
Be sure that on your wedding day you focus on what actually matters – the fact that you’re getting married. It’s easy to get caught up in the decoration, hair and makeup, or other details, but that will completely steal away from the most important part of your day. Set up your mind beforehand that no matter what happens, getting married is what will make the day a beautiful success. I think this mindset puts you in a great place not only for your wedding day, but the future ahead as well.
As promised, here is their wedding video from Blue Sky Films! You are gonna love this one, I promise!
Thank you so much Amy and Patrick for sharing your wedding with us! And, if you want to see more from Amy and Patrick, be sure to check out their wedding video. The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Stone Manor Country Club
Photography: Abby and Jamie Caldwell of Abby Caldwell Photography
Videography: Blue Sky Films
Hair + Makeup: Trinity Salon and Spa
Bridal Attire: Love Couture Bridal
Bridal Shoes: DSW
Bridal Jewelry: Kate Spade
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A Bank
Groomsmen Ties: Banana Republic
Caterer: Carriage House Inn
Cake: Artistic Desserts
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Photo Credits: Abby Caldwell Photography