This wedding was wonderful not just because of the beautiful venue but also because of Brad’s amazing wedding gift. I’m telling you…. this may have been one of the BEST gifts we’ve ever seen! Brad’s best man delivered a stack of gifts to Katie and she was in shock. One by one, she opened them and with each gift, she was puzzled and maybe a little confused… until she read the card. :) The first gift was an iPad with a sticky note that read “Play me”. She turned it on and brad had recorded a video of himself talking to her. He explained that she was absolutely everything that he had ever dreamed for in a wife and a partner for life. As Katie’s mom and bridesmaids heard his sweet words, they were just in awe. Katie was truly marrying the most amazing guy. And the gift didn’t end there! She then opened, a new pair of heels, a stunning black dress and a card that said they were going to the CMA’s this November! WHAT?!!!! How amazing!!!

Michael and I loved being a part of their big day. I have to give these two some credit though… they went ABOVE and beyond for their portraits. I mean, Katie walked in knee-high grass that was infested with grasshoppers in order to have epic portraits and it was SO worth it! I’m so thankful for their bravery and willingness to follow my crazy ideas! :)

Enjoy this gorgeous wedding at Riverside on the Potomac and congrats Brad and Katie!!

I just love these colors!!!

So so beautiful!

The view from the girl’s getting ready suite! wow!

I mean… I’m proud of this. :) Photographers this was shot with an 85mm so I was in another room in order to get this but I LOVE my 85 in situations like this! Layers are the best!

Gorgeous colors!!

The BEST gift! Brad is one thoughtful guy!!!

When she found out she was going to the CMA’s!!


You know what’s crazy… she doesn’t even realize how much “model” she has in her!! Such natural beauty!

Loved that her parents were relaxing on the porch during portraits!!

What a GORGEOUS barn reception!!!

One of my FAVORITES! These two were so amazing. It wasn’t easy getting up to this field!!

Dress Store | Labella Bridal Boutique

Florist | J. Morris Flowers

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Riverside on the Potomac

Wedding Coordinator | JEM Events

Hair & Make Up | Blush Makeup Artistry 

DJ | DJ Maskell

Videographer | Image Quality 1

Cake | Ann Cook

Catering | Savoir Fare

Bridesmaid Dresses | Labella Bridal Boutique

Groomsmen Attire | Jim’s Formal Wear

Invitations | Hawthorne House Fine Paper

Photo Booth | Yanz Events

Transportation | Haymarket Transportation, Inc

xoxo, Katelyn
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