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One of the most daunting tasks of planning my wedding thus far was picking a photographer, mostly because the options are endless as far as price points, styles, and package details. I took to Facebook asking at least which price points were reasonable and *spoiler alert* it’s all over the map! And everyone just started giving me suggestions. One of my bridesmaids’ brothers recently got married, and his wife, Emily, suggested Darrell McDavid Photography, and I knew it would be a perfect fit after seeing their wedding pictures gallery with a fantastic dancing shot.

Darrell and his wife Kristin shoot together the day of the wedding, all day, and it was actually a huge selling point for me to work with a couple. Darrell shot our engagement pictures solo, and it was so nice to get to know him and his style. Even though we felt a little awkward kissing on command for a couple hours, he made it fun and easy for us.

We decided on the Georgetown Waterfront because that’s where we had our first date. Somehow, Darrell made it look almost empty on a busy, hot Saturday night. We wanted to go with a style that was very “us”- kind of vintage rockabilly with a hint of prep? Is that a thing? It’s totally a thing. Plus we had a nice juxtaposition of nature + city.

My hair was done by the lovely Amanda at Illusions– highlight and a sweet up-do that she designed herself. (That my mom liked much better than the original style I was looking at so thank you Amanda!)

Small world: my makeup was done by a woman named Dreama (I’ll pass along her info to anyone who would like it- she’s an absolute star!) who did my mom’s friend’s makeup for her wedding… to Marisa’s cousin. Nails were (and will always be) Oriental Oasis. Hand’s down best nail salon in DC.

These pics are just some of my absolute favorites. It’s getting real, you guys!

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I don’t know about other engaged/ married ladies, but when Kendall popped the question, I wanted to tell the world. And I did. We got lucky in that our proposal was actually taped by a WTK band member/ YouTuber, so it’s immortalized on the ‘tube FOR-EV-ER (and it’s been viewed over 46k times!) besides being on my blog. I could talk wedding all day long, and I’ve actually apologized to my friends and family for being super lame insanely excited  about my engagement and they’ve all told me the same thing: it’s my time. And you know what? After all the weddings I’ve attended and been init is.

While I didn’t even consider flashing my ring all over social media the minute I got engaged, it is an absolutely stunning symbol of my my and Kendall’s new life together. He picked it just for me and it’s basically a combo of every ring I’ve ever loved. I also, pretty much immediately, picked up the Bride trucker hat I wore to the Barbie brunch last weekend. I just kind of want to shout it from the rooftops that I’m taken- by the most amazing guy on the planet. I am truly lucky that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Incidentally, today is my birthday! And I couldn’t ask for a better gift than all the love I’ve received this year from both him and everyone else in my life. Thank you to everyone who has made 27 my best year. 28 will only be better because I get to marry the love of my life!

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