Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia Elopement
It was a bright, hot, May day along the Potomac River, but the heat didn’t really matter. It was a day to celebrate. And celebrate they did.
From the very first time we met them it was abundantly clear that Gaby and Martin’s elopement was going to be something special. These two carry themselves with a genuine effervescent energy. It’s an infectious excitement and simultaneously a gentle sincerity.
Their day started with a sweet first-look moment between Gaby and her father on a waterfront dock. After a few moments to hug each other tight and share a few laughs, Gaby tiptoed down the brick walkway, past the Cherry Blossom riverboat, and through the neatly manicured garden at Founder’s Park to see Martin for the first time that day.
Tucked under the shade of two large trees and surrounded by close family who traveled from Argentina and Puerto Rico to show their support, Gaby and Martin were married in a Spanish language ceremony full of love, laughter, and a few of the happiest tears.
Every detail was deeply personal, from Gaby’s simple, elegant, and comfortable wedding dress, to the colorful tropical floral bouquet that her mother arranged, to the casual luncheon reception with a small gathering of friends in the loft of Blackwall Hitch restaurant. Each item felt like it was personally selected to represent the couple’s personalities while also making their guests feel cared for.
Oh and there was cake from Milk Bar, so you know it was just a spectacular day.