This wonderful couple met on their first date at the Fireside Grill. A year and a half later Keith proposed to Chris in an intimate gazebo setting in the courtyard perfectly placed nearby. I got to know the couple and photograph their engagement portraits in and around the gazebo where Keith proposed. I’m so happy for these two! The couple had a Winter Wedding at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and a lovely wedding reception in the elegant Koran ballroom at the Ft. Myer Officers’ Club.
Keith and Chris both adore their families and it was so sweet to witness the smiles, winks and meaningful glances exchanged between them and their families throughout the day! It was a lovely wedding that brought together two beautiful families. A special touch during the Catholic ceremony was when the bride walked in alone and her groom met her halfway to walk together to the altar. The couple laid flowers at the foot of Mary and said a prayer during the ceremony. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony and the couple received all the guests after the recessional. The groom wore his military uniform for the ceremony. In spite of the Winter weather the couple ventured outside briefly on a hill overlooking the Washington DC monuments. It is a beautiful vista of Washington DC from Ft Myer Officers’ Club! Their gorgeous wedding reception was held at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in the grand Koran Ballroom. Chris made a sweet sentimental gesture by having her Mom’s cake topper from their wedding, grace the top of her beautiful wedding cake by Heidelberg Pastry! The Koran ballroom’s high ceilings, enormous chandeliers, wall murals and the gorgeous golden light made for an elegant grand wedding reception for this beautiful couple! Congrats, Chris and Keith and Aloha!
Keith and Chris, thank you for honoring me with documenting your special day! Best Wishes to you both!
Photographer: Gilroy Photography, Donna Gilroy
Ceremony: St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church
Venue: Fort Myer Officers’ Club
Transportation: K&V Limousine Service
Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Florist: Royal Floral Design
Caterer: Fort Myer Officers’ Club, five star catering
Cake: Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
Hair & Makeup: Luigi Parasmo Salon in Georgetown
Music: JK Music Production, DJ John Koslin