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Mark & Melanie – Vow Renewal 07.26.08

Yesterday I had the honor of experiencing a really special occasion as Mark and Melanie renewed their vows after twelve years of marriage. The event was held at the breathtaking Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia with their closest friends and family in attendance. We were lucky with the weather considering the forecast was iffy – we had just enough time to complete the entire ceremony and a few quick portraits before the skies opened up in a total downpour. Everyone stayed perfectly cozy and dry either under the tent or inside the winery.

Note to friends and family: to be notified when the rest of Mark and Melanie’s photos can be viewed online, click here!

A few details of the winery and event – Laura Ritchie and her team from R&R Catering did an amazing job of making everything look so fabulous (a few of these shots are courtesy of my husband, Chris, who came along as my second-shooter!):

Mark and Melanie’s two boys walked them down the aisle and flanked them during the ceremony.

Another great shot by Chris:

I adore how they looked at each other as they were exchanging vows:


And I can’t get over how gorgeous they all are!


My personal favorite of the day:

A first dance for the second time around:

A fun and fitting gift from their friends:

Mark and Melanie, Chris and I were so happy to share this day with you, and we had a great time. We wish you a lifetime of continued happiness together!

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  • Eileen Broderick - Yeah, Susan Solo! You rocked this! I just love your detail collages. All of these pictures are stunning! The shots of their expressions as they exchange vows are just killer. total goosebumps. They are a crazy-gorgeous family! Looks like a beautiful event, Susan. you and Your Man just nailed these. I know who I’m gonna call if Tim and I ever do this. You and Jaci are my girls! XOXOXO.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hodzic - Susan, this is just awesome.
    You did a FANTASTIC job. I was so excited to see just YOUR logo on the images.
    Love love LOVE them all.
    You are putting us all to shame girl!

    What a great couple. I am sure they are thrilled with their photos.

    😀 SarahReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - YAY!!! I’m so excited for you! You did a great job (as usual). I LOVE your storyboards. Please share how you make them 🙂
    They must be thrilled with these photos. Such a beautiful family and now they have your beautiful images! Super job! I agree with Sarah, it’s nice to see your logo on there!

    Cheers,
    JaciReplyCancel

  • kelly & brady - what a beautiful evening for a beautiful couple/ family… glad Brady and I could celebrate with you!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Myers - Awesome work…you should be very proud!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - Susan, you are so talented! I love all the shots… they are beautiful! And what a gorgeous day and incredible couple to work with. Great work!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie and Mark - Susan and Chris,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You did an amazing job and Mark and I are thrilled with the outcome so far…can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • emily - just beautiful!!! great job girl! (and beautiful family!)ReplyCancel

  • Armin - Fantastic!ReplyCancel

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