When you think of wedding photography in Washington, DC, often times the iconic monuments and white marble architecture of the city comes to mind. And trust me, there is nothing I love more than a classic, black-tie wedding! But just minutes outside of the beltway that surrounds our Capital, you can find an endless variety of venues that highlight the different unique aspect of Virginia and Maryland. The coastal bride may love the ocean views at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club while the winery loving couple will adore the vines at Breaux or Stone Tower. If you’re into a more intimate vibe, the quietness of The Thomas Birkby House is the perfect location. And for those who love secret gardens, Morven Park, Oatlands, Airlie, or the Market at Grelen will certainly steal your heart. All this to say, we are so lucky to live in an area where there are so many options.
One of those options, however, is so tucked away that it’s almost unknown. The remote beauty is just one of the great things about The Retreat at Cool Spring; it’s also decorated like something straight out of Provence in such a way that would put even Joanna Gaines to shame. I was beyond excited to capture photos for Madison and Corey at this stunning venue and think the stylist, Lauren Niles, knocked it out of the park with her gorgeous table design. It was my hope that these images could inspire future brides and bring a bit of awareness to this unique spot, so I was thrilled when I found out the shoot was going to be featured on one of my favorite blogs, United With Love. Tabitha did such an amazing job showcasing all of the lovely details, so please head over directly to United With Love so you can see the full feature HERE!