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Westin Alexandria, VA Wedding

Apr 18, 2019

I knew before it even began that Jenlain and Matty’s Westin Alexandria wedding would be both a stunning and flawless day! Jenlain and all her bridesmaids were absolutely glowing after JKW Beauty wrapped up hair and makeup. The bride then slipped into her classic lace and crepe Pronovais gown from Ellie’s Bridal which was perfectly complete by one of the most lush and elegant bouquets I’ve ever seen! Yen from Chic Girl Flowers (my favorite!) is simply a floral genius — the bouquets were somehow both perfectly textured and soft at the same time; just wait until you see them below! And don’t even get me started on the circular flower arch she designed for the ceremony… it’s unreal! At the reception, with Lauren from Hitched by Heather at the helm, every single detail was more beautifully executed than the last. Finally, the Bachelor Boys Band killed it on the dance floor and I saw guests singing along to each and every song. 

It goes without saying that the entire event was so perfect thanks to Jenlain and Matty’s attention to detail when planning for the big day. They put so much thought into every aspect and it clearly paid off. Heck, even the weather was amazing which is rare in April — a month known for it’s unpredictability and showers! Yet perhaps one of the biggest elements of any wedding day is the venue. These two chose the Westin Alexandria for one simple reason; they wanted a place for their guests to be comfortable. The majority of Matty’s family was visiting from the UK, so it was important for them to have a hub close to Washington, DC to explore. And having the wedding in the same location made the day a breeze. They put the needs of their company above everything else and I think that speaks volumes to the character of this sweet couple.

Having worked with them for over a year, I can tell you they are nothing short of a joy to be around and Jenlain’s gorgeous smile is simply infectious. Their beautiful spring wedding was the perfect way to kick off my 2019 wedding season and I can’t wait to see what else in store this year! 

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A huge thank you to these vendors for making Jenlain & Matty’s wedding amazing! And to Jessica for being an awesome second shooter! 
Venue & Catering | Westin Alexandria
Coordinator | Hitched by Heather
Florist | Chic Girl Flowers
Hair & Makeup | JKW Beauty
Invitation Suite | Bella Figura
Cake | Morgan Phillips
Band | Bachelor Boys Band
Bridal Boutique | Ellie’s Bridal
Dress Designer | Pronovias
Groom’s Attire | INDOCHINO

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  1. Nancy Ricciardi says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, the couple, the flowers, the venue, every photo….. Just beautiful!!!

  2. Jane says:

    One of the most beautiful weddings I think I will ever be apart of!

  3. This photo essay on Jenlain’s and Matty’s wedding is stunning! I attended the wonderful event and the photos (and description) capture the atmosphere and elegance.

  4. Kristi says:

    Stunning photos of a BEAUTIFUL couple

  5. Anne R Easlon says:

    What a beautiful reflection of joy and happiness!

  6. John says:

    These photos are beautiful. They tale great advantage of the charm in and around Old Town Alexandria and do a great job capturing the happiness of the couple

  7. Ellen Conway says:

    Alicia, thank you for capturing Jenlain and Matty’s love in such beautiful ways!! These are amazing!!!!

  8. Samantha Roemer says:

    This was such a stunning, gorgeous event and you captured it so well!

  9. Donna Ricciardi says:

    Absolutely crying my eyes out. I was there the day you were born and now you are a mature, lovely, smart, beautiful (inside and out) grown-ass women. Matty is so special to us for so many reasons, but mostly because he makes Jenlain happy and will love and cherish her forever. Congratulations to all and especially to the parents (Weez, Kevin, Irene, Malcolm) for raising such special people.

  10. Laura Amann says:

    these photos are stunning. Beautiful and artistic

  11. Frank & Linda Randall says:

    What a beautiful wedding. Wishing you both a loving and happy life together.

  12. Fallon Farmer says:

    Such a wonderful day of happy moments! Thank you for all your hard work Alicia and team!

  13. Barbara A Coyle says:

    Love grows….and so does our family! Such beautiful photographs of such a wonderful wedding….filled with love and light! So very happy Jen and Matty have found each other and are sharing their love with the world! What gorgeous memories these photos hold!

  14. Christina says:

    Wow. So beautiful in every way and every photo. Just fabulous x

  15. Janice says:

    Absolutely fantastic photos – a great reflection of the day which was equally as fantastic ❤️

  16. Deborah Cottiss says:

    Amazing photos of two beautiful people Matthew and Jenlain ❤️????

  17. Aunt Kathy Marzano says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Each photo shows the love and beauty we all felt at this wonderful celebration. God bless our dear Jen and Matty. ????

  18. Kirsten Blair says:

    Amazing day! Amazing piks! Amazing couple. From growing up with Matty & being able to share his & Jenlains special day was an honour. Wishing you both all the happiness in the world xxx

  19. Hayley Harland says:

    Absolutely stunning photographs Alicia Well done! ❤️
    This was the most beautiful day from start to finish. Thank you for capturing it perfectly.
    Thank you to Jenlain and Matty for letting me share your special day X

  20. Elaine and Keith Holliday says:

    Being able to travel over to America and see my special godson get married to a beautiful young lady is a memory I will cherish forever. I am so proud of you Matthew.
    Thank you to everyone for making us so welcome and being part of such a memorable occasion. The photos will be an everlasting reminder of the special time we spent with everyone. The day was just perfect in every way. Wishing you both a lifetime of love ???? and happiness together.

  21. Julia Crane says:

    Absolutely stunning! These photos perfectly capture what a wonderful wedding it was – filled with joy, tears, laughter and love. Congratulations again to the happy couple – May these photos always remind you of the joy you felt in these moments. Love you both!

  22. Susan Sloan says:

    You are a beautiful couple, and your wedding looks amazing. So very happy for you both. Wishing you love and happiness always. ❤️❤️

  23. Jane Crane says:

    Amazing pictures! Beautiful couple & stunning bride! Congratulations Jenlain & Matty!

  24. Christine Goldman says:

    Stunning! Each photo captures the beauty and happiness in Jenlain and Matty’s heart. A beautiful bride and groom inside and out surrounded by love.

  25. Rhonda and John O'Leary says:

    What beautiful photographs!!! The photographers did a great job but they did have two gorgeous and handsome subjects to work with!! Great Couple!! Great Wedding!! Great memories!! Thank you for letting us share in your joy! Rhonda and John O

  26. Robin Farewell says:

    exquisite wedding – everything was just perfect – beautifully done – love, happiness and health always –

  27. Julio & Yauska Fernandez says:

    Stunning everything is Beautiful. What a memorable day. God Bless this Couple ????????

  28. Emily Brown says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  29. Edward Painter says:

    Wish I had been there to experience all of this first hand!

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