Call it the luck of the Irish! Just a few days away from St. Patrick’s Day (and one day before the world shutdown due to the COVID pandemic,) Erin and Travis celebrated their love with a wedding at the LeMont that blended tradition, heritage, and elegance flawlessly. Their military celebration started with a Catholic ceremony, complete with a traditional sword arch to salute the newlyweds. It was then that Amber Marie Photography found the most scenic spots full of great architecture to capture special moments between Erin and Travis. They even visited the very part of the city where Erin and Travis shared their first kiss many years ago – Mt. Washington. From there, it was down the road to the LeMont where a clean and classic design welcomed guests to their seats, along with elegant paper plane escort cards – a nod to Travis’s career as a military fighter pilot. Paying tribute to Erin’s Irish roots, a sea of green floated throughout the details. The bridesmaids dresses, sprinkled clover cookies, and the timeless foliage all did justice to the “Emerald Isle” with the toasts, dancing, and abundance of love following suit! You’ll see exactly what you mean as you scroll through these photos, which are here for your viewing pleasure. Raise a glass, take a page out of the book of the Irish, and say “Slainte!” to this feature!
About the Couple
Travis and I met in 2012 through mutual friends. We dated long distance for five years before Travis flew to Virginia for a surprise proposal in Old Town Alexandria. At the time, Travis lived in California, so I was SHOCKED to see him! I just kept saying, “HOW ARE YOU HERE? HOW DID YOU GET HERE?!”
We were engaged for 23 months! Travis is a fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy and he left on deployment in March 2019. After four extensions, it ended up being a 10 month deployment and luckily he made it back in February 2020, just in time for the wedding!
About the Wedding
Our wedding was classic, simple, and elegant. I was going for a clean, minimalist look. I loved the floating votive centerpieces because when the sun set, there was a beautiful glow to the room. I wanted the city as our main attraction in the background, and the LeMont is surrounded by windows on all three sides with breathtaking views. I also loved our paper airplane escort cards since Travis is a fighter pilot!
We got married on March 14, 2020. The next day, the world closed down! It was St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I come from a large Irish family, so I can’t help but think the luck of the Irish helped us fit our wedding in just in time!
My favorite moment was when we were taking pictures on Mt. Washington and it started to snow! I started screaming because I was so happy. We were popping bottles of champagne and cars driving by were beeping and yelling “Congratulations!” and everything just felt perfect.