Here are our weddings from the weekend of July 31st, August 1st, and August 2nd, 2009.  We hope you enjoy them!


 

Sarah and James, 7/31/2009 - Historic Whitehall Manor, Bluemont, VA

DJ:  Evan Reitmeyer

The setting:  A gorgeous historic manor house, and a ceremony amongst the trees on the lawn.

The first dance:  “Something” by the Beatles

A fun surprise:  Sarah arranged for an awesome 3-D groom’s cake in the shape of the Michigan State Spartans helmet for the reception!

A touching moment:  The bride decided to give her bouquet to her mom as a surprise “thank you” for helping so much with their planning. She gave a really fantastic speech that almost made me cry!

Outstanding vendors:  Douglas and the staff at Whitehall were incredible as usual, I love playing there. Also, wedding photographer Katie Stoops of Open Air Photography was fantastic and fun and totally easy to work with. She gave us some awesome pictures from the wedding, too!

Historic Whitehall Manor in Virginia, Wedding Photo by Katie Stoops

Historic Whitehall Manor, Bluemont Virginia Wedding Ceremony by Katie Stoops

Historic Whitehall Manor Wedding Disc Jockey First Dance by Katie Stoops

Whitehall Manor Virginia Wedding Disc Jockey by Katie Stoops Open Air Photography

Whitehall Manor Virginia Wedding Music Dancing by Katie Stoops

Whitehall Manor Bluemont Virginia Wedding DJ by Katie Stoops Open Air Photography

Whitehall Manor Virginia Wedding Dancing DJ by Katie Stoops Open Air Photography


 

Kelly and John, 8/1/2009 - Fort Belvoir Officers' Club, Ft. Belvoir, VA

DJ:  Anthony Simpson

The setting:  The Ft. Belvoir Officers' Club dazzled everyone with its stunning views of the Potomac River and lush valleys below.

The first dance:  "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

The guests:  A wild and fun mix of incredible dancers -- the groom's fraternity brothers all gathered together for O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" and later, a surprise conga line broke out to Wyclef Jean's version of "La Bamba"

A touching moment:  The bride and groom wished to acknowledge their grandparents in a special way, so they dedicated Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" to them and those who were able to get up and dance did just that -- it was very special to watch.

Outstanding vendors:  Henry and his team at the Officers' Club were wonderful, as was the very talented photographer Tracy Timmester!

Fort Belvoir Officers Club Wedding by Tracy Timmester Photography

Fort Belvoir Officers Club Wedding DJ by Tracy Timmester Photography

Fort Belvoir Officers Club Wedding Music by Tracy Timmester Photography

 Fort Belvoir Officers Club Wedding Disc Jockey by Tracy Timmester Photography


 

Jane and Chong, 8/1/2009 - The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC

DJ:  David Johnson

The setting:  The subtly elegant decor at the Four Seasons provided a beautiful atmosphere.

The first dance:  "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

A unique touch:  The couple's traditional Korean P'yebaek ceremony was amazing to watch, with its gorgeous traditional attire and decor.

A special moment:  The bride's father danced for the first time ever during the father/daughter dance!


 

Ellie and Joel, 8/1/2009 - Private Residence, Annapolis, MD

DJ:  Jeff Brown

The setting:  A beautiful private home on the waterfront, with breathtaking water views and lush landscaping, all accented by the wedding's pink, white and green decor

The first dance:  "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

A unique touch:  The guests got to experience an especially sweet evening thanks to both a cupcake tree and an ice cream bar!

The music:  This was definitely a crowd of dancers, who had a fantastic time dancing the night away to everything from the classics to contemporary pop and hip hop.


 

Kim and Bennett, 8/1/2009 – The Washington Club, Washington, DC

DJ:  Evan Reitmeyer

The setting:  A beautiful historic building on Dupont Circle in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.

The first dance:  “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart

The playlist:  Very diverse and balanced, reflecting the crowd – their guests were from all over the country. Lots of 80’s, rock, and even a little country!

A unique touch:  The bride and groom opted for cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake, and everyone loved it!