Friday, May 15, 2015

Arlington, VA Top of the Town Wedding {Kesha & David}

I just have to start Kesha and David's wedding post off this photo!  It is my absolute favorite.  Overlooking Washington, DC - their reception at Top of the Town was incredible.
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
But that's not where their day started.  Kesha began her wedding day at her Grandmother's house in Rockville with hair, makeup, mimosas, family and friends.  I hadn't met Kesha and David yet (other than our fun Skype date months before) so I was over the moon excited to meet them in person.

As I walked in the door I was greeted by her gracious grandmother, her fun bridesmaids, parents, and David's parents.  Kesha's Grandmother showed me some of their family photos and I especially loved the wall of family wedding photos.  So much like my own Grandmother's home!  Rich with history, family, and love.  I imagined Kesha & David's picture would soon make an appearance :)  The air was light and fun with music playing and all the girls laughing as they got ready.

I knew immediately it would be a fantastic day.
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
Kesha is stunning!!
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
...this veil though.  Gorgeous.
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
Excitement was mounting as David got closer to the house for their first look!
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography


Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
Time to get Kesha & David over to the Georgia Avenue Baptist Church to say I Do!
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
I absolutely loved Kesha's father, Hugh.
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
MARRIED!!!
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
I was excited to go back to Top of the Town for their reception!  This simple entry leads to a breathtaking reception area with panoramic views of DC and Virginia.  
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs!!!
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
Kesha & David graciously thanked their guests for joining them on their wedding day ~
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
~ then it was time to get the party started!
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
The Dessert Table was magnificent!  Expertly crafted by Ameenah at Charm Decor.
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography
Congratulations again Kesha & David!  Thank you for having me there to document your day.  It was truly an honor.  I hope that you're enjoying your honeymoon!!
Top of the Town Wedding | Photos by Heather Ryan Photography

The team that made their day possible:
Catering : Main Event Caterers
DJ : Background Solutions Entertainment
Cake : Charm Decor
Hair & Makeup : Ana Buitrago
Venue : Top of the Town


1 comment:

  1. Dear Heather,
    We are not able to adequately put into words how thankful we are to you for documenting Kesha and David's special day.
    From the moment you came to the house until you left the reception hall, it was just a delight being with you. You have a warm sweet spirit mixed in with your professionalism.
    Pastor Singleton and I commented on your ability to be invisible throughout the ceremony and the reception, and yet this preview shows that you were able to capture all the beautiful details and emotions of the entire event. We looked at the pictures with tears of joy because they touched our hearts.
    Thanks again; we really appreciate everything.
    Hugh & Suzanne Black

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