Lighting the Lantern of Love in Virginia

March 25, 2019  •  2 Comments

Heidi & Richard | November 17th, 2018

Holiday Inn Dulles | Sterling, VA

Up until 2015, I had never heard of Bryn Mawr College. For more than 130 years, this women's college has been setting the bar high for education and sisterhood. But, not until meeting our first Bryn Mawr bride, Asheleigh, did we get to learn about the ways of the Mawrters. 

Since Asheleigh & Tom said "I Do", we have photographed many more weddings for beautiful Bryn Mawr alumni, who are all dear friends. It was very exciting when Heidi asked us to document her big day, and we got to visit Bryn Mawr itself for her snowy engagement session. What a gorgeous place!

Fast forward 8 months and it's time for Heidi & Richard's wedding. The crisp November weather set a perfect backdrop for their first look in Old Town Alexandria. This is where these sweethearts got engaged, so it felt quite meaningful to come back here for photographs on the special day.

Loved ones smiled with adoration as these two tied the knot at a lovely church ceremony before heading off to Sterling for the reception. Here, the decor was all about literature and lanterns, two hallmarks of the Bryn Mawr experience. Of course, owls (the school mascot), played a big part too!

I loved seeing all the familiar faces on the dance floor, our brides and grooms (past, present, and future) as they celebrated the union of their beloved friend. Heidi & Richard exchanged sweet glances as they danced the night away and cherished their new status as husband and wife. 

At the end of the night, the Mawrters grabbed their lanterns to give the newlyweds a proper send-off: chanting the song they all carry in their heart, and lighting the path for happily ever after!

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!!


Comments

Cara Dolan (a bridesmaid)(non-registered)
Gorgeous photographs and great story! Awesome bride & groom too … of course, I might be partial. :-)
Jodi Jahoda(non-registered)
Once again, these wedding posts are always the highlight of my day
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