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belle haven country club wedding brett denfeld photography

August 26, 2016


belle haven country club wedding brett denfeld photographyRACHEL & CHRIS | BELLE HAVEN COUNTRY CLUB | ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Rachel and Chris decided to do things a little differently. Instead of one big day, they had two. On June 10th, they eloped in Austin, TX (where they currently live) but decided to have their “after party” celebration with all of their close family and friends back in the DC area! I didn’t meet Rachel until the day before the event but as soon as I did, I knew we clicked! I walked around Belle Haven with Rachel, her mom, and and the wedding coordinator to get the “lay of the land” and couldn’t believe I hadn’t shot at Belle Haven before – it’s beautiful!!

The funny thing about showing up on wedding day was noticing the classic black and white stripes. It was funny because that day I wore a black and white dress that had a section of stripes! We TOTALLY planned it… not!Ferraguto-Wedding-12_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-5_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-186_WEB

We started out the evening taking family photos down on the patio – everyone looked sharp!
Ferraguto-Wedding-35_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-49_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-33_WEBThe family headed to cocktail hour while Rachel, Chris, and I took bride and groom photos.

You look at this photo and notice the focus is off.. but if you look closely, Rachel and Chris had their actual wedding date engraved into their wedding bands!

The light was perfect and these two looked so good and HAPPY!

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Just as we starting walking back to cocktail hour, Chris noticed a musician from one of his old favorite local bands (Virginia Coalition) and asked to take a picture with him! They chatted for a few minutes and both guys were beaming!Ferraguto-Wedding-166_WEB

Rachel and Chris headed back to cocktail hour as I captured the reception details!

Shoutout to Dapper DJs and the super cool gramophone! Ferraguto-Wedding-195_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-183_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-188_WEBbelle haven country club wedding brett denfeld photographyFerraguto-Wedding-214_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-216_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-220_WEBRachel and Chris opted out of the traditional events like – the first dance, etc. instead their guests were invited to join them in their first dance. From that moment on, it was non-stop dancing!!

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Chris, his brothers, and cousins and his 96 year old grandmother!Ferraguto-Wedding-310_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-340_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-311_WEBFerraguto-Wedding-315_WEBThis guy had everyone laughing with his “dance partner”…

We took a moment to cut the cake – gorgoues cake from Fluffy Thoughts – and then got right back to dancing!



Congratulation, Rachel & Chris! Thanks for choosing me to capture this fun celebration!!


Shoutout to all of these amazing vendors who helped in Chris & Rachel’s day!

A special shoutout to Teresa with Belle Haven Country Club who helped Rachel plan long distance from Austin, TX! She was wonderful to work with!

Venue: Belle Haven Country Club

Hair: Michelle Beever – George at the Four Seasons

Make-up: Bride’s Friend – Lisa Boothe

Dress: L’Agence 

Earrings: Rodrigo Otazu 

Shoes (her): Badgley Mischka

Rings: Henry Daussi

Suit: J.Crew 

Tie: Brooks Brothers

Shoes (his): Allen Edmonds 

Flowers: The Virginia Florist

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts 

DJ: Dapper DJ

xoxo bd



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