A Light-Hearted Pop-Up Street-Art Wedding

Because murals were put there to be backdrops, right?

Kendra, PHD Student & Joel, Electrician


A fun, relaxed Saturday afternoon celebration.


SOUNDTRACK FOR READING: “Stay with You” by John Legend

Favorite thing about the wedding

Kendra: The best part of the wedding was doing the photos first. Maggie, our photographer, made it so easy for us. We pretty much just stood in front of all amazing backgrounds and laughed and kissed while she worked her magic. We were able to have these really fun, intimate moments with just each other so we weren’t nervous when we got to the exchange of vows part.

Joel: The first look. When I first turned around and saw Kendra in her wedding dress, I was speechless. She was so beautiful, and I knew that she was mine forever.

Other cool stuff we should know about

>Our wedding took place at the Crystal Wynwood Mural in Arlington, Virginia. We wanted to have a casual, relaxed wedding and that’s exactly what we did. We found our amazing officiant and photographer duo at PopWed!Co. After the ceremony, we had a terrific lunch at Wildfire with our families, and then we headed to a fancy hotel for a nap before exploring DC. There were even celebratory fireworks for our wedding (they were really for the Cherry Blossom Festival, but maybe a small bit for us too).

I really had no interest in planning (and paying for) a big wedding with lots of details and moving parts. We kept things really simple and used paperless post for the invitations. I walked into a random flower shop the day before the wedding, and they made my bouquet on the spot. I also bought my hair clip the day before at the mall. I’m actually kind of amazed at how awesome things worked out. I married my best friend in the most perfect way. Can’t beat that.


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  • VKD_Vee

    SO FUN!!! ❤❤❤!!

    When I first turned around and saw Kendra in her wedding dress, I was speechless. She was so beautiful, and I knew that she was mine forever.


  • FancyPants

    Yes, those murals were indeed intended as your backdrop- they do such a great job! ;)

    All those smiles and laughs in the photos just radiate the joy and fun this day looks like- Bravo and Congratulations!

  • KM

    I love absolutely everything that’s happening here.

  • Elizabeth

    That pic of your dad (?) holding the bouquet is seriously frame-worthy. All of these photos are, but that one especially is so adorable.

  • Lindsay Carlisle Shay

    This is amazing and gorgeous and also very sweet!

  • Kelly

    SO cool and stylish! I love the photo of the two of you and your tiny instruments. :) Also , that dress is perfect!

  • Lawyerette510

    So lovely and joyful!

  • Massiel


  • Heather

    These photos really capture the emotion and love that is so evident. I especially love the shot of you hugging.

    Pop-up is such an interesting, brave idea.

  • Love how simple yet magical this wedding is. #Lessismore

  • emmers

    So cool! I actually know where this location is! You look beautiful and radiant, and your dress is lovely on you, and I love the backdrops. Really smart idea to use the mural for pictures.

  • Rachelle

    Those shoes are HOT and that was my first dance song!

  • Inspiración Bodas

    I really love this intimate wedding full of color, energy and happiness. And I love also your great idea of adding a SOUNDTRACK FOR READING. So moving and touching!!


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