Belle Haven wedding in Alexandria, VA | Abby Grace

The best term I heard used to describe these  “incandescently happy.”The maid of honor used that particular turn of phrase during her toast to the new couple, and the evidence of that joy was written all over- in the adoring way in which Will held his bride close throughout the night, in Karie’s happy tears listening to her sister toast to her jubilation. It was there when Will greeted Karie with tears of his own during their first look, and in the way she seemed most at home in his arms. Theirs was a wedding day full of merriment over two people becoming husband and wife.

Will & Karie, it was such a privilege to document your joyous day! Two people who are, above all, most excited to be married- that’s the whole reason I began shooting weddings in the first place. Your elation, contentment and peace throughout the day made capturing your love a dream. Thank you so very, very much! I hope St. Thomas is treating you to all the rest and relaxation you need!

Details-
Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Bridesmaids: Watters
Groom: Lapel
Hair: Jessica Tucker of London Bob
Makeup: Modern Bridal Studio
Florals: Floral Presentation
Church: Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Reception: Belle Haven Country Club
Coordination: JoAnna Dee Weddings
Paper design: Caitlin Alderfer
Envelope calligraphy: the bride
Table numbers: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Videography: Handspun Cinema (you’re going to want to scroll to the end! Trust me!)

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And as if you the photos by themselves weren’t enough, Handspun Cinema put together a gorgeous teaser video! I LOVE Josh & Whitney- these two are so much fun on a wedding day, and they’re SO good at what they do! Crossing my fingers for LOTS more weddings with these two :).

Will & Karie | Belle Haven wedding in Alexandria, VA

April 21, 2016

  1. Whitney says:

    Hi YAY we love you <3 <3 <3

  2. Rachel Wells says:

    I am drooling! What a stunning, classic wedding. Their first look was so sweet!

  3. Shalese says:

    ABBY. You are the bomb. The colors in all of these are just SPOT ON. So vibrant and perfect! 🙂

  4. Karen Field aka Mom says:

    Gorgeous everything! Lovely shots! I loved the softly diffused photo of them holding each other in black and white, if I remember that correctly.

  5. Laura Francis says:

    Simply exquisite and captured beautifully! The Florist.
    Happy Day – Mr. and Mrs. Will Dorrance!

  6. Betsy Micklem says:

    These are gorgeous photos! Can’t wait to see them all. So thankful you have captured this special day for us. Thank you Abby and Josh and Whitney!

  7. OMG I went to this wedding! Absolutely gorgeous! The sweetest couple as well!

  8. Karie Dorrance says:

    Just found this again unexpectedly and it made my day. Hi Abby!!! <3

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