A fun 'out of this world' styled shoot honoring Star Wars. These fantastic photos were taken at the Ronald Regan International Building in DC. Couldn't have asked for a better space to capture and communicate this Sci-Fi artistic shoot. An awesome group of professionals pulled this together~
For those of you looking to add a little nostalgia to your wedding day; this 'Going to the Chapel' photo shoot will take you back in time. While mixing one-part classic with one-part modern, a style mix was created that was...oh so right! While many weddings are in fields, vineyards, the beach or a barn, we wanted to encourage those looking for a traditional church wedding to delight in embracing their faith, while still keeping the ceremony feeling welcoming and modern. We loved the simple, quaint beauty of old Buckhall Methodist Church, making it the perfect venue for the overall look and feel.
The bride wore a lovely Pheia dress, which was a perfect blend of something old and new. Romantic greenery with a mix of white stems and the unexpected black peppers communicated life and tradition but with a modern flare. The bride's bouquet was design to be carried with the Bible underneath which is another tribute to tradition. The handmade bridal jewelry brought the entire look together for our bride. The cake kept with tradition as well but with modern accents. We loved the simple smooth tiers with brushed gold and exquisite sugar Magnolias.
And no classic, romantic wedding would be complete without an antique car. A 1948 Ford happened to be the very first car the driver ever owned; kept, loved and maintained all of these years made us feel like this 'wedding' would last a lifetime.
A tribute and modern interpretation to the original Disney's Beauty & The Beast. It was an honor to work at the Dover Hall Estate which is a tudor-style venue befitting the feel of the B&B castle. The two-story ballroom was inspired and patterned after the ballroom in the movie. The 'bride' went with the current trend of having two wedding gowns, one for the ceremony and another for the reception. The elegant Disney "Belle" gown is the design of Alfred Angelo the official Disney gown designer. The second gown was provided by the Fabulous Frocks Boutique of Old Town Alexandria. The gorgeous jewelry featured a canary-yellow diamond ring and a 23 karat necklace worthy of a princess. Enjoy the work of so many wonderful creatives and contributors...so sit down, relax and ... 'Be our guest!'
Professional Team: Tim Souza Photography, Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair, Alfred Angelo Bridal, Dover Hall Estate, Fabulous Frock of Alexandria, Quinns Goldsmith Inc., The Black Tux, Vintage Floral Design, We Do Weddings, Wholly Sweets Bake Shop, Madeline Design, Roseshire Roses, Pennock Wholesale, Model: Katie Single-IG kaitorade16
This styled shoot had the same challenge that many outdoor weddings have--the threat of rain. Reschedule...no way! The design team moved forward. With a pavilion, rain boots and umbrellas this styled shoot was brought together in breathtaking rose quartz and serenity. These colors shine in this enchanting garden. The head table was a mix of feminine and masculine, vintage and modern with place settings fit for a stunning rustic outdoor wedding. The centerpiece displayed flowers in various shades of pink, blue and buttery yellow. The depth of visual texture and movement was accomplished by adding many unique stems, such as the blue Eryngium (thistle) with the white O'Hara garden roses and delicate blue Volkerfreid Delphinium. A bit of whimsy played nicely with the petite tubular blooms in the Italian heather and small pearl clusters of white rice flower.
The cake has been suspended in air and displayed beautifully surrounded by gold geode lanterns. The cake is adorned by white Icelandic poppies, blueberries, raspberries, thistle and brushed with gold.
The beautiful crystal headpiece was inspired by soft baby's breath. This gorgeous bridal piece is custom made of 500 Swarovski crystals that have been meticulously hand wrapped to perfection.
The soft creamy brushed gold stationary is an invitation dipped in elegance. The menus and place cards brought an added element of sophistication to the table that did not go unnoticed.
So if it's raining on the big day...bring your smile because your pictures will be stunning! Rain creates perfect reflections that will turn ordinary photos into extraordinary. Colors in the rain are more saturated and vibrant making gorgeous photos 'happen'. So relax, bring an umbrella along with your awesome sense of adventure and take advantage of the beauty rain offers. Enjoy this day because you are a beautiful bride--come rain or shine.
Venue: Wollam Gardens
Photography: Tim Souza Photography
Styling & Coordination: Main Street Weddings
Floral Design: Vintage Floral Design
Jewelry & Design: Amelia Lawrence Weddings
Hair & Makeup: Main Street Hair Studio
Bridal Gown: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria
Cake: Cakes in Art
Stationary: Madeline's Design
Model: Bride/Courtney Kraus/Instagram: @krausca