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Married: Patti and George
{Leesburg VA Wedding Photographer}

Leesburg Virginia Wedding Photographer Morven Park
Whenever I’ve met Patti, she’s been quick to laugh and smile. Leading up to her wedding wasn’t much different, but on that day as soon as her dress was fastened and her veil clipped in there was a change. Nervousness set in just a bit as everything came together and as she anticipated her walk to meet her groom. Everything was done and she just had to wait for the ceremony to begin.

George is much the same. He lights up around Patti and isn’t afraid to let her know he loves her. Their friends will all claim that they are “the one” for each other. I didn’t see nerves from George leading up to the ceremony, but he also kept himself busy with last minute decorating and organization and problem solving.

When Patti met George at the end of the aisle, she took his hand. With eyes focused on each other, they read the vows they each had written for the other – funny, tender, romantic, and heartfelt. They made each other laugh and any nervousness vanished like it had never even been.

After the ceremony, we were blessed with the gift of time and got to explore then extensive grounds of Morven Park for their portraits. It’s one of the most scenic and unique venues around, and it’s just perfect for wedding photos! Just look at some of those old carriages that lined their reception space! Patti and George, I wish you nothing but the best, and hope you enjoy some of the highlights from your wedding day!

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George’s good friend does woodworking, so as part of his toast to Patti and George he brought in two halves of a heart that he glued together and told a really touching story about the wood and coming together and how if the wood heart ever breaks that it won’t be where it was joined and that where it was joined would be its strongest part actually. I’m totally not doing his story justice, but it was one of the nicest things I’ve heard at a wedding!
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Ceremony: Morven Park
Reception: Morven Park
Officiant: Jodi Arbor Johnson
Caterer: Catering By Vintage
Cake bakery: Unique Bakery
DJ: Davis Deejays
Florist: Affordable Arrangements
Dress: David’s Bridal
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Hair and Make Up: Salon Vie
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography

Friends and family can see the whole collection by entering their password at http://www.kellyewellphotography.com/pattiandgeorge.

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Need Feed Heed: April 2014

Leesburg Virginia wedding photographer
Happy Thursday, friends! I’m excited to bring you another dose of fun and inspiration with my newest installment of Need Feed Heed!

Need: Who knew something so small could inflict such pain but yet offer such relief. Lacrosse balls are like giving yourself your own deep tissue massage

Feed: My friend Janice first posted about making paleo graham crackers and I wanted to make some. The recipe is actually based off making a pie crust and I’ll admit mine turned out more like soft cookies in texture, but hey that’s ok with me!

Heed: I’ve started following a blog about an Australian couple who is renovating a historic French mansion. In France. From Australia. I can definitely relate to her journey, although she might have it tougher. She posted this quote the other day and it just sums things up perfectly these days!

Leave a comment with some of your recent Need Feed Heed discoveries. I’ll try them out myself, and maybe I’ll feature them in a future post too!

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Married: Kathleen and Zach
{Lansdowne VA Wedding Photographer}

Leesburg Virginia Wedding Photographer Lansdowne Resort
They were up on the 7th floor. Separated by a handful of doors, each surrounded by friends and family. Kathleen sat calmly as hair and makeup artists worked aroud her. Zach chatted up everyone in the room as he waited to hear “it’s time.” As Kathleen stepped into her dress and had her veil fastened, Zach’s family adjusted his tie and pinned on his boutonniere.

Seven floors below us, white chairs were set in rows and a custom made runner marking the special date was unfurled down the aisle. The music cued up, doors opened for Kathleen and her dad to begin walking, and Zach leaned forward to catch a better glimpse of his stunning bride.

Kathleen and Zach were married at Lansdowne Resort overlooking the Potomac River. Smiles, laughs, and a few tears marked a night of big celebrations. I was honored to work with the newlyweds, and enjoy a few highlights from their wedding day!

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I’ll end with the one. I didn’t think too much of it when I took it. Just a photo of two people watching the reception action from the side of the dance floor. But when I really looked at it as I was editing, there was something about it that just grabbed me. I love the generations – old and young. The way they’re both just sitting in the same way that they can, and the little boy’s gaze up to Kathleen’s grandfather. So classic and reverent looking. This one just gets me!
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Ceremony: Lansdowne Resort
Reception: Lansdowne Resort
Officiant: Fr. Bill English
Caterer: Lansdowne Resort
Cake bakery: Cupcakes Actually
DJ: Blooming Spaces
Florist: Starlust Entertainment
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Dress: J. Crew
Hair and Make Up: CMF Artistry
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography

Friends and family can see the whole collection by entering their password at http://www.kellyewellphotography.com/kathleenandzach.

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Jackie Phillips - April 16, 2014 - 7:58 am

Gorgeous photos! I love her dress!

Isabelle - April 15, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Such a pretty wedding!!

Caitlin - April 15, 2014 - 11:30 am

oh i love that last shot too! looks like a fun wedding!

Anniversary Portraits: Melissa and Andrew

Anniversary Portraits Leesburg Virginia Morven Park
Melissa is the fellow photographer who I mentioned in yesterday’s post. I had met Melissa on a few occasions before when we both attended some of the same style shoots for some photography fun in our down times. She and her husband, Andrew, were kind enough to come out and serve as models during my mentoring session with Brooke. The always sweet Melissa was equally as patient and understand as we talked about posing couples. And I learned that she lives an infinitely more exciting life than I do because she and Andrew has just recently gotten back from an amazing five-week honeymoon around Thailand, the Philippines, and several other countries in Southeast Asia! I was super jealous to hear about that trip!

So while they may still be newlyweds, you can never celebrate a recent marriage enough, and I was extra excited to capture these anniversary-style portraits for them. Enjoy some of the highlights!

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