Shelly Pate

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couple kisses during DC garden wedding exit

This couple naturally selected Anderson House as their mansion wedding venue because of the choices they made to curate their day. See how it all unfolded!

Anderson House: A Luxury Mansion Wedding Venue in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple holds each other standing outside of Culture House DC wedding venue

Culture House DC is a unique wedding venue mixed with a little bit of DC history. Take a look at how this location perfectly matched this couple’s style!

Culture House DC: Colorful Wedding Venue Inspiration at Historic Landmark

Washington, DC, Weddings

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Couple kisses at Hotel Washington Washington DC wedding

A love for DC can be the glue that holds your wedding together. This wedding was held at the Hotel Washington, a Washington DC venue perfect for DC lovers!

Hotel Washington: A Washington, DC Venue Perfect for Your Wedding Needs

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Wedding party jumps and cheers with couple at garden wedding

When delaying your wedding isn’t an option, here are my best tips for how to plan a wedding on a budget that you will love even with inflation costs.

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget Without Losing Your Wedding Vision

Washington, DC, Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Man dips woman in front of Lincoln Memorial at sunrise

Washington, DC is the perfect backdrop for capturing love. One of my favorite places to do this as a DC engagement photographer is at the Lincoln Memorial.

DC Engagement Photographer: My Favorite Sunrise Spot to Capture Your Love

Couples, Washington, DC

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Couple walks underneath Hotel Washington sign

DC has an endless supply of wedding venues to cover every style imaginable. Here’s what I consider to be the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC!

Best All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in DC to Fit Your Wedding Dreams

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple embraces at sunset Shenandoah National Park Adventure Session

More time + more locations = more adventures to be had on this adventure session that went from Washington, DC to Shenandoah National Park!

Washington, DC to Shenandoah All-Day Adventure Session

Couples, Washington, DC, Wedding Resources

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Couple kisses at Meridian washington, dc wedding

Meridian House is a perfect venue for couples who want a Washington, DC wedding that is a little tucked away with that historic, elegant feel.

Elegant Meridian House Wedding in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Wedding couple kisses outside of district winery in washington, dc

District Winery is one of the best Washington, DC wedding venues. Here are the many reasons why you should consider it for your big day!

Urban Waterfront Winery Wedding in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couple elopes at Lincoln Memorial

Your elopement is so much more than a photoshoot–it is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Get a Washington, DC elopement package!

Washington, DC Adventurous Elopement Package

Elopements, Washington, DC, Wedding Resources

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How to Plan a wedding in 2021

Planning a wedding during a global pandemic with unexpected restrictions, quarantines, and closures has been quite the challenge. It’s been necessary for wedding vendors and couples alike to think creatively in order to accommodate the ever-changing rules and limitations. Here is my best advice for planning a wedding especially in the unpredictable climate of 2021. […]

How To Plan a Wedding in 2021

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couple exchange rings on the line rooftop at sunset

When I know that my couples are DC-based, there is no better place than getting married at the LINE DC Hotel in Adams Morgan!

Getting Married at the LINE DC Hotel

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Venue

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