It was such a pleasure getting to know Kate and Josh, a darling, down to earth couple, who met in San Francisco and share a love for the Beatles!

When asked to describe their wedding style, they mentioned “Love in Bloom” and “Classic, Spring Garden” and this was exactly what their beautiful, Mother’s Day wedding turned out to be.

The wedding ceremony took place at First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, MD and reception at the beautiful, Historic London Town and Gardens, overlooking the South River. It was definitely a day full of love and sweetness (literally, the candy bar was made up of 46lbs of treats!)

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“Ain’t got nothing but love babe, eight days a week” – The Beatles

Photos: Hamilton Photography

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I can’t believe it’s been a year since Events by Sofia was born! I feel extremely lucky to be able to do what I love. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.
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To celebrate, my sweet friend Regina sent me a virtual (she lives in Mexico) mini chocolate chip funfetti cake. My only complaint is that I cannot eat it! If you’d like the recipe, check out her baking blog, Rejinilla. I love that the recipe only makes two cakes, for those times when you are craving something sweet, but don’t want to end up with a whole batch (well…you do, but…you don’t).
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Onto year two!
dc-elopements-popwedco-btIf you have ever considered eloping (I mean, who hasn’t?), I’d love to introduce you to Maggie! She and her partner are offering a whole new way of tying the knot. Sorry courthouse, you have been replaced.
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“Pop Wed Co. is photographer Maggie Winters and wedding officiant Steven Gaudaen creating the most awesome elopements and popup weddings in Washington, DC. Our DC elopement package includes a popup wedding ceremony at a fun & photogenic location, plus photography of the ceremony, a creative wedding day portrait session & other fun stuff. The whole shebang lasts just over an hour on one special day a month!”
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1. How did you first come up with the idea for Pop Wed Co?
I have photographed elopements and intimate weddings for over three years — they’re the majority of my weddings. After being a part of many couples’ wedding days and fielding so many questions about where they should get married and where we should take photos (especially from out of town couples), I realized we are uniquely positioned to help couples plan awesome weddings that will be both fun & photogenic. Since we’re local, we know lots of awesome spots, and we take care of all the paperwork and courthouse stuff so that couples can just show up in awesome outfits and have a wedding day that’s stress free & full of love!
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2. How did you come up with the company name?
We talked about a lot of different names (it’s my least favorite part!) but we kept coming back to our main offering: popup weddings. Some are elopements, some are intimate weddings, but all of them are done in public places where weddings don’t normally take place — so we thought Pop Wed Co spoke to that in a fun way.
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3. Favorite spot in DC?
That’s a tricky question! I’m not sure, but I think the most amazed I’ve ever been by a location would be the Blind Whino building, painted by HENSE, where we did our first Pop Wed Co wedding. I just love the artwork so much, I wanted to hug the building when I saw it!
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4. Most unique elopement so far? 
I think all of our elopements are unique in their own way; no two weddings are ever the same! We had a ceremony at the Spanish Steps where we attracted a bunch of passers-by who ended up congratulating the couple and were so happy for them — that’s always a fun part about having popup weddings! And of course, photographing in new locations is always a treat (that rainbow building! Seriously!)
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5. If you were going to elope anywhere in the world (DC excluded), where would you do it?
Hmm, I’m not sure. DC is my hometown and I couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else!
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Photography: Maggie Winters

Sadly, we did not get tickets to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll. So, instead I decided to explore the possibility of an EGG themed event. It’s amazing how much one can do with this common breakfast item!

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Chocolate Eggs: Brit + Co / Card: Etsy / Flower Arrangement: Martha Stewart / Cake: Country House / “Dylan” Escort Card: Southern Weddings / Deviled Eggs: Bite by Bite 

Yesterday was International Pillow Fight Day and it reminded me of the Inspiration Board Contest that one of my favorite bloggers (Burnett’s Boards) held last year.

I decided to take a stab at creating a board and while the imaginary wedding below was definitely fight-free, pillows were a must! Sadly, I didn’t win, but I was thrilled to be one of the 5 finalists and maybe I can convince my husband to have a “Nighttime Pajama Wedding” vow renewal?!

 

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