Catherine and Kyle had a perfect September wedding at the Thomas Birkby House in Leesburg, VA. I always hesitate to use the word perfect because at nearly every wedding, there is always one thing that doesn’t go as planned through no fault of anyone — that’s just how things are! Often it’s the weather, but that certainly wasn’t a problem for us. You generally expect early September to still be quite hot in the Washington, DC area, but these two were blessed with a truly perfect day! I know, I know — there is that word again! But I can’t think of any other way to describe it; it was an ideal 70-75 degrees, clear skies, and a very light breeze.
The weather wasn’t the only thing that well for us, however. From the moment I arrived, Catherine and her girls were running right on schedule (which isn’t a surprise if you know Catherine — she is quite the organized planner, to say the least!) with their hair and makeup already complete. They had a completely stress-free morning as the lovely bride awaited her moment to walk down the aisle towards her groom. And we even wrapped up photos a bit early after the ceremony so this sweet couple could enjoy a bit of cocktail hour with their guests! Laughter, drinking, and dancing continued under the tent until the first sparkler was lit for their reception exit. Looking back, I honestly cannot think of one thing I’d change and would love to relive this day all over again!
It’s been such a joy to work with Catherine and Kyle over the past year; these two have an affinity for making people feel so loved and welcome and I was certainly no exception to that rule (even despite our differing candy allegiances — she Mars, to my Hershey’s). I cannot wait to follow all their travel adventures around the world over the coming years!
A huge thank you to these vendors for making Catherine & Kyle’s wedding amazing! And to Emily Marie Photography for being an awesome second shooter!
Venue | Thomas Birkby House
Coordinator | Simply Royal Events
Florist | Creations in Bloom
Invitation Suite | Clover Lake Paper
Hair & Makeup | Makeup by Ana B
Catering | Magnolia’s at the Mill
Cronuts | FOUNDING FARMERS
Vintage Furniture | Bella Villa Antiques
Band | Bachelor Boys Band
Bridal Boutique | Amy’s Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer | STELLA YORK
Groom’s Attire | CALVIN KLEIN
Bridesmaid’s Attire | DAVID’S BRIDAL