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Ann & Chris | Chapel at Quantico wedding

Ann’s father carefully laid down pictures of relatives and items from their religion on a cloth-covered tabletop.  As he worked, her relatives poured into the room, filling the small hotel suite. He spoke in a language I didn’t understand, but it was clear from the vibe in the room that everyone was sending Ann off to her wedding with as much love and support as they had.  And then later, these people all got down on the dancefloor.

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bride getting ready at courtyard inn fredericksburg

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Ann’s bridesmaids – in blue saris, no less! – were her sisters.  Chris’ dad told me his girls jumped at the opportunity to wear saris for the wedding.

Wedding with bridesmaids in blue saris

Ann and Chris got hitched at the Chapel at Quantico, a really nice little church on the base.  Special thanks to Angel for coming out to work with me on this wedding.  A couple of these images are hers, including this nice portrait of Chris in the pews.

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There was no shortage of adorable kids at this wedding.

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When Ann told me all the decorations were “included” with her reception, I was pretty skeptical.  I’ve been to those wedding halls before.  But Fredericksburg Square really impressed me with their classy decor, experienced waitstaff and friendly DJ.  I’d definitely recommend it as a venue.

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Congratulations, Ann and Chris!

Ceremony: Chapel at Quantico (I think you need the hookup to get married there)
Reception: Fredericksburg Square
Photography: that would be me
Videography: Natasha from Dolce Studio Films
The cake: The Cakery
Florist: Anita’s Petite Fleur
Hair: Bella Hair Salon
DJ: provided by Fredericksburg Square

facebook comments:

Lauran MorrisonApril 18, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Amber,
The pics are beautiful. I hope I get the chance to purchase some! Thanks! Lauran (Chris’ sister)

HeatherApril 18, 2012 - 7:06 pm

Love the bridesmaids outfits!!

Amber HughesApril 18, 2012 - 8:03 pm

I especially love the dancing photos! 🙂

EdricApril 18, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Great moments captured here! My favorite from the reception are the little girl jumping and the nap time one. Really great captures!

BradApril 18, 2012 - 10:29 pm

What a beautiful venue. Congrats guys!

LaurenApril 19, 2012 - 10:30 am

So many gorgeous moments (I love the little ones face coming down the aisle!) Looks like a beautiful day 🙂

tobiahApril 19, 2012 - 11:57 am

looks like a wonderful wedding! I love the shot taken through the veil! stunning!

Nessa KApril 19, 2012 - 6:13 pm

The black and white wide shot of the bride getting ready is such a beautiful moment. You can feel the anticipation. 🙂 Lovely as always, Amber!

Alyssa SchroederApril 19, 2012 - 8:32 pm

Oh my, that ring bearer’s face is absolutely priceless hahah! Really beautiful work.

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