the Pop! Wed Team: Making Wedding Days Awesome
Maggie (Winters) Gaudaen
A co-founder of Pop! Wed Co., Maggie plans and photographs many of our weddings. She's spent almost a quarter century within five miles of DC, and when she's not planning weddings she's art directing insanely cool campaigns with iStrategyLabs.
The other co-founder of Pop! Wed Co. and our resident wedding officiant, Steven was raised in the DC area and loves to bike around the city hunting for new crazy cool wedding spots. If he's not marrying people, you'll probably find him making websites and tinkering with his house.
One of the coolest photographers in DC, Rachel shoots weekday weddings with Pop! Wed Co. and loves sci fi and classic literature.
Maggie & Steven of PopWed were AMAZING!!! They were EXACTLY what we were looking for and made our day simple, easy, fun, stress-free and more than memorable! We have been recommending them to friends and family since and will continue to!!Adam & Heather
Maggie and Steve gave us an AWESOME wedding day! They were so easy to work with and made wedding planning stress-free. Our actual wedding ceremony was smooth and more beautiful than we had imagined. We would recommend Pop! Wed Co. to anyone looking for a unique, non-traditional wedding.Trilby & Cheston
We can't say enough good things about Maggie and Steven from Pop Wed Co!. We are beyond happy with our whole wedding experience and we have them to thank for most of that! They were both an absolute pleasure to work with and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Steven did an amazing job as our officiant, as did Maggie as our photographer. I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to do a fun, simple, quick, unique, fantastic wedding!Katie & Cameron
Loved, loved, loved Pop Co Wed! I'm so glad we decided to go with them for our wedding. Our officiant, Steven, was really sweet and witty! And Maggie, our photographer did an amazinnnnngggg job with our photos! They took care of the venue location, the officiating, the photography and paperwork! If you're looking for an intimate, stress-free and creative way of getting married, Pop Co Wed is definitely it!Rhonda & Bernard
why Pop! Wed Co™?
We photographed our first wedding together when we were sixteen—and have loved working together ever since. After graduating from college, I (Maggie) went to work for the most awesome digital agency in DC. I love my job to pieces, but it leaves me with very little time to photograph elopements and weddings. So Steven and I started talking, and we realized that with my expertise as a photographer and designer, his speaking skills, and our love for weddings, we could continue to offer pop up wedding services in an even more crazy-fun way.
So Steven went through the process of becoming a Humanist wedding officiant , and we brainstormed the raddest locations in the city where we think weddings will both look awesome and be an amazing experience for our couples. We planned out all the little things that make a wedding special, like treats, a fun send-off, and of course an amazing portrait session. Since many of our couples come from far and wide to be married in Washington, DC, our wedding experience creation offers a beautiful, custom wedding organized and designed entirely by us—our couples can simply show up and get married with no stress at all.
Since our launch, we’ve met so many amazing couples and vendors, and we’ve planned over 50 Pop! Weddings! We’ve been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, Brides.com, and lots of other awesome publications around the Internet. We’ve worked with small businesses to host awesome alternative weddings, like Miss Pixie’s and DC Brau, and we’re so excited to keep planning the coolest weddings on the planet!
We love partnering with other businesses to bring even more weddingawesome to our couples, so if you’d like to work together, get in touch! :)