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Raspberry Plain Manor Leesburg, Virginia Wedding // Jessica & Tyler

Jessica and Tyler were married in the middle of October on a beautiful sunny day at Raspberry Plain Manor in Leesburg, Virginia. This was my first time photographing a Leesburg wedding at Raspberry Plain and I was in heaven! 

When we arrived the bride and bridesmaids were brought upstairs in the large manor house. There were large spaces for the girls to relax and get ready with big windows overlooking the gorgeous property. Rebecca and I were given our own room to set up our gear and equipment and I can’t tell you how amazing that was! It made our day so easy to know that all of our gear was in one place …photographer’s dream!

For the middle of October, the day was surprisingly sunny & warm. We had the most amazing light all day and it worked perfectly throughout the bridal suite where the girls were getting ready. Once Jessica put her dress on, we had built enough time into her timeline to allow us lots of bridal portraits. This is always an amazing part of a good timeline. Preparing time to get ready slowly and relaxed allows you time to soak in the day and go at your own pace…no rush! We took so many amazing portraits in the well lit bridal suite. Tyler was just down the hall and Rebecca and I were able to bounce back and forth to photograph the groomsmen getting ready.

Jessica and Tyler met through mutual friends their senior year of high school. We actually all graduated together! When they first met Jessica met Tyler for the first time while he was working a shift at Ben & Jerry’s at the beach. He gave her free ice cream at the time and they celebrated this “first date” at their wedding with Ben & Jerry’s mini ice creams for all of their guests! 

When they both started college at JMU, they were inseparable. They spent all of their time together and when they graduated they both landed jobs in DC and the rest is history! They spend a lot of their time exploring their new city and going on hikes in the area. It was an honor for me to spend time with these friends from high school and celebrate their new lives together! Congratulations again Jessica & Tyler!

Wedding Team


Venue: Raspberry Plain Manor

Wedding Planner: Completely Coordinated

Florist: Fresh Bouquet LLC

Dress Designer: Justin Alexander & Place of Purchase: Ellies Bridal

Jewelry: Amy O Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Morelia Bautista

Invitations: Zazzle

Cake: Edibles Incredible

Catering & Rentals: Gala Cuisine

Bridesmaids Attire: Vera Wang, Davids Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Music/DJ: MSE Productions

Transportation: Point to Point Limousines


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