Christmas Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Wedding | Jenn + Gilbert

On Saturday, I had the honor of photographing Jennifer and Gilbert’s wedding at the Atrium of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. They were married at the beautiful Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington and held their party at Meadowlark. Jenn’s favorite time of year is the holiday season and so their wedding day had Christmas touches here and there: with their peppermint bark favors that their family orders every year, their winter landscape cake, snowflakes sprinkled throughout their decor, their custom Christmas-themed paper goods that Jenn’s twin sister personally designed for them, and their cocktail napkins with fun little Christmas-related facts about the bride and groom. Though they were hoping for a dusting of snow, despite the rain, their day was so warm and full of love from beginning to end and I so loved getting to witness all of their friends and family surround these two to celebrate their marriage. Huge hugs and congrats to you both!

The awesome vendors who made this day possible:

Dress: Augusta Jones Skyler Dress; Elegance by Roya | Florist: Lisa Sommer, Petals & Promises | Ceremony: Cathedral of St. Thomas More | Reception: Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens | Hair: Up Dos for I Dos LLC | Cake: Cakes by Marida | DJ: Andrew Logan | Videographer: eMotion Pictures Inc. | Catering: Great Blue Heron Catering | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | Groomsmen and Groom attire: Groom: Enzo Custom, Groomsmen: Jos. A Banks | Invitations + Paper Goods: Jessica Maloney, Pine Tree Pictures | Favors: Enstrom Candies | Custom Cake Topper: Lollipop Workshop | Custom Wood Stump for Cake: WoodZWayz | Cocktail Napkins: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride’s Wedding Ring: Custom designed by The Tiny Jewel Box | Bride’s Engagement Ring: Leigh Jay Nacht | Groom’s Wedding Ring: BlueNile

And a big, special thank you goes out to the amazing Melissa from Lissa Ryan Photography for joining me! It’s always a pleasure!



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  • Karen totiJanuary 19, 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Wow!!! Beautiful! Gorgeous Bride and groom, and gorgeous church! The couple looks so relaxed. Great shots of so many beautiful things all around! Amazing photos!! Love love them!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaJanuary 23, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    These turned out so beautifully! What a gorgeous job you did capturing it – love working with you!ReplyCancel

  • Sue KennedyFebruary 4, 2017 - 3:23 am

    The Botanical Garden Wedding venues are gorgeous and perfect for a wedding.ReplyCancel

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