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“I wonder if they would adopt me.”

A sentiment I kept overhearing as I wandered around the tables at Eduarda and Charles’ reception. The gentleman was of course, referring to Eduarda’s fathers’ speech, which then broke into an extravagant performance from family members standing at their tables and singing “all you need is LOVE.” Cue the happy tears!

Love is of course, pretty obvious at every wedding, but this one was special. Love permeated from every being, every gesture, every glance. It was evident in Charles’ decision to pin a sweet note in his tux to commemorate his father. It was in all of the guests and loved ones who had traveled from as far as Brazil to be a part of their big day. It was in the speeches and well-wishes from people who loved these two so much. I feel so honored to have been a part of this special day, and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness – C

 

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Carine’s Bridal

Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo  

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Grooms Attire: Custom-made

Grooms Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Congressional Country Club

Catering: Congressional Country Club

DJ: Spinser Tracy

Invitations: GildedElephant on Etsy

Floral Design: Flowers by Angels

Videographer: Toy Box Productions

Makeup Artist: Allison Barlow

Hair Stylist: Nicole McConnell with Hair and Makeup Unveiled

Music: Cara Fleck, harpist

Ring Bearer Pillow: Handmade by Bride’s grandmother

Broach on bouquet: Borrowed from Bride’s grandmother

Robes: JustCottons on Etsy

Additional Photographers: Kacie Nolan & Michael Waidmann

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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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Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography Coachella Inspiration Shoot | Sara Libby | The Blonde Abroad | © Carly Arnwine Photography

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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