Congratulations, Courtney and Tom!

Courtney and Tom had a beautiful day for their wedding this past Saturday in Maryland. It was sunny and cool, but not too cool -- just the right kind of day for starting out their new life together. Their simple, beautiful ceremony was held in the sanctuary at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda. Are all those windows gorgeous or what? And yes, Courtney's stunning dress is the perfect shade of pink.

After the ceremony, all of the wedding guests were shuttled down the road to Glen Echo Park for the reception, which was held in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion.

Courtney and Tom opted for cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake, and the cupcakes were a huge hit, especially among the kiddos. (Oh, who am I kidding: They were a huge hit among the vendors too! Those cupcakes were deeeelicious.)

Glen Echo offers lots of great photo opportunities. Courtney and Tom took full advantage by doing most of their formal shots before the ceremony, then catching a few great candids after dark when the neon lights came on.

Both Courtney and Tom come from close-knit, fun-loving families.  Here they are at the end of the night singing along with the last song, "Sweet Caroline", which I can only assume was chosen to honor Courtney's beloved Red Sox.

Courtney and Tom, thank you for making us a part of your day!  We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and fun -- and somehow we think you'll have no trouble finding it.

Huge props for going above and beyond go out to:

My assistant coordinator for the day, Amy McCurdy, who's always the right right-hand-woman

MK McKenna, photographer extraordinaire, and her second shooter Jessi

Emily Mah and the whole team at Glen Echo Park

DJ PGee, who kept the party going 'til the very end

Awards Limousine for making sure everyone was where they needed to be on time

Hello Cupcake!  Hello, those cupcakes were yummy!