“Hold up, Lisa! You JUST posted an Oatlands wedding the other day, right?!”
Yup! You’re right! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending my entire weekend at Oatlands. Between weddings and rehearsals, and more weddings it was one fun filled weekend in Leesburg for me! What was awesome about it though was that each wedding was so different! I love the diversity of Oatlands and both wedding ceremonies and receptions were in completely different parts of the gorgeous property.
For Summer and Tim’s wedding, the theme was “You Give Me Butterflies”. Butterflies were everywhere and it was gorgeous! Just wait until you see Summer’s custom created dress that was just FILLED with butterflies! (Seriously, my jaw dropped and it took me a good 10 minutes to pick it up off the floor after seeing this dress.) The couple exchanged heartfelt vows in the gardens before joining their guests for a truly romantic night of dinner and mingling under the canopy of historic trees and starlight.
Check out all the romance and beauty below and leave some love for Summer and Tim in the comments below!
I met Jenna and Ross just a few weeks before their wedding. Yup. That’s right. A few weeks! Most couples book around 9-12 months out from their wedding, but Ross just recieved orders from the Marines and they just so happend to be on the complete other side of the world!! Given the burden it would be for their family and friends to celebrate with them if they had to travel, they decided to make it happen just two weeks before they had to leave. Jenna and Ross are living proof that with a little help from your friends, family, and vendors, you can pull together a beautiful celebration in no time at all!
Check out their gorgeous day below and leave them some love in the comments!
Wow oh, WOW am I excited to share these gorgeous images with you! When Ashley suggested Maroon Bells, just outside of Aspen, Colorado as a possible adventure session location, I nearly jumped the moon! As the most photographed spot in all of Colorado, it’s a sought after location for reasons that will be obvious as soon as you start scrolling through!
Now you may be asking yourself, what is an adventure session? Well, it’s born from an engagment or couples session, but it’s done in a place that’s far mor epic than just a nice neighborhood park. It’s also a session designed around things you like to do as a couple, whether it’s hiking, biking, rafting, rollerblading, rock climbing…really whatever it is you guys love to do as a couple, we’ll go do it and document it with some pretty killer photos! (If you’re interested in booking your own adventure session, shoot me an email!)
In Ashley and Jason’s case, they have a huge appreciation for the area they live in and they love spending quite time alone in the gorgeous parks Colorado has to offer. Although we kept the session low key, I couldn’t have had more fun exploring the area and seeing some pretty cute visitors along the way (some marmots and deer made appearances as we hiked).
My favorite part of the session though might have been when Ashley was talking about when she first met Jason. She said from right away she knew she wanted to hold on to him because she could instantly tell what a good soul he had and he was most definitely “one of the good ones”. Aw! I love hearing how much couples appreciate eachother to the fullest and these two definitely do! Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the comments while you’re at it!
Kallen and Christopher’s wedding was beautiful and filled with history and love. These two super smart love birds met as middle schoolers at a summer space camp!! As they got to know eachother more, their families saw their connection and found ways to allow them to stay connected and visit one another despite living half a country apart from one another. Eventually, they both wound up at college together and the rest is history!
Set in the always stunning, Meadowlark Gardens, the two exchanged vows in a ceremony lead by both Kallen’s cousin and father and spent the rest of the night celebrating with friends and loved ones. Even though the rain plagued us on and off throughout the day, Kallen and Christopher handled it with grace and amazingly, it stayed away during the ceremony. I loved the little personal touches Kallen wanted like the lace on her dress (made from the same lace maker as Princess Kate’s dress!) matched the lace on her Charm City Cakes wedding cake and also recreating recreating her school dance photos with her friends from high school (the same group has been in attendance for each one of their special occasions, awww!). I also got a glimpse into a funny family tradition of “sneak attacking” people with clothespins. Apparently what started as a silly prank many many years ago by Kallen’s grandfather has turned into a family game every time they all get together. Someone even got me without me knowing it. I got back to my car at the end of the night to take off my camer harness and found one clipped to me! Ha ha!
Check out their photos below and be sure to leave the happy couple some love in the comments section!
I had such a great time photographing Irma & Dan’s wedding a few weeks ago. The two brought in beautiful aspects of Irma’s Mexican heritage to their ceremony and reception at Saint Albans (where Dan happens to teach Spanish). Irma wore her sister’s dress and veil (which I think is an awesome way to add even more sentiment into a wedding)! Dan’s co-worker and school chaplain married them in the school’s beloved Little Chapel. The school’s catering by Sodexo completely outdid themselves with one of the tastiest meals I’ve had in ages (the cheese tuile on the salad was heavenly!) and another fellow co worker, Catherine Carman, served as an amazing wedding coordinator for all of the weekend’s events. DJAP Andres kept everyone dancing all night long and Killer Tomato Pizza rounded out the night with a tasty pizza truck late night snack! Flowers by Chic Floral, Video by DP Wedding, and Mariachi by Mariachi Aguila. Reception Lighting by Yours Truly.