WEDDING // Sara + Nicko's Rose's Luxury Micro Wedding in DC

In the course of wedding planning, have you ever thought, “Fuck it, let’s just elope at our favorite restaurants with our nearest and dearest and call it a day?” WELP that’s exactly what Nicko + Sara did: invited their families and a couple friends, rented the private dining room/greenhouse on the roof of Rose’s Luxury in DC (swoon), and had the sweetest, most awesome micro wedding ever.

Nicko and Sara were actually guests at another wedding I shot (the bride from THAT wedding, Kathryn, was at their micro wedding!) and loved meeting us so much that they hired us for their celebration. Honestly, the vibes of the two weddings were as different as they can possibly be (giant barn wedding with dancing late into the night vs light and airy greenhouse dinner party) but I like to think that both couples hired us because we don’t put our couples into strict boxes about what they “should” do — we just support them while they do their thing!

So if you’re the kind of person wondering “omg is a micro wedding MY thing??”, here are some pros of having a tiny wedding in DC: no crowds of people trying to find parking; most people attending your wedding can also be IN your wedding (these two tried to involve everyone); actually remembering interacting with each guest; actually sitting down and eating your wedding food; minimal design decisions needed.

Please enjoy these favorite moments of ours from the afternoon — the heartfelt, everyone-participates ceremony, the impeccable dinner setup, and our little walk around the neighborhood to breathe, trespass (oops) and make some rad portraits.


CATERING - Rose’s Luxury

FLORALS - Allan Woods

SUIT - Indochino

DRESS - Kate Spade

HAIR/ MAKEUP - Michael Anthony Salon |

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