Chelsea & Michael | A Jane Austen Inspired Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer


Chelsea and Michael’s wedding was absolutely stunning! Every detail was carefully thought out and curated by Chelsea herself and if you love novels by Jane Austen, this is the perfect wedding inspiration for you! The silk florals were arranged by Chelsea and all of the decor came from the lovely couple. Their first look was at Green Spring Gardens which made for a beautiful background and we got fantastic shots! The wedding and reception was in Fairfax at the Old Town Hall gave it a truly historic feel. The library setting was the icing on the cake for this themed wedding and I adored the implementation of the Celtic hand-fasting tradition. It actually brought ME to tears! And the cake? Wow! The silhouette was pure perfection! What an amazing pair these two make and I am so honored that they chose me to capture their special day. A very special thanks to my second photographer, Ali McLaughlin!

Chelsea & Michael’s Love Story

Michael and I first met in 2006 while in high school. We took a class on Ancient and Medieval History together; he sat in the back and I sat in front. Although we had our differences (and there were plenty), we became friends. After high school he moved to attend the University of Kansas while I stayed near home and went to Missouri State University. Despite that, we became very close friends in college. We stayed in touch and had lunch and/or dinner when he came back to town to visit his friends and eventually became closer before our friendship turned into a relationship in 2010. The first half of our relationship was entirely long distance, either from Missouri to Kansas or Missouri to Washington, D.C. The distance was hard, but it made us even stronger and inseparable. After five years, Michael proposed and we got married in a beautiful historic building surrounding by family and friends. We cannot imagine our lives without one another. We are so excited for what the future will hold and most of all we are excited that we get to spend the rest of our lives together.

Cake // CakeFest Sugar Art // Sandra Spencer
Caterer // Teatime Delicacies, Inc. // Ruth MacBean
Venue // Old Town Hall in Fairfax
Music // String of Pearls Quartet
Wedding Dress // Oleg Cassini // David’s Bridal

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