Sometimes bad weather happens to good people…
Sarah and Jarrett chose Raspberry Plain in the countryside near Leesburg, Va. to get married. The grounds are beautiful and I knew they had their hearts set on getting married outside so they decided to try and get everything in before the rain that was forecast. Unfortunately, just minutes before the ceremony, it started to rain so everything got moved inside to the reception area.
Now, you won’t see a lot of crying bride photos on our site (unless it’s during the ceremony) but I just absolutely love the story behind this sequence of photos and it says a lot about Sarah, Jarrett, their friends and their relationship so I just had to post them. Sarah spent a lot (a LOT) of time planning the wedding and getting all of the hand-made details just right. The moments before you go get married are already filled with a lot of emotion and being told that there is a change from the place you spent months envisioning getting married can rightfully bring out some tears in anyone. It’s the next photos in the sequence of Sarah’s bridesmaids rallying around her and then Jarrett getting in an making her laugh that says so much about their friendships and relationship.
I have been married for just over 5 years and what I can say is that helping each other through the high times and the low times is really what marriage is all about and they are definitely on the right track.
The ceremony went beautifully with lots of great emotion. The guests all sat around the reception tables which I thought looked great. I think it could be a new trend! I pulled Sarah aside after and let her know that her rain location was still more beautiful that most of the 1st choice locations we shoot for ceremonies.
The details for the wedding that they made were awesome. From the croquet set to the “guest card table” of keys hanging on a painted door to the wishes that the guests could write and pin to the spokes of bicycle wheels, there were just little details everywhere! I am a sucker for Father Daughter dances and this one was very emotional.
My favorite portrait came at the end of the night when the weather cleared and we did night portraits under the lamps.
Thanks again for having Daniel and I along to share your day – even with the rain, it was absolutely beautiful!
Ceremony + Reception: Raspberry Plain | Maria Guerra
Officiant: Divine Transformation | Rev. Terumi Culmer
Caterer: The Chef’s Table | Glennis Rosen
Florist: Fiore Florist
Hair: Jewel Hair Design | Julie Flury | 703.501.8677
Makeup: Susan Lim Makeup Artist
DJ: Michael Valenti
Photography: Connor Studios | Michael + Daniel | 202.527.9768