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July 25, 2016


romantic rust manor house wedding Brett Denfeld PhotographyDELANEY & TJ | A ROMANTIC RUST MANOR HOUSE WEDDING | LEESBURG, VIRGINIA

When Delaney first contacted me about her wedding, I fell in love with her details. From the gorgeous flowers from the garden of Holly Chapple to the romantic vibe of Rust Manor House – Delaney and TJ danced, laughed, and enjoyed an evening with their close family and friends. It may have sprinkled during bride and groom portraits but a little rain never hurt anyone. The rain stopped and we took some romantic portraits in the garden! After a Blink-182 dance marathon and a Nurf gun battle, these two ended the night with a bubble exit! So cute!


I arrived at Rust Manor House to meet Delaney and her close gal pals getting ready for the big day! I started the day by photographing the gorgeous invitations and wedding day details… Barry-Wedding-9_WEBBarry-Wedding-16_WEBBarry-Wedding-18_WEBBarry-Wedding-37_WEBBarry-Wedding-39_WEBAnd then the flowers got there and I had to take some more ring shots… duh 🙂Barry-Wedding-45_WEBBarry-Wedding-38_WEBDrooling over this bridal bouquet from Holly Chapple Flowers! Delaney left it up to Holly to create a masterpiece! All Delaney wanted was purple to be incorporated – I think Holly nailed it!Barry-Wedding-49_WEB

Barry-Wedding-6_WEBLoved that Delaney chose a bright red lip!Barry-Wedding-34_WEB

Dress time!Barry-Wedding-58_WEBBarry-Wedding-61_WEBBarry-Wedding-62_WEBBarry-Wedding-67_WEBBarry-Wedding-70_WEBBarry-Wedding-81_WEBBarry-Wedding-83_WEBBarry-Wedding-88_WEBBarry-Wedding-91_WEBBarry-Wedding-93_WEB

TJ added a Darth Vadar pin to his tie for his groom details!Barry-Wedding-96_WEB

Barry-Wedding-107_WEBLOVE!Barry-Wedding-109_WEBBarry-Wedding-122_WEBBride’s family!
Barry-Wedding-127_WEBBarry-Wedding-138_WEBBridesmaid and little sister!Barry-Wedding-149_WEBBarry-Wedding-154_WEBBarry-Wedding-159_WEBBarry-Wedding-162_WEBGroom’s family!Barry-Wedding-167_WEBBarry-Wedding-174_WEBGroomsman and groom’s brother!Barry-Wedding-183_WEB

We left Rust and headed over to the chapel for the ceremony!

Barry-Wedding-188_WEBBarry-Wedding-194_WEBTJ’s face – the first time he’s seen Delaney all day!Barry-Wedding-195_WEBBarry-Wedding-199_WEBBarry-Wedding-200_WEBBarry-Wedding-206_WEBBarry-Wedding-213_WEBBarry-Wedding-220_WEBBarry-Wedding-226_WEBTJ’s mom designed the programs and even made the portrait of them and their dog! SO cute!

Officially, Mr & Mrs Barry!

A trolley took the guests back to Rust Manor House while I took photos of the bridal party across the street from the chapel!Barry-Wedding-264_WEBBarry-Wedding-266_WEBBarry-Wedding-270_WEBBarry-Wedding-274_WEBBarry-Wedding-275_WEBBarry-Wedding-280_WEBBarry-Wedding-284_WEBBarry-Wedding-290_WEBBarry-Wedding-260_WEBLoveeeeee!Barry-Wedding-293_WEBBarry-Wedding-299_WEBBarry-Wedding-303_WEBBarry-Wedding-306_WEBBarry-Wedding-308_WEBBarry-Wedding-312_WEBBarry-Wedding-316_WEBBarry-Wedding-320_WEBBarry-Wedding-335_WEBBarry-Wedding-329_WEBBarry-Wedding-340_WEB

Barry-Wedding-343_WEBBarry-Wedding-345_WEBBarry-Wedding-349_WEBBarry-Wedding-350_WEBBarry-Wedding-353_WEBBy the time we got back to Rust Manor House a storm cloud opened up and it started to rain! I headed into the reception tent to take detail shots while Delaney & TJ relaxed.Barry-Wedding-354_WEB

