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Chapel of Immaculate Conception and Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard Wedding - Leesburg, Virginia - Katherine and Alexander

Chapel of Immaculate Conception and Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard Wedding - Leesburg, Virginia - Katherine and Alexander

This blog post is entirely too long. There are far too many photos and guess what - I don’t really care. Because Katherine and Alexander’s wedding in Leesburg was absolutely beautiful and I just can’t bear to skip out on showing off all the stunning details, tender moments, breathtaking portraits, and other amazing moments from throughout their wedding day!

My day started with the ladies at the house on the property of the Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Virginia. It’s a classic Northern Virginia wedding venue with a little bit of a rustic vibe, but still so classy and full of beautiful light in the morning. Katherine had tons of sweet details like her jewelry, an embroidered handkerchief, and an heirloom rosary that she carried with her gorgeous spring bouquet from Vows and Vines Events (which also did coordination for the wedding day). Her bridesmaids had classic blush pink gowns in a variety of styles and they so sweetly helped her with buttons and fluffing her train and fixing her veil. Katherine was easily one of the most beautiful brides I’ve seen, and her hair and makeup by JSL Visions fit her timeless look perfectly. I loved all the lace details on her dress, which was a modest gown with lace sleeves, a sheer lace back, and a perfectly-sized train to give a classic bridal look. Top it off with a veil with a blusher (that she actually used! swoon!) and we have a picture-perfect, timeless bride.

The ceremony was my first Traditional Latin Mass so that was a unique experience that I appreciated a lot! As a Catholic wedding photographer it makes my heart especially happy to celebrate with couples who share my faith and take the sacrament of marriage so seriously, and these families certainly made that evident in the solemnity and beauty of the wedding mass at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church’s Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Virginia. I was able to photograph another wedding at this historic chapel just a few months ago for Olivia and Joe’s wedding so I was well familiar with the advantage of the choir loft, rich warm tones of the sacred space, and small size of the chapel overall. I certainly appreciated the prior experience photographing in this somewhat difficult but absolutely beautiful ceremony space!

Because the Traditional Latin Mass wedding ceremony doesn’t end in the typical first kiss and celebratory recession, Katherine and Alexander shared a sweet moment for their first kiss as husband and wife on the steps of the chapel. They’re just the most romantic and in-love couple and it was a special moment to be able to witness as it obviously hit them both at that moment that they’re actually married!

We moved back over to The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard for their wedding party portraits, bride and groom portraits, and reception. We had absolutely perfect weather at an overall comfortable temperature, partly cloudy skies and stunning golden hour light that sang its praises around the newlyweds and brought some of my best wedding portraits to date. It helps to have such a good-looking couple, too!

The reception was full of laughter, dancing, and tender moments. The maid of honor gave one of the most heartfelt speeches I’ve ever heard, and the best man gave one of the funniest. The room was completely full of joy and laughter and love for Katherine and Alexander, and ended perfectly with a sparkler sendoff. It couldn’t have been a better wedding day!

Wedding details of a bride’s shoes, jewelry, rosary, and embroidered handkerchief before a wedding day at The Barns at Hamilton Station in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
Wedding details of the bride and groom’s wedding rings in a peony from the bridal bouquet by Vows and Vines Events for a wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia.
Wedding details of the bride and groom’s wedding rings on a flower from the bridal bouquet by Vows and Vines Events for a wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia.
Wedding details of the bride and groom’s wedding rings in a peony from the bridal bouquet by Vows and Vines Events for a wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia.
A modest lace wedding dress hanging on the door of the bridal suite at the Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before a traditional Catholic wedding
A modest lace wedding dress hanging on the door of the bridal suite at the Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before a traditional Catholic wedding
Bridesmaids in pink help the bride put on her modest lace wedding dress in the bridal suite at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before her traditional Catholic wedding
A bride in a modest lace wedding dress with sleeves getting ready in the bridal suite at the Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before her traditional Catholic wedding
Bridesmaids in pink help the bride put on her modest lace wedding dress in the bridal suite at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before her traditional Catholic wedding
Bridesmaids in pink dresses help the bride get ready in her modest lace wedding dress with sleeves in the bridal suite at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before her traditional Catholic wedding
A bridesmaid helps the bride put on her wedding veil in the bridal suite at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before her traditional Catholic wedding
A bridesmaid helps the bride get ready for her wedding in the bridal suite at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia before her traditional Catholic wedding
A crucifix and statues displayed in the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
The altar set for a Traditional Latin Mass Catholic wedding in the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A joyful bride looking down the aisle at her groom as she begins the bridal procession during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A groom looking up the aisle at his bride for the first time on their wedding day during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom stand before the altar and crucifix at the front of the church during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom stand before the altar during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom profess their vows at the altar during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom exchange rings as she puts his ring on his finger during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
An altar server spreads incense before a priest for a Traditional Latin Mass during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom stand and reflect upon the Ave Maria being sung before a statue of Mary during a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom recess joyfully arm in arm after a Catholic wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A traditional Catholic bride and groom pose for a classic portrait outside the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A traditional Catholic bride and groom pose for a classic portrait outside the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A traditional Catholic bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife outside the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A traditional Catholic bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife outside the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A spring bridal bouquet held by the bride with a blue rosary for a traditional Catholic wedding at the Chapel of Immaculate Conception in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bridal party walking together to a reception at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bridal party walking together to a reception at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A wedding party cheering for the bride and groom at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A classic bride in a modest lace wedding dress poses for a portrait in the vineyards at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A classic bride in a modest lace wedding dress poses for a portrait showing off the back of her dress in the vineyards at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom hold hands and lean their foreheads together during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom hold hands and share a kiss during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom hold hands and lean their foreheads together during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom lean their foreheads together as the bride shows off the lace back of her dress during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom lean in for a kiss under her veil during portraits at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom lean in to touch noses for an intimate moment under her veil during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom lean in together for an intimate moment under her veil during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom embrace as he gives her a kiss on the forehead with a blueberry bush in the foreground during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom embrace during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom hold hands in front of a silo covered in greenery during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom hold hands and lean in for a kiss during portraits at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom snuggle in together wrapped in her chapel veil during golden hour at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
Salad served at dinner for a wedding reception at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom share a kiss at the sweetheart table during their wedding reception at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
Salmon dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables for a wedding reception at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
A bride and groom laugh as they raise their champagne glasses for the toasts during their wedding reception at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Leesburg, Northern Virginia
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