I arrived to Riverside on the Potomac and Madeline and Luke were both exactly how I pictured they would be — calm and collected, but at the same time so excited and ready to be marrying the love of their lives that day. One of the biggest observations I made on the wedding day was regardless of how crazy the timeline was, or trying to get people here or there, the second that those two saw each other, a calm melted over the day. The day unfolded flawlessly from a lovely ceremony that joined them as husband and wife, to beautiful and heartfelt speeches, to an incredibly fun dance floor with their eight-piece band. You really couldn’t ask for a more beautiful way to start your lives together.
Madeline and Luke, it has been SUCH a privilege. Not just to photograph one of the best days of your life, but to get to know you and your story. Even I, someone who has only met you through your engagement, got choked up a few times behind the camera — I can’t even imagine how your family and friends felt that day. You are truly meant for each other and I am SO happy to have been given the opportunity to show that to the world. You’re just the best. Have a spectacular honeymoon! xoxo, Sara
A big, special thank you goes out to the amazing Carley Rehberg Photography for joining me on their day! Thank you for everything, Carley! <3
And in case you missed it, here is the quick teaser trailer from Madeline and Luke’s wedding!
The lovely vendors that made it all happen //
Venue / Riverside on the Potomac
Florist / Flowers by Lisa
Band / Spectrum (Washington Talent Agency)
Wedding Planner / Christie from Why Knot Events
Cake / Cakes by Wanda
Caterer / Purple Onion Catering
Bride’s Gown / Custom Gown by Mihca Cho
Hair (everyone) & Make-up (Bridesmaids) / Jessica Biehl
Bride and MOB’s Make-up / Ryan from Blend Artistry
Grooms Attire / Hickey Freeman Blue Tux by Nordstrom
Groomsmen Attire / Tommy Hilfiger suit by Macy’s
Bridesmaids Attire / Bella Bridal
Matron and Maid of Honor’s Attire / Adrianna Papelle
Shuttle Service: / Dulles Limousine
2023 Mini Sessions
This October and November there will be three available dates in Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, and Manassas for fall mini photos with us. Be sure to sign up for your 15 minute slot here! They are the perfect time to update photos for the holidays, or simply just because!