Homer and Sally Part 2 – Lyon Hall – Arlington, VA Wedding

In my love of the first part of Homer and Sally’s images, I neglected to post the second half!

The super cool Lyon Hall

DSC_5131Sally and Homer’s officiant, Joan Philips, preparing before the ceremony

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This wedding was so personal and intimate…Sally’s wedding ring belonged to her grandmother, and her lace handkerchief is over a hundred years old. In addition to a gorgeous quilt that Homer’s best man’s mother made for them as a wedding gift, I think that they have their heirlooms covered. Hopefully these photos will be added to their treasured family pieces.

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I’m not sure what was so funny here, but it was good enough to crack up the DJ as well….DSC_5276 DSC_5283 DSC_5321  DSC_5327 DSC_5339-Edit DSC_5357 DSC_5359 DSC_5391 DSC_5402 DSC_5414 DSC_5422

I loved this idea of platters of cheese, spreads, nuts and such, served on slate boards, in place of centerpieces.

DSC_5507 DSC_5509I sort of love this shot of Sally’s parents, her dad in a stance of support and comfort to his wife, so similar to how Homer is standing with his new bride.

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Flowers: Honey Floral Design, Julie Martens

Event Planner: Vicky Choy, Events Accomplished

Photographer: Stacey Vaeth Photography

Officiant: Joan Phillips

DJ: Jay (Lyon Hall House DJ)

Transportation: Chariots for Hire

Homer and Sally – Lyon Hall – Arlington, VA Wedding

Homer and Sally are perhaps the most laid-back bride and groom I’ve ever worked with. That’s not to say that they didn’t apply a total attention to detail in planning their wedding. It just wasn’t in THE details. It seems to me that their planning was focused on their guest list, their vendors and creating an energy for the night. They hired some tremendous people, and then trusted them to pull together the smaller details that would make the day sing. And boy, did it. I just loved working at Lyon Hall, in Arlington, a really amazing and funky restaurant, new to hosting weddings. You couldn’t tell for a minute that they hadn’t done this a million times. Vicky Choy, owner of Events Accomplished, did an outstanding job, as always, making the day go smoothly and stress-free. And I was blown away by the flowers created by Julie Martens of Honey Floral Design. They were a perfect, elegant nod to spring, while striking an easy-going, modern tone to match the modern space. She also had this great idea of putting the table assignments on a mirror, which mimicked the mirrors behind the restaurant bar. I also have to thank the bride and groom for a kickin’ guest list! Turns out that my friend Amy from way back when knows Sally from a running group, former clients Marni and David are good friends of the couple, and a co-worker and friend of my brother (where the recommendation originated) was there to celebrate as well. What a fun night for all of us! Many congratulations Homer and Sally, on what was truly a perfect day.

I love these custom cufflinks, a gift from Sally to Homer, made from old subway tokens.                     DSC_4576Homer’s best friend, who’s like a brother to him, said “I can’t see Sally before he does”. They’re waiting here for her to arrive for the first look.


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Flowers: Honey Floral Design, Julie Martens

Event Planner: Vicky Choy, Events Accomplished

Photographer: Stacey Vaeth Photography

Officiant: Joan Phillips

DJ: Jay (Lyon Hall House DJ)

Transportation: Chariots for Hire

Beth, John and three little girls – Family Photography – Georgetown Waterfront, Washington, D.C.

I have worked with Beth, John and their children for so long, that they feel like family. We started together when Margaret, their youngest, was just a few months old. And now, over three years later, three beautiful girls, lots of trust, and a gorgeous and growing wall art display at their home. This is the stuff of a dream job.8













Stacey and Mike – Engagement and Proposal Session – Washington, D.C.


Mike came to me with a special request – to photograph his proposal to the love of his life, Stacey. We arranged a paparrazi-style proposal shoot, wherein I was positioned in just the right spot to capture the proposal but where she wouldn’t notice me. The proposal was perfect. Sweet and natural, intimate but in front of many hundreds of DC tourists.

91553We met up a few weeks later for a proper engagement session, down by the National Portrait Gallery.I can’t wait to shoot your wedding in October, Mike and Stacey! It will be as perfect a day as all the rest …

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