Today’s lovely real wedding comes to us from Jacqie of Jacqie Q Photography, based in Washington, DC! Here’s Jacqie to tell us more:

Melissa and Ellen had a gorgeous outdoor wedding at Shade Trees and Evergreens. Their story is a series of chance events that evolved into a one-in-a-lifetime love.

See more after the cut!

Ellen was on an interview team where she met Melissa, a candidate for a position in Ellen’s company. Melissa was hired, and they worked on projects, complementing the strengths of the other. They became friends and began having deep conversations. Ellen was engaged to someone else, and Melissa was married with two kids. But, there was something there that neither could deny.

Ellen professed her love to Melissa, and both decided that they needed to end their current relationships before pursuing something else. It’s been crazy love since, including their stunning wedding full of DIY centerpieces and a custom mix by Ellen for their dance.

The children, Quentin and Tihun, welcome Ellen with open arms and even created “Ellen Day” to celebrate her as a parent. Their wedding day included surprises from Ellen and so many personal touches. The love between these two is palpable. You can see it and feel it.

Congratulations Melissa & Ellen and thank you Jacqie for sharing! For more information about Jacqie Q Photography, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

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Venue: Shade Trees and Evergreens
Photography: Jacqie Q Photography
Flowers: Ory Florals
Catering: Carriage House Catering
Planner: Events by Lexi