• Lesly Salazar

Spanish Steps Micro Wedding | Washington D.C. | Emily + Nick


From the moment I met Emily and Nick over Facetime for their initial consultation, I knew their micro wedding at the Spanish Steps in Washington D.C. would be a dream. They were so sweet, kind, and wanted to marry each other instead of waiting for things to go back to pre-pandemic times. Because honestly, who knows if it ever will? Emily and Nick made the most of the situation and planned a micro wedding that felt like a scene out of a romance movie. There were tears, laughs, and everything in between.


Remember the scene in "The Vow" when Paige and Leo get married at the art institute with only their closest friends by their side? This micro wedding had all the same vibes, except that I was actually witnessing a love story unravel in front of my eyes, and I had the honor of capturing photos of this once-in-a-lifetime moment.


Emily and Nick's vows were so genuine and endearing. They both teared up listening to each other's heartfelt sentiments and promises to one another. The large trees surrounding the Spanish Steps created the perfect shade for their small ceremony. No one was around but the bride and groom and their wedding party. The whole micro wedding was intimate and romantic - the perfect combination.


Before the ceremony began, the guys along with Lucy, the officiant and Nick's best friend, joked around while they patiently waited for Emily to arrive. She and Sam, her best friend, were running late because of a protest going on down the street. Even micro wedding timelines sometimes have to be adjusted last minute, but I always make sure to make the most of our time together. We ended up knocking out half of the portraits before Emily even arrived!


My favorite part of the whole ceremony was when Lucy pronounced them husband and wife and said, "**** the patriarchy! Lucy, you may kiss your groom." We all laughed and cheered for Emily and Nick as they shared their first kiss as wife and husband. This wedding was one to remember, and I feel so blessed to have captured these special moments.


Dear Emily and Nick,

Thank you so much for confiding in me to capture the moment you vowed your lives to each other. You couldn't have chosen a better location! I'm so glad the rain held off. Your ceremony was beautiful and you're so blessed to have amazing family and friends in your life. I'm so excited to share my favorite photos of the day with you! I hope I have the honor of capturing more special moments in your life in the future.



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