Michael + Velda = Michaelda
When we met these two last year we were beyond excited to work with them. Michael is a photographer himself
so it made the process really neat to work with someone who has a similar eye for detail!He proposed in classic
photographer fashion – while on a vacation to NYC, he set up a tripod, put a camera on a timer and snapped the whole thing!
We had a fantastic first shoot at the Jefferson Memorial in DC for their engagement session. The four of us just hit it off!
These two have such sweet, endearing personalities – you feel like you’ve known them for years! We walked and talked
for quite some time and left more excited than ever for the wedding!
Finally March rolled around and we arrived at the Double Tree by Hilton to see them tie the knot. We had
a blast getting to know their family and friends (who are also equally as awesome). Everyone just made us feel so
welcome – we love that! The day went off without a hitch and the event was simply beautiful. Their ceremony was intimate
and at points full of laughter. We loved the exchange of lemon and honey that their officiant surprised them with. The idea is
that the lemon represents the sour times and the honey represents the sweet times they are to have. So unique!
The reception was a huge party – dancing galore. We adore weddings where everyone gets to ‘get down’!
We were so thankful to be a part of their big day. You rock, Michael and Velda!
Ceremony and Reception Venue – DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
Catering - DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
Wedding Planner – Diamond Event Services, LLC
Cake – Kupcakes & Co.
DJ and/or Band – The Carlton Smith Music Group
Florist – Sweet Blossoms, LLC
Officiant – Elder Dominic Hurley
Hair and Makeup – Flawless By Lisa Makeup Artistry