The Modern Romantic

Ryan and Brooke

Washington Golf & Country Club, Washington, d.c.

June 24, 2017

A West Virginia boy meets a Northern Virginia girl, they fall in love, adopt a puppy, get engaged, and plan their wedding. Their wedding is “The Modern Romantic”— a lace gown, a long veil, a first look at an historic manor house, and a fluffy bouquet… with a watercolor cake, agate escort cards, and midnight photos at the US Capitol.

CEREMONY: St. Dominic's Catholic Church
RECEPTION: Washington Golf & Country Club
PLANNER: Alexandra Nesterak 
BRIDAL GOWN:  Pronovias for BHLDN
HAIR & MAKEUP: Claudine Fay

FLORIST: Floral and Bloom 
CALLIGRAPHY & PAPER:  Stephanie B Design
CAKE: Buttercream Bakeshop
FEATURED: Coming soob

I could tell you some other superficial things about myself— I love dark chocolate and red wine, I love DC for it’s grand architecture and rich history, I have a husband I adore, a strong marriage, a darling baby girl, a quaint old brick home, and a love for strong coffee & a good book. 

But if you really want to know me, here are a few things that matter:


I never get tired of weddings.
I tear up at almost every first kiss.
I think pretty & styled is nice, but real life is beautiful. 
I would rather cook for a friend than buy a meal out.
I care more about having a beautiful soul than a perfect body.
I cherish every lingering morning, and end every night with a kiss. 
I believe marriage is one of the greatest earthly gifts anyone can receive.
I believe in telling your story, not my own version of it.

read on for my core beliefs 

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