It was a pleasure to capture Susan and Stephen’s wedding at the stunning Rose Hill Manor is Leesburg, VA. It’s one of those rare hidden gems that is a bit off the beaten path. Leesburg is part of Loudoun County, one of the wealthiest counties in the entire country. I simply mention that to explain how truly wonderful this little town is because it’s home to so many unique locations, including a vast amount of wineries, even more antique stores, and tons of stunning wedding venues like this one! The perks of living in this area are truly too many to count and it makes being a Washington, DC wedding photographer such a treat because you are always shooting some place new!
I think it’s safe to say that weddings are about one thing: celebrating the union and love of the beautiful bride and handsome groom. Of course, there are other things! Fun dancing, delicious cake, tearful toasts, and a grand exit throughout the day. At the core of everything is the love of the bride and groom. Susan and Stephen’s wedding day was no different; hundreds joined together to lift these two up in celebration. But outside of that core value, everything else was different!
See the dancing wasn’t just dancing; these two, as well as many of their guests, were very skilled and made the entire dance floor look like a ballroom competition! And the cake wasn’t just any cake; it was handmade by the bride and featured a Star Wars theme!! The exit was one for the books; Stephen’s family comes from New Orleans and they did a traditional “Second Line” through the reception out to their getaway car! You could truly tell that for as much thought as the guests put into Susan & Stephen’s love, Susan & Stephen put just as much back into ensuring their guests had a wonderful evening.