Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm back to blog on Brooke and Aaron's wedding the gorgeous Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia! I had a little sneak peek here, but it definitely does no justice to the entirety of their wedding! Brooke and Aaron not only had some of the prettiest DIY details I've seen in a while, but they also had two ceremonies at their traditional Jewish wedding. It was delightfully jam-packed with gorgeous photo opportunities, of which I reeeeeeeeally took advantage of. I'm sure you'll be able to tell, with the crazy abundance of photos below!
To start our day, we went outside for Brooke and Aaron's first look, of which was amazing. I haven't had a bride cry yet during the first look, and I almost cried myself when Brooke started crying! It was just too sweet! Aaron was quick with a handkerchief though to take care of his sweet bride. :) After first-look and group photos we headed inside for Brooke and Aaron's Ketubah signing. It's the first major part of a traditional Jewish wedding, and only close friends and family attend while the witnesses, bride, groom and rabbi sign the marriage contract. The wedding is not complete though until the next ceremony under the Chuppah! This part of the wedding is widely known for the seven circles, the ring ceremony (in which the couple places the ring on the index fingers), and the breaking of the glass (one of my favorite parts!). There's a huge list with everything else that goes on in a traditional Jewish wedding, so go here to check it out!
After the wedding was complete, we headed off to the gorgeous reception tent on another part of the Hendry House property! This tent was decked out with amaaaaaazing DIY details, and all those details revolved around a book theme that Brooke and Aaron wanted to incorporate. They had books on the table, bookmark wedding favors, and (my personal favorite) library cards as seating cards for the guests. They even had a mini card catalog to hold all of the library cards! Eeek! So stinkin' cute! The reception as a whole was just amazing, and I can't begin to describe how exciting it was to be there! :)
Thank you so much to Brooke, Aaron and their family and friends for letting me be a part of their special day! Also, many thanks to Courtney and her assistant Janice of A Sweet Soiree for their amazing planning skills, and to Dan Goldman for his awesome DJ skills (and more vendors below!). Enjoy!
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Ceremony & Reception - The Hendry House
Photography - Lisa Boggs Photography
Wedding Planner - A Sweet Soiree
DJ - Dan Goldman
Makeup - Carla Pressley
Flowers - Twinbrook Floral Design
Catering - Main Event Caterers
Cupcakes - Crumbs Bake Shop
Rentals - Capital Party Rentals
Tent - L & A Tent Rentals
Thanks for looking!