June 13, 2017
ALLI & ANDREAS | WHITEHALL ESTATE | BLUEMONT, VA
I remember Alli’s inquiry for her wedding at Whitehall Estate last year. My thoughts, even before we met, were how excited I was to have the opportunity to photograph a wedding in the garden at Whitehall Estate! When Alli and I met last year, she told me how she envisioned a garden-inspired wedding with lots of florals… well, let’s fastforward to the wedding day where I was literally blown away at Alli’s details. I’m telling you, this lawyer-to-be might want to consider opening up an Etsy shop because you won’t believe your eyes when I show you all that she did for this wedding! I loved the blues in the bridal party to her shoes that matched her self designed invitation suite to the lace in the veil that was hand selected by Alli and her mom in Peru. The details were stunning; the artistic talent blew my mind!
I haven’t forgotten about Andreas! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a groom beam so much as I hugged him hello and told him Alli was about to get into her dress! He couldn’t WAIT to see her walk down the aisle. His eyes lit up so big and his smile never went away… all day! Andreas and the groomsmen sang together in college and the morning was nothing short of a concert. Incredible talent that… may or may not have made an appearance at the end of their brunch wedding! Stay tuned!
The ceremony was romantic and sweet. Andreas read his vows as if he was reading a Shakespearean poem… I’ve never heard something more poetic! There were readings by friends and family and the ceremony was officiated by Andreas and Alli’s professor whose class they met in while they both attended William And Mary! How cool!
I’ve never been to a brunch wedding before… but when duck donuts and crepes are involved, I’m all for it! The reception was unlike any other partially due to the fact it was only 11:30am and to the other fact that they had an open mic for friends to play songs and sing! Such talented friends! The rest of the time, Katie and Logan, and incredible due, wowed the crowd with covers and favorite dance hits! Outside, guests played cornhole on custom painted boards that the maid of honor painted herself… I know… insane, right?! You’ll see…
Thank you Alli and Andreas for asking me to capture this exciting day in your life! I had a blast at your beautiful brunch wedding at Whitehalll Estate!
Keep scrolling for photos and more detail tidbits from this garden-inspired brunch wedding!
Can you believe Alli HAND-DESIGNED these invites?!? Unreal.Their pup made an appearance on the back from the menus!Such a sweet gift for her dad!
Petals & Hedges designed a flower RING! See it on Alli later in the blog!
Fave shoe shot!Yes… Alli did all of the calligraphy herself, TOO!
How cute that the porch ceiling was blue.
Looking dapper, Andreas!Bride squad!
Alli’s brother and sister!
Love this of the gals!
Never seen a bouquet quite like Alli’s!
Such a sweet moment with mama.
Everyone was handed a flower before the ceremony. After the ceremony, guests were instructed to fill the vase in the back with their flowers.
AHHH I love this emotion!!
I love this shot that Bethanne got of Alli walking down the aisle!
Love this group! I also love all the blues…Andreas and his groomsmen!
Alli and her bridesmaids and bridesman!
That veil tho…
Yay!! The new Mr & Mrs Moffett!
One of my favorites!
How cute is this swing in the garden!? Decked out with a pretty floral garland.Yes… Alli made this too!
So elegant! I loved the plates!
Catherine George knocked the cake out of the park!Pretty please can I have some Pimms?!
You better believe I ate donuts and crepes…
Guys… those flowers are made of SUGAR!!
I love reactions during speeches!
That time the groomsmen sang a slowed down version of “I’m sexy and I know it”… lololol
That moment in the Cha Cha slide where they ask you how low you can go… HA!
The sweetest!The winners of the anniversary dance!THE SWEETEST!
The last surprise!!! The boys sang! I wish I had a recording because it was incredible!
Off they go!
Benefits of a brunch wedding… being able to take more portraits afterwards!
Aren’t they just the cutest!
Dangggg that’s romantic!
THAT’S A WRAP, @moffettsandmimosas!
A huge thanks to the amazing vendor team who made Andreas and Alli’s day possible!
Photography: Brett Denfeld Photography
Second Photographer: Bethanne Arthur Photography
Venue: Whitehall Manor Estate
Planner: A Beyoutiful Fête Events & Design
Videography: RIMAS Films
Dress: Church Street Bridal – Amsale dress
Bridesmaids Dresses: RenzRags & David’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Indochino
Groomsmen Jackets: Macy’s
Groomsmen Ties: The Tie Bar
Veil: Lace from Martina Vidal Venezia
Invitation & Calligraphy & Signage: Bride!!!
Cornhole Boards: Maid of Honor!
Florist: Petals & Hedges
Hair/Makeup: Makeup by Brooke
Catering: Celebrations Catering
Dessert: Duck Donuts
Wedding Cake: Catherine George Cakes
Allergy Cake: Out of the Bubble Bakery
Ceremony Music: ELAN Artists
Reception Duo: Katie & Logan
Limo: A Touch of Class Limousines
Guest Shuttle: Main Event Transportation
Childcare: NannyTainment Event Childcare
Photo Booth: Party Favor Photo Booth