Meadowlark Gardens Engagement | Gina + Sebastian | Virginia Photographer

I love photographing engagement sessions and this was a perfect setting for this sweet couple! Gina and Sebastian had me laughing from the beginning and we had so much fun walking the paths in the gardens. I absolutely can’t wait for their big day in June 2016! Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.

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Gina & Sebastian’s Love Story

Despite Gina and Sebastian living less than a quarter of a mile from one another, going to the same gym, walking their dogs along the same paths, and shopping at the same grocery store, it took a “hello” on an online dating site to bring the couple together. Their first date was at Passion Fish in Reston Town Center and their date was filled with 3.5 hours of fun and interesting conversation.

About a year later, Sebastian told Gina that he was taking her to Charlottesville, Virginia for a weekend as a late birthday gift. After touring Monticello and a local vineyard, the couple headed out for a dinner at a nice restaurant. After the server poured the couple a glass of wine, the server brought out a plate with a jewelry box placed on it! Gina, unfazed by the jewelry box in front of her, kept reading the label on the wine bottle. Sebastian then got down on one knee and asked his very surprised girlfriend if she would spend the rest of her life with him!

The couple is busy planning a June wedding and a lifetime of good conversation, good wine, and lots of love!

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Congratulations, you two!!

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

Meadowlark Gardens Engagement | Ron + Sharon | Vienna, Virginia Photographer

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Ron and Sharon’s beautiful engagement session at Meadowlark Botanical Garden was so amazing. I had the best time walking the pathways through the woods and around the delightful pond of Meadowlark Gardens with them. Signs of Fall were beginning with the falling leaves and orange & purple thistle which automatically sparked a Pumpkin Spices Latte craving! It is so apparent how happy they are together and I am honored to have been chosen to capture their Wedding Day memories! They are naturals in front of the camera and I loved sharing this special time with them before their wedding.

The gardens are such a perfect magical spot tucked away in Vienna, Virginia for couples to walk and spend some time for romance and relaxation. Thank you Ron and Sharon for so much fun photographing around Meadowlark Gardens. Wish you both the best during this exciting time of you lives and I’m looking forward to seeing you very soon!!!

So Sweet!

So Sweet!


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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

Victoria and Warren | Piedmont Club Haymarket Virginia Wedding Photographer

On Saturday June 20th I photographed Victoria & Warren’s Wedding at Piedmont Club in Haymarket, Virginia. It was a beautiful Summer Wedding Day at Piedmont Club. The gorgeous floral bouquets were bright with summer shades of Pink! The little flower girls were the sweetest in their perfect rose petal pink dresses. The couple’s ceremony was held on the terrace patio overlooking the expansive Piedmont Club golf course. What a Magnificent View! The sun was shining all day and the rain and stormy weather held off until after the reception late that night.

A few of my favorite moments were, Victoria & Warren’s First Dance to the beautiful song, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran! The funniest moment was when one of the bridesmaids picked up a groomsmen during formals! The sweetest moments were when the bride danced with her brother and when the groom danced with his Mother and tears of joy were shed. There were so many warm hugs and warm wishes from everyone for this amazing couple!

Congratulations Newlyweds!! It was an honor to photograph your Wedding Day!

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So Sweet!

So Sweet!

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A Beautiful Couple!

A Beautiful Couple!

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The Kiss!

The Kiss!

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Congratulations!!

Vendors
Venue: Piedmont Club
Wedding Coordination: Katie Simmons
Photographer: Donna Gilroy of Gilroy Photography
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Brooke
Florist: Flower Gallery of Manassas
Baker Kaitlyn Faraone
DJ: Terrance Fields
Officiant: Helen Dorsey