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Rachel and Brandon’s Wedding

March 18, 2022

A Wedding at The Osprey’s at Belmont Park, Woodbridge Virginia

Obviously, I love weddings but there was something so special about Rachel and Brandon’s wedding that just leaves me warm and fuzzy! I can’t put my finger on it exactly except that when I watched these two together, it made me happy! In their get to know you questionnaire, I asked for two adjectives to describe themselves. Rachel said she was silly and unfiltered and Brandon said he was bubbly and spontaneous! So all that together makes a couple that you just really want to spend time with!

The weather leading up to Saturday promised a storm! No one wants to hear bomb cyclone on your special day, dumping rain and snow but that was the forecast. So the ceremony was forced inside. The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay is gorgeous inside and out so I couldn’t imagine a prettier setting! You will love all the windows letting in all that gorgeous light!

Rachel and Brandon’s first look was oh so sweet with a truly special gift from the bride to her groom. They lost their beloved GG in September so Rachel had a handkerchief made with GG’s nose print and a special message to Brandon. So I think it is pretty obvious they love dogs and this gift was truly thoughtful and sweet! Brandon teared up when he saw his bride and received this special gift!

You could tell that Rachel and her mom put so much thought into all the details from the handkerchief I mentioned to the florals Rachel’s mom, Peggy made! You’ll also notice a picture of a quilt that was hanging at the entrance to the venue. Peggy made that too for Rachel and Brandon!

Rachel and Brandon decided to have her parent’s dog, Ginger be the ringbearer. But when it came time for Ginger to walk down the aisle, she got nervous and wanted no part of that! No amount of coaxing could get her down the aisle so she decided to sit quietly in the back. And she was truly adorable in her wedding attire that Peggy also made for her! Peggy, you are very talented!

The formal events ended with a first pour instead of a cake cutting! Rachel and Brandon decided to have a dessert bar with ice cream so they poured liquid nitrogen to make an incredibly delicious dessert! And yes I had some of the butter, toffee, pecan ice cream which was some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had!

Congratulations Rachel + Brandon! I hope you have many many years to be silly and spontaneous with each other!

wedding gown with bouquet and shoes
wedding rings on invitation suite
bridal party in blue robes
bride putting in earrings
bridal gown with veil
handkerchief with dog nose print for wedding
bride getting ready at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia

wedding rings on invitation suite
wedding bouquet on blue couch at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia

bridal hair

wedding dress with veil
bridal shoes

wedding rings styled on invitation suite

wedding flatlay with invitation suite, wax seals, wedding rings, bridal shoes and florals
wedding dress hanging on hanger in the bridal suite

bridal portrait at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia

bride putting on the veil in the bridal suite at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia
bride getting ready at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia

bride holding blue yellow and white wedding bouquet in front of large ornate mirror
cufflinks for wedding
wedding rings

heirloom quilt made for wedding

table signage at wedding
table signage at wedding

table signage at wedding

mother of the bride with her daughter
mother of the bride with her daughter

Dog ringbearer with bride
father and daughter hugging during first look

Daddy and daughter first look
father of the bride during first look
bride with father during first look
groom waiting for first look
bride waiting for first look
Groom reacting to bride during first look

first look at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia
First look at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia

First look at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia

Ceremony location at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge Virginia
father of the bride escorting bride down the aisle
father of the bride escorting bride down the aisle
groom's reaction to bride walking down the aisle
father giving the bride away during wedding

tying the keltic knot during wedding ceremony
exchange of rings - wedding ceremony
exchange of rings - wedding ceremony
exchange of rings - wedding ceremony

you many kiss the bride

Bride and groom pronounced husband and wife
bride and groom kissing as they walk down the aisle after wedding ceremony
bridall party at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
bridall party at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay

Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay

Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay

Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom romantic portraits
 at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
groom kissing bride at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride and groom kissing
Bride and groom introduced at wedding reception
First dance for bride and groom at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
First dance for bride and groom at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
First dance for bride and groom at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
wedding reception decor
Sweetheart table for bride and groom
Wedding reception decor
Wedding reception decor

Wedding reception decor
Wedding reception decor
Father of the bride and father of the groom welcoming guests
bride and groom toasting at wedding
Best man giving wedding toast
Best man giving wedding toast
Bridesmaid giving wedding toast
Bridesmaid giving wedding toast
Bridesmaid giving wedding toast
Bride and groom during toasts
Bro hug at wedding reception
Mother and son dance at wedding reception
Mother and son dance at wedding reception
Mother and son dance at wedding reception

Father daughter dance at wedding reception
Father daughter dance at wedding reception
Father daughter dance at wedding reception
Bouquet toss at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
First Pour at wedding reception - NiceCream in DC
Bride and Groom dancing at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Party dancing at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bride dancing at the Osprey's at Belmont Bay
Bridesmaid dancing at reception
MOB and FOB dancing at reception
Bride and Groom kissing at reception

Venue: The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay
Wedding Planner: K Scarry at Just the Letter Events
Bride’s Dress: Ava Clara Couture Bridal
DJ: The Dapper DJs
Second Photographer: Katherine Beliveau Photography
Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie
Caterer: A Taste of Elegance, Catering & Events
Hair and Makeup: DC Bridal Hair and Makeup
Ice Cream Event: Nicecream

Enjoy Rachel and Brandon’s wedding images and you can check out more of my work here: https://kimforbesphotography.com/

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