Oh, Sarah and Matt. It’s hard to know where to begin with you two. So I’ll begin here: When I think of Sarah and Matt- their beautiful character first comes to mind. Every interaction I’ve witnessed between the two of them, with their friends and family, and the way they have treated me- is the mark of two people who absolutely understand love. These two exhibit a kind of selfless grace that seems to be rare in the world today, and working with these two was an absolute joy and privilege. Knowing this about them, may help you better understand how I viewed their wedding– it was absolutely the most special day.
Sarah and Matt were married on a beautiful day in mid-September… the forecast showed lots of thunder and showers, but only scattered rainfall appeared, leaving the most gorgeous overcast light.
I met Sarah in her bridal suite in Alexandria- and was immediately greeted by her lovely bridesmaids. I loved watching these girls shout in delight as they saw their bride in her stunning sleeved-lace gown, and capturing her two sisters and mom smile as they buttoned her dress. Sarah and Matt wove in the emerald green of their Alma Mater as an ode to William and Mary, where their love story began.
We headed to the church where Matt and his groomsmen were beginning to greet guests, and the absolute JOY on Matt’s face for what was just moments away was SO contagious. Matt adores Sarah, it’s evident in the way he treats her, the way he looks at her, and the way he talks about her. It was so wonderful witnessing this groom’s excitement waiting for his bride, especially as he watched her walk towards him.
Their ceremony was so beautiful, their bridal party SO fun, and their reception so special. Sarah and Matt’s day is one I could live over and over again, and be one happy photographer. Their love is a joy to witness, and their friendship an huge blessing.
Mr. and Mrs. Becker- your wedding day is one I absolutely will never ever forget- for its beauty, and the top-notch couple behind it. I can’t wait for you two to call me as you plan your 60th wedding anniversary and impending vow renewal- I’m there <3 I can’t wait to watch your love grow and grow. All the love in the world to you both!
Enjoy a few of my favorites from Sarah and Matt’s Mount Vernon Inn Wedding!
VENDORS: (FULL LIST TO COME)
Reception | Mount Vernon Inn
Bride’s Gown |
Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids | Alfred Sung
Floral Design |
Groom and Groomsmen |
DJ | DJ G Events
Assistant Photographer | Jessica Green Photography