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Surprise Washington DC Rooftop Proposal

There are romantic proposals, and then there is this little taste of awesomeness on a gorgeous rooftop in Washington DC.  Captured beautifully by Ashley Relvas Photography, it’s what happens when a crazy cool boyfriend proposes to his stunning girlfriend on a perfect night overlooking the Capital Building.  In other words?  It’s all sorts of amazing.  See every beautiful moment in the full gallery.

From Ashley Relvas Photography… This sweet soon-to-be groom, Tyler, emailed me not long ago to see if I was available for a “special shoot.” I was so excited when he explained that this “special shoot” was him proposing to his girlfriend in just a few days on the private rooftop terrace of Charlie Palmer Steak. Tyler planned out the perfect location for a beautiful Washington DC backdrop. I am so honored to have been there to witness and capture the joy and excitement between these two, during and just moments after he proposed. One of my favorite moments while taking pictures of them was when Heather (his soon-to-be bride) said something like, “gosh, I’m sorry I probably shouldn’t be smiling so much in all these photos but I can’t help it.” Actually, I think that is exactly what she should be doing. 

Photography: Ashley Relvas Photography | Restaurant: Charlie Palmer Steak

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Vintage Getting Ready Wedding Inspiration

Truth be told, I’m a sucker for the ‘getting ready’ shots. The sweet moments of anticipation, a graceful portrait of a bride in her dress and a flower girl’s expression of awe at the whole pretty process… it never fails to sweep me off my feet. So when Audra Wrisley sent over this vintage shoot focused on those peaceful ‘getting ready’ moments, I knew I’d be in for a treat. With gorgeous gowns from Kelsey Genna and heavenly florals from Petals & Promises, LLC, this gallery is packed full of lovely.

From Audra Wrisley Photography… I’m excited to share this ‘Getting Ready’ inspired shoot with you today. Featuring vintage lingerie and highlighting the soft, romantic ‘getting ready’ part of the wedding day, our shoot was set in the beautiful Loft 600 in Washington DC. The stunning Kelsey Genna gowns were the perfect culmination to the shoot, incorporating a beautiful mix of vintage styles and delicate details.

From Petals & PromisesThe color palette we chose to feature were the very feminine blush pinks as well as deeper hues using floral selections that can be found in the modern version of the Traditional Garden that often includes cutting gardens.

Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Event Coordinator: Voilà! Event Studio | Floral Design: Petals & Promises, LLC | Jewelry: Stella & Dot | Catering: Amphora Group | Bridal Boutique: Bride LA | Bridal Gowns: Kelsey Genna | Hair + Makeup: Le Mariee | Location: Loft At 600 F | Models: Becca O'Connor, Jaclyn Jenkins, Molly Rhodes | Rentals: Vintage Affair | Stylist: Jean Hilpert

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Uber Customized Wedding Packages + A Discount!

When we talk about weddings being all about the details here at SMP, we mean it wholeheartedly! From the dress to the table setting to day-of transportation, you simply don’t want to miss a thing. And that, my dears, is where Uber comes in.

Using an incredible mobile technology platform that connects riders with drivers with the click of a button, Uber makes getting anywhere in style easy and convenient. Perfect for both budget-savvy and high-end affairs, Uber offers a luxury black car service that will make getting to and from all your wedding weekend events amazingly simple. Located in over 120 cities worldwide, Uber even has customized wedding packages (including VIP rides for the bride + groom!) which give discounted transportation for your guests.

Head over here for more information and to fill out a form to get started with your custom Uber wedding package! And just for our readers, Uber is offering $20 off for all new users! Simply use code SMPMIDATLANTIC when signing up.