Leading up to Nicole and Pat’s wedding was kind of like the anticipation a kid has for Christmas! You know something big and exciting and special is coming, and that’s exactly what their wedding was since it officially kicked of my wedding season! We wedding photographers always enjoy a slower winter season where we can recharge and finish up projects that get moved to the back burner when we are out shooting every weekend and editing all week, but come springtime we’re ready to get back into action!
Kicking things off at Rust Manor is a plus too because of their gorgeous estate house and garden-like grounds. But the best is knowing that I was meeting up with Nicole and Pat again, who are two people who are so kind and enjoyable to be around. From ceremony to cocktail hour to portraits in between, everything went off without a hitch and was so perfectly personalized to the two of them.
And then there was the surprise dinosaur appearance!!
Nicole mentioned that she and her brother might do a special dance, but I don’t think even she knew that he’d come out in an inflatable T-Rex costume to the Jurassic Park soundtrack! It was a big surprise for everyone that got lots of laughs and cheers as they twirled around together! All in all, it was an amazingly festive day filled with love and celebration with friends and family. Who all knew how to have a good time!
So enjoy highlights from Nicole and Pat’s wedding at Rust Manor House!
Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.