Cosmos Club Wedding - Elena & Jacob - Washington DC Wedding Photography

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” - We Bought a Zoo

This quote from one of my favorite movies is how Elena & Jacob met. Jacob was walking down the street and saw Elena across the road. She looked beautiful and he knew he had to meet her. So he mustered all his courage and walked across the street to say hello. He asked her if she was lost (ironically she was) and he helped her find her way home. He even offered her his jacket since it was a bit cold outside. His twenty seconds of insane courage worked as two years later, they stood together saying their vows.

Jacob is currently serving for the US Navy and was able to take a two week leave so that he could come home and get married. They had a beautiful intimate ceremony at the Cosmo Club in Washington DC. It wouldn’t have mattered if there were 6 or 600 people in the room because during their ceremony it felt like it was only the two of them. They stared into each others eyes not just seeing but feeling each other’s love.