E-sessions are so much fun. They’re full of anticipation of what’s to come. Casual and carefree. And, the best capture the essence of the couple. Katie Stoops’ pictures of Adrienne and Troy do just that. Adrienne is here to tell us what’s going through her mind in the month leading up to her wedding.
“My fiancé, Troy, and I are getting married on August 15, at Wrexham Hall in Chesterfield, Virginia. Wrexham Hall is an old home from the early 1800s, and has been my inspiration for the wedding. Our wedding will be filled with handmade details (I did our invitations) that will create a classic and romantic feel for the entire evening. I have created a lace detail and monogram that is consistent through out the wedding.”
“My fiancé and I met in February 2004, at James Madison University; we were living across the hall from each other in our dorm. We’ve spent the last three years battling a long distance relationship, so I can’t wait to finally begin life together. “
“The part of the wedding I look forward to most is finally marrying Troy. Up until recently I was really looking forward to my handmade details, but as the wedding gets closer they aren’t nearly as important as finally marrying my best friend.”
Thank you for stopping by little white book Adrienne. And a big thank you to Katie of Open Air Photography for sharing these images with us!
Lisa, who will be married in just a little more than two weeks, is here today to share her bridal portraits, some of her wedding plans and the story of her engagement.
“For Christmas, my fiance,Will, gave me a three-hour brunch tour of Manhattan. We had been to NYC several times, but always to visit friends and had never done the typical site seeing. On Sunday, December 30, 2007, we headed to the brunch cruise leaving from the Chelsea piers. About 45 minutes into the cruise we passed by the Statue of Liberty. As we were sailing away, Will got down on one knee and surprised me! I am not easily surprised, but he pulled it off successfully, and we spent the rest of the holiday in NYC celebrating with friends. When we returned to Northern Virginia, we continued the celebration by sharing our news with friends at an Italian restaurant in Ballston. It was a great way to start 2008!”
“What I’m most looking forward to on our wedding day is having all of our family and friends present as we join in marriage and celebrating with them afterward in an historic Richmond site (The Bolling Haxall House where these pictures were taken). We wanted to be married in Richmond – I grew up there and Will went to college there. We’ve planned special and memorable events throughout the weekend that celebrate Will and my union and the union of our families.”
“Our wedding will be classic with a hint of contemporary flare. It’s a black and white theme with a hint of light Carolina blue. We are providing guests with a printed history of the historic Richmond house and other Virginia related items, like Virginia peanuts and Virginia is for Lovers pencils.”
“Will’s only niece is our flower girl and turns two on our wedding day. My only nephew (and our godson) is the ring bearer and he turns one the day before! Will and I are throwing a joint birthday party for the little ones with family members on Friday afternoon before our rehearsal.”
Best wishes to Lisa and Will. Thank you so much for stopping by little white book to share your story, and thank you to Jennifer Colina who photographed these beautiful images.
I love Chelsea and Cover’s super fun, super retro engagement session captured by
Katie Stoops. The sunglasses, the polka dots…bliss!