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Mara & Rich | Carlyle House wedding | Athenaeum | Old Town Alexandria

Mara and Rich were married at the always-beautiful Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria and held a lovely reception at the Athenaeum, just a few blocks away. They brought all their friends and family for great food, fun music and more laughs than you can shake a stick at. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We started the day at Hotel Monaco Alexandria - a perennial favorite for its cool art and funky fabrics and such. Always fun to shoot there. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com I love this photo of all of Mara's ladies cracking up. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com We stole a few minutes pre-ceremony to sneak down to the lobby and take some photos. Athenaeum-wedding-photography-old-town-alexandria-9 Then Mara soaked up some love from the street on the way to the Carlyle House. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comAthenaeum-wedding-photography-old-town-alexandria-15 Rich peeking in on the processional. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comAthenaeum-wedding-photography-old-town-alexandria-18 Their officiant did a great job. Whenever a plane went over, she would make everybody take a sigh, which inevitably resulted in big laughs. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comAthenaeum-wedding-photography-old-town-alexandria-36 Everyone Mara knows seems to be a solid foot taller than her. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comAthenaeum-wedding-photography-old-town-alexandria-38© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com These two make it look easy. Athenaeum-wedding-photography-old-town-alexandria-40 The Carlyle House is a really atmospheric place. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Old Town is such a great place to do portrait work. There are so many funky alleys and cobblestones and doorsteps. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com I super-dig the spiderwebs on the door here - makes it look like they're off to a secret garden of looooooove. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Party time at the Athenaeum! © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com These two have so much fun together. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Mara notoriously hates pink, so her friends showed up in matching cardigans. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Artful cake. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comAthenaeum-wedding-photography-old-town-alexandria-56© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Several hours into her reception, Mara finally sat down. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Congratulations guys! Mara and Rich's vendor team: Getting ready venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria Ceremony venue: Carlyle House Reception venue: Athenaeum Caterer: Main Event Caterers Band: 3MTs Florist: Wisteria Florist Rentals: Sammy's Rentals Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Ceremony music: Classical Guitar Ceremonies (Chris Dunn) Officiant: Debra Peevey

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Joyzeline & Ed | Carlyle House gardens | Old Town Alexandria intimate wedding | Virginia

Joyzeline and Ed were married under threat of rain storms, but no rain storms appeared. Instead, they had lots of smiling faces, some serious blossom action in Old Town Alexandria and quirky street scenes. Their family and friends gathered at the Carlyle House gardens to watch these two tie the knot. Joyzeline and Ed: © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comalexandria-intimate-wedding-photographer-6© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Oh, just me being weird. Ed's dad had to take a sneeze. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com And then we made the fam go get cocktails while we took a stroll through the Carlyle gardens. alexandria-intimate-wedding-photographer-11© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com And wandered into greater Old Town for some yellow door and blossom action. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.comalexandria-intimate-wedding-photographer-15© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com <3 © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com© 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com Joyzeline was kind enough to play along for this one and turn her jacket inside out. © 2015 Amber Wilkie Photography | www.amberwilkie.com And finally, the newlyweds (ok, just Joyzeline) enjoyed a pre-cake cake at Lavender Moon. alexandria-intimate-wedding-photographer-26 Congratulations, guys!

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Rebekah & Nathan | Old Town Alexandria intimate wedding | Virginia

Rebekah and Nathan have known each other for about 8 million years. And their dog is famous. old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-9 These two got hitched in a lawyer's office in Old Town. It was short and sweet. old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-1old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-3old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-5old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-6 Then we hit the town, portrait-style. old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-7old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-8old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-10 A little bit of this... old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-11 ...but mostly this. old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-12old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-13old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-14old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-15old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-17 The closest thing to "industrial" and "graffiti-covered" Old Town can muster for some weirdness. It's a pretty place filled with beautiful old bricks and cobblestones - can't complain! old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-18old-town-alexandria-wedding-photography-19 Congratulations you guys!

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