What an amazing wedding we had in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC to end our 2013 wedding season! The weather was cold but no rain. Perfect fall weather to celebrate the union of this fantastic couple. If ever there were two peas in a pod, Kristen and James would be just those peas. They are perfect for each other!
The day started at Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria where the couple first met. There was only one place that this ceremony could have ever taken place and it was right where it all began. What a charming old and historic church. As most of the area is considered a historic landmark, most of it has been modernized over time but still retains its historic value and quaintness. Christ Church was no exception. It was the church that Gen. George Washington as well as other presidents have attended in the past. The inside and the outside are very much what you would think of an old town historic feel right down to the gates to enter each church pew.
After some portraits outside, we hightailed it over to the US Capital building for some portraits of just Kristen and James. This is a very important place to this couple. James works in one of the adjacent government buildings. He also had some special requests of some solo shots of him in his uniform.
To say that this couple potentially has a future in politics is an understatement. I KNOW we will see them one day running for office and winning!
After portraits we headed back to old town Alexandria to catch a bus with all the wedding attendees over to National Harbor to board a boat which would drive us around through the harbor over night and take in the sites of Maryland and Washington. The food was great, the company was fantastic and there was some entertainment that included a choreographed dance by the bride and groom!
What a fantastically wonderful wedding to kick off the union of such a fantastic couple! We wish you all the best as you begin your lives together and hope to see you again soon!
~Hugs~ Rebecca & Annie
Ladies hair and make-up : Emmy Vu at Sugarhouse Day Spa and Salon
Kristen’s dress : J. Crew
Kristen’s ceremony shoes : Kate Spade
Kristen’s reception shoes : J. Crew
Bridesmaid Dress : J. Crew
Veil : Custom made at M&J Bridal, NYC
Reception Dress and Jacket : Coast, London
Ceremony : Christ Church, Old Town Alexandria
Reception : National Elite Entertainment Cruises
Accommodations : Lorien, Old Town Aleandria
Transportation : Reston Limosine, Sterling, VA
Flowers : Petals Edge, Alexandria, VA
Wedding Cake : Gateau Cakes, Warrenton, VA
Wedding Coordination : Amanda Jablonski with Entertainment Cruises