Images: Photos From the Harty
Well Romancers, we survived. Survived the longest/craziest week, and my first of 4 weddings this “wedding season” headed into my third trimester (thank you to the amazing @CapRoAmanda for helping me with carrying ALL. THE. THINGS.). As usualy, we had ONE crazy thing happen at Saturday’s wedding (the sudden wind took the tiny tent almost off the terrace and took a good amount of glassware with it ….), but otherwise, it was an amazing night. I’ll be back at Josephine Butler again in two weeks for Kelly & Ellyar’s wedding, but until then, it’s yardwork, adding more yoga to my life, celebrating our little E turning THREE this week (where is time going!?), and only slightly freaking out that it’ll be May in a day, and that means 2018 is halfway over.
For today we have October #CapRoCouple, Sarah & Tony’s super adorable engagement session, featuring their Yards Park neighborhood, the cutest pup, and some lovely DC sights & light. Starting our week with love … and go!
We met on the very first day of law school at William & Mary, because we were in the same small group section. Tony joked that he was a “typo” because everyone else in the section had done something else after undergrad, but he had gone straight through to law school. If that’s the case, it was the best typo ever. We were friends and did things in groups for the first half of law school (a year a half), then started dating in January 2015. Our first date was actually one day after I adopted my border collie, Jackson, so I ended up getting two great guys in two days. Luckily Jackson didn’t scare Tony off, even though he might have tried a bit. All three of us moved to DC after law school and have really loved exploring and settling into life in the District.
Though we live in Navy Yard now, we first lived in the Mount Vernon Triangle/Chinatown area. I quickly discovered that the National Gallery Sculpture Garden was one of my absolute favorite places, and I loved the giant silver tree sculpture. Every time we were out and about, if I could reroute our walking past the garden, I would. Even with the pup, I’d walk along the outside fence and peek in. On a cold February 2017 morning, Tony said that he wanted to go to the American History museum. He’d been saying that he wanted to start enjoying the museums more, so I didn’t think too much of it until he said we could walk past the Sculpture Garden. Since I knew he didn’t love it like I did, I said we didn’t have to because I had already walked Jackson by there earlier in the morning. Tony insisted. Then walked further and further ahead of me as we got close to the garden. When we got closer to the silver tree sculpture, he said he had to tell me that he didn’t really want to go to the museum, and he got down on one knee and proposed. Though I blacked out a little bit, I know it was perfect because it was so us and so DC. None of the people walking around us even noticed what was happening. So it was like our own little world amidst all the hustle and bustle.
It took us a whole year to finally take engagement photos, partially because we were hoping for winter snow that never arrived. The day we went with Katie from Photos from the Harty to take freezing cold sunrise photos at the Tidal Basin ended up being perfect though, as the 14 degree weather scared away even morning runners. We were able to just have a blast being ourselves with no one else around. And followed that up with pictures including Jackson in our home neighborhood of Navy Yard. We are so excited to work with Katie and Sara as our photographers for our DC-inspired wedding in October at The Loft at 600F. The District theme even extends to our wedding hashtag #ACapitalCouple2018, because this city is so special and important to us as our first home and the place we’ve had so many incredible memories already, with many more to come!!