On a beautiful fall day in November, Alexandra and Matt were married at Saint Timothy’s Catholic Church in Chantilly, Virginia. Ironically, when my family lived in Herndon, we would sometimes attend this church. It had been years since I’d visited and it was great to be back! And another fun fact was the priest who officiated their wedding went to the same church as my family and he remembered my mom. It was a day filled with lots of coincidences! 🙂
Walking into Alexandra’s mother’s house, we were greeted with lots of smiling ladies and one blushing bride! Yisell, her hair and make up artist, was putting finishing touches on Alexandra, who looked utterly fantastic! Alexandra got dressed in her mother’s room, which was a super sweet moment between mother and daughter.
Though it was a cold day, we joked about how Alexandra was the perfect bride for a cold wedding day! She studies ice so she has a lot of experience being cold! Also, since they were total champs for their engagement session at Great Falls which was also a chilly day, I just knew they were going to rock their portraits in the cold!
I love when my couples include special dances on their wedding days. Starting with the First Dance, its such a sweet time filled with so much love, joy, and happy tears. Then the Father Daughter Dance and then the Mother Son Dance, both of which I am normally fighting back tears behind my camera. Alexandra and Matt included another special dance for Matt’s grandmother and himself. They danced to her First Dance song with her late husband. As you can imagine, there was not a dry eye in the room!
Alexandra and Matt, we are beyond excited for you as you begin the adventure of a lifetime as husband and wife! You two are such a sweet couple and we are so glad we had the opportunity to witness and capture your love!
Thank you so much to these incredible vendors who helped make Alexandra and Matt’s wedding day amazing!
Ceremony Venue: Saint Timothy’s Catholic Church
Caterer: Purple Onion
Hair Artist: Yisell Santos
Reception Venue: Bull Run Golf Club
Cake Artist: Purple Onion
Make-up Artist: Yisell Santos
Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddington Way