Mervis Diamond Importers Celebrates Seven Years of Equality with a Pop-Up Wedding!
Congratulations to Jonna + Kimberly!
After entering the Mervis Diamond Importers Pop-Up Wedding Contest, these ladies didn't really give it much thought. They had never won anything like that before and assumed that this time would be the same.
Until they won the competition
Let us back up a little bit. Mervis Diamond Importers, a family-owned business, decided to celebrate seven years of marriage equality by hosting a pop-up wedding at their store on K Street in Washington, DC. In celebration of seven years of same-sex marriage being legal in Washington, D.C., Mervis Diamond Importers has offered one lucky couple a pop up wedding.
Mervis pulled together an enthusiastic group of the top equality-minded wedding professionals in the DMV and said, "Let's do this!" The contest began in March, and Jonna Kate and Kimberly Sullivan found out that they'd won the contest just one week before the big day.
So, this sweet couple rushed down from Pennsylvania to get married in DC without really knowing what was waiting for them. What they found was crazy - crazy awesome
We were asked by Jonathan Mervis to be a part of this special event
We've worked with Mervis Diamond Importers many times and we just love them! Their jewelry is gorgeous, cruelty-free, and they are just the nicest people.
We were honored and obviously said yes, even though we didn't really know the details of the day. We had no idea how elaborate and beautiful the celebration would be and we couldn't have been more pleased to see so many talented like-minded vendors when we arrived!
We headed to meet Kimberly and Jonna as TMAK Artistry put the final touches of makeup on and got ready for their first look
We wandered through the Beacon Hotel and then to Thomas Circle to enjoy the cherry blossoms before heading to Mervis Diamond Importers to prepare for the pop-up wedding ceremony
An incredible team of vendors, Washingtonians, and people who happened to pass the pop-up wedding on their way home or to the metro came together to celebrate Kimberly and Jonna's wedding in Farragut Square
As the couple said, "I do!" cheering erupted from the crowd; hugs, dancing, and happy tears surrounded them. It was a truly beautiful moment in DC.
The reception at Mervis Diamond Importers was beautiful and full of positive energy and love
We couldn't be happier for Kimberly and Jonna! Congratulations and cheers to years and years of spontaneity and surprises!
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Photos from the Harty, a team of lifestyle, wedding, and event photographers, was founded by Sara (Hartenstine) Alepin in 2005 after she graduated with a BA in Art Studio & Education and began working on her MFA in Photography & Digital Imaging. After years of working together, Katie Lingan officially joined the team as lead photographer in 2013.
Over the years, we've learned a lot from capturing - and being a part of - all types of special moments, especially weddings. One thing that has really stuck with us: it's not only important that you love our images - you must also love your photographer. You will spend more time with us on your wedding day than anyone else. So, it's important that you enjoy being around us on your big day!
So, keep reading to get to know us better. If you like what you read and like what you see, please reach out to us. We look forward to meeting you!
xo, Sara + Katie
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