I pulled up to Sarah’s parents’ house where she would be stepping into her lace wedding gown and getting ready to marry Dan. I was so excited to shoot their Chantilly National Country Club wedding, even with the tropical storm-like weather! These two are so cute together. Their engagement session at UVA earlier this year was memorable because I got to hear the story of how even though they went to the same school and studied in the same field, they didn’t meet until a few years later. It makes sense that their first date was cheering on the UVA basketball team, and that their most memorable date to this day is when Dan surprised Sarah with a UVA basketball game followed by a magical evening in Christmas Town. Sarah and Dan are thoughtful and kind, and their wedding day was one of my favorites ever because of that.
Sarah and Dan had weather that was VERY similar to the forecast Justin and I had on our own wedding day…! It sprinkled throughout the morning, got a little heavier into the afternoon, then cleared up just in time for portraits during cocktail hour! I love that these two didn’t let the weather RAIN on their parade…! Everyone was up for taking a few portraits as it was sprinkling and that made all the difference. I didn’t have to worry at all about getting shots I loved and was proud of because I knew these two would be up for letting me shoot them in the rain under their adorable clear umbrella!
It’s also amazing that we got to shoot pre-ceremony portraits at Vienna Presbyterian Church because I used to pass by this beautiful building every day when Justin and I lived in Tysons and I would pray for a couple that would get married there so I could shoot bride & groom portraits in front of it! Well, my dream came true!! It was just as magical as I dreamed it would be! Sarah and Dan, I hope you love those portraits as much as I do! Best wishes in your marriage and may God bless you two and your future family!!
Special thanks to these amazing vendors who made this wedding day possible!
DRESS DESIGNER | Robert Bullock
DRESS STORE | Global Bridal Gallery
HAIR & MAKEUP | Best Face Forward
FLORALS | Rick’s Flowers
BRIDESMAIDS | Jasmine B2
GROOMSMEN | Jos. A. Bank
CEREMONY VENUE | Vienna Presbyterian Church
RECEPTION VENUE | Chantilly National Country Club
DJ & ENTERTAINMENT | Kirkabee’s DJ
CAKE | Connie’s Cake Creations
CATERING | Chantilly National Country Club
STATIONERY | Minted
HONEYMOON/MINI-MOON | Newport, Rhode Island
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