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Love Everlasting- Jarrod & Abby’s Old Town Alexandria wedding

She was buzzing around the hotel room in that excitable way that only a bride can do- laughing, smiling, complimenting everyone. Being the sweet person they all knew her to be, never stressing, never panicking about the schedule. Just happy and content, because today? Today she was marrying the love of her life.

She described him as her “¬†indie rock, shy, well dressed guy who loves threadless t-shirts, classic British cars, history, camping, long car rides, and me.” She laughs often and easily, he’s a bit more reserved. But when they’re away from everyone else, something in him relaxes. He laughs more, smiles more frequently. She brings out the best in him, and he does the same for her. So when it came time for vows to be exchanged and rings to be given, there wasn’t a doubt in the room that this was the best kind of match to be made.

Jarrod and Abby, it was such an honor to be there with you both as you committed your lives to one another. I couldn’t have imagined a more joy-filled way to wrap up the wedding season, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for extending such a blessing my way!

We began at the Lorien Hotel & Spa in old town Alexandria…

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Hills!

Dress: Justin Alexander via Elle’s bridal boutique
Shoes: Lulu Townsend
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception: The Lorien Hotel & Spa
Rings: Antiques
Bridesmaid dress: Lela Rose
Pies: Buzz Bakery

 

Elizabeth Victory - December 20, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Oh Abby, that black and white one of them kissing in doorway, maybe as they are entering the reception, is just stunning! I also really like the dress hanging over the bed, to. Of course, there are all marvelous. I haven’t been keeping up with your blog very well lately, and after not seeing you pictures for a while they are more spectacular then ever!

Nicole - December 15, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

molly - November 17, 2012 - 3:13 pm

AHHH ABBY! this is gorgeous. just stunning. wow. wow. that last photo(s)? AMAZING!

Laura Gordon - November 16, 2012 - 3:52 pm

This wedding is SOOOOO pretty! You did such an amazing job shooting it! I love that vertical shot of the stole and shoes on the chair!!!

Garrett Johnson - November 16, 2012 - 8:22 am

I’m just glad that the Gangnam Style dance was captured and immortalized.

Kelly Semrau - November 16, 2012 - 7:23 am

The wedding was so special. The photos are simply amazing. Kelly

Abby - November 16, 2012 - 6:28 am

These are so great. So many beautiful moments in there…the pictures just make the wonderful memories rush back in. You were amazing, Abby. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to see the rest!

Rebekah C - November 15, 2012 - 4:03 pm

I love her ring w/ the blue in it & the fur wrap as well.

Megan GUernsey - November 15, 2012 - 3:10 pm

You have given me such a love for the Lorien Hotel ;) Beautiful!

kaitlyn phipps - November 15, 2012 - 2:57 pm

LOVE the last set! these were really gorgeous abby! great job!

Jean - November 15, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Beautiful photos! Great job, Abby.

Erica - November 15, 2012 - 1:23 pm

That elevator triptych is ah-mazing! That screams to go on a wall. Great job! Love how they had board games as table numbers.

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