We all have that one thing that doesn’t go completely as planned, but snow and a strapless dress? That could turn those happy smiles upside down quickly. Luckily, this couple had buckets full of love AND the right team to have a day of bliss that could not have been more gorgeous if it were 70 degrees and sunny. Scobey Photography filled a gallery with images to swoon over all day, so please do oblige yourself – you won’t be disappointed!

A year of planning for a single day…what I learned…nothing goes as planned, but it’s completely worth it. To provide some context, my now wife was never one to imagine her dream wedding and me, I was still reeling from the fact that she said yes. Luckily, an amazing wedding planner crossed our path. Why was our planner amazing? He had connections with vendors, was extremely responsive to my lengthy groomzilla emails, reviewed all contracts, and took care of every detail on the day of the wedding. He also asked us what we wanted and transformed our vague ideas into pure gold. Now if nothing went as planned, why a wedding planner? Because he shielded us from everything that did go wrong to include having to move the wedding indoors due to snow…in OCTOBER!

A few other things we learned through this process – you don’t have to follow every tradition (we nixed the bouquet and garter toss for more dancing). We focused our funds on the things that were important to us (wife – flowers, me – open bar, us – DJ). The things that seemed frustrating at the time – kids running around like wild banshees on the dance floor throwing flowers – were some of our most favorite moments. Don’t skimp on photographers – great ones like ours will capture the true essence of the day and memories for a lifetime. And finally, on the big day…remember that it’s about the two of you, so breathe, relax, and let it all soak in (the planned and unplanned), because no matter what happens, the day will be perfect.

Photographer: Scobey Photography / Planner: William Grace / Ceremony & Reception Location: Omni Shoreham D.C. / Bride’s Hair: Devon Baltimore / Bride’s Makeup: Ana Merces / Dress: Rivini / Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Florist: Da Vinci Florist / Caterer: Omni Shoreham / Cake Designer: Fancy Cakes by Leslie / DJ: Mark Yuen

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