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Olivia & Eric: Married! | La Ferme Restaurant | Chevy Chase

Two things about this wedding: 1) It was absolutely everything a wedding should be and nothing it shouldn’t – filled with family, tears, great food, good music and love.  2) I asked Olivia to sit on a rock that wasn’t sturdy.  She almost fell over and I almost ruined her dress and her response was “thankfully I have strong quads.”  That is to say, this intimate, lovely wedding was really a treat to photograph.  Plus, look at these two.

red brick wedding photography

Olivia’s very talented friend made this bouquet of hydrangeas with flowers from Whole Foods!

hydrangea bouquet

wedding rings with polka dots

Their ceremony and reception was held at the very quaint La Ferme restaurant in Chevy Chase, MD.  The restaurant really did a good job in creating a special atmosphere for Olivia and Eric and their guests.  The food looked pretty good too.

parents of the bride walking her to altar

olivia and eric with officiant

la ferme restaurant wedding

groom during the ceremony at la ferme restaurant

teary-eyed bride

photos from wedding ceremony

negative space wedding ceremony photograph

I’d heard of this, but never seen it before.  Olivia and Eric incorporated a “ring warming” ceremony into their program.  Everyone at the wedding held the rings for a minute and meditated just a second on happiness and health for the couple.

mom during ring-warming ceremony

wedding rings

ceremony images from la ferme restaurant wedding

groom smiles during wedding ceremony at la ferme

first kiss

Married!

bride and groom are husband and wife

Gosh these two were a joy to work with.  We ended up having plenty of time to do portraits around the restaurant and on the next block over.  And do I need to gush over how beautiful Olivia is?  Probably overkill.

bride and groom under the trellis at la ferme restaurant

bride and groom portraits in chevy chase, md

black and white with eyes closed bridal portrait

bride and groom from above

wedding photographer Amber Wilkie

bride and groom wedding photography

gorgeous bride with red brick backdrop

beautiful bride with red brick

The upstairs part of the restaurant had this awesome little French country bench thing going on so of course we had to wrap up our portraits there.

bride and groom on french couch

Love.

bride and groom on french couch upstairs at la ferme

the bride with all her ladies

group hug for the bride

rooster at la ferme restaurant in chevy chase

la ferme restaurant details

It’s too much cute – I can’t take it!

kids in heart sunglasses at wedding

la ferme desserts

la ferme restaurant from balcony

kids at wedding reception at la ferme

la ferme restaurant in chevy chase

Congratulations you guys!!

facebook comments:

Brian KraftJuly 13, 2011 - 5:51 pm

Excellent stuff! You did a very nice job capturing so many great moments and details.

PorterJuly 13, 2011 - 6:36 pm

awesome job amber! there’s so many beautiful portraits in there, love all the ones against the brick, and the light on those window shots is beautiful. sunglasses one is adorable!!!

ElissaJuly 13, 2011 - 6:47 pm

What a gorgeous wedding! I love all of the black & white portrait shots. They’re so rich and lovely 🙂

Rocky ChoiJuly 13, 2011 - 6:58 pm

I love smaller and more intimate weddings. Nice clean images! Can’t wait to see the full post!

Ryan BrenizerJuly 13, 2011 - 7:42 pm

Great work with an intimate wedding. Her smile is absolutely gorgeous.

NoraJuly 14, 2011 - 3:53 am

Nice work Amber 🙂

KyleJuly 14, 2011 - 9:09 am

#0078 is SO awesome. Fills me with emotion just looking at it!

Anton ChiaJuly 14, 2011 - 11:15 am

Amber great job! Love the portraits at the french country bench thing, perfect!

Brad RossJuly 14, 2011 - 11:29 am

Such a wonderful mix of emotion and detail. Great all around coverage!

michele bowmanJuly 14, 2011 - 11:31 am

such a gorgeous wedding! wonderful job!

Becca DilleyJuly 14, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Lovely and intimate, indeed! Awesome work.

Nessa KJuly 14, 2011 - 1:49 pm

I loooveee the photos of the bride and groom together! And that ring shot is brilliant, Amber. What a beautiful wedding. =)

Steve KooJuly 14, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Love the first shot in front of that brick wall – nice job capturing some great moments throughout the day!

Darin CollisonJuly 15, 2011 - 8:00 am

Nice work. And the shot of the little girls in heart shaped shades? My heart exploded from cuteness. Beautiful.

StephenJuly 15, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Beautiful detail shots!

Joshua GullJuly 15, 2011 - 7:18 pm

That first shot is too cute, and the cuteness didn’t stop. Great work Amber!

new jersey wedding photographerMarch 31, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Great work, like the shot by the brick wall, great sense of depth.

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