We love planning the most fun weddings on the planet.

Humanist Officiants
Wedding Photographers
Tiny Wedding Planners

Co-Founders Steven and Maggie Gaudaen photographed their first wedding together when they were sixteen—and have loved working together ever since. After working in the traditional wedding industry and simultaneously photographing some of the most fun elopements ever, they realized that they could create something in between — all the fun, relaxation, and spontaneity of an elopement, while including some of the couples’ favorite people.

So Steven went through the process of becoming a Humanist wedding officiant , and the two of them brainstormed the coolest locations in the city where weddings will both look awesome and be an amazing experience for couples. Since many couples come from far and wide to be married in Washington DC, our wedding experience offers a beautiful, custom wedding organized and designed entirely by the Pop! Wed team — our couples can simply show up and get married with no stress at all.

Since launching Pop! Wed Co, the team has planned over 100 Pop! Weddings and has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, Brides.com, and lots of other awesome publications around the Internet. With a focus on local partnerships, the team has worked with small businesses to host awesome alternative weddings, like Miss Pixie’s and DC Brau, and recently even opening their own DC wedding venue for Pop! Weddings. Want to chat more? Contact the team!

We believe that weddings should kick ass, no stress allowed.

Maggie Winters Gaudaen

Maggie Winters Gaudaen

Co-Founder + Planner
Steven Gaudaen

Steven Gaudaen

Co-Founder + Officiant
Michelle Santiago

Michelle Santiago

Humanist Wedding Officiant
Rachel Couch

Rachel Couch

Badass Photographer
Lauren Louise

Lauren Louise

Badass Photographer
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