Tara and Brian – A Farm Wedding – Leesburg, Virginia

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian had a Spring wedding in Leesburg, Virginia at a beautiful farm set amidst rolling hills of deciduous forests and wide, open pastures. It was important to Tara and Brian to try and minimize the environmental impact of their celebration – and so many of their vendors and décor reflected that aesthetic. The farm is owned by their long time friends Jamie and Erin and their new baby Lily.

According to Tara, “we hand picked vintage wine glasses for each guest for decoration, use during the wedding and as favors for them to take home. We also shopped local vintage stores for depression-era glass vessels for flowers and old-fashioned candies. My necklaces were bought from vintage stores, too! Inside the tent, we used recycled paper poms as decorations along with thousands of white Christmas lights. Brian and I made homemade chalkboards which Brian’s Aunt and Mom decorated (they are both artists) to use as directional and décor signs (like the Moonshine signs).”

“For food, we chose FATgirl Catering” because of their mission to use “organic food products and to source locally as much of their produce and food as possible. Also, all of our cakes and desserts were homemade by my Mom and sister. Brian’s Mom, who is a professional potter, made the cake stands and they were given away to one person at each table. The moonshine, in blueberry, peach and apple-cinnamon, was homemade by a family member and brought as a gift from West Virginia.”

On the day of the wedding I was very fortunate to be assisted by the talented photojournalist, Alexis Glenn and a couple of her photos are included in this post. Below are a small collection of images from Tara and Brian’s wedding story:

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding By His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography
Above image photo credit: Alexis Glenn

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography
Above image photo credit: Alexis Glenn

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

Tara and Brian Wedding by His And Her Photography

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posted by Drew at 12:54 pm  

6 Comments »

  1. As a bride, no matter how you view yourself, we have this image in our heads of what we may exude on the day of our wedding. I had many ideas around the frothy and ethereal feeling of my day and only hoped that I may actually look the part. Drew and his assistant absolutely made my vision into reality. I’m sure they worked some magic but I also know we had such luck to have an amazing day and the beautiful luck to have such amazing friends and family to help put together such an emotional day. Drew found those elements that make our little ecosystem thrive; laughter ( A LOT OF IT!!), understanding and peace. And pure joy. He found it and made it shine through in our story and I can’t wait to keep looking back and finding new moments to treasure. Thank you…..

    Comment by tbonecords72 — June 23, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

  2. It was a great pleasure to photograph Tara and Brian’s day and to work with Drew and His & Her Photography! As a photog you couldn’t ask for a better couple or a more picturesque day. Thank you!

    Comment by Alexis — July 14, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

  3. The pictures are amazing and Drew was terrific to work with. The process was very natural and none of the pictures felt forced or staged. He and his assistant blended right in, it felt like he was just another guest at the wedding. I especially love the ones of Tara getting ready… very anthropologie catalog!!! He did an incredible job capturing the light of the afternoon and the spirit of the day.

    Comment by jlaine — July 31, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

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