Lauren & Bryan’s Golden Hour Rooftop Wedding in DC


This rooftop wedding in DC has my heart. Sunsets are prettier at eye level, after all.

I love how wedding days ebb and flow with energy and silence. Tiny bits of calm mixed in with chaotic bliss. How couples step away from a bustling party for a few photos together in quiet, basking in the warm glow of sunset.  It’s such a perfect metaphor for how we live.

When I got to know Lauren and Bryan, it was during their picnic engagement session. I loved that Lauren bribed Bryan to get up early with the promise of McDonalds and I loved exploring a bit of DC with them and I was so glad to get to spend the day with them again when they were married. On their wedding day, they wanted to take portraits where they had met, in the National Portrait Gallery, in the atrium. A room with tall trees and running water on the floor, where the sun shines down in a grid upon the floor and walls. Waves of light to decorate the walls. After portraits, their night was spent dancing at their rooftop reception at The Flying Bridge, stepping away for a minute at cocktail hour to be eye level with the sunsetting over buildings in the city. A wedding day was one of golden light and grids.

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I loved getting to work with the incredible hair and make up artist Carolyn Berry (as a bonus, she wrote some incredible tips she shared with Style Me Pretty recently too!).