Austin and Maggie's Leesburg Virginia Wedding at 48 Fields

My brother, Austin, got married this past November. It was such a highlight of my year.

Maggie and Austin let me help them plan their big day, and some of my fantastic staff helped on the event day.

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Austin and Maggie chose to host their event at 48 Fields, a farm wedding venue in Leesburg, Virginia with a gorgeous refurbished dairy barn.

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Maggie, the bride, and her gals got ready at a local hotel, with hair and makeup done by Makeup by Megan Monahan, before heading to the venue.

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Of course we had to have the emotional first-look with the Bride’s Father.

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Guys, my brother made the funniest faces during the first look.

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Austin and Maggie chose Corinne of Finn Lively Photography to photograph their even. She and her 2nd shooter did an incredible job capturing the happiness of the day, despite the cold November wedding day temperatures!

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One of our absolute favorite florists, Blair of Sweet Blossoms, did the florals for Austin & Maggie’s wedding day. I love the bridal bouquet and boutonniere pictured below.

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After dinner, we enjoyed toasts from my brother Logan, the Best Man, and the Maid of Honor Claire.

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Every year we get to enjoy new experiences, and Claire’s toast was a first - she was too emotional to share in front of everyone, so she gave her toast facing the wall.

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My Mom made Austin and Maggie’s wedding cake, along with an assortment of cupcakes that my Aunts and Uncles helped decorate.

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After the Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dances, the party went back downstairs for some non-stop dancing until the event end.

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Vendors

Photography - Corrine of Finn Lively
Venue - 48 Fields
Catering - Billy Jo of Carriage House Catering
Florals - Blair of Sweet Blossoms
DJ - Captain Cave “DJ Fire”
Hair and Makeup - Makeup by Megan Monohan
Bride’s Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses - David’s Bridal
Planning and Coordination - Brielle Davis Events

Featured: American Grown Flowers on United with Love

Featured on: United with Love

Check out our sunny & colorful picnic shoot, featured on United with Love

For this shoot, we partnered with Sweet Blossoms to create a shoot inspired by local American Grown Flowers.

All the blossoms and greenery you see in the images came from in and around Frederick, Maryland. 

VENDORS

Photography: Kirsten Smith Photography
Florals: Sweet Blossoms
Venue: Dulany's Overlook
Hair & Makeup: Julia Jones
Dress: Couture by Posh Bridal in Gaithersburg, MD
Dress Designer: Lilian West
Cupcakes: Blue Lace Cakes
Rings: Mervis Diamond Importers
 

Laura & John's Kentlands Mansion Wedding

Helping Laura and John with their big day was a highlight of my 2017 year. They hosted their event at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

All these photos were taken by the photographer, Julie DiCarlo, who we loved working with. 

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I loved the glitter Kate Spade Keds that Laura wore on her wedding day.

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Oh and that plush dog represents their very real Pup, Sophie. 

Laura and John donated to Sophie's rescue group in lieu of favors. 

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Laura and John's getting ready time was fun, laid-back, and full of laughter.

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Laura and John opted for a first look before the ceremony. We took photos inside and on the Kentlands Mansion grounds.

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John's sister played the ceremony music, and a friend of the couple, Alan, officiated.

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The Kentlands Mansion lawn was a beautiful setting for Laura and John's ceremony. Laura, herself, made this ribbon backdrop to hang behind them.

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Laura and John wanted their values reflected in their wedding. They chose to work with Eat & Smile for their catering. Eat & Smile focuses a ton on local food and sustainability. We loved working with them, and the food was delicious.

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Park Florist did a lovely job with all the event florals. We love partnering with them.

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This 'Sweets by E' cake was delicious.

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Oh, and hey - here's a picture of me with Bride Laura. 

Laura + John, thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!


Vendors

Photography: Juli DiCarlo
Catering: Eat & Smile // Venue: Kentlands Mansion
DJ: Dub C DJs // Cake: Sweets by E
Florals: Park Florist

Caitlin & Lars' Torpedo Factory Wedding


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My favorite parts of reviewing images from past weddings is seeing the smiles on my client's faces. The photographer for this event, Brea, is a pro at capturing in-the-moment emotions. Between her skills, and the happy bride and groom, you'll enjoy a lot of smiles here. 



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Beauty by Jackie did an amazing job with the makeup for Caitlin and her girls. As the event ended, Caitlin's mom left the venue then came back inside just to tell me how amazing Jackie was.

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In addition to being amazing at makeup, Jackie is an incredibly calming presence to have around as you get ready. My brides love her, and clearly so do their moms. 

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It was raining on the day of Caitlin and Lars' wedding, but no worries. The bride had chosen to get ready at The Alexandrian Hotel, in Old Town Alexandria, a few blocks from the venue. The Alexandrian's lobby areas worked as an amazing backup plan for the outdoor photo time. 

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I mean, I wish my hallways at home looked like this, right? 

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Caitlin and Lars, the bride and groom, were amazing to work with. They were sweet, funny, laid-back, and most of all, you could tell they had deep loving connections with their family and friends. 

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After photos at The Alexandrian, we moved over to their venue, the Torpedo Factory. The Torpedo Factory is full of fun, artsy spots to take photos like this garage door. 

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During the ceremony, there were quite a few tears and even more smiles.

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The rainy weather didn't stop Caitlin and Lars from getting lots of amazing outdoor photos together at the Old Town Alexandria waterfront.

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Lars & Caitlin, 
Thank you for letting us celebrate with you!