I can’t believe its already Wednesday! Charlie went trick-or-treating for the first time on Sunday, and he had a blast. He was the cutest little owl, hooting, and flapping his wings, and I was quite impressed with his willingness to say ‘trick or treat’ at most houses. Monday we had a ‘glitch in the matrix,’ as Eve Rodsky would say, when I discovered our car window had been smashed. I’m chalking it up to Halloween night shenanigans, but that doesn’t resolve the frustration. In the last 14 years of living in DC, we’ve had more damage done to our car in just this year, than in all the time I’ve lived here. On the bright side, as I was cleaning up the glass, I met some of our alley neighbors, and they invited me to their regular alley meetings. I wish I had known about them sooner, but better late than never, I guess. Rounding out the first part of the week, Charlie attended his first rally, in support of paid leave. It was cold and rainy, but hearing everyone share their stories was so empowering. It’s a disgrace that we have to fight so hard for such common sense policy, but I’m hopeful that we can band together, and convince our lawmakers to do the right thing.

Our styled shoot featured a small, intimate wedding on the lawn of the Esplanade Country Club, and a casual indoor/outdoor reception area for guests to enjoy drinks on the lawn and a seated dinner inside. We were itching to design during the pandemic, and wanted to create an intimate, warm, and welcoming shoot. Our stylistic goal was the use neutral colors to enhance the outdoor beauty of the venue, and use natural elements, such as citrus fruits, rosemary, wood, and dainty flowers.


Photographer: Jillian Margaret Photography | Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning | Venue: Esplanade Golf & Country Club | Florist: Victoria Blooms | Rentals: Palacios Events |


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