Today's awesome blog post is about two amazing people: Anne and Sam! Anne and Sam are probably one of the most attractive couples I've ever met. I would hate them if I didn't know them (due to their extreme attractiveness, of course), but I can't! When I sat down with them for the first time I felt like we were old friends. They're two incredible people, inside and out, and I was honored to photograph their wedding at Bluemont Vineyard!
I started the day out with Anne, her bridesmaids and family in Ashburn where all of the gals were getting ready. Anne had already strategically positioned her dress, the bridesmaids dresses, and a slew of other details for me to photograph that made my job so much easier! I was completely in awe of Anne's dress on the hanger, but nothing compared to when Anne finally had her dress on. I think everyone in the room was completely taken aback by how stunning Anne looked! After everyone was ready, we hightailed it to Bluemont so we could get some photos done before the ceremony! Sam and the groomsmen met us at Bluemont, and once the girls were done we were able to get some pretty stellar guy photos. My favorites are of Sam playing football with his groomsmen. I requested they make up some sort of play (this is where you are probably realizing know nothing about football), and they agreed to it and did a pretty phenomenal job!
After our football shenanigans, we all went inside to prep for the ceremony. The ceremony was outside overlooking the Loudoun Valley, and it couldn't have been a lovelier day. Anne and Sam absolutely beamed during their vows, and I have to admit I got choked up when Anne began to cry! But she gracefully recovered and looked completely amazing by the time the couple recessed down the aisle. After some family photos, I drove Anne and Sam up the hill closer to the tasting room to some vines where the view of Virginia is even better than at the stable. I'm really glad we did this, as the view was completely different from anything else we had seen earlier in the day. That and the grapes on the vines were perfection! Once finished with the couples photos, we headed back down to the stable for some serious partying! My favorite part of the reception was when Sam was taking off Anne's garter. Somehow, someway, he sneaked a football under the dress and took the garter off her leg and onto the football. Then, of course, he threw the football out to all of his single guy friends, and his adorable nephew caught it and there was much rejoicing. Love it!
I could go on and on about Anne and Sam's wedding (I know, I kind of already have), but you should really just look at all of their beautiful photos. I want to thank Anne and Sam and their family and friends for allowing me to be there for their special day! I had an incredible time and I hope you enjoy the photos. :)
Thanks for looking!
Photographer: Lisa Boggs Photography
Venue: Bluemont Vineyard
Caterer: Savoir Fare Limited
Planner: Elegant Momentz by Kathleen Wheaton
Videographer: DsD Video Productions by Doug Donnellan
DJ: Dinardo Brothers Entertainment by TJ Varano
Florist: Affordable Arrangements
Dress: Love Couture Bridal Boutique
Hair: Kristina Wolfe and Lindsey McLaughlin at Salon Maude
Makeup: Ann Ho of Styles by Ann
Jewelry: Dominion Jewelers