Erica & Sherwin Wedding

October 8, 2012

Although I had been to Brookside Gardens a few times for photo shoots, this was my first time shooting an entire wedding ceremony. The weather in June is typically unpredictable in the DC area with a mix of rain and extreme heat. I think I was pretty lucky because it would rain 3 out of 5 days during week days in May/June and every single wedding weekend was either just cloudy or lovely blue skies. Anyway, that particular weekend, as shown in the photos, the weather was incredible. Lots of trees and shades at Brookside helped a ton as well.

Both Erica and Sherwin live in New York but grew up locally together. In fact, their families have known each other for years. So this wedding was pretty much a celebration for one big family.

Erica's wedding shoes on red chair

Wedding ring on cup of grass and jewelery

Necklace and earings on flowers

The wedding dress

Wedding dress details

Erica getting makeup done

Erica doing her own hair

Family getting ready

Sherwin looking really sharp in his tux

Bride's bouquet

Reception table setting

The wedding cake

Groom and groomsmen walking to the ceremony location at Brookside Gardens' Fragance Garden

Wedding ceremony at Fragance Garden

Bridal party enjoying the ceremony

Groom cried after being touched by Bride's speech

Holding hands

Kissing after I do's

Presenting the newly weds

Family being goofy

Family and friends posing for pictures

Yew Formal Gardens

Yew Formal Gardens

Yew Formal Gardens

Reception at the Brookside Garden visitor center