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Charles & Scott’s Offbeat DC Wedding at their Apartment Building!

This offbeat, Washington, DC wedding might take the cake with most original and alternative wedding venue I’ve ever seen: the couple’s apartment complex!

I mean, regardless of the fact that it belongs to an apartment complex, why the hell NOT use a brand new club room and a fabulous open courtyard – a perfect site for both a ceremony and a reception!?

Well, that’s exactly what Charles & Scott did in order to accomplish an insanely special, personalized wedding ceremony full of offbeat and DIY details. A special thanks to Red Shoes Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this wedding feature possible!

Charles & Scott’s Alternative & Offbeat, Budget-Friendly Washington DC Wedding

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Photography: Red Shoes Photography

Catering: Eat & Smile Foods, Paris Caterers

A bit about the couple and their offbeat Washington, DC wedding:

Charles and Scott met in Baltimore and moved to DC, where they decided they would have their wedding.

Their [wedding] venue was unusual, as it was their apartment building! Their complex has a great open courtyard and brand new club room, which were the sites for their ceremony and reception. Scott did all the flowers himself, and the food was an endless parade of hors d’ouevres, from sliders to s’mores. The small wedding was mainly family and close friends.

One of the most touching parts of the day was the ceremony. Charles and Scott wrote their own vows, and as they were reading them, I do not think there was a dry eye in the crowd. They also had the bands they had worn all through their engagement engraved with a special saying, which they didn’t show to each other until the ceremony. It was very special, and incredibly moving!

So many details that I love here – the DIYed flowers, the couple writing their own vows, and custom engravings on the wedding rings – all set at such a unique and budget-friendly venue in the DC area. Love it! Enjoy!

Click inside to see the rest of Charles & Scott’s super offbeat, & intimate Washington DC wedding at their awesomely alternative wedding venue!

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Tony & Connor’s Casual Love Shoot in Washington, DC

I’ll try really hard not to get on my soap box this afternoon, in lieu of recent events down in North Carolina. If you follow my Twitter or Facebook accounts, then you already know my stance [and thus, Capitol Romance's stance] on gay marriage and how adamantly I feel about equality for all.

So with that, I am absolutely honored to share this afternoon’s beautiful love shoot [and love story!] of Tony & Connor, courtesy of the District’s best alternative wedding photographer, Live It Out Photo. I know I’ve said this before, but nobody really captures raw emotion & love like Amber of Live It Out Photo does. There is so much to love about Tony & Connor’s shoot, I know you guys will really enjoy this one :)

Tony & Connor’s Casual Love Story & Shoot

I love how distinct Tony was when I asked him for an “about us” write-up:

My name is Anthony and I 42 years old. I am a veterinarian. It was the only thing I wanted to do since I was two years old. I currently work in Towson Maryland. When I was 38 years old, I joined a running club in Washington DC where I lived at the time.

Connor is 38 years old. He is a pediatric nurse and an artist. He used to live in Pittsburgh. Connor had a lot of friends in Washington DC. He is runner and his friends are runners and his friends were in the running club I joined. He was visiting his friends and they brought him along.

And now for their adorable love story & how they met!

We saw each other the first time. I thought he was way out of my league. I later found he felt the same way about me, but before the end of the run, we left with each other’s phone number.

We starting talking on the phone. The conversations went on for hours. The conversations were magical to me. I actually hate being on the phone for more than a few minutes but the hours were beautiful and seamless.

I never imagined that Connor was interested in me as more than an interesting friend but one day he didn’t sound like himself. His sentences were choppy and unsure and it seemed like something was wrong. It was. He was nervous about asking me out on a date.

The word eventually came out though. “I was wondering, I was just curious, you don’t have to say yes or anything, but I was just wondering if you would like to go out with me to dinner.” I made my first trip to Pittsburgh that weekend. I stayed the weekend.

When I left, I called my sister and told her that I just met the person that I am going to spend the rest of my life with.

Click inside for the rest of this adorable Washington, DC love shoot from Live It Out Photography!

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