Melissa + Chris | Washington DC Destination Wedding Photographer
My last destination wedding of 2016 went out with a bang. Melissa + Chris tied the knot in South Florida at Lake Worth's Social House with an incredibly talented team of vendors (including my best friend Jenny, owner + floral designer of Port + Palm Co!) See the end of this post for a full vendor list.
I had three other inquiries for this wedding weekend but when I met Melissa + Chris, I immediately knew that they were the couple I wanted to photograph. They were so genuine in telling their story of how they met, and their vision for their wedding day was rooted in authenticity, their personal style, and family. I knew that their wedding would be special and would bring me inspiration + joy.
And I was right. Not only did photographing their love bring me joy but two new friends, as well. Chris + Melissa's wedding brought together the Lake Worth community as many of their vendors were local businesses that the couple frequents throughout the year. The couple also added their personal touches; Melissa's etsy shop created the hand-pressed invitations while Chris's band Hillside Spirit Revival played during their cocktail hour.
I am happy to be back in Washington DC and to meet and photograph all of our 2017 local couples!
Event + Floral Design // Port + Palm Co.
Bride's Dress // Skirt made by bride's grandmother and top by bride's friend Rachel Mare Hurst.
Engagement Ring // Rare Earth
Invites // Gold Cotton Print (The Bride's etsy shop!)
Catering // Aioli
Venue // Social House
Video // By Design Films
DJ // Shut Down Productions
Live Music // Hillside Revival (The Groom's band!)
Sweets // Nani's
Rentals // Atlas Party Rental
Transportation // Molly's Trolleys
The Lauren Louise Wedding Collective is a Washington DC based full service wedding collaborative that offers photography, videography, planning and design services. We strongly believe that hiring wedding vendors that know and love working with another makes a difference in the overall feeling and style of your day. We focus on creating a collaborative experience for all of your vendors and strive for authenticity in everything we do in order for your true personalities to be shared and displayed throughout your wedding season. While we are based in the DMV, we travel frequently for destination weddings and events all over the world. We have photographed in five countries and over 20 states - to find out more about what it’s like to work with us, please fill out our contact form here.