Nicole + Chris | A Glamorous Patriotic Wedding Day


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I thought for the 4th of July Nicole and Chris’s GORGEOUS wedding day would be perfect! They themed their colors and details all around their profession. They both serve as federal law enforcement employees in and out of Washington. They both met at the pull up bar through training. Chris was a physical fitness instructor. He gave Nicole a little encouragement to keep pursuing her dreams, and persevering through all the training. It brought them together, and their unique venue played a huge part of telling their story of living in DC! They were engaged in December at Ford’s Theatre while attending a play. It is a very special place to them due to it’s history, and what they do to protect as federal agents. 

Nicole and Chris chose The Cherry Blossom Riverboat right in the heart of Alexandria! They were so excited to capture their life in DC from the boat. They did a first look before their Ceremony, and seriously it was so so sweet! Chris was wiping the tears off of Nicole’s cheek. After some formals with the Bridal Party and some more Bride and Groom portraits it was time to get married!!!

Right at sunset they said their “ I do’s.” Their guests sat in red chairs on the deck of the boat watching the two become husband and wife. Chris’s son, Gabe, was even tearing up during the ceremony. It was literally the sweetest thing. Gabe helped Chris get ready beforehand. The photos of Chris helping him with his tie our just adorable. It was clear that Nicole truly meant a lot to him, and he was so happy for his dad. A little later in the evening Nicole and Gabe shared a dance together. It was really intentional that they made him feel so special in each part of their amazing day.

The new Mr. and Mrs. ended their evening with a magical bubble send off as the boat docked, and the guests were let off!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Malarney!!!

Enjoy scrolling through some favorites from the day,

BUT make sure to not miss their

Highlight Film at the bottom!!!

Thank you to ALL the amazing vendors!!!

Venue: Cherry Blossom – Potomac Riverboat Company
Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridals Katherine’s Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Shoes- Badgley Mischka
Hair Styling & Makeup: Jamie D’Agostino Makeup Artistry
Cake: Bittersweet Catering
Catering: Bittersweet Catering
Florals: Sister Stems
DJ: Olivera Music
Wedding Planner: Petals & Lace Events

Click the PLAY button below to see their Full Highlight Film!

Click here to see Nicole and Chris’s Classic DC Engagement Session

- ryann


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