Every wedding in the Washington DC area comes with its own unique memories and stories to tell, but getting married in the middle of a hurricane is definitely quite a story!  Emily and Dave’s late August wedding, captured by Egomedia Photography, took place the same weekend that Hurricane Irene rolled into the area.  Emily and Dave were married at a tobacco farm that belongs to Emily’s parents, but even a whole lot of rain and a temporary loss of power couldn’t keep this couple from having a fabulous time at their wedding!

From Emily: I wanted my wedding to be all of my favorite memories of late summer from my childhood in Annapolis.  I wanted it to be beautifully rustic.  All of the flowers, mainly zinnias, were grown by my mother.  My colors were all the colors of zinnias, bold colors.  We had all fresh local food, tomatoes, watermelon, corn, peaches.  Everything was grilled, it all tasted like summer.  Everything in season.  We had peach pie made my a family friend instead of wedding cake.  The location was my parent’s tobacco barn on the South River, my favorite spot in Annapolis.

We incorporated several personal and family touches throughout our wedding.  My necklace was my grandmothers, she passed a few years ago – in a way she was also with us.  An illustration of our barn reception venue was included on our invitation, along with tobacco leaves.

IRENE!!  We got married right as Irene was going over Annapolis, half the guests couldn’t make it, but the people that wanted to be there were there and made it a hell of a party.

My favorite memory from our wedding is seeing my husband’s face as I walked down the isle.  He told me later that he hadn’t wanted a big wedding, but that it couldn’t have been more perfect.  The wedding was so relaxed and fun, it was just us.

My husband is Jewish and his father passed when he was little.  We wanted him to be present so we married under a huppah, the canopy was his fathers prayer shawl.

The photography was what I wanted to splurge on.  I wanted beautiful photographs that I can show to my children and always have to help me remember the day.  My biggest priority was just to have a great time with friends and family.

The power went out right after the ceremony.  Luckily my dad had gotten a generator, so the party went on!  Every flower and piece greenery were cut a few days before the wedding by me and my mom.  I made all of the bouquets and with the help of a few friends we made all of the flower arrangements.

Emily’s advice for other DC-area couples: Stick to what is important to you both as a couple.  Don’t let people tell you what you have to do or should do.  I stuck with exactly what I wanted and it was perfect.

Since portraits weren’t really possible during the hurricane, Emily and Dave got together with Jen from Egomedia Photography for a day after shoot at their wedding venue – this time in the sun!

The following Washington, DC and Maryland wedding vendors contributed to Emily and Dave’s Annapolis wedding:

Venue: Private Residence
Photography: Egomedia Photography
Catering: Bowl of Cherries
Floral Design: DIY
Make Up: Amie Decker Beauty
Invitations: Daisy Chain
Bride’s Attire: Betsy Robinson Bridal
DJ: Denny Disnsmore
Bridesmaid Attire: Scout and Molly’s

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful weddings!

Photo Credits: Egomedia Photography

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