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I am off to bed soon, but I wanted to share a few more pictures from the Gebels wedding day.

I love these two, it was obvious that these two had so much fun together šŸ™‚

And seriously, this wedding party was awesome, they rocked that tractor, I think:

My most favorite wedding party shot ever (nothing real special about it, I just love it):

The boys looking quite daper:

Awww šŸ™‚ (the lighting was perrrrfect!)

I tried to get them to eat off of the same piece of corn on the cob, but Emily kept laughing at the ridiculous faces that Zach would make and she couldn’t bring herself to do it šŸ™‚

More later!!

So this post is like two months late! Ha! I had the honor to photograph the most wonderful, lovely wedding on the Eastern Shore back in June. The bride, Emily, is a sister of one of my friends from high school whose (whos?) wedding I also photographed a few years ago šŸ™‚

Emily wanted to go with a kind of vintagy/old feeling for her wedding, and she definitely pulled it off. It was so fun! The wedding reception was at the Groom’s family’s barn on the Eastern Shore in Virginia. The barn had been newly renovated and the entire wedding party helped with the decorations, lights, cakes, everything! It was truly a family and friends affair.

Emily had bought some vintage brooches for her bridesmaids as gifts, and they pinned them on their bouquets for the evening. She also had all her girls pick their own dresses in yellow. I love when brides give their bridesmaids that option of wearing a dress that suits their own body type and personality. It makes the girls much more comfortable and then they are able to have a better time.

Emily’s dress was of course gorgeous, bought from a boutique in New York.

Waiting for her dad to walk her down the aisle.

Yay for being married! WOO!

I have a TON more, but they are going to have to wait for another day. Hopefully not another two months šŸ™‚

Dude, I know… Blogging is not my thing. But I’m gonna keep trying. Maybe one day, right? šŸ™‚

I recently had the honor of photographing the wedding of two good friends. I met the groom while in the choir at our church, and the bride I met over time as they started dating. I *instantly* liked Linda, from the very start. She is one of those very unassuming people who makes you feel comfortable and as though you’ve known her for a long time. Jim I have known for a few years, and while he is closer to my husband, I’ve always considered him a good friend. He is funny, smart and you know for sure that Jim is one of those loyal friends who would do anything for you!

The wedding was gorgeous, yet laid back and relaxing. This is probably the least stressed out I have ever been while photographing a wedding. Both Jim and Linda went with the flow, whatever happened is what happened (not that anything bad happened, the day went so smoothly), they were flexible and receptive to what would come their way.

Jim and Linda, thanks again for choosing me, I had so much fun and felt more like a guest than your photographer on your big day šŸ™‚

Linda got ready at her maid of honors house, but her dress was waiting for her in the basement at her parents house (which, by the way, is now Jim and Linda’s house because her parents moved out). It was a very European home (Linda and her family are from Denmark), and I loved every inch of it šŸ™‚ Linda’s “bridal room” was very clean and open. Quite soothing!

Linda stepping into her dress, her maid of honor is on the other side of her helping her out,

I’m not sure what it is about this photo that I really enjoy, but I sure do love it!

Linda was SO excited when the car came to pick her up! She was thrilled that she was about to get married šŸ™‚

Linda is one very eco-conscious woman. She wanted her florist to be as green as possible in the choices that were made for their flowers. Most of Linda’s flowers (including the centerpieces on the tables) were from the florists very own garden! I got to take a centerpiece home with me and it is still sitting outside on our porch (although I think I really need to water it at this point because it has been incredibly HOT here in NoVA!).

Last minute touch-ups,

On the way to see her groom!

Not the best picture, but the paparazzi were everywhere! šŸ™‚

WOOHOO!!

So happy to be married šŸ™‚

One of the awesome centerpieces:

I forgot to mention that the wedding was at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, DC (yup, the one by the White House). And people let me tell you… this was one of the BEST brunches I have ever had! I mean, they had a WAFFLE BAR! Brides, this is one option that will not disappoint anyone. Guaranteed. šŸ™‚

More of the beautiful centerpieces. Linda was telling me that most (if not all) of the centerpieces had herbs and flowers in them were able to be used in cooking!

Linda relaxing with a glass of champagne šŸ™‚

Shrimp Cocktail!

Behind the food stations there were some couches set up that you could relax and hang out on. There was definitely some cigar smoking times being held throughout the ordeal.

I’m assuming Linda’s dad is busting on Jim, but I can’t remember what he was saying šŸ™‚

The Hay-Adams has some beautiful China!


Linda and Jim used Georgetown cupcake for their sweets (again future Brides, another option that will never disappoint!). YUM!

They’re cute šŸ™‚

Oh, and did I mention that this was our view from the rooftop terrace? We could see the snipers and workers on the roof of the White House. How awesome is that?!

Listening to a speech by the maid of honor, and seriously, could not be cuter šŸ™‚

*sigh*… what a wonderful wedding. So beautiful and full of love from two of the most genuine people I know šŸ™‚

This is a long picture post! I had forgotten that I hadn’t posted about it yet, they were married the first weekend in January, and it’s almost March, that’s how far behind I am on this, oops!

I had a really good time at this wedding, albeit the FREEZING COLD WEATHER! There went all our plans to take pictures outside! It was really just too cold and windy, but thankfully the inside of the church was nice and cozy, full of excitement šŸ™‚ Deborah had such a quiet joy, it was so fun to watch her and be with her while she prepared to get ready to marry her future husband. Ken was almost bubbling over with energy when I first saw him! So despite the frigid temperatures outside, it was such a lovely January wedding!

Here’sĀ  a few details:

Deborah getting her hair worked on:

Putting on the dress! Yay!

A quick smooch from mom šŸ™‚

I don’t know why, but I love this one of the flower girl, “Come on, guys!!”

I love the glances that the fathers give their daughters as they are walking down the aisle. Deborah is clearly not paying attention to her father, but to her groom. And Dad didn’t take his eyes off his daughter until the reception was over.

First kisses are so fun šŸ™‚

Love this one, complete adoration,

Yay! Marriage!

Some quiet time for the bride and groom,

Another favorite of mine šŸ™‚ The reception was at Maggiano’s in Tysons Corner, one of my favorite restaurants. And let me tell you, the food did not disappoint! And the dessert… mmm….

Because their wedding was so close to Christmas, there were still Christmas trees and lights everywhere! So of course I had to add a little bokeh for their collection šŸ™‚

The flower girls were SO CUTE!

First dance –

I like their faces in this one, they seem to have finally relaxed šŸ™‚

Yeah, cake!

The faces of the little girls kill me, “please, please, come to me!”

The bride and her girls. Ya gotta have some jump shots!

Thanks, Ken and Deborah for allowing me to be a part of your day! I had so much fun getting to know you and watch you enter into this new phase of your life!