The long awaited wedding day finally came! Beautiful bride Katherine stepped into this gorgeous lace gown at the Alexandrian, then we met her groom, Chris, for a first look outside in Alexandria, VA by the Apothecary, which is the same today as it was in George Washington’s day. Followed by portraits around Old Town, on the way to meet the wedding party for pictures on the cobblestone street. What a treat to have 45 minutes in this historic place for gorgeous pictures!
Then off to another location with ties to George Washington, the estate he gifted his granddaughter as her wedding present. Woodlawn is a first class wedding venue in Alexandria and they have really upped the competition and may just be the best place for a wedding in the Washington, DC area. The historic mansion is a stunning backdrop for pictures and the wedding ceremony. And the grounds offer beautiful areas for pictures and a lovely formal garden strung with lights for the cocktail hour. And the permanent tent with a tabby floor, draped ceiling with chandeliers brings in the natural scenery in a comfortable and elegant way. It’s really the perfect wedding venue!
Katherine and Chris looked at each other in the most adoring way all day. There is a special bond there and I so love to see a couple that just soaks up their wedding day and feels it all! Their family and friends couldn’t have been more joyful and supportive too. So many lovely locations and meaningful moments, as you can see, they ended up with a huge number of photos so they remember it all!
Here the band is getting set up. Tables are set with blue and white flowers.
Wedding venue: Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Music: Ceremony and Cocktail hour: DaVinci Strings, Reception Band: Bachelor Boys
Florist: Eight Tree Street
Hair/Makeup: Bombshell Blowouts, Naida Azaz
Planning/Invitations/Day of Coordination: Added Touches by Terry
Photographer: jan michele photography
Videographer: Delta Studio Productions
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Catering: Design Cuisine