We met Elliot and Copeland while photographing Copeland's sister Mallory's wedding last year! Funnily enough, I initially thought that Elliot was their brother because he was included in their family shot, only to find out later that night at the reception that they were dating! Then we just recently found out that when they were in town for Mallory's wedding last year, Elliot had asked Copeland's parents for their blessing for their marriage!
Elliot and Copeland met while working at an internship at the Meridian International Center in Washington DC, and that's where they will be getting married in December! How special to get married at the spot where they met!! They are a true power couple, both working in international affairs. They went to grad school together in ENGLAND, and they left us living vicariously through all of their European travels. Elliot's proposal was seriously straight out of a romance movie, as he proposed on the rooftop of their favorite restaurant in London, complete with champagne and cheers from everyone on the rooftop!
We were supposed to do their engagement session over the summer when they were in town, but it ended up getting rained out, so I was anxiously watching the weather all week praying for the rainy forecast to go away since it was the last time they'd be here before the wedding! We were so thankful that the rain held off and that we had an overcast day instead!! We started at UNC Chapel Hill's campus in the arboretum, the same spot where Thomas and I had some of our engagement photos taken SEVEN years ago (um, when did that happen?!) It was so much fun to walk through campus for the first time in ages and reminisce on our college days! We then headed to Maple View Farm, which made Thomas and I want to go back there this summer to sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch at sunset with ice cream.
Copeland is just as sweet, generous, and thoughtful as her sister Mallory, so Thomas and I are thrilled to be a part of another beautiful Barnes wedding and can't wait for December! Enjoy the pictures from their session. Their outfit coordination is so on point I couldn't have picked better options myself! ;)