It was a busy weekend in the Britanik household, tackling some long overdue cleaning a decluttering, and my husband’s attempt at sourdough bread (again). He’ll be baking it today, and things are looking promising. We had grand plans of trying to get out of the house and take our son to the zoo, but the looming rain all weekend kept us indoors. With the sun shining today, I’m already in a better mood, and I’m loving these (relatively) cooler temperatures lately.
Maybe that’s why Gus & Jessie’s engagement session seems so timely. These two were so much fun to get to know and work with as we planned their wedding earlier this year, and I can’t wait to share that with you all soon.
Gus and I met almost ten years ago in Adams Morgan when we were 23 and 24. I was a bartender, and Gus came in with his brother to visit with my boss, whom they had both grown up with. The bar was empty, save for them, so Gus spent the afternoon hitting on me, and ended with slipping me his business card. My boss promised me he was a good guy, and to give him a chance. When I agreed to our first date, Gus asked my boss for all of my favorite things, which resulted in literally the best date of my life, and we’ve been together ever since. We’ve been through many jobs, college, and crappy apartments together. It wasn’t always easy, and things were hard, but we really did grow up together.
We got engaged in our apartment that Gus decorated to look like the restaurant where we had our first date. (The actual place had shut down years ago) The set up was complete with flowers, candles, a special menu, and a video camera to capture the whole thing. He had worked with our friends to get me out of the house to set it up, and had organized a get together at our favorite bar to celebrate afterwards. From there, wedding planning began immediately.