I don't even know where to start when describing Abby + Jimmy's gorgeous wedding at Dover Hall. There was such a style to their wedding day. It was romantic. It was timeless. It was elegant. But it also had a modern twist with bold colors and statement pieces.
To me, Abby's bridal look really set the tone for the whole day. She wore the Aetelier gown by Pronovias, which was a stunningly minimalistic off-white gown with a cutout back. Jennifer Saunders Bridal provided the hair + makeup giving Abby an elegant bun with a bold lip.
Her bridesmaids chose their own navy dresses in a variety of styles from the Dessy group. The navy mismatched gowns provided a bridesmaid look that was simultaneously elegant and eclectic.
And we can't forget the groom and groomsmen! They all looked very dapper themselves in tuxedos from the Black Tux.
My favorite part of the day was Abby + Jimmy's first look. When you see the photos, you will understand why. They had the most emotional, heartfelt reactions and I am so glad they had us there to document that moment. That is a moment they will remember forever.
Instead of writing their own vows to say during the ceremony, they wrote out vows to read to each other privately during the first look. Their promises and declarations of love were so genuine and adorable, it almost brought me to tears myself.
Because they opted to do a first look, we were able to take all of the family, couples portraits, and wedding party photos before the ceremony...which meant right after the ceremony, Abby + Jimmy could start enjoying themselves.
The ceremony took place in front of the fireplace in the grand ballroom. Flowers cascaded down providing a stunning backdrop for their candlelit ceremony.
After the ceremony, everyone danced the night away before the evening culminated in a sparkler send-off for the newlyweds.
This was such a special day, and we were honored to document it. Congratulations to Abby + Jimmy!
Photography: J&D Photo
Venue: Dover Hall Estate
Invitations: Sweetly Said Press
Catering: Dover Hall Estate
Rings: Diamonds Direct
Cake: Sweet Fix
Ceremony Music: The Somerset String Quartet
DJ: Bunn DJ Company Virginia
Dress: Aetelier Pronovias from Nordstrom Bridal Salon, Tysons Corner
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Alterations: Jahee Kwon
Bridesmaids: The Dessy Collection from Bella Bridesmaid
Groom and Groomsmen: The Black Tux
Seating Chart: Bride and MOB
After Party: Bar.ti.zan by Dover Hall
Hair + Makeup: Jennifer Saunders Bridal