I’m a little squeezed for time this week, so I’m just going to get to the images on this post. Anyway, I can show you how happy Brittlea and Andy were on their wedding day much better than I can tell you, of course!
I started off the day with calm and cheerful Brittlea while she was getting ready. Brittlea’s sister and maid of honor, Molly, has quite a few artistic talents up her sleeve. She did Brittlea’s makeup beautifully, and she also crafted a cake-topper for Brittlea and Andy. More on that below!
You’ll see Brittlea’s 10,000 watt smile quite a few times in this post – she was beaming all day!
Chris, who really knows how to capture a ceremony, took this image of the ring exchange:
Brittlea is a member of her church’s bell choir. They sounded amazing, by the way!
Mr. and Mrs.!
We took a few minutes to grab a couple of portraits at the church…(favorite!):
And then headed over to the reception at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club for a few more.
Brittlea and Andy have quite a few nieces and nephews between the two of them. The kiddos were running around and playing outside while we were doing a few last group portraits, and I said, “Oh, let’s get a group shot of just the kids!” With just two of the adults rounding them up for me, they quietly composed into this shot within seconds. I’m not even exaggerating – they were so sweet and well-behaved!
Chris was inside on detail-duty getting shots of the room before everyone came in from cocktail hour/pictures. The room was huge with a beautiful panoramic view of the Potomac.
I bet you’re wondering what’s in the mysterious little box with the “Open at 10:20pm” instructions, aren’t you?
And here’s the cake topper that Molly hand-made. Isn’t the detail amazing?!
First dance, surrounded by family and friends:
Someone’s hiding behind the cake there, just waiting for a taste…
This last shot reveals the contents of the mystery boxes – Brittlea and Andy exited the reception to the sound of tiny bells rung by the guests! So cute and fitting.
Best wishes and congratulations to you both from Chris and me! It was so wonderful to spend such a wonderful day with you and your families!