Growing up on opposite sides of the country, these two were brought together through a friend. Alex, having been raised in California, had moved to Washington DC for her career and Kevin, having been raised in Maryland, was settled in the DC area. It was there one night in DC that Alex's friend introduced her to Kevin and their relationship was kindled and grew!
When Kevin proposed, he took Alex on a stroll through memory lane with a romantic dinner date that ended in front of Yellow House, where they were first introduced to one another, and he got done on one knee and asked her to be his wife. With tearful joy, Alex said yes!
Their romantic love story brings us to their incredibly beautiful and fun wedding day!
Their beautiful invitations were white textured paper with green leaf accents, printed by White Paper Divas.
Alex's dress is by designer Martina Liana and features lace over satin with a strapless sweetheart neckline and fabric-covered buttons.
The bouquets and floral arrangements were provided by Event Solutions.
- The Bride's Prep -
Alex's bridal makeup was done by Samantha (aka Simply Samantha).
Bridal prep was so much more than just getting ready since Alex's friends joined the prep party, complete with champagne and snacks!
Alex's sister and Maid of Honor helped her slip into her dress and make sure her accessories and shoes were perfect.
- The Groom's Prep -
Kevin's prep was also not just getting ready, it included a mini marathon of Battlebots episodes!
Kevin's suit by The Black Tux, was a single breasted suit in blue, a few shades lighter than navy, with a notch lapel and complimented with the teal color of his tie and pocket square.
Who could Kevin want more than his brothers as his groomsmen to share in the prep and celebration of such a special day!
The First Look
Alex and Kevin's First Look was so sweet before they even saw one another. As Kevin was walking to the area for the First Look, he had such an obvious and sweet look of excitement knowing he was only moments away from seeing his bride! As Alex prepared to walk to the First Look, her eyes filled with tears of joy!
The Vows, Rings, and Kiss!
Announced for the first time...Mr. & Mrs. Arnsberger!!!!
Posed Portraits & Cocktail Hour
While I captured posed portraits, my amazing second photographer, Ryan (aka RTPHOTO), captured the fun of cocktail hour!
The bright and warmth of white, gold, and burnt orange came through with the beautifully textured linens provided by La Tavola Linen.
Since Alex and Kevin are fans of rocks and insects, the rock candy and butterflies of their favors and cake décor was a great green accent color to perfectly adorn the reception. Aaand, their cake was made by Alex's sister!
There were also cupcakes provided by Andrea (aka Andrea Bakes).
Reception Receiving Line
Alex and Kevin decided to have a receiving line as guests entered the reception hall so they could personally greet every one of their guests. It was so sweet to see the love and joy on everyone's faces as they entered the reception and saw Alex and Kevin!
The grand entrance
The MC (aka Chris from Beat Fleet DJs) got the guests up and ready to welcome Mr. & Mrs. Arnsberger in fun fashion!
The First Dance
Father-Daugter & Mother-Son Dances
Video Slide Show
While the slideshow was being prepared, MC Chris took the opportunity to have guests fill up social media wedding selfies. #arrivingatarnsberger ;)
Bon Appetit...Or shall i say comamos!
Dinner was catered by Taquiza La Rubia and featured pork, chicken, and beef tacos with beans, rice, taco fixin's, salad, and chips.
As the sun was about to set, I whisked Alex and Kevin away for portraits in the beautiful light of golden glow.
The Cake Cutting
The Garter Toss
The bouquet Toss
Wouldn't you know it, the people who caught the garter and bouquet are a couple! Do we hear wedding bells in their future? ;)
Dance...like no body's watching!
Last but certainly not least, a special thanks to wedding planner Alex Weiss (aka One and Only Weddings), who was such a pleasure to work with in the planning stage and who did an absolutely AMAZING job at orchestrating and setting up Alex and Kevin's wedding day details!