A Morais Vineyards Wedding

         T & R’s wedding was a very memorable one; it was full of love and all kinds of joyful sentiments. As a wedding photographer, I get to see firsthand the raw emotions from the bride, groom and their families and friends.          The day started off easy as usual. T handed me all her wedding details to photograph while her sister, the only bridesmaid, started to get ready. Before they finished, I jumped right in and captured some fun sisters photos. After that, T went in to another room where her dad was waiting patiently to see his beautiful daughter in her wedding dress. I can’t imagine how he felt when he saw her walked in, but with the look I saw in his eyes, it was priceless.          In the limousine, T and her dad were sitting in the back, T was a little nervous and worried about how the day would flow but her dad was there and assured her that everything will be alright and her sister backed him up.          As soon as we arrived at the church, the ceremony began. T walked down the aisle slowly with her arm wrapped around her dad’s. And on the other end of the aisle was the man of her dreams waiting excitedly with tears in his eyes. When T and her dad reached the last pew of the aisle, R approached them with a firmed hand shake to T’s dad assuring that he will take good care of his daughter. It was a beautiful...

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

          Just a couple of weeks ago, I was able to scout The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Hamilton, Va. It is only ten minutes away from Leesburg, Va. The Barns is a family owned and operated winery in a refurbished dairy farm!           “The Barns has eleven breathtaking acres surround a beautifully restored hundred and six-year-old stone and wood bank barn, which has been transformed into a unique tasting room.”         The Barns is perfect for weddings that have rustic feel. If you are planning a wedding that involves a beautiful barn and a delicious wine selection, look no further! The Barns is the perfect venue for you! Check them out, friends! Please say hi for me! [smile] Wedding Venue | THE BARNS AT HAMILTON STATION Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Shadow Creek Weddings & Events

         Last Saturday, I got to spend a day scouting the beautiful Shadow Creek located in the heart of Purcellville, Va. It is just a little over 10 miles away from Old Town Leesburg! This venue is truly amazing; it has a rustic and modern feel to it! The interior design is spot on! Shadow Creek can accommodate and wow up to 300 of your guests. Rain or shine, Shadow Creek has got you covered! Like literally! Both its indoor and outdoor backdrops are evenly perfect for your wedding!           I love Shadow Creek! My most favorite part is their private bride dressing suite! Scroll down below and see it for yourself! [smile]          On March 19th, Shadow Creek will be a part of the Weddings in Loudoun Open House! Be sure to pay them a visit! I will have my wedding brochures waiting for you with special surprise on it! [smile] Venue | SHADOW CREEK WEDDINGS & EVENTS Mirror signage | LEAH LETTERS Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Fritzie + Paul’s Happily Ever After!

         It was a cool and windy fall afternoon, and inside the church, there was so much love abound that it warmed up the entire church.          At the altar, Paul, alongside his best man and younger brother, Michael Jay, was all poised and ready to face his wife-to-be. But as soon as he had a glimpse of Fritzie, he couldn’t help hide his emotions – he couldn’t stop his happy tears from falling.          Paul used to serenade Fritzie during their dating years. You heard that right: he used to sing to her and made her fall in love. So naturally, at their wedding ceremony, Paul serenaded his now wife, in front of their family and friends. Everyone was in tears. It was such a beautiful sight. It was love. Fritzie’s happiness and excitement was felt throughout the room while she was getting ready! Fritzie envisioned her first look was going downstairs while her groom was waiting patiently. It came true. The veil ceremony,  symbolizes the oneness of marriage. The cord ceremony symbolizes the unbreakable bond of marriage.         The money dance! A traditional Filipino wedding dance where the newly weds dance and the guests pin money. Fritzie and Paul’s wedding was one to remember. It was classic, traditional, and full of love. Ceremony  | SAINT THERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH Reception  | BELMONT COUNTRY CLUB Dress | LA REVE BRIDAL COUTURE Tux | MENS WEARHOUSE Bridesmaids dresses | DAVIDS BRIDAL Floral, Design and Planning | JAM MANALANG Hair and Makeup | ABBY MINA DJ | EMER LUNASIN AND PHILLIP...

Sarah + Chris’s Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Sarah and Chris’s wedding had them all!          Sarah and Chris got married in an intimate setting at Chris’s church. Everyone was in silence. As soon as the wedding march played in the background, everyone turned around, stood up slowly, waited for Sarah’s grand entrance. Sarah lit up everyone’s faces when she walked down the aisle especially Chris who was just a few steps away. Surrounded by their close friends and family, they tied the knot and promised their love forever. SOMETHING OLD: the handkerchief was Chris’s grandmother’s given to his mom and then his mom gave it to Sarah. SOMETHING NEW: this beautiful Swarovski necklace was Chris’s wedding gift to Sarah. SOMETHING BORROWED: Sarah borrowed her mom’s beautiful earrings. SOMETHING BLUE: it’s Sarah and Chris’s wedding color with a touch of coral.          This watch with beautiful words engraved in the back: “Chris, Every Second I Love You More, Sarah” was a wedding gift from Sarah to Chris. After their solemn ceremony, Sarah and Chris were greeted outside the church by all with bubbles send-off and rain drops! Fun fact: Sarah and Chris’s engagement session in October 2015 was also raining, thus, they used the same umbrella in their wedding! [smile] Happy Family          Another lovely “something old”. This cake topper was passed on from Chris’s great grand parents wedding to them. Amazing! Ceremony  | ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PARISH Reception  | NATIONAL GOLF CLUB Dress | MAGGIE SOTTERO Hair and Makeup | SHINE, TINA! Cake | MICHELLE’S CAKES DJ | METRO DC DJS (DJ JARROD) *** Sarah and Chris’s...

Lisette + Joel got married in the rain!

Dreams do come true, and for Lisette, hers came true the day of her wedding!          An hour before saying her vows in front of family and friends, Lisette had a big decision to make: to do the ceremony outdoors as planned, or move it indoors. The rain was pouring and there was no sign of sunshine, but Lisette followed her heart and decided to get married with Joel under the rain.           A few minutes before she walked down the aisle, one of the most important people in Lisette’s life surprised her. Her grandmother came! She thought her grandma was not able to attend her wedding – so when she saw her coming, walking down the aisle before her, Lisette became more emotional. It was beautiful to watch.          Lisette walked down the aisle in the rain, with her 17 foot long cathedral veil draped so carefully in the back of her head, flowing down ever so softly, gracefully touching the wet ground, towards the man of her dreams. The rain set a very airy and subtle mood. It was magical! Fun fact, the veil was handmade by her mom!           Lisette and Joel’s officiant was Lisette’s father, who also happens to be their pastor in their church. He started the ceremony with a very positive attitude and said that no matter what the weather brings, the day of his lovely daughter’s wedding was a perfect day! Ceremony & Reception Venue | RUST MANOR HOUSE Floral & Planning | DANNIELY’S BOUTIQUE Dress | LABELLA BRIDAL...