Sarah and Justin were married this August in a stunning Riverside on the Potomac wedding in Leesburg, VA. August, like most of the summer, is one of those crazy unpredictable months when it comes to the weather in the Washington, DC area. You could get a cool day with a hint of fall in the air, a crazy hot and humid day, or epic thunderstorms. Somehow, these two experienced all three! The morning started off overcast and cool with the threat of lingering storms, but by the time we left the bridal suite at Landsdowne, the clouds had parted and the sun emerged. With the presence of the sun came lots of humidity, but Sarah and Justin took their first look and portrait time in stride — that’s just the kind of people they are, the ones who don’t let a little heat or bad weather ruin a perfect day! The rains held off long enough for them to enjoy an outdoor ceremony overlooking the water.
When I asked these two what they were most looking forward to about the big day, they both answered the reception! They just wanted to enjoy a night of dancing and celebrating with those near and dear and after getting to know their families throughout the day, that certainly came as no surprise. Sarah is one of three girls who have a tight-knit relationship and incredibly supportive (and sweet!) parents. Katie and Julia prepared for what ended up being one of my all-time favorite speeches and were so welcoming throughout the entire day. Justin’s family was equally as kind, with two insanely adorable flower girls who kept me laughing all day (especially when they raided the candy bar!). All in all, I truly feel these two could not have had a more perfect wedding as they were surrounded by the best kinds of people. Sarah and Justin, it was such an honor to be part of your celebration — thank you for inviting me into your family for the day!
A huge thank you to these vendors for making Sarah & Justin’s wedding amazing! And to Emily Marie Photography for being an awesome second shooter!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Riverside on the Potomac
Wedding Planner & Florist | Ginger & Blooms
Hair & Makeup | JKW Beauty
Pie | Mom’s Apple Pie
Catering | Spilled Milk
Band | Bachelor Boys Band
Invitation Suite | Twig & Juniper
Bridal Boutique | NORDSTROM
Dress Designer | BLISS BY MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Bridesmaid Dresses | J.CREW