What a day to remember. Marie-Elise and Tom were finally able to have their Shadow Creek Virginia Wedding Celebration. Last year, in 2020, they officially got married at Shadow Creek. Only a few people were in attendance due to the pandemic. One year later they had all of their friends and family gathered together to celebrate their wedding.

How they Met

When I think of the way Marie-Elise and Tom met, I immediately think of a Nicole Sparks movie. On a day just like any other, they met at the post office. They caught each others eyes and the rest bloomed into a beautiful love story.

Wedding Day

July weddings are usually filled with a lot of heat, sweat breaks, and Virginia humidity. Marie-Elise and Tom’s Shadow Creek wedding was the most gorgeous July day. The day almost felt like fall and it was so pleasant outside. I don’t think they could have hand chosen a better day to have their celebration.

Marie-Elise and Birch Event and Design planned an absolutely stunning wedding. From the fruit in the water, to the placement of the tables, every details was meticulously planned to perfection. It was such a joy seeing Marie-Elise and Tom again as well as working with such an incredible team who brought this vision to life.

Congratulations Marie-Elise and Tom and thank you for choosing me to capture your big day!

Thank you to all the vendors who made this Shadow Creek Virginia Wedding Celebration possible:

Event Planning: Birch Event and Design | Venue: Shadow Creek Weddings  | Photography: Sarah Botta PhotographyVideography: Just Hitched Films | Entertainment: Bela Sono MusicOfficiant: Wedding Ceremonies by JeffFlorals: Bee Inspired EventsCatering: Get Plated DCCake: Red Bandana BakeryHair & Makeup: Tracey Garcia MUA & @samatoneePhotobooth: My Snap BashRentals: DC Event RentalsTransportation: Reston LimousineDress: Global Bridal GalleryTux: JosBank

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This is where I love sharing recent weddings, sessions, and tips & tricks for helping you plan your wedding. When I'm not capturing a wedding day or portraits, you'll find me enjoying the outdoors, photographing my kids, working on a project, or watching The Office with my husband. My passion is telling stories of marriage to motherhood and I hope I get to tell yours. 


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