[Wedding] Maricar & Izaak – Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, VA

While Maricar and Izaak weren’t exactly elementary school sweethearts, they wanted the details of their day to reflect the fun and wholesome beginnings of their relationship that started over 20 years ago. The quick trip to their elementary school during their engagement session was merely just the tip of the iceberg. This theme continued on with their personalized #2 pencils down to the report-card themed menu. How awesome is that? Their wedding day started (and ended!) at the Marriott Crystal City in Northern Virginia.
Wedding dress hangs by the window at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Caputred by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.

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Apparently, the Best Man said something hilariously funny :). (He actually did, but the guy’s got a superb poker face!)
Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Caputred by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Caputred by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Caputred by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance during a wedding reception at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Caputred by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
This wedding took place at the height of Gangnam Style popularity. Just in case you guys missed it ;).
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Photobooth at Maricar and Izaak's Wedding at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington VA. Provided by Northern Virginia wedding photographer Ben Lau.
This wedding took place 2 days after #2 was born. Everyone will have to excuse me for looking haggard for the next 2-3 months!

Ceremony: St. Louis Catholic Church Ceremony Planner:  Milagros “Pinka” Townsend Reception: Marriott Crystal City Reception: Planner: Yvonne “Yvi” Cirillo Gown: Maggie Sottero,  Rosalin’s Boutique Shoes:  Enzo Angilino Rings/Jewelry: Ascot Diamonds Hair stylist: Alexandra Schlesinger, AMS Hair Design Make-Up artist: Dawn Zaferakis Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein Entertainment:  The Remixologists Cinematographer: Toy Box Productions Cake: Heidelberg Bakery Floral: Royal Floral Designs Secondary Photography: Amanda Stolarski 

Congrats again to Maricar and Izaak and thank you for sharing your day with us. We wish you two many, many years filled with love and blessings! It’s a rainy, soggy day here in Northern NJ, which is fine…because it looks like we’ll be hunkering down indoors for at least the next three weeks as we bring you the remainder of our 2012 weddings! Ben & Karis

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