A Stunning George Washington Hotel Wedding with Mikki and JJ

December 3, 2019

After photographing Mikki and JJ for their engagement session last winter, I knew that their George Washington Hotel wedding in Washington, PA this fall would be a blast. Together, they share a great deal of laughter, lighthearted banter, and finishing each other’s sentences.

Groom carries bride's train as they walk outside the Washington County Courthouse

A Foundation of Friendship

Immediately upon meeting Mikki and JJ, the strength of their bond is evident. They have the type of chemistry most people envy; a chemistry that comes from being close friends for the majority of their lives.

Bride and groom pose next to a piano at the George Washington Hotel

They were elementary schoolmates, having known one another since the fourth grade. Mikki and JJ began officially dating in their junior year of high school, over 10 years ago. They first exchanged “I love yous” after a date to a concert and have been together ever since.

Bride and groom touch noses during bridal portraits at George Washington Hotel wedding

A Picture-Perfect George Washington Hotel Wedding

Mikki and JJ said “I do” in a George Washington Hotel wedding on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. The hotel is nearly 100 years old and bears a rich history, so it was the perfect venue choice for a couple that’s been together for so many years. Not surprisingly, the ceremony and reception were lovely.

Couple celebrates marriage at the end of their George Washington Hotel wedding ceremony

Couple framed by sunlight during first dance at George Washington Hotel

Groom whispers in bride's ear during first dance at George Washington Hotel wedding

Bride snuggles groom during first dance at George Washington Hotel wedding reception

Photos from the big day were taken at the George Washington Hotel and the neighboring Washington County Courthouse. Finished in 1900, the courthouse is an architectural gem, designed in the Italian Renaissance style and topped with a massive dome. We weren’t the only people shooting at the courthouse that day: a television crew was also filming an episode of Manhunt. We all had a lighthearted laugh at that surprise!

Bride and groom kiss outside the Washington County Courthouse

Bride and groom kiss outside the Washington County Courthouse

A tremendous thank you to Mikki and JJ for letting me be a part of their wonderful wedding. The photos from the George Washington Hotel wedding reflect all the history this sweet couple has between them and their fun-loving nature.

Silhouette of couple kissing on a balcony at the George Washington Hotel

If you are looking for an engagement or wedding photographer in the Erie, PA area, contact us today. I would absolutely love to meet you and capture your love story in photos!

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