From Aimee, Brigid and Cara’s photographer: Hold on to your socks, because this is a wedding that I am so excited to share. Brigid + Cara are kind, funny, caring, down-to-earth, and generally delightful human beings. I’m so proud to have been a part of their big day! They met through a mutual friend (Anya — one of their bridesmaids), and when you meet them, you can see instantly why Anya thought to introduce them. They’re simply perfect for each other! Cara’s hilarious, fun-loving personality perfectly complements Brigid’s dry, quiet wit. Together, they’re amazing. Though they reached out to me about their wedding from their digs in southern California, they flew east to DC for their engagement session, and by the time the wedding rolled around in March, they’d made DC their new forever-home. I’ll let Cara take it from here, in her own words…
From Cara: I’m the bride in the super cool custom suit from Kipper Clothiers. My gorgeous wife Brigid and I met in April 2013 through Brigid’s best friend (and my college friend and running buddy) Anya while Brigid was on a visit to DC. We hit it off big time and decided to date.
For a year we flew back and forth from my home in DC to Brigid’s home in Southern California. I joined Brigid in California via an amazing cross-country road trip together the following year and we were engaged a few weeks shy of our second anniversary. I proposed at the Owen’s Aviary at the San Diego Zoo, one of our absolute favorite spots. Brigid returned the favor a few weeks later on our actual anniversary by taking me on a tour of San Diego area breweries and popping the question at our favorite OC area restaurant.
We planned most of our wedding from California and we knew that everything would turn out beautifully with the help of our excellent wedding team. We made the decision to move back to DC to be closer to family and to establish our forever home together a few months before the wedding. The actual move was two weeks before our wedding, and let me tell you, moving cross-country via another amazing road trip in that close proximity to our wedding was grueling. We survived though and made it to DC safely.
Two weeks exactly after moving back, we got married at the gorgeous Barns at Wolf Trap. The Barns are a concert venue close to Washington, DC. The lighting, shadows, beautiful hardwood floors and excellent acoustics made our venue perfect for us. The Barns looked magical on our wedding day thanks in huge part to Haley, our wonderful florist and coordinator.
Marrying my best friend was the absolute best part of the day, however. Our ceremony was perfect for us and captured our love for each other. Brigid looked absolutely fantastic in her Jenny Yoo gown and birdcage veil. We had delicious food, excellent local beer, a table full of yummy desserts from one of our favorite local bakeries, and a dance party that included seriously everyone at the wedding from our 95 year old neighbor to our 8 month old nephew. The night concluded with an after-party consisting of late night drinks and delivery pizza at our hotel and it was absolutely perfect. Being married to one another has been a wonderful gift, and we are so excited to start our new life together.
Also, make sure to check out the seating chart and decorations designed by Brigid (and peruse her website for more photos)!