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Birkby House Wedding | Noel + Ryan

Weddings

The Couple

Noel and Ryan got married this July at Birkby House, one of my favorite wedding venues! Leesburg VA wedding photos from Birkby House are always some of my favorite!! I always adore shooting there!! These two are just the sweetest ever and SO much fun to be around – it was a party all day long!! I was SO excited when Noel inquired because she seemed so genuine and honestly, just READY to marry the man of her dreams! Wouldn’t you be too?! That’s exactly how I was with Colby. They met Freshman year and it was FINALLY time to marry her person!! Plus, Noel and my birthdays are 3 days apart…so clearly, it was meant to be. 😉 Oh, and they’re die-hard Game of Thrones fans, so if you know anything about me & Colby, it’s that we CANNOT wait for next year!!

They have been together for so long and all of their friends and family were so excited to finally see them tie the knot. Especially all of the Salisbury Soccer girls that wanted pics on the dance floor with their flag!! How cute is that?!

Noel was SO excited for her wedding day to be here and I adored following along her planning their big day on Instagram! They had so many fun festivities – from them picking out her dress, the bridal shower, and all of the planning along the way. The girls even went to Disney for their bachelorette party!! How exciting!!

The Wedding

The wedding day started bright and early and when I arrived, the girls were finishing up getting their hair & makeup done. They looked absolutely GORGEOUS!! She brought so many little details for me to photograph and it made my little photographer heart flutter. SO. MUCH. RIBBON. I was SOOO excited!! The invitation suite was killer because there were so many fun elements to add to it like the ribbon, stamps, and flowers!! OBSESSED! After I finished photographing the details, the girls took some group pics in their robes on the balcony. And y’all – this is one of my favorite spots at Birkby House because the LIGHT is sooooo amazing up there. Every. Single. Time!! Just look how much fun they had!

We moved into their first look after she got to see her dad and brother (cue the tears!!) and it was one of the most exciting first looks I’ve been a part of! They included their parents and wedding party so they could react in the background. Absolutely LOVED that idea, but they were still far enough away that Ryan and Noel got a little private moment for the two of them.

After we finished all of the portraits in the crazy heat we had (you guys were TROOPERS!!), it was time for the ceremony!! Birkby House never fails to have such an amazing backdrop for their wedding ceremonies. I just love the brick look and it’s such a pretty setup! I’ve seen it so many different ways, but get so excited every time!!

The Reception

Their reception was a HUGE party! It was all of their friends and family who love them so much and they partied all night long. Thankfully, when the sun set, it cooled down a bit because it was a HOT one that day!! We took a bunch of group pictures on the dance-floor and had so much fun doing it because everyone was just laughing and having the time of their lives. Noel & Ryan decided to cut the cake privately together and I loved how romantic and special that was for them. Even if they had a house divided cake because they love TWO different football teams!! Oh, and you can’t ever forget the amazing desserts provided by Tuscarora Mill! They never disappoint, especially with their delicious late-night pizza that they serve. YUM!!! I had the time of my life partying & celebrating with the two of you, Noel & Ryan, and I couldn’t be happier for y’all. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Summer Birkby House Wedding Photos

Thank you so much to these amazing vendors who helped make their day a dream come true!

Photography: Jessica Green Photography

Videography: Jon Sham

Venue: Birkby House

Florist: The Little Garden Spot

Dress: Allure Bridals purchased at The Wedding Store at Liz Clinton

Hair: Amy Jonhston

Makeup: Picture Perfect – Makeup By Chrissy

DJ: DJ White

Cake: Wegman’s

Catering: Tuscarora Mill

Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Group

Groomsmen attire: Land’s End

Invitation: Vistaprint

September 13, 2018

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