Dark skies loomed, and fat drops rained down that morning, but Leanna had a permasmile affixed to her face – after all, she was going to marry her BEST FRIEND! And no kind of weather was going to stop them from saying their “I Do’s” at their Milton Ridge Wedding ceremony. As Leanna had the finishing hair and makeup touches applied, her bridesmaids gather around her for an emotional champagne toast. At the same time, a few miles away, the guys circled around Austin, and cheers’d with their own bubbly and Johnny Walker! And even though their ceremony had to be moved indoors (false alarm on the weather), it was still a beautiful and touching ceremony – one that had Austin brushing away a tear that slowly rolled down his bride’s cheek. Celebratory hoots and hollars ensued as they were pronounced husband and wife, and they practically floated back down the aisle! The sun came pouring out, and we were able to at least get all of the portraits in the beautiful garden terrace.
Afterwards, it was off to the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg for a non-stop dance party, with Firehouse Deejays leading the way onto the dance floor. I loved that they opted to keep things more on the casual side, and had stations with fajitas, mashed potatoes, and cheeseburgers with all the fixins! Their cupcake tower and cake pops from Custom Cake Design were beautiful and delish! I was able to steal Leanna+Austin out for a few minutes of night shooting, and I loved getting a few quiet minutes with them. L+A – congratulations!! I had such an amazing time with you guys & your wedding was so much fun! Thanks for trusting me to capture your big day! And a big thanks to my second shooter, Dani Leigh, who helped me to capture all the moments!!