Garden Inspired Spring Wedding at Stone Tower Winery Brittany and Alexander | Leesburg, VA

I can’t believe it’s MAY!!! Brittany and Alexander’s gorgeous wedding day was one I looked forward to for a long time. It wasn’t my first wedding of the year because I photographed one on a CRUISE back in February…but this felt like my first “normal” wedding and it was the first wedding of my busy season! And, let me just tell you, it kicked my spring off in the most INCREDIBLE way!!! Saturday was the most perfect, warm spring day with barely a cloud in the sky. We arrived in the bridal suite to a BAG full of fun details to photograph, which always kicks my creativity off on the perfect foot! Plus, I was working with some of my favorite friends: Chelsey as my second shooter, and Josh and Erika as the film team! And, to top it all off, Brittany and Alexander are the sweetest couple there ever was – so it was truly the BEST. DAY. EVER.

Stone Tower Winery has been on my list of venues I wanted to photograph for the longest time. It has fantastic light, breathtaking views and an awesome team. It was a dream come true! Brittany and Alexander both put so much thought into every moment and every detail of their wedding. Brittany had the most thoughtful gifts for her bridesmaids, parents and for Alexander. She planned her garden-inspired reception to a T (with the cutest travel-themed details throughout!) and was such a generous, loving friend to everyone around her throughout the day. They are both joyful, gracious and shine such a bright light everywhere they go. I truly felt so privileged to be a part of their wedding day!

Brittany and Alexander: Thank you so, so much – from the bottom of my heart – for inviting me into such a special season. I can’t wait to hear about your AMAZING honeymoon, and I hope you enjoy these favorite images as much as I do!!!

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Those SHOES!!! A dream!

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LOVED these fun travel tags!

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LOVE this fun shot!!! And we didn’t even break the bed!!!

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Such an amazing gift from Brittany! Love it!!

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The bridesmaids seeing Brittany for the first time in her dress!!!

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Alexander’s gift to Brittany!! They both just kept saying “I can’t believe he/she did this!!!”

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First look with dad! So sweet!!!

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First look with Alexander!! I love it!!!

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LOVE this set of portraits!!

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Her eyes just kill me!!

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Ceremony time!!!

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So much joy!!!

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“WERE MARRIED!!!”

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Beautiful portraits in harsh sun ARE possible!!!

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LOVE this one!!!

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OBSESSED with this gorgeous reception! The hanging details are my favorite!!

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Brittany’s dad MADE the sign on the left!! Amazing!!!

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Quiet moments together before guests were let into the reception <3

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Golden hour portraits! LOVE!!!

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Favorite!

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Time to PARTY!!!

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Thank you to all of the incredbile vendors that made this day happen:

Planner/Day-Of Coordinator: A Beyoutiful Fete Events 
Bride’s Gown Designer: Pronovias 
Bride’s Gown Retailer: Kleinfelds 
Bride’s shoes: Sarah Jessica Parker Collection (SJP Collection)
Groom’s custom suit: Alton Lane 
Invitations/Paper Products: Makalea + Minted 
Videographer: Josh Bryan Cinema
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May 22, 2019

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