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Kendra & Paul – DC Elopement

What an awesome last week it has been: I have visited a new favorite city, eaten so much delicious food, tried tasty beers, drank coffee with wayyyy too many shots of espresso, and witnessed 2 awesome couples get married. A week ago today, KENDRA AND PAUL ELOPED!! While they were planning to have a big wedding with a ton of family and friends present in just a few weeks, around the same time they sent out their save the dates, they realized that they were getting so far away from what was meaningful and important to them and decided to do this their way. I honestly could not be more excited for these two. Everything about this chilly day warmed my heart. ย In a small ceremony on the terrace of the Kennedy Center last week, in a dress that Kendra’s mom made, with just their parents and Paul’s brother and sister in law present, Kendra and Paul exchanged the sweetest vows that brought tears to all of our eyes. It was so incredible to witness and be a part of.

Big thanks to DC Elopements for making this all happen!

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Lauren C - These all make me smile. Lots. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:23 am

    Kendra - THIS IS THE BEST BLOG POST YOU’VE EVER DONE!!! YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Brea - This is awesome! I love that they did what was right for them and let go of the pressures to have a big wedding! They are so cute and so happy. I love the portraits of them inside the opera house! And how cool is that heart shaped umbrella?

    And the scaffolding is coming down? Thank goodness! BLAH. So sick of seeing that.

    Beautiful wedding!

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:29 am

    Karen M - This couple is so natural in front of the camera, they look like models! I LOVE the simplicity of the elopement, and their love for each other jumps right out of the photos. It looks like it was a perfect day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Hillary - LOVE. Need that umbrella!

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:46 am

    Jaime - Good for them! If I could do it again I would have totally done the same thing!

  • April 3, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Anna - Love the silhouette of them dancing!

  • April 3, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    Annie - You two are so beautiful,you both are going to have a wonderful life together.. Wishing you all the best in the world!!

    Annie

  • April 3, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Anna - her dress is adorable! props to kendra’s mom for making such a cute wedding dress!

  • April 3, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    Emily - In love with all of these, especially the one where she’s looking at her ring like YESSSS. A-mazing.

  • April 3, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    Grace Faczak Pearson Grandmother - Pictures are beautiful. Can I order one?

  • April 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    Madison Short - That umbrella….I just died! <3 And her dress is adorable, and has pockets?! Yes please!

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Jessie - These photos are so great! I am dying over the veil and dress. They are so beautiful!

  • April 3, 2014 - 11:04 pm

    Miriam Schwartz - Dani!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!! these are all beyond AMAZING!! they just kept getting better! what an adorable, fun couple! she must have been freeeezing! i love the way she looks at him. i hope they feel this love and joy always! i will have to keep looking at these pix…..excellent job, you!

  • April 4, 2014 - 4:22 am

    Jaton West - Congratulations! So glad you could have some of the benefits of a big wedding (like these wonderful photos) and yet still keep it small like you wanted it. Also, congratulations on having the courage to do things your way! Millions of hugs from the whole West family!

  • April 4, 2014 - 5:40 am

    Rhonda - The epitome of simple beauty, fresh start, new beginnings. Great photos Dani!

  • April 4, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    Suzy Domenick - These are fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

  • August 29, 2016 - 11:01 am

    JB turns ONE! » Dani Leigh Photography - […] heart umbrella and that super fun Kennedy Center elopement awhile back? You can refresh your memory here. Kendra and Paul had a baby and we celebrating his first year by having an awesome session at the […]

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