Images: Megan Rei Photography

As usual I was a bad blogger this week. I always have the intent, but work/life have just been SO crazy lately! I am wayyyy behind on my submissions (sorry anyone waiting for a response from me!) and mostly trying to just keep my head above water with my coordination clients, prepping CapRoCoordination for 2019, and dealing with ALL the things we have to do around the house (let’s not even talk about how the baby’s nursery is still full of total crap and storage). Trying not to get stressed …

At any rate I have the CUTEST surprise wedding to share with you all today!  Sara and Garrick told their friends and family that they were having an engagement party at their favorite DC restaurant, Lupo Verde, but they were actually planning a surprise wedding! There are SO MANY adorable shots of this awesome family at Union Market and Ice Cream Jubilee, before they surprised all their friends/family with a wedding. Happy Friday guys!

We started the day at The Darcy Hotel, where Sara, Garrick, and Sara’s daughter Charlotte were all getting ready. Then we went to Union Market for some fun portraits in front of the Never Give Up mural and heart wall. We stopped for a coffee break followed by an ice cream break, and then made our way to Lupo Verde.

From the couple:

We wanted to keep things really simple. We met at Lupo Verde, on our first date, and we go there so often, the crew there is family to us. So we rented out the place for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. They took care of everything. We didn’t have to pick a menu or drinks  – everything there is delicious so we just told them to do something great and they did!

I asked the restaurant to take some of their fresh herbs and put them in the small vases that are usually on their tables. Done!

We’d told some family and a group of friends about our plan to get married at the party – our best friends played our wedding song as a signal and there was a “flash mob” conga line outside to the patio. The friends who knew grabbed the folks who didn’t and led them outside. Once everyone was there, we told them we’re just going to get married right now. Everybody cheered. It was a great moment.

Also because we got married on the outdoor patio in the middle of 14th street on a Saturday, complete strangers stopped to watch us get hitched. Some of them even filmed it – it was hilarious.


Photographer:  Megan Rei Photography | Pre Ceremony Location: The Darcy Hotel | Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Suit Supply | Pre Ceremony Pictures Location: Union Market | Other Location: Ice Cream Jubilee | Dress Designer: Carol Hannah Bridal | Dress Store: BHLDN | Reception Venue: Lupo Verde | Submitted via Two Bright Lights


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