Justine + Anthony | Old Town Alexandria Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography

I’ve been very blessed in my wedding photography career so far to shoot many weddings of friends, loved ones and close acquaintances. This wedding was slightly different as I did not know Justine and Anthony – until their wedding.

Mike and I left their wedding last Saturday feeling as though we knew them personally,  and I don’t mean this as hyperbole or an exaggeration. Justine’s family and friends felt like an extension of the people we love the most – an outgoing and happy crowd of authentically genuine people – who happened to all be outrageously beautiful. Sure makes my job easy!

It was an intimate wedding with closely connected people. It was also a wedding where as much as I love to focus on the details of the wedding, I couldn’t help but focus more on capturing the love that so permeated the air. It was palpable, and I left hoping that my wedding would feel the same way.

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Gown: Paulina Gown by Robert Bullock - Blush Bridal in Gainesville, Va

Shoes: Aldo

Flowers: Twinbrook Floral Design

DJ: Taurus DJs

Caterers: Jackson 20

Cake: Alexandria Cupcake

Hair flower: Blush Bridal

Officiant: Leora Motley
 Photo Booth: Flash Foto Booth - flshforofun.com
Favors: The Popcorn Bag.

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I stumbled into an amazing opportunity to collaborate with a good friend while adventuring in LA. Kiersten Rich, the beautiful and well-traveled lady behind The Blonde Abroad reached out to create a blogpost on Coachella fashion. She introduced me to the extremely talented fashion stylist and model Sara Libby, and the rest is history! The fashions include goodies from places like Free People, The Boho Bazaar, and Brandy Melville (my new secret obsession).

Styling + Modeling | Sara Libby

Model + Collaboration with | The Blonde Abroad

Location | Griffith Park, Los Angeles

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© Carly Arnwine Photography I’ve been lucky enough to call Becca one of my bestest friends since we first met in second grade. We became inseparable by 5th grade, and she was basically my sister by 7th. She was the one to introduce dance into my life. I was there while she morphed into the most incredible swimmer I’ve ever seen. I’ve watched her grow into a stunning woman and was there by her side as Evie came into the world — which happened to be within days of my returning home from Ethiopia! So many adventures we’ve shared, and now I’m sharing her biggest day–marrying the angelic and amazing John Reynolds–with you all. I was lucky enough to be IN her wedding as one of the bridesmaids, so I didn’t capture everything… just a few snapshots. That was up to very talented Whitney Davis! But here is what I did manage to get.. Enjoy!

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Dress: Maggie Sottero “Emma”
Flowers & cake: DIY
DJ: Michael C from the Pros

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