{Julie & Hillson @ Oxford Exchange}

Julie and Hillson (aka Matt but Julie has always called him by his last name:-) met in DC when they both worked at the Pentagon. Theirs is still my favorite story of how I got to photograph their wedding:-) Just over 5 years ago we lived in cute cottage house in Seminole Heights, after we moved out, another couple moved in, and that couple happened to be Julie & Hillson!  When they got engaged Julie remembered I was a wedding photographer and the rest is history.  Their wedding day was flawless from beginning to end.  Julie's cute little niece was the first to arrive with her mom at Oxford Exchange.  I'm so glad the girls got ready there, the gray exposed brick and huge windows are such a pretty backdrop.  Hillson and the boys got ready at Le Meredien and then we met at UT for first look.  As soon as Hillson saw Julie in her beautiful gown the nervousness was gone and that was such a sweet moment.  We got some beautiful photos of this crew at UT and then the steps of Le Meredien before the ceremony.  You can see a little flower girl peeking out in the aisle during the ceremony:-)  Right after their exit we went straight to OE with Julie and Hillson so we could get some photos of them on that amazing staircase. Oxford Exchange is such a cool space, as a coffee shop/book store/restaurant by day and unique event space by night.  Cocktail hour was in the main staircase area and white brick atrium.  That's also where the cake and Pittsburg cookie table was.  Julie is from PA, so she brought that tradition with her and there were maybe 20 kinds of cookies with favor boxes for their guests to take them home.  Dinner was family style on long tables with navy runners, candles, and gorgeous florals in silver vases.  So much joy and love this entire day, I'm going to stop writing so you can see it for  yourself.  Congrats Julie and Hillson!!!  xoxoxo
Venue | Oxford Exchange | Church | St Andrew's Episcopal Church | Florist | Botanica | Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations | Dj and Band | Inspire DJ | Cake Artist | Chocolate Pi | Gown Boutique | Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids Gowns | Bella Bridesmaids | Stationary | Minted.com