Surprise Wedding Ceremony at Lupo Verde and Union Market in Washington, DC | Sara and Garrick
Sara and Garrick were keeping a pretty big secret. They told their friends and family that they were having an engagement party at their favorite restaurant, Lupo Verde, but they were actually planning a surprise wedding! A few close friends and family members were in on the plans, but the majority of the guests had no idea. I don’t know how they managed to keep the secret through all of their planning!
I loved every minute of this day – from the family portraits at Union Market to the flash mob dance that kicked off the wedding ceremony. I’m so glad I got to be a part of it!
Garrick, Sara, and Sara’s daughter Charlotte all got ready that morning at The Darcy Hotel. I loved seeing how sweet Garrick and Charlotte were together!
From the hotel we headed over to Union Market to take photos by the Never Give Up mural and heart wall!
This is Garrick's go-to photo pose - "prancing deer." I mean I can see why, it's so graceful.
While Sara waited in line for coffee, Charlotte checked out all the tiny plants at the shop nearby!
Instagramming and making a very important decision - choosing a wedding hashtag.
Just two doors down from Lupo Verde is Ice Cream Jubilee, so we stopped in for some ice cream before the guests started to show up!
These are the exact stools that Sara and Garrick sat at on their first date! They also joked that this might have been where Garrick was sitting when he first swiped right :)
Sara and Garrick are good friends with the owners and all the staff at Lupo Verde, so I made sure to get photos of them too! They worked hard all day and threw an amazing party!
And here comes the flash mob dance! It began upstairs in the far corner of the restaurant, and people filed in to lead all of the guests downstairs and out to the patio.
Once all of the guests were out on the patio, the big reveal happened! I loved all of the reactions.
When you get married on 14th Street, you’re going to get some extra wedding guests :)
The toasts from family and friends were so perfect - a good balance of laughter and tears :)
And we'll end this blog post with another prancing deer.....