Fort Myer Officers’ Club Wedding: Keith and Chris

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This wonderful couple met on their first date at the Fireside Grill. A year and a half later Keith proposed to Chris in an intimate gazebo setting in the courtyard perfectly placed nearby. I got to know the couple and photograph their engagement portraits in and around the gazebo where Keith proposed. I’m so happy for these two! The couple had a Winter Wedding at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and a lovely wedding reception in the elegant Koran ballroom at the Ft. Myer Officers’ Club.

Keith and Chris both adore their families and it was so sweet to witness the smiles, winks and meaningful glances exchanged between them and their families throughout the day! It was a lovely wedding that brought together two beautiful families. A special touch during the Catholic ceremony was when the bride walked in alone and her groom met her halfway to walk together to the altar. The couple laid flowers at the foot of Mary and said a prayer during the ceremony. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony and the couple received all the guests after the recessional. The groom wore his military uniform for the ceremony. In spite of the Winter weather the couple ventured outside briefly on a hill overlooking the Washington DC monuments. It is a beautiful vista of Washington DC from Ft Myer Officers’ Club! Their gorgeous wedding reception was held at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in the grand Koran Ballroom. Chris made a sweet sentimental gesture by having her Mom’s cake topper from their wedding, grace the top of her beautiful wedding cake by Heidelberg Pastry! The Koran ballroom’s high ceilings, enormous chandeliers, wall murals and the gorgeous golden light made for an elegant grand wedding reception for this beautiful couple! Congrats, Chris and Keith and Aloha!

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Love the sweet heart pattern!

Love the sweet heart pattern!

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The topper on the Heidelberg Pastry Cake was Chris's parents at their wedding!

The topper on the Heidelberg Pastry Cake was Chris’s parents at their wedding!

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Keith and Chris, thank you for honoring me with documenting your special day! Best Wishes to you both!

Photographer: Gilroy Photography, Donna Gilroy
Ceremony: St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church
Venue: Fort Myer Officers’ Club
Transportation: K&V Limousine Service
Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Florist: Royal Floral Design
Caterer: Fort Myer Officers’ Club, five star catering
Cake: Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
Hair & Makeup: Luigi Parasmo Salon in Georgetown
Music: JK Music Production, DJ John Koslin

Trummer’s on Main Wedding | Northern Virginia Photographer, Clifton, VA

I have been looking forward to photographing at Trummers on Main in Clifton, VA! The bright and beautiful Winter Garden Room is full of sunlight and warmth in spite of the chilly weather! The grand room has walls of golden yellow and is filled with glowing sunlight from the skylights and beautiful full length windows. Magical, is the best way to describe the experience when you enter the space.

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The Historic town of Clifton, Virginia has the charm of a Norman Rockwell painting. In 1902, Clifton Station was established as a town. Quaint shops, restaurants and a romantic gazebo are located in the heart of Historic Clifton, Virginia. This wedding vintage style is perfect for a Wedding celebration in the quaint Clifton town setting combined with the elegance of Trummer’s on the Main. Wrapping up this season as the weather is turning chilly winter! This shoot is featured just in time to make the blog this week! I hope you enjoy the bridal portraits at the lovely Trummers on Main and the quaint town of Clifton, Virginia! The weather is turning chilly in time for hot cider and yummy Austrian Linzer cookies filled with raspberry jelly to warm our hearts!

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The “Golden Hour” is also known as the magic hour! I love the lighting during this time, which is the hour right before the sun goes down. The magic of the hour gives beautiful warm light which is glowing! Changes in lighting occur very quickly in the “Golden hour”! These Bridal Portraits are a few of my favorites of the day!

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Trummers on Main is a beautiful wedding venue in Clifton, VA! Contact me at Gilroy Photography at http://www.gilroyphotography.com or email at info@gilroyphotography.com to check my availability for your Wedding day!

Venue: Trummer’s on Main | Photographer: Gilroy Photography – Donna Gilroy | Florist: Fleurtations | Hair and Makeup: VA Spa and Salon | Paper Goods: Papyrus | Dessert: Corner Bakery | Dress: Oriana Designer, St. Anthony’s Bridal | Jewelry: Macy’s | Vintage Rentals: La Bella Luce |