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Fall West Point Wedding | Sarah & Matt

Their Wedding Day: Fall West Point Wedding

Sarah & Matt’s Fall West Point wedding was a day so beautiful and so perfect, I’ll never stop thinking about it! When Sarah first reached out to me I asked her to describe their vision for their wedding day. She told me “We are definitely going for a more traditional yet romantic feel. We both loved the idea of getting married somewhere meaningful for both of us.  Matt is a USMA graduate, and I went to football games there with my family growing up.  We both love Trophy Point (think epic shots with a veil overlooking the Hudson).”

“It will be a formal, black tie wedding, and also a full military wedding as Matt is a Major in the Army.  We’ll have uniforms, a sword arch, and all the shenanigans of a bunch of Army friends getting together to celebrate. The colors we are thinking about right now are navy blues, ice blues, gold, and potentially white.”

Their wedding day was all of this and more! The weather was lovely, and the foliage was PERFECT. All of the details came together beautifully. And the dance floor was a BLAST! One of my favorite parts was Matt’s old Mustang car that his brother drove down all the way from Pittsburgh so that Sarah and Matt could use it on the wedding day! They drove from the ceremony to trophy point to the reception in the car – and of course we had to take some dusky portraits with it! Those ended up being some of my favorites of the day! I can’t wait to share so many favorite photos, but first, their love story!

Their Love Story

When I asked Sarah and Matt to share with me one thing they love about each other, they gave such thoughtful answers. Sarah said, “I love how Matt is able to take charge when faced with a variety of situations. It is so reassuring to know he has my back and keeps calm under pressure when I may get stressed out.” Matt said, “I love her lust for life and adventurous spirit.”

How They Met

When I asked Sarah how she and Matt first met, she gave me the inside scoop! She said, “Matt and I met in April 2017 while in the process of selecting graduate school programs.  We were both attending a two-day admitted students event at Georgetown University and were immediately interested in each other from the moment we met.  We both even stayed an extra day in DC because we were so smitten and didn’t want to part ways!”

“At the time, Matt was stationed in Texas and I worked in NYC.  During and since those first few months we have spoken nearly every day, even while I traveled through Africa and he participated in military training.  Although I chose Georgetown and he chose Columbia for grad school, we persevered through almost three years of long distance across three continents.  We are now both based in DC and so happy to be together!”

The Proposal

You’ve got to hear how Matt popped the question! Sarah told me, “Since our relationship began at Georgetown, Matt decided it was the perfect place to propose.  I had been on assignment in Africa and was scheduled to return to DC on December 21.  We were heading home for Christmas on December 23 so Matt had a very narrow window!”

“We went for drinks at one of our favorite rooftop bars in Georgetown, then Matt suggested we take a stroll around campus. Then, we stopped by some of my favorite spots, to include the academic building where we met.  Then we popped into the most iconic building on campus, where he proposed in the foyer.  Although I wasn’t totally surprised by the proposal itself, I was very pleasantly surprised by the ring!  After the proposal, we walked to a classic restaurant right off campus, where Matt had champagne waiting and we enjoyed a lovely dinner next to the fireplace.  I LOVED IT!!!” 

To the Newlyweds

Sarah & Matt, thank you so much for having me as a part of your wedding day! It was an absolute honor and truly a joy to photograph your day! You two radiate love and happiness, and it’s so fun to be around you two. Photographing you is so much fun! I am so grateful for you two, and so excited to see where this next chapter of your love story takes you! Sending all my love and a huge hug!


2nd Photographer – Ryan Hardin
Photo Assistant – Francesca Marie
Ceremony Venue – Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel
Reception Venue – The Thayer Hotel
HMUA – Brushed with Honey
Florist – Heart & Soil Flowers
Band – James Daniel
Invitation Suite & Paper Goods – Pink Champagne Designs
Dress Designer – Ines di Santo
Dress Boutique & Hair Piece – Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Bride’s Shoes – Harriet Wilde
Perfume – Chanel No. 5 L’eau
Rings – Erstwhile
Cologne – Tom Ford
Cake – O’Heavenly
Groomsmen Gifts – Mark and Graham
Transportation – PMV Limo

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