St Regis DC Wedding | Julia and David | Washington DC Photographer

Julia and David were married on a gorgeous sunny day in October with blue skies and a gentle breeze! Talk about a PERFECT Fall Wedding in Washington, DC!! Julia was radiant in her Pronovias gown and David was dapper in his classic black tux. I was honored to photograph at The St Regis – the gorgeous ballroom and the Astor Terrace capture that old world style of elegance!

Enjoy this glimpse into this amazing couple’s St. Regis Wedding that was such an elegant black tie affair, filled with such a heartfelt joy and a celebration filled with champagne toasts that brought joyful tears and laughter!

I loved photographing all the sweet wedding day details, especially the beautiful Atelier Pronovias Dress and emblellished Badgley Mischka pumps!

Cheers to Girl Squad Goals! How beautiful to be surrounded by your best friends on your Big Day! These graphite gray bridemaids gowns are so beautiful and love the different neckline styles too! On to the Astor Terrace for gorgeous lighting to photograph the bride and bridesmaids before the limo arrival to head to St Mary’s Episcopal Church for the First Look!!


A Perfect ending to a magical day with this Sparkler Exit from the Astor Terrace! Congratulations Julia and David!!

Venue: The St Regis
Planner: Bmingled
Florals: Twinbrook Floral Design
Music: Marc Augenbraum DJ Services
Catering & Cake: The St Regis
Makeup & Hair Stylist: Alison Harper & Company
Dress: Pronovias
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Boutique: Love Couture Bridal
Formal Attire: Nordstrom and Menquin
Invitations: Minted
Photographer: Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography

Michael & Susan | Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I absolutely adore these two! Their laughter and joy is contagious! I got to know Mike and Susy photographing their Middleburg engagement session and knew right away their wedding would be amazing! This wedding may be one of the most relaxed and joyful weddings ever. Their ceremony was held at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, a little white church in Chantilly, Virginia. The church lawn was a perfect setting for bridal party portraits after a beautiful ceremony.

The couple held their cocktail hour at the Hilton accompanied by the guitar soloist Steve Ferguson. Their reception was rockin’ at the Hilton full of so much love and laughter of friends and family from near and far! The brilliant red bridal bouquets and red heart accent with black formal attire made for a gorgeous wedding day!

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Congratulations! Thank you for the honor of photographing your amazing Wedding Day! xoxo

Vendors
Venue | Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax
Photographer | Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography
Ceremony | Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church
Pastor Officiant | Rev. Sean Devolites
Rings | Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Florals | Brooch Bouquets
Cake | Becky Fairchild
Hair and Make Up | Suissa Salon
Wedding Dress | Macy’s Bridal Salon by Demetrius
Bride’s Shoes | Ninas
Groom Attire | Macy’s Calvin Klein Suits
DJ Music | DJ Romie Rome, Jerome White
Honeymoon | Charleston SC

Gina & Sebastian | Westfields Marriott Wedding

Today I am sharing the absolutely stunning Wedding of Gina & Sebastian at the elegant Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia! I can say that this is going to be one of my classic Gilroy Photography weddings of all time! The couple chose Coral & Navy colors and a beautiful setting with classic architecture and lovely details! This wedding was coordinated by Monica at Westfields Marriott and attention was given down to the simplest details. The gorgeous blooms by Rick's Flowers and the magnificent cake and miniature cakes for each guest were lovingly created by the groom's amazing brother Jesse. Every detail was considered to make this a magical day filled with family, friends & love.

Gina & Sebastian thank you for the honor of photographing your amazing Wedding! Enjoy reliving your amazing day! Donna Gilroy

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Congrats Gina & Sebastian! I loved every moment of photographing your amazing wedding at Westfields Marriott & I had so much fun getting to know you both! xoxo Donna Gilroy

Officiant: Pastor Flammann
Ceremony Venue: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Reception Venue: Westfields Marriott, Chantilly Virgnia
Wedding Planner: Monica Flores
Wedding Photographer: Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography
Rings: James Allen and Nupen Jewelers
Florist: Rick’s Flowers
Hair: Jennifer Warmsbecker
Makeup: Dila Saadi
Wedding Gown: LaMerite
Bridesmaids Dressed: LaMerite
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Cake: Giosue Talotta
Invitations: Mrs. Genovese
Transportation: BBC Limo
Video: Video Vignette
DJ: Black Tie Entertainment

Sharon + Ron | Trummer’s on Main Wedding Photography

Sharon and Ron’s Autumn wedding day was all together incredible! The couple tied the knot at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, Virginia and then headed for historic Clifton, Virginia for a casual elegant affair at the beautiful Trummer’s on Main. Their wedding reception was complete with Clifton charm, gorgeous elegant details, and an exquisite dining experience! I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple to work with! When we first met, I loved their warm and engaging personalities and great sense of humor! I knew their day would be filled with great joy and laughter!

