Danielle & Doug aren’t strangers to the Washington DC special events scene, but with their upcoming wedding the focus is now on them. Danielle is a successful event planner and owner of Magnolia Bluebird design & events and Doug is an entertainer with Washington Talent Agency, keynote speaker and author of “Nice Guys Finish First”. The couple is extremely busy with work, but found some downtime to meet for their engagement session on trails by the Little Patuxent River near Ellicot City, MD. Danielle & Doug had so much fun and their photos are amazing!
How and where did you get engaged?
“Doug proposed in a restaurant after I spent the day at a spa. It was a Monday night and we were celebrating a beautiful spring day. He was drinking a lemon drop martini and I was drinking prosecco. In lieu of our typical selfie, he asked our server to take a picture of us. Instead he dropped down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was wonderful and surreal and oddly no one in the restaurant even noticed. It was pretty great and very fitting. We spend our lives planning everything to a T for all of our clients; we live a much more casual life. He carried that ring around for six months waiting for the right moment.”
What’s your favorite vacation destination?
“So far we have enjoyed quick vacation getaways to anywhere warm but we are also currently fans of the ‘staycation’. It is tough for both of us to string 4+ days together so we try and take mini vacations where we can. We did tackle ‘The World’s Longest Yard Sale’ together which was a road trip and our first vacation together. Ten days from Maryland to Ohio to Tennessee and back. There were no wrong turns, so many laughs, tons of great food and music and of course we fell in love even more along the way.”
“Timeless & Classic & A Whole Lotta Fun!”
What are you most excited about your wedding?
“Marrying the man of my dreams! Second to that I would have to say I am really looking forward to celebrating with all of our dear friends and family. We have so many wonderful people that have supported our relationship and helped us grow that I am really just looking forward to sharing this step in our lives with them.”
Congratulations to Danielle & Doug!
Credit: Magnolia Bluebird design & events, Washington Talent Agency, www.dougsandler.com and www.djdoug.net
Trails by the Little Patuxent River makes for a beautiful setting for engagement session photography.
Wedding Photography at the Little Patuxent River near Ellicot City, MD by Rodney Bailey.