Everyone I would like to welcome you Nathalie and Nick - Now Mr. and Mrs. Keely to the blog! Nick and Nathalie meet when they were freshman in college at Marymount University. They started dating on and off when they were in their sophomore year. But things really started to get serious later on during their junior year. At this time it was when Nathalie said she really realized how much she truly loved Nick. They really focused on their relationship and love for one another, and it made their relationship very strong.
Nick is from Maryland and they both love the water a lot. So they decided to to spend time together relaxing in the sun, crabbing, and just being together. Nathalie had no idea that this would be the day Nick would pop the question she had been waiting to hear. She said she was totally surprised as he got her to come with him to check all the crab lines as one of their friends hid to take photos. When they were checking them he got behind her, and on one knee and asked for Nathalie's hand in marriage. Of course she said YES!
This was my last wedding of the 2017 season, and it was the PERFECT ending. I had so much fun that I even decided to stay longer at the reception. The cold was not messing with anything that day! Nathalie, Nick, the wedding party, family, and guests were ALL so nice and full of energy. Nathalie was stunning and she was a blast to photograph, she knows how to work the camera for sure! The church was beautiful! The warm winter theme decorations in the reception was perfect. I have to say though I will never forget this wedding, and I am around a lot. From Nick's grandparents doing the Waltz and the perfect dip. Which a few times I found myself tearing up because Nick's grandfather reminded me so much of mine. He walked around with his camera all day, danced the night away, and showed everyone how much he loves his wife and family. It just made me feel like I was able to see my grandfather again, just by being in the room with his. The energy in the room from everyone just makes my job amazing. I did not want to stop taking photos! Nathalie did not stop once, she ruled that dance floor! Guests from all over the world came to enjoy the special day which was really cool. I just feel overall this wedding was the whole package. You could really feel and see the love in the entire room. Nathalie and Nick would just laugh and smile at each other while dancing together, it was like seeing them have the giggles as if they were on a first date. It was truly an awesome night!
I wish Nathalie and Nick the best in their future. Thank you for having me as your photographer.
I hope you enjoy the preview to your photos!
Congratulations again Nick & Nathalie!
The day would not have been perfect without help from...
Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Hilton - Old Town Alexandria
Hair/ Makeup: Mia Jackson
Dress Store: Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Camille La Vie
Grooms/ Groomsmen attire: Mens Wearhouse
Florist: The Garden Studio
Wedding Planner: IDA Rose Events and Design
DJ Service: Background Solutions Entertainment
Cake: Family Friend- Katie Herndon
Invitations: Made by Sister Madeleine Wisecup