If you haven't already figured it out, I love Kim and Dan! After I shot their engagements, we became very good friends, and it is always so much fun to shoot a friend’s wedding. You'll see that their wedding did not disappoint in terms of details, moments, and color! To borrow from Steel Magnolias, Kim's colors were purple and purple (not pink and pink!). Lavender was everywhere, and it was gorgeous. One nice surprise was that lavender was actually growing at the Birkby house in the spot we took the first look and some wedding party photos. It matched perfectly! I mentioned this in their previous blog posts here and here, but their wedding was at the historic Thomas Birkby House in Leesburg, VA. The setting is stunning and has great-looking photo opportunities everywhere you turn. Dan and I talked about how I would describe their wedding, and he came up with "Contemporary Country," and I think that totally fits! The setting was refined and sophisticated, but had great classical and even rural elements, like the wooden backdrop of the first-looks. There were also some fun and unique elements like the photo booth and Kim’s inspired choice of pie instead of cake!
I have to give a big thank you to Kim and Dan for allowing me to be their photographer on their special day. I had a great time as a friend and a photographer, and that makes it twice as special! Also, many thanks to Mary Louise of the Birkby House for her incredible patience, Courtney of A Sweet Soiree for her steadfast planning and help, Dave from Blue Sky Films for working so well with me, and Kate Rogers for her beautiful harp playing (as usual). Kim and Dan also used Celebrations Catering for their delicious meal and Mom's Apple Pie of Leesburg, VA for their wedding pie (not cake!). These vendors were incredible, so if you're on the hunt, certainly give them a call!
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