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Rust Manor House Wedding in Leesburg, VA | Lindsey & James

December 23, 2022

What a sweet, sweet day Lindsey and James Rust Manor House wedding was! A “new to me” Venue, the sweetest couple, and people who have a heart to serve… seriously, a match made in heaven.

To do or not to do a first look… that is the question. It’s a rarity now, not doing a first look. But a first look isn’t necessarily for everyone and I fully support my couples in whichever they choose to do. James and Lindsey opted to do a first touch and it was the sweetest moment ever. And the smile on James’ face all day? Well, that truly just said it all. 

I absolutely adore the JOY that radiates from both of them– they are truly, some of the most genuine people I know.

James and Lindsey also have an incredible support system. I loved getting to see their family and friends completely dote over these two all day long. When two cultures come together, it really is such a beautiful thing.

Quick thought for brides and grooms– don’t be afraid to talk to your photographers about concerns.

One of the things James voiced when we spoke initially, was editing skill with different skin tones. I knew exactly what he meant the moment those words left his lips, and I appreciated that he commended me on my ability to have skin tones remain true to each person in the same photo. It’s something you learn over time, and really only experience can help you hone into that skill to perfect it. I really appreciated that feedback and insight more than he knew.

James and Lindsey’s mutual love of being purposeful was maybe the second thing that I fell in love with about these two. This was another wedding that I booked based off my gut feeling, ignoring the fact that I was already booked up. As I was reading through the details they shared in their inquiry, I just knew that it was the right choice.

As we chatted about our Christian faith through their engagement session we came to the conclusion that us meeting was meant to be. I love when I get to connect with my couples on our mutual faith. It ties us closer together, I just can’t explain it. When you know, you know– it works with photographers and their couples too. 😉 

Back to their Rust Manor House wedding day– which was absolutely perfect!

Everything from their color scheme, to her perfect gown, their “flower men”, toasts, and everything in between was just the sweetest, most beautiful day that I could have wished for for James and Lindsey.

And once I walked into the reception space- OH MY GOODNESS. My jaw could have hit the floor, it was that jaw dropping. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was and so very on brand HAHA. I absolutely LOVED Lindsey’s romantic and elegant style with touches of gold accents throughout. Be still my heart. 

Such sweet words were shared over the evening and we ended the evening with a bubble send off!

James and Lindsey, thank you so much for allowing me capture your beautiful wedding day. 

Thank you to these amazing Vendors:

Hair: Styled for Elegance (Samantha Williams)
Makeup: M. Franklin Studio and Boutique (Melissa Franklin)
Venue: Rust Manor House
Florist: Denby Design Co (Bethany Denby)
Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Events by Faten (Faten Ghana)
Engagement Ring: Lord’s Diamonds (Anu Khanna)
Wedding Rings: Lord’s Diamonds (Anu Khanna) – and the Minnu (Indian Pendant)
Dj/Band: Digital Sound Services (Ian Lade)
Caterer: Great Blue Heron Catering
Gown Designer/Retailer: Allure Bridals
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Invitations: The Knot
Rehearsal dinner: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Wedding Cake: Dunn From Scratch Bakery


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