From May 30, 2015
I was really excited to photography Jessica and Andy's wedding not only because they are such a great couple, but also because it presented us with an opportunity to photograph one of Fredericksburg's most significant landmarks. I had not been inside of St George's Church but I have walked and driven by it too many times to count. It's gorgeous, unique and historic, what more do you need? Inside didn't disappoint either. It embodied classic elegance while maintaining the discipline of an Episcopal house of worship. I loved it!
My process in meeting and getting to know couples starts upon our first meeting and is continued in a handful of additions events. I usually spend an additional two hours or so with each couple during their engagement session as well as a few other meetings along the way. Jessica and Andy decided they wanted to get together after their wedding for a photo session otherwise I'm sure I'd have realized how sneaky cool they are. During one of our meetings, Andy mentioned he was having a custom suit made. He didn't mention how James Bond it was. He also didn't mention one of the coolest things I've seen a groom do in a long time. He had their wedding date embroidered into the back of his suit collar underneath the fold. Such a cool touch of class. Jessica snuck in her cool with the electric blue shoes she wore and later on the dance floor where she proved herself a worthy dance partner for those looking to cut loose that night.
I think what stood out most to me on this day though wasn't the brides beautiful dress, the historic church or the gorgeous sunset. It wasn't the decor or the flowers or the cake. Don't get me wrong, all of those things were magnificent. But what stood out to me the most was the celebration during the reception. It was the joy that was so apparent on everyone's faces. In was incredible to see and a pleasure to capture it for everyone!
Special thanks to all of the fantastic vendors who helped make for a fantastic celebration!
Coordinator: Weddings by Ginny
Catering/Reception Venue: Augustine Golf Club
Salon: Salon 730
Dress: Curvaceous Couture
Groom's Suit: Enzo Custom Clothiers
Entertainment; Classic Hits Entertainment
Transportation: Elsie Belman Limos