Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hollin Hall Wedding: Northern Virginia: Meegan + Matt

They met because of their unique names. Meegan...her first name, and Matt’s last name...Steiner. As they signed up to join a soccer league, the team organizer chose players based on uncommon names.  So their uniqueness brought them together, but their common interests are what kept them together...the most important of these being their love for one another.

Meegan was as calm as the gentle Virginia weather that day. She said her way of staying serene was to pretend she was getting ready for someone else’s event, rather than focus on it being her wedding day. But when she saw Matt for their first look, you couldn’t help but notice how happy she was. How happy they both were. Nothing could hide the excitement and love in their eyes.

Meegan and Matt have an easy way about them that made the day relaxed and fun at the same time, and I feel so incredibly blessed that I was able to capture the day as it unfolded.

I also want to give a huge thanks to Christine of Christine Gacharna Photography for 2nd shooting with me on this day.  Christine, it's always a pleasure working with you!

Sally greets her daughter Meegan with a huge hug and grin at BellaWest in Old Town Alexandria, where the girls had their hair done.

Morgan with Premier Bridal Services helped make the bridal party look their beautiful best...

Getting ready at The Westin Alexandria before the ceremony...

Lee, the Matron of Honor, crafted these cute chairs out of the champagne tops as the girls got ready in their suite.  I'm a sucker for anything artistic, and these are so fun!

The ceremony and reception took place at Hollin Hall, which provided a beautiful backdrop and many location choices for photos. 

The timeline for the day was pretty tight, so I'm really happy that Meegan and Matt decided to do a first look while we still had some great light to work with!  Here's Matt, looking incredibly handsome as he waits for his beautiful bride...  

Meegan....worrrrrk iiiiiiiit!!!

And Matt....rawr!

As Matt watches his beautiful bride walk towards him, I just love this look Meegan's dad gives while walking down the aisle...

Enchanted Florist did a spectacular job on the florals.  Beautiful flowers make me swoon!  Love, love, love them!

A huge thank you to Main Event Caterers for transforming the tented lawn into a beautiful and inviting space.  Not only that, but the staff was so attentive and professional throughout the dinner service.

The Matron and Maid of Honor reading their poem...

To see more images from Meegan and Matt's beautiful fall wedding, click here for a slideshow!

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  1. BEAUTIFUL Pictures!! Can't wait to see more. I love wedding pictures...

  2. Nice work Laurie! You captured some great details here too.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Lauire this was a beautiful wedding. Great captures


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