Andrew and Rachel- Whitehall Manor Wedding Photographer

“When over the years someone has seen you at your worst, and knows you with all your strengths and flaws, yet commits him or herself to you wholly, it is a consummate experience. To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
– Tim Keller
Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy001Whitehall Manor is starting to feel a little like a 2nd home these days, with all of the gorgeous weddings I’ve been able to photograph there over the years! It truly is one of my favorite wedding venues in the area, it’s packed with charm, elegance, and character! Andrew and Rachel had a whirlwind wedding weekend, with a traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony all day Saturday, and then part 2 on Sunday at Whitehall! In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if they were STILL catching up on sleep after last weekend! ;) Everything went so perfectly, with a big thank you to Lynn from The Finer Points for coordinating the day! It was so sweet to see how supportive and involved both of their families were throughout the whole day; Andrew and Rachel walked around during the reception to greet each and every table, and both sets of parents insisted on tagging along too so they could meet everyone and thank them for coming. You could tell by the end of the weekend that their hearts were so full, and that their family and friends made them feel so loved, which is really all that matters! :) Andrew and Rachel, thank you so much for allowing me to play a small part in your day, it was truly an honor!Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy01bRachel used her grandmother’s clutch and handkerchief as her “something old”:Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy17Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy18the broach on her bouquet was taken from her mother’s wedding gown:Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy19Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy21Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy68Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy81one of my dear friends Sarah has recently started her own little photography business down in Williamsburg, and it was so fun to have her tag along for their wedding! This next photo is hers! :) Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy82Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy88love this shot of Rachel and her sister Hilary :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy112another one of Sarah’s photos! every momma should look at her daughter just like this on her wedding day :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy128who knew cufflinks could be so complicated?! ;) Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy129it started raining riiiiiight as they were about to do their first look, so we improvised a little bit and kept right on going! Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy132Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy136Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy140Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy146Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy149Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy151Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy155Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy160Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy173Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy178Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy179Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy180Rachel explained that one of the things she loved best about Whitehall was all the meadows and open space, so we made sure to work that into their portraits!Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy182Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy197Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy203Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy209love this photo Sarah took of Rachel and her dad about to walk down the aisle:Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy278he was such a proud father as he stood up there with Rachel :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy300Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy316Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy318Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy329Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy348I don’t normally include family portraits in the blog post, but this one was too sweet to leave out :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy396Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy411lovely ladies!Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy420Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy432this next photo just might be one of my favorites from the day! Sarah grabbed this photo of Andrew trying to protect his new wife, looks like specifically from his brother and her sister who look like they’re ready to attack! ;) Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy438and this was my view :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy443Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy458isn’t she the most stunning bride?! :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy491Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy523Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy542Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy545my favorite shot of Andrew from the day:Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy556in keeping with tradition, they walked around to greet each table and bowed to the elder at that table. love this photo of them, and how happy the gentleman sitting down looks to see them! can’t you tell how excited he is for Andrew and Rachel? :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy609Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy647Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy651Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy652Rachel’s grandfather was the best dancer out there all evening! :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy666thankfully the sun did decide to eventually come out, and we were able to sneak away for a few more portraits during the reception!Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy677Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy684Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy686another one of Sarah’s portraits:Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy697one of my favorites from the day. I think they were needing a quiet minute and I was more than happy to steal them away for some pictures and a break from the dance floor :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy701Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy702Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy709Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy711Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy717Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy749not sure what was the problem was here, but it made for a aweeeeesome photo :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy752Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy753and of course, my favorite way to end the evening :)Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy856Whitehall_Manor_Wedding_Photographer_Koy857Hope you’re having the best time at Disney World! Say hi to The Mouse for me! :)

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Historic Whitehall Manor in Bluemont VA
Wedding Gown: Bridal Heirlooms – Casablanca
Florist: Rick’s Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper & Company, LLC
Wedding Coordinator: The Finer Points Event Planning – Lynn Iannizzi
DJ: MSE Productions
Cake: Sweets by E
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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