Real Wedding: Emily and Michael

This couple tied the knot in a ceremony inspired by the colors of fall.

Emily and Michael on their wedding day on November 9, 2013. All photographs by Astrid Photography.

When Michael Green met Emily Jones at a mutual friend’s birthday party, the first thing he thought was, “Who is this girl, and how have I never met her?” Michael, who is now in state government relations, quickly made up for lost time by asking Emily, an assistant director of retention and recruitment, out for dinner in Adams Morgan. After two years of dating, he proposed at to her at their home with a serenade. A year later they married in an autumn-inspired ceremony at Maryland’s Smokey Glen Farm.


Photographer: Astrid Woltering, Astrid Photography

Venue/Caterer: Smokey Glen Farm

Event Coordinator: Ken Grundy from Smokey Glen and the couple’s friend Betty Spengler

Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier, Bella Rosa

Makeup: Courtney Blakeney

Groom’s Tux: Ralph Lauren, Macy’s

Florist: Potomac Floral Wholesale

Flowers: Lilies, spider mums, daisies, and pompom mums

Music/Entertainment: Bristol Sounds

First Dance Song: “If Not for You,” by Bob Dylan

Invitations: “We made the invitations using ‘stamp it out’ personalized stamps.”

Biggest Surprise: “The bubbles at the end of the ceremony.”

Decor Details: Candy bar

Theme: Rustic fall

Honeymoon Spot: Belize

Where They Currently Live: Alexandria, VA