I'm Candace and I'm a destination wedding & portrait photographer based out of the Washington, D.C. area. Chances are you won't find me in the DMV for too long. Come and explore my corner of the world with me!
You guys! I am SO excited to finally be sharing this beautiful fall…. or shall we say, winter, wedding celebration with you all! I just returned from South Africa this past weekend and it was so nice to get a way. Besides my incredible couples and families, travel is near and dear to my heart, so anytime I can pack up the computer and take the office international, I do it! Now that I am back home and ready to conquer the massive pile sitting in front of me, I can finally share this super fun Villa wedding celebration!
It was a blustery day earlier this month but a beautiful fall day no less. Mandy and Jerry boy (yes, Jerry because Jmo just doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily) gathered with all of the their closest family and friends to throw one heck of a party! These two tied in things that make them who they are! Like their clever touches of Momo’s Mexican hertiage intertwined with their love of Baltimore and natty bo! These two had beautiful touches of gold and blush all throughout their day! It was a dream! We may have froze our booties off for portraits but if you ask me, it was well worth it!
They shared the sweetest first look together! I am totally pro first look, not just because it makes the day run so much smoother, but I truly love being one of the few people to witness a couples first time seeing each other on their wedding day! The grooms are always so eager to see their gals! Jerry boy literally jumped with joy at the sight of Mandy, which is no shocker because the girl was STUNNING! We let them cozy up to each other before we broke out the rest of the bridal party for their portraits! Seriously, such a fun bunch! Mandy has a solid group of girls with her! I’ve never had a bridal party be so helpful and accommodating not only with Mandy, but they were offering their help to me too! I think they are all keepers ;)! And the party, oh lordy do these guys know how to party! It also doesn’t hurt that Mandy and Jerry snagged one of the best entertainers I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with, Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos! I mean I was singing along and dancing my booty off! They were SO good! Anyhoo, there is a whole heap of pretty coming your way so I’ll put my rambling to the side and let you all enjoy this look into such a fun and beautiful wedding day!
Shout out to all of the vendors who helped make this day come together
Photographer | Candace Nicole Photography
Second Shooter | Natalie Grace Photography
Venue | The Villa
Videographer | To Tony Productions
Florals | E and C Events
MUA | Amber Sgeuo
Hair Stylist | Jennifer Beever
Entertainment | Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos
Bridal Gown | Cherry Blossom Bridal
Grooms Attire | Generation Tux