January 06,2014

Vendor Love {Connor Studios}

We first met Michael Connor several years ago when we were interviewing photographers for a large Indian wedding. We’d heard that a D.C. photojournalist was taking the Indian wedding world by storm and we had to see what all the buzz was about!

We were not disappointed. We loved Michael’s style and his ease with clients. He could handle a multiple day Indian wedding for several hundred people with grace but also capture an intimate church wedding beautifully. Since meeting Michael, we have had the good fortune to work with him many times and we are always blown away by the images he creates.

 Not only is Michael amazing, his team of shooters are fabulous. We have always been thrilled with everyone from the Connor Studios team! They are talented, easy-going and fun to work with–the perfect combination!

All our thanks to Michael and his team for the many wonderful weddings together!

We hope you enjoy these select images from weddings that Engaging Affairs has collaborated on with Connor Studios. Cheers!

January 03,2014

Romance at The Salamander Resort {Lili + Tom}

We were lucky enough to venture to the Virginia hunt country’s newest and most elegant resort for a stunning Fall wedding for a delightful couple! Salamander Resort and Spa was the setting for a weekend filled with lovely moments for our beautiful couple.

Lovely details . . .

Ceremony moments in an elegant tent with soft autumn colors . . .

A romantic ride in a horse drawn carriage!

 Reception details continue the muted Fall tones and add elegant fabric draping and brushed silver candlesticks mixed with crystal.

Joyful moments with the couple and their adorable sons!


Thanks to Andrea from The Observatory for the beautiful images and our fabulous team that made the day possible!

Ceremony, reception & catering: Salamander Resort & Spa
Floral Design: Capital Decor
Photography: The Observatory
Band: Round Midnight
Bride’s Gown: Carine’s

Congratulations to Lili and Tom! You and your wedding were a joy!


January 02,2014

Elegance at Anderson House {Jessica + Chris}

The classic elegance of the Anderson House was the perfect setting for this lovely couple and their equally lovely wedding.  We love the sweet details and fun elements of this classic Georgetown and old Washington wedding!

The couple took photos on Georgetown’s picturesque campus before the ceremony.

The intimate ceremony in Dahlgren Chapel with beautiful soft light.

Fun in the fountain!

An elegant Anderson House entrance!

We love the elegant marble, intricate scroll work and sparkling chandeliers of The Anderson House’s ballroom!

Sweet treats to end the evening: custom cookies and Georgetown cupcakes!

Thank you to Garrett Hubbard for the beautiful images and to my amazing team of vendors:

Venue: Anderson House
Ceremony Venue: Dahlgren Chapel
Photographer: Garrett Hubbard Photography
Florist: To the 9’s
Hair: Alison Harper; Alison Harper and Co.
Band: “To the Max” via East Coast Entertainment
Caterer: Well Dunn Catering
Cake: Pastries by Randolph
Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcakes
Congratulations to Jessica and Chris!

December 30,2013

An Oatlands Romance {Elizabeth + Matt}

There’s nothing quite like an autumn wedding at a mansion in the Virginia countryside. Add perfect weather, a stunning couple and charming details and you have the makings of a perfect wedding!

Beautiful blooms by Amaryllis.

 A breathtaking setting for a ceremony!

The lovely couple took time for some portraits outside on the grounds of Oatlands.

The tented reception featuring wooden farm tables, rattan chairs, natural linen table runners and lots of greenery and lush, white flowers! Another gorgeous design by Amaryllis!

A sweet cake and rustic place cards set in a bed of moss.

And guests danced long into the night . . .

Thanks to my amazing team of vendors who made this day possible!  And congratulations to the lovely Elizabeth and Matt!

Venue: Oatlands
Florist: Amaryllis
Photographer: Anne Robert
Caterer: Occasions
Band: Leggz
Hair: Hair by Jewels
Makeup: Jan Scott

December 26,2013

Darling Decatur House Wedding {Joanna + Ryan}

We love this chic wedding with vibrant purple pops and fun details!

The sweet and simple ceremony in the Carriage House of the Decatur House.

 Shades of purple, lavender and yellow at the reception in everything from the linens to cake to candy bar!

We love our happy couples!

Thanks to Photography by Susie for the lovely images and to all the wonderful vendors who made the day happen:

Caterer – Occasions
Ceremony Musicians – Cherry Blossom Strings
Band – Rollex
Florist – Philippa Tarrant
Photo – Photography by Susie
Makeup – Kim Giammaria
Hair – Bella of Canton

And best wishes to Joanna and Ryan!


December 23,2013

Modern and Fun at The Mellon {Misty + Roby}

We absolutely love working at The Mellon! It is one of the grand, glamorous venues in the city and, as many times as we have worked there, it looks unique each and every time. We love Misty and Roby’s style and the fun they brought to the space and their wedding!

Gorgeous bridal details! Who says a bride has to carry a traditional bouquet?

Off to the Mellon for photos!

And a breathtaking ceremony with floral decor by Amaryllis!

Fun horse track details for cocktails!

 The Mellon set for dinner and dancing!

Let the party begin!

Sweet dreams!

Thanks to Holland Photo Arts for the stunning images and to the entire team that made this wedding a success! Congratulations Misty and Roby!