Meridian House Wedding Pictures – Congratulation Lindsay and Chris!

Lindsay and Chris were married on what I’d like to say was a picture perfect day, but it wasn’t.  It was dark and dreary and started out rainy.  However, that did not dampen the joyous occasion nor impact how beautifully their pictures turned out.  Weather does not make a wedding day, as nice as it is to have sunshine.  Some of my favorite weddings days we never saw the sun.  The day is so much more about the love between a couple and the unconditional, enthusiastic love and support from friends and family.  That is what shines through the day and the pictures.

I so enjoyed working with Lindsay and her mom as they planned Lindsay’s elegant wedding day.  I loved her choice of the Meridian House for a romantic mansion reception, it really fit Lindsay’s vision.  I photographed Lindsay’s sister’s wedding 6 and a half years ago so it was wonderful to reconnect with this sweet family of triplets.  A brother completes the trio.

Congratulations Lindsay and Chris, I hope you’re having a fabulous time in New Zealand!

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The Meridian House is a beautiful backdrop for a stunning bride.
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Such a striking couple in the most romantic place. 

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The Library.
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The Drawing Room.
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Fluffy Thoughts makes spectacular cakes.
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Looking from the Linden Grove into the Loggia.
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The toasts always bring smiles and tears.
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The first dance in the Dining Room.
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Three generations on the dance floor.
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The Linden Grove is pretty throughout the evening. 
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The toss – and catch!
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The send off with mom, dad, sister and grandfather in the background lovinglingly cherring them on.
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Reception Venue: Meridian House

Church: St. Mark’s Lutheran

Wedding Planner: Atrendy Wedding – Natalie

Hair and Makeup: Carola Myers

Caterer: Well Dunn

Florist: Holly Chapple Flowers

Band: David Zipse and Good Foot

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Lighting: Frost Lighting

Transportation: Fleet Transportation

Video: Blue Sky Film

Photographer: jan michele photographer

Assistant Photographer: Jamie with Borrowed Blue  Thank you Jamie for coming down to shoot with me!  Photo credit for several room shots goes to Jamie.

 


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Vermont – Fall Leaves 2014

In late September/early October I finally took a road trip up to Vermont to enjoy the fall scenery, something I’d wanted to do for years.  The first night I stayed at the Applewood Manor B&B.  It was divine, I highly recommend a visit.

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A quick apple picking stop at Woodman Hill Orchard for yummy Honey Crisp Apples in nearly organic form, which I’m still enjoying.  Apparently they are scientifically proven to be tastier from VT than MD.  This  orchard is basically in a backyard (and he does grow many varieties) and like most of our trip we enjoyed meeting locals. 

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The fog rolled in really fast!
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Quintessential Vermont – Covered Bridges
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And a waterfall makes a trip!
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Lots of beautiful old barns too.
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Hildene – Robert Lincoln’s home built in 1905.  Learned some interesting history about Abraham Lincoln’s descendants and toured the beautiful mansion and grounds. 
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Robert Lincoln was Chairman of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing company at the turn of the 20th century.  The 1903 very historic Pullman Car, Sunbeam, has been restored.
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Old Town Alexandria Senior Photographer – Jack

I’m really going to date myself here, but Jack’s mom and I have been friends for a long time.  In fact our moms were friends before we were born.  It’s been fun to have both ended up in the DC areas as adults and even harder to believe that Jack is already a Senior and applying for college. It really seems like he moved here as a six year old only a few years ago.  Best wishes and many prayers, Jack, as your look forward to your next adventures in life!

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