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The word used to describe this couple throughout their whole wedding day was “light”.  The priest at Brandon and Lisa’s ceremony shared with the congregation that by only meeting with this couples on a couple of occasions, he could tell that they were a couple full of LIGHT. They are leaders and they share an amazing joy with anyone and everyone that comes into their life. I felt this joy the first time I met Lisa. She’s just magnetic. You meet her and you love her. It’s as simple as that.  Brandon is the same way. Before the big day, so many people mentioned to me that they knew this sweet couple. Now granted, most of those people were JMU grads but still. Brandon and Lisa are two people created to lead

 

 

and bring the light to everyone around them.  Their wedding day was full of laughter, anything Duke related and lots of love!  I mentioned on Ken and Jessica’s post that this past weekend was definitely a JMU wedding weekend. I should have known that the couple that had Duke Dog in their engagement portraits would also have him show up at their wedding reception! And that’s not it, the groom’s cake was an exact replica of Wilson Hall, where Brandon proposed with their golden retriever puppy Tucker.  I think Tucker could very possibly be more loved than Brandon and Lisa! He’s definitely a part of the family! He joined us for some portraits later in the evening. He came dressed to impress with his navy and white polka dot bow tie.

 

Lisa thought of everything. From her grandpa’s WWII uniform buttons on her bouquet to using her a part of her grandma’s wedding dress for the ring bearer pillow, she didn’t miss a thing.  Everything was beautiful!! I have been looking forward to this wedding for while.  Not because I knew Lisa would be wearing adorable striped Jcrew flats  or because I  just knew her bouquet from Anthomanic would be incredible… no, I was excited about this wedding because I genuinely adore being around these two!!

 

So Brandon and Lisa, I hope the honeymoon is amazing and I can’t WAIT for you to return and see your wedding post!! Ps. a HUGE thanks to Jill who helped me out this weekend! I couldn’t have done it without her!!!

I spent the morning with the girls shooting details and getting ready. LOVED Lisa’s details!

And while I was hanging out with the girls, Jill was with the boys downtown. Looking sharp Brandon!!

Lisa told me everything would be monogrammed…. everything. And it was!

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Lisa you’re gorgeous!!

First Look! Tears started before they even saw each other!

I have no idea what happened here but evidently it was hilarious! Brandon that face cracks me up! 

So Lisa! :)

girllll

I loved their florals!!! .. If you can’t tell.

Nice boys! Ps. How cute is the ring bearer?!

All Married!!!

Such a perfect little family!  

Love this!!

A favorite for sure!

Loved their centerpieces!!

They made their entrance with the bridal party and then Duke Dog made his debut!

Reception | Stevenson Ridge Fredericksburg, Virginia

Florals | Anthomanic
Dress | Tiffany’s in Richmond | Casablanca Bridal Couture  
Ceremony | St. Matthew Catholic Church
Hair and Makeup | Wear Hair: Ali Wear
DJ | M&M Productions: Mike Beene
Videography | M Squared Filmworks
Cake | Cake I Do
Catering | White House Catering
Bridesmaids | Jcrew
Groomsmen | Vera Wang tuxes; Brooks Brothers ties (benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital)
Invitations | Designer’s Fine Press
Purchased from Dandelion Patch, Washington DC
Favors | In lieu of favors, a donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was made
 
 
 
xoxo, Katelyn
22 Comments Weddings
  1. mollystillman reply

    GORGEOUS as always, katelyn!! and you know i am a sucker for a bride in a cardigan! LOVE this wedding. the ones on the porch of that house are totally my favorites!

  2. Beverly Lilly reply

    LISA!!!! COME ON GIRL!!!! I LOVE EVERyTHING ABOUT YOUR WEDDING! From head to toe, top to bottom, front to back…its screams PERFECTION! Oh and dont even get me started with how flippin gorgeous you looked!! SHEW!!!!!!

  3. ashley barnett reply

    Oooooo Katelyn I am LOVING this one!!!!

  4. annetta reply

    Very nice, Katelyn. I like to ones on the porch best.

  5. Holly H reply

    Absolutley stunning! Katelyn these pictures perfectly caption B & L and the happiness and we joy we all felt that day. Congrats to all!

  6. Annia reply

    Pretty sure that dog’s been practicing his model face…! Seriously, is there a more photogenic animal?? (Aside from Bokeh, of course!) Anyway – great work all around, Katelyn :) Those bouquets are TO DIE.

  7. Stephanie Stewart reply

    I just love this wedding! The colors, the florals, the portrait locations, the shoes, the dog! What a fun, beautiful day, full of light (and life) indeed!

  8. Abby Grace reply

    I LOVE all of these portraits!! Wow, miss Katelyn. You really go manage to outshine yourself each every time you shoot!

  9. Kathryn Grace reply

    Ahhh, the porch pictures!! LOVE!

  10. Annamarie reply

    ohhhh she’s absolutely gorgeous. and I’m LOVING her shoes and the lace on her dress!!! I also love her yellow sweater and the shots of their first dance!

  11. Victoria reply

    this has to be one of my favorite weddings! maybe the fact that i am also a JMU alum could be part of the reason (:

  12. jamie d reply

    Love your shoots and capturing this couple’s wedding! I love the first black and white one after their first look!!

  13. Faye Bernoulli reply

    As a type 1 diabetic for 19 years, I TOTALLY LOVE the JDRF donation!!! The wedding wasn’t too bad either ;) Seriously though, I love everything about this wedding!

  14. Gabby / En Route Photography reply

    Awwww… they r really too cute! ;)

  15. Girish reply

    Absolutely fantastic :)
    Wonderful pictures.

  16. Rici reply

    Beautiful summer wedding! I really love their colors and details! oh and a dog with a bow! Awesome! Saluti.

  17. Terry and Diane Eickel reply

    To our son and our new beautiful daughter-in-law the weekend was a dream and one that will be a beautiful memory for our family forever. Katelyn you are amazing these pics are perfect. Oh and our furry grandson is quite the model. Way to go Tuck Tuck!!!! God Bless you both in this special marriage. Love Mom and Dad! :)

  18. nancy talley reply

    Katelyn & Jill your work is gorgeous! You really captured the spirit of Lisa & Brandon’s day. When you look at these pics no one would ever realize it was the hottest day of the year. Many thanks for a fabulous job!!! Dick & Nancy Talley

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  20. Brandon & Lisa reply

    Katelyn! We cannot even being to tell you how thankful we are for these images! You have outdone yourself yet again, friend. We are so glad you we a part of our wedding day- we will forever cherish these pictures! Cant wait to see the album!

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