Perfect offbeat Adams Morgan wedding \\ DC wedding photography

When Allie finally moved to DC a couple of years ago to settle in DC with Dylan (they've been together FOREVER), our friends were so excited to have her -- we adored Dylan, and couldn't wait to be friends with the amazing woman who lived up to the standards of everything he deserved. I feel like we all knew a wedding was coming, but I couldn't -- literally COULD NOT -- have been happier when Allie + Dylan asked if they could hire us as their photographers. I swear, being asked by friends to photograph gives me bigger giddy butterflies than being asked to be a bridesmaid!

I woke up early after a long week, showered, picked up my camera bag, and trekked all of 3 blocks across Dupont Circle to the hotel suite where Allie was getting ready. It was a gorgeous, sunny fall morning -- the perfect day for a wedding. When I got there, coffee in tow, Allie's sister Kelly was just starting Allie's makeup, and the room was so relaxed and stress free. 


Meanwhile, with team groom...

Big group hug!

The sweetest first look in a glade just off the DC Memorial!

Everyone! Woo!

While the guests and wedding party got down to the business of partying, we snuck away and headed to Stroga's amazing roof to sign a wedding contract and enjoy the sunset.

Solid toasts, lots of laughs!

I had never heard of the shoe game before, but now it's one of my favorite new wedding traditions! 

I guess the no-squishing rule only applied to Allie :)

Family and friends of Allie + Dylan: there are so many more photos to make you laugh and cry in their full wedding day gallery!

The talented people who made this wedding happen: Wedding Planning: Capitol Romance Weddings | Venue: Stroga | Catering: Eat & Smile | DJ: DIYed by the couple (speaker rentals from RCI Speakers, using the Wedding DJ app) | Bride’s Dress: Theia from Flair | Wedding Party Attire: Dresses & Suits in Navy of their own choosing | Bride’s Jewelry: Family Heirlooms & Gifts from Parents | Bride’s Shrug: Noa Vide | Bride’s Shoes: Madden Girl | Hair & Makeup: DIYed by Bride’s Sister | Invitations: Typecase Industries | Rentals: Capital Party Rentals | Wine & Beer: Ace Beverage | Poster: Mooseberry Paper Co.

Aimee Custis