mariecel & mike’s intimate wedding {virginia wedding photographer}

I recently got back from the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana. Just in time to witness Mariecel’s & Michael’s marriage!

Mariecel & Michael have two weddings planned,  a small Catholic church wedding and a larger wedding at a beautiful mansion in Virginia later in September. I was honored when they asked me to photograph their church wedding. The guest count was kept to immediate family and it was the perfect intimate church wedding. The weather was perfect, the church was beautiful, and the couple was glowing.

This brooch is from Mariecel’s good friend Holly. Mariecel, Holly, and I used to work together as designers in the corporate world. Holly has been living and working in Korea for the past two years. She’s also quite the B-girl. :) When Mariecel went back to the Phillipines to get her wedding dress designed, Holly took a trip to Manilla to visit her. She gave Mariecel two beautiful brooches from Korea. This is just one of them. Love how well it worked with Mariecel’s church day gown.

Mariecel has two wedding dresses. She selected a beautiful lace for the church wedding gown. So delicately detailed.

Mariecel is a shoe connoisseur so it was only appropriate that these were her something blue.

Mariecel is a very talented designer. She designed the invitations and everything down to the last detail on the big wedding day. The middle diamond on her ring is her grandmother’s. This is her beautiful something old, yet new at the same time!

The beautiful church. Love the natural lighting and the high ceilings. And ofcourse, the bride and groom in the middle of it all.

We headed to Old Town Alexandria for a few post wedding photos.

Back to the house for some delicious cake! Cake by Fluffy Thoughts

sneak peek- amy & dave beachside wedding {gibson island wedding photographer}

Amy & Dave’s wedding took place this past Saturday at the Gibson Island Club, a beautiful and picturesque setting surrounded by the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. Saturday’s weather couldn’t be more perfect. Partly sunny skies, cool breeze, a beautiful bride, a handsome groom, and wedding guests that sure know how to party!

Amy, you are an absolutely stunning bride. You made the job easy.

The handkerchief and ring are near and dear to Amy’s heart. They both belonged to her grandmother who recently passed away. I believe our loved ones who pass are always around us and I’m sure Amy’s grandmother was there to share in the joy of the day.

The handsome groom and the glowing bride :)

A beautiful and emotional moment between Amy and her dad before they walked down the isle (captured by my sister). :)

My heart smiles every time I see two people so in love.

Seriously, the Irish know how to rock it. Live music was provided by the Black Tie band, as well as, Amy’s three brothers who had many fans in the crowd. Both bands were so great the crowd never left the dance floor…not even for cake!

Venue: Gibson Island Club
Flowers: Pat Stringer
Cake: Graul’s Market
Band: Washington Talent Agency- Black Tie Band