One of my favorite moments of the day was their First Dance to “Love is Here to Stay” played by pianist Richard Schatz. It was such a joy to photograph their engagement at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia and their incredible wedding celebration in Clifton, Virginia! I feel so blessed to have been part of it and to know you both! I wish you a life full of love and happiness!

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A Sweet Moment!
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The First Dance!
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The Toast!
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Congratulations Sharon and Ron!!!

Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Church of the Holy Comforter
Reception Venue: Trummer’s on Main
Photographer: Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography
Florist: Twinbrook Floral Designs
Cake: Amphora Bakery
Catering: Trummer’s on Main
Invitations: The Paper Source
Dress: Ann’s Boutique
Jewlery: Washington Diamonds
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Brooke
Music: Pianist, Richard Schatz

The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek Wedding |Culpeper, Virginia Photographer

Oh My Goodness! Last week Samantha and James Farm Wedding was downright incredible! The beautiful details, their sweet love, and the gorgeous October weather was so perfect! I am so excited to have photographed their farm country chic wedding. It was casual elegance at it’s best. Enjoy the little glimpses into their amazing wedding day!

Pops of autumn colors, orange, yellow, burgundy, and green graced the tables full of vintage containers and vases of flowers. Samantha’s Sunflower bouquet was the ideal choice for this country farm setting! There were mason jars with lace, but so much more. An old farm wooden table served as a hand cleaning station with lemon water and tea towels, the guest book rested on a wooden table with tree bark wooden pencils with a gorgeous floral arrangement and pumpkins with splashes of orange and green. Cotton lace and crocheted tablecloths graced the wooden serving tables. Pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and variations of color, from the typical orange to variegated green an white. Piles of hay bales with more pumpkins! Large vintage Hampton glass refreshment containers. Cupcakes from Cupcake Heaven, which seems so fitting, as The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek is a little bit of heaven and so was this beautiful wedding! Congrats Samantha and James!!!!

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Martinelli's Sparkling Ciders on Ice!

Martinelli’s Sparkling Ciders on Ice!


First Dance!

First Dance!

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Congratulations Samantha & James!!!

Vendors:
Venue: The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek
Photographer: Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography
Officiant: Mark Brady
Florals: Robin Grove
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Brooke
Invitations: Paper Zazzle
Baker: Cupcake Heaven
Shoes: Justin Boots
Jewelry: Hunt County Jewelers
Music: Musical DJs

Wedding Photography | Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA

Hi Everyone, I’m Donna of Gilroy Photography an Engagement & Wedding Photographer based in Virginia. Today, is a Wedding Venue spotlight! I love photographing at the gorgeous Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia! Everywhere you look is another perfect photo opportunity. It is one of the most beautiful hotels in the Northern Virginia area. There are beautiful ballrooms and a gorgeous terrace for outdoor wedding ceremonies! When you enter there is a amazing rotunda with marble floors and a sweeping grand staircase.

I love meeting wedding couples at their venue to walk the grounds and discuss all their wedding plans and details to get to know them better. I am a Virginia based engagement and wedding photographer. I love lace and pearls and all things southern. Can’t wait to hear all your wedding day plans! Contact me at my website: http://www.gilroyphotography.com

On the Terrace at Westfields Marriott

On the Terrace at Westfields Marriott

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Sharon & Danny | Piedmont Golf Club, Haymarket, Virginia Wedding

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Sharon & Danny’s classic summer wedding at Piedmont Golf Club in Haymarket, Virginia was absolutely perfect. I am so completely over the moon happy for this couple! It was truly an honor to be part of their wedding day and photograph these special moments for them! One of my favorite moments was when Sharon walked down the aisle, to be greeted by her groom with a kiss and embrace for his beautiful bride!

Sweet details abound including an attendant serving cooling refreshments from a Slurpee machine in honor of their wedding date 7-11! Gorgeous shades of lavender tones were sprinkled everywhere and signs with beautiful words of love. Enjoy this incredible Piedmont Golf Club wedding that took place in Haymarket, Virginia. We have some of the most beautiful country club settings in all of Virginia!

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So Beautiful!

So Beautiful!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Venue: Piedmont Golf Club, Haymarket, Virginia
Photographer: Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Katie Simmons
Hair & Makeup: Salon Emage
Florist: Design in Bloom
Baker: Michelle Leonard
DJ: Musical DJ’s
Linens: Piedmont Golf Club
Officiant: Bill Cochran
Transportation: Midpark Transporatation