In 2013 I had the opportunity to plan and coordinate over ten weddings, twenty special events and my very first styling shoot! This shoot was inspired by my love for gardens and the 2013 trend of outdoor weddings that was very popular among couples everywhere so what better place than Meridian Hill Park.
A couple of months ago I had the idea to do the "Garden Romance" Styling Shoot with some great vendors at Meridian Hill Park, a structured urban park located in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Columbia Heights. The place is filled with beautiful areas like a cascading fountain, overlooking ledges, gorgeous landscape and much more! I wanted to photograph a young Ethiopian couple so my team and I enlisted in the talents of up and coming models, Alem & Samuel who were great to work with!
Our amazing stylist, Erica Joi from Distinctiv Style knew my color palette and vision and found the perfect bridal boutique in Old Town Alexandria named Ellie's Bridal to pick out a stunning long & lace gown which was very popular all over the bridal salons last year. The gown was also accompanied by long, traditional veil, which we also saw popular with our Favored Brides! The groom's attire was from Savvy Formalwear who has also dressed some of my past clients with great attention to detail and I think they hit the mark with this modern light gray suit and vest combination. The purple tie and handkerchief were the perfect palette addition to finish the look.
- Bride & Groom Models – Alem Kifle & Samuel Zeleke
- Photography – Damion Miller Photography
- Venue – Meridian Hill Park
- Shoot Styling & Florals - Favored by Yodit Events
- Jewelry & Attire Styling - Distinctiv Style
- Wedding Gown & Veil – Ellie's Bridal Boutique in Old Town Alexandria, VA
- Groom’s Attire – Savvi Formalwear by Sarno & Son Tuxedos
- Makeup - Makeup by Fifi
- Hair - Yene Damtew