September 29, 2010
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Today is a happy day, because we get to share super fun and super sweet Amy & Andy’s Williamsburg wedding to share with you. Enjoy!
The FAB team:
Reception venue: Two Rivers Country Club
Florist: My Favorite Things
DJ: Alan Boyle with Choice Entertainment
Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcakes
Ready for more? View and order prints from their complete wedding. The password is Amy’s maiden name.
More blue shoes!
The bridesmaid’s each carried a different bunch of orange flowers!
Amy hugged her Mom when she got to the end of the aisle. SO sweet!
Stolen moment during the family pics.
A’s shot….we love them both!
As you can see by now, Amy and Andy kinda like each other. They are so sweet with each other – always wonderful to see.
Everyone was so excited by it!
But soon the party had to return to the dance floor.
And cupcakes make every party even better. Just ask him!
Oh, wow. What a day we all had! We don’t think we’ve ever had a bride who was so incredibly eager to get into her wedding dress! Ever since we shared tapas and that awesome cava sangria over dinner we couldn’t wait to share the excitement of your wedding day with you. The way you were drinking in all that was going on around you, savoring it, and yet excited for what you might experience next, was so much fun to watch and document for you. It was such a great idea to go down to the river’s banks as the sun set, as your guests followed your lead for a relaxing interlude between dinner and dancing. It was the perfect segue and what better way to give your guests a true Northern Neck experience on the banks of the James River in twilight. And that you eschewed the traditional wedding cake in favor of multiple flavors of cupcakes, delivered all the way from Washington, DC, showed your passion for the favorite things in your lives. Everything was a blast, and we so enjoyed spending the day with you. Congratulations!
September 27, 2010
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About five years ago we were lucky enough to do some baby portraits for our friends Matt and Theresa of their little little girl Lydia, back when they lived in a different house. Fast forward to just a couple of weeks ago, and we find them on a really cool cooperative farm, living life with spacious views of Shenandoah and enjoying time with goats, chickens, horses, cows, and a host of other barnyard animals. It was so cute seeing how much Lydia had grown during that time, and I’m delighted to share with you a few images from that afternoon. Enjoy!
Want more? Click here to view the complete gallery of images. The password is Lydia’s last name.
September 24, 2010
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Happy Friday everyone! We’re delighted to share with you Kate and Travis’s wedding held at the beautiful, historic Willard Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. Everything was just stunningly beautiful, but we all got an interesting surprise just as the reception started. You can see below a little of the story behind a quick change in plans and bit of a delay. But the party was not to be tamed, as you’ll see.
The FAB team:
Venue and catering: Willard Hotel
Florist: Greenworks Florist
Hair styling: Hair by Gisele
Make-up: Leah McKay
Reception entertainment: Derek Romanoff (A special shout-out here to Derek, who not only was incredibly calming, but kept the party going at the Marriott with not much more than an iPod, after we all had to leave our gear when evacuating the Willard.)
You can view the complete wedding and order prints as you desire. Just follow the link and enter Kate’s maiden name as the password (it’s case-sensitive).
Nothing like a little sisterly love. Maybe even a little southern grab, as it were.
Kate’s maid of honor broke up a little during her reading. It was so sweet.
Announced…let the party start!
Or maybe in just a bit. We don’t normally see these folks below at our weddings! There was an electrical explosion underneath the Willard and W Hotels (which comprise that block), which required evacuation of everyone in both buildings after the happy couple had just been announced into their reception.
You can see the smoke rising from behind the W.
People made the most of it, and the string quartet, doing a great job of improvisation, entertained the guests as twilight set. Bill loves the shot two below that Annie captured with the couple dancing with the Willard’s kitchen staff and quartet in the background.
We’re off to the Marriott’s bar to hang out while firemen put out the electrical fire.
After hanging out at the bar for a while, the good folks at the JW Marriott opened up an empty event room where Derek was able to hook up his iPod and the party continued at the surprise change of venue until we could return to the Willard.
Finally heading back toward the Willard about three hours later for toasts, a late dinner, and more dancing!
Wow, what a wedding you two had–you mixed classic Southern charm with some big-city excitement at your wedding! It wasn’t but seconds after your announcement into your reception that firemen appeared to coordinate a hotel-wide evacuation. That was, admittedly, a first for us, and probably the first time you had seen anything like it as well. The aplomb you demonstrated that evening while we all patiently waited outside, your string quartet making the most of it by playing on Pershing Park’s sidewalk for your guests during the waning minutes of twilight, and our temporary move across the street to continue your celebration was just a few of the things that made your wedding what it was–a truly special and memorable event.
Additionally, we especially loved the touch of Travis having three bottles of Dom engraved marking three important points in your relationship as a surprise to you Kate–what a great way to remember all the experiences that brought you to each point in your life. And it’s not every day we get to witness such outpourings of emotion by a close friend during a ceremony reading. These things, plus the touching and perhaps partly extemporaneous toasts made your wedding so memorable for us. We’re grateful we were able to be a part of it and to document it in its entirety for you. And it’s not everyone who gets quoted in the Washington Post regarding their wedding! Thank you so much, and congratulations!!
September 22, 2010
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Admittedly, neither of us had previously heard of this Mecca for 3 year-olds just north of Philadelphia called Sesame Place, but if you’re among the pre-school set, this is the place to see and be seen, and there was no better spot to be on a hot summer day. We met up with my sister April, her husband Rodrigo and our darling little niece Sophia to have some fun with Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Cookie Monster, when offered a cookie, declined, which we thought was suspicious, but we’ve heard rumors he’s gone over to the dark side and is eating more fruits and vegetables now. Here are a few frames from the day’s fun. Enjoy!
September 20, 2010
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Okay, maybe three. But one fantastic moment.
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