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Alonzo & Natasha’s Modern, Whimsical Forest Wedding in Alexandria, VA

This morning’s Northern Virginia wedding feature includes a ton of awesome choreographed dancing – as the bride was a former NYC choreographer and WNBA New York Liberty Dancer!! The couple wanted a whimsical forest themed wedding, filled with a sense of magic – and they compiled a bunch of DC area wedding vendors to make it happen!

Thanks to Irene Adbou Photography & Two Bright Lights, I get to share Natasha & Alonzo’s stunning, modern whimsical forest wedding with you all! Natasha & Alonzo infused their wedding with their own beliefs [a Buddhist & Christian wedding ceremony] and chic sense of style. I am absolutely in love with the moss green bridesmaids dresses with their chic black bows!

Alonzo & Natasha’s Magical Forest Themed Wedding in Alexandria, VA

VendorsHair Stylist:  Beau Totale Aveda Concept Salon | Floral Designer:  The Enchanted Florist | Musicians:  Sage String Quartet | Reception Venue:  Lorien Hotel & Spa | Invitation Designer:  The Dandelion Patch | Dress Store:  Hannelore’s of Olde Town | DJ:  Ed Jackson Entertainment | Ceremony Location:  Lorien Hotel and Spa

The couple wanted a Whimsical Forest theme for their wedding and to encapture that idea, Natasha filled the wedding design with eclectic, magical touches. She brought in elements of natural wood for the gift table, topiary tree escort card holders, cascading white and green flower arrangements (including hanging green amaranthus) on the reception dinner tables, table numbers with pictures of peacocks that Natasha took in New Mexico and place cards showcasing exotic trees from different countries.

I am in LOVE with the huge black bows on the green bridesmaids dresses. SO freakin’ stylish!

Click inside to see the rest of the amazing Buddhist-Christian wedding ceremony & reception details from this whimsical, Forrest themed wedding in Alexandria VA!

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Capitol Wedding: Amanda & Jeff’s Winter Morrison House Wedding in Alexandria, VA

I know that not everyone is a fan of the colder temperatures recently (and we won’t even mention that WHITE STUFF that has been seen falling from the skies). BUT – for Capitol Romance, it means that we get to enjoy one last winter wedding courtesy of the ever talented Sarah Hodzic of Blink Photography! And boy, is it simply stunning.

Sarah shot this gorgeous wedding at the Morrison House in Alexandria, VA a few months ago and captured the event in both digital and Holga form. Remember how I blogged a few weeks ago about how Holga photography seems to be popping up everywhere in wedding photography?  Well, Sarah couldn’t agree with me more and even told me that her clients from 2010 and 2011 have indeed been requesting Holga photography as part of their packages, sometimes up to 50% !!

Feast your eyes upon today’s Real Capitol Wedding staring Amanda, Jeff, and Blink Photography!

Sarah writes:

My last wedding of the 2010 season could not have been more perfect. Amanda and Jeff were married  December 11th at the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria.  Jeff and Amanda had their engagement photo session this fall at my cottage in McLean, VA. I was over joyed to be able to do a photo shoot at my home, and knew right away that we were going to have a blast at the wedding in December.  Well, Jeff and Amanda did not disappoint. The wedding at the Morrison House was elegant, warm, intimate, joyful, and very touching.

Let’s rock and roll romancers…

I love the pine cones in Amanda’s bouquet!

How adorable is this shot??

This shot is one of my absolute FAVS. It is so full of vintagey richness, I could explode.

Sarah shares more about the intimate and certainly unconventional “reception”:

… in lieu of dancing, there was a lavish four course meal with wine paring and during that time the floor was open for toasts. I loved that many of their friends and family got up to share fun stories of Jeff and Amanda, it was yet another touch that made this night so personal.

Yet another unconventional and uber-personal touch to Amanda & Jeff’s wedding: a private first dance while the rest of the wedding guests were finishing dinner. The newlyweds danced to a classical guitar version of the Dixie Chicks. I love this idea!! What a super precious moment to share with just eachother.

Sarah shares again:

As the night wound to a close, the rain began to fall. Our pre-planned walk down King St was almost nixed. Bravely Amanda and Jeff along with a few friends took to the streets of Old Town Alexandria with no fear of the wet stuff. We ended up having the most divine photo shoot along the tree lined streets in the soft rain, which ended up producing my most favorite (and dare I say, spectacular) shots of the night! To think, we almost decided against the walk.

WOW!!! Sarah was not kidding! That shot is eye-popping amazing. It reminds me of the end of a movie or something!! Congrats again to Amanda & Jeff and thank you once more to Sarah from Blink Photography for sharing with us!!!


Reception & Ceremony Site: Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria

Bouquets & Flower Arrangements: Growing Wild Floral Company

Makeup: Sally Sagarese

Music: Mr. Richard Barry


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