Barry-Wedding-378_WEBGorgeous!Barry-Wedding-396_WEBromantic rust manor house leesburg wedding Brett-Denfeld-PhotographyvBarry-Wedding-380_WEBCakes and pies — can’t go wrong with both!Barry-Wedding-388_WEBBarry-Wedding-387_WEBBarry-Wedding-382_WEBBarry-Wedding-395_WEBI didn’t have any pie but I did eat the cake and it was delicious!Barry-Wedding-392_WEBBarry-Wedding-398_WEB

Barry-Wedding-408_WEBBarry-Wedding-416_WEBBarry-Wedding-423_WEBBarry-Wedding-425_WEBBarry-Wedding-431_WEBBarry-Wedding-436_WEBBarry-Wedding-446_WEBBarry-Wedding-448_WEBBarry-Wedding-463_WEBBarry-Wedding-470_WEBNot a dry eye in the house! Father/daughter dances get me every time!Barry-Wedding-478_WEBPenny had the moves!
Barry-Wedding-485_WEBBarry-Wedding-489_WEBDelaney and TJ snuck out for a few more photos after the rain stopped!
Barry-Wedding-500_WEBHaha – TJ posed while I got my light right… I think he learned a thing or two after watching Delaney take bridal photos. Haha!

romantic rust manor house leesburg wedding Brett-Denfeld-PhotographyBarry-Wedding-520_WEBOne of my favorites!! What I loved even more was that Delaney knew how happy I was going to be to take photos by the boxwoods. 🙂 A bride after my own heart!Barry-Wedding-526_WEBBarry-Wedding-533_WEBBarry-Wedding-529_WEBBarry-Wedding-537_WEBBarry-Wedding-522_WEBBarry-Wedding-539_WEBYou guys!! SO CUTE!Barry-Wedding-541_WEBBarry-Wedding-542_WEBHappy, happy bride!Barry-Wedding-547_WEBBarry-Wedding-551_WEBBarry-Wedding-554_WEBBarry-Wedding-556_WEBBarry-Wedding-560_WEBBarry-Wedding-553_WEB

We entered back into the reception and they cut the cake!Barry-Wedding-563_WEBBarry-Wedding-566_WEBBarry-Wedding-582_WEBBarry-Wedding-588_WEBBarry-Wedding-607_WEBBarry-Wedding-598_WEBBarry-Wedding-640_WEBAnd then a nurf gun war broke out…Barry-Wedding-654_WEBIt got intense. Haha!Barry-Wedding-648_WEBBarry-Wedding-634_WEBBarry-Wedding-660_WEBBarry-Wedding-650_WEBCatherine! My friend from college and the gal responsible for all the pretty calligraphy signage!Barry-Wedding-591_WEB

Even though I had already taken a million and one bride and groom photos – I somehow convinced them to take one more (or 5) when the sun came back out!

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Gotta love some intense dancing shots!Barry-Wedding-683_WEBBarry-Wedding-681_WEBBarry-Wedding-696_WEBBarry-Wedding-698_WEBBarry-Wedding-717_WEBBarry-Wedding-726_WEBBarry-Wedding-730_WEBBarry-Wedding-731_WEBBarry-Wedding-733_WEBThe night came to an end with a bubble exit!
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Congratulations Delaney and TJ! Thank you choosing me to capture your big day!!!

Shoutout to these amazing vendors for making Delaney & TJ’s wedding come together!

Venue: Rust Manor House

Dress/Veil/Headband: Ellie’s Bridal Boutique

Shoes: Nordstrom

Hair: Kelly Degear at Village 9

Makeup: Elainea Susanne  

Flowers: Holly Chapple Flowers

Signage: Bride’s Friend – CAB Craft Boutique

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Programs: Groom’s mother – Penny!

Catering: Great Blue Heron

DJ/Event Lighting: DJ Freddie D from Musical DJs 

Linens: Party Rental LTD

Cake/Pie: Layered Cake Patisserie

Trolley: Virginia Rides

xoxo bd


  1. Phil Denfele says:

    Great job Brett! Some really good photos!

  2. […] You might recognize Carson as the bridesmaid and sister of one of my 2016 brides, Delaney. (Her Rust Manor Wedding HERE). Carson reached out to me in the Fall about wanting to wait until spring for senior portraits […]

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