Kathy & Thad's Wedding (and Rehearsal Dinner too) 11.29.11

On Saturday October 15th, I photographed Kathy & Thad's wedding in Old Town Alexandria, VA at The Hotel Monaco. What an ahhhhmazing day!! There was a bride with a smile (and laugh) that could light up any room, a groom who, as coined by one of his groomsmen, smiles with a sheepish grin of complete adoration when he looks at her, family and friends who were just plain awesome and made me feel more like a guest than the photog, and details details details. Oh, and another perfect day for an outdoor ceremony. My blog is out of control, so before I write any more, here are a few (okay, a LOT) of favorites. Enjoy!

The uber swanky Hotel Monaco in Old Town. LOVE.


You know it's gonna be a great day when it starts with purple Coach shoes.


And flowers that look like this.


And a gorgeous dress...


And champagne.


The beautiful bride in the beautiful lobby.


Love the laugh!


Loved these girls!


Especially that little flower girl, Alexa. Her parents are some of my best clients, and wonderful friends too.


Girl flowers, boy flowers...


And it was time to find the handsome groom.


Such a great group of guys.


Ceremony time - the programs were darling!


Kathy was walked down the aisle by her 2 brothers.


I love when I can get a shot of the groom's face with the bride in the foreground.


Kathy's brother sang and played guitar during the ceremony.


Love the moment.


Love the setting.


Such happiness.


I got the real kiss too but couldn't resist this one because it's a "smile kiss"!


Married!


The receiving line and congratulations...


What perfect fall flowers.


A completely unplanned shot of Thad running inside to say "It's picture time!" Love it!


One of my favorite wedding party shots ever. Thanks Kathy and Thad for the great looking group and thanks Restoration Hardware for the great looking furniture!


So sweet and so modern.


Then it was time for portraits of the newlyweds alone.


We walked around the streets of Old Town.


But mostly we just used the hotel because it had so many great spots. Love this.


And this.


Serious bling!


Loved their color scheme and their placecards.


And menus...


And cake...


Reception time!


Getting ready for their first dance.


It was really really good!




Then there were some toasts...by the best man, Thad's brother Scott.


And maid of honor.


I loved capturing their reactions...the speeches were obviously hilarious...


The kids just wanted to dance!


A look, a glance, a smile...this is the type of image that defines joy on your wedding day.


There was a whole lotta dancing going on.


There were flying curls...


And kids in sneakers and diapers. Hehe!


The newlyweds breakin it down!


Gotta love an impromptu photo on the dance floor.


Thanks Kat and Scott for referring me to your sweet family!


And thanks Kathy and Thad for the opportunity to document the happiest day of your lives. It was an absolute blast!


Wait, the blog isn't over yet...I still have editing to do so I'm only posting a few for now...on Friday night, I photographed Kathy and Thad's rehearsal dinner at Landini Brothers in Alexandria.


What incredible atmosphere.


And food.


The entire room was just warm, filled with family and friend wearing glow necklaces. LOVE.


There's that laugh again!


There was lots of laughing going on...


And even a few tears after Thad's mom gave a heartfelt speech.


Sweet.




I couldn't be happier for these two.


Kathy and Thad, again, congratulations! Much love and appreciation! ~Kris

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