I have been waiting to write this post since Tara selected me to be her photographer back in November. I’ve known Tara for almost five years now, she’s one of my favorite people in the world, and took a chance on me when I was a no-name photographer trying to break into Fashion For Paws and the DC scene. When Tara and Bradley announced their engagement I was so happy to see that she found her soul mate and couldn’t wait for the wedding to get here.
Tara and Bradley first met through a mutual friend, who decided that Bradley was the perfect match for Tara and even went as far as to tell her that she had to answer the phone when he called. When Bradley finally called to set up a date she, naturally, sent him straight to voice mail. Four hours into their first date it truly was love at first sight and three years later they were walking down the aisle as husband and wife.
Their amazing wedding took place at The Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, VA. If you haven’t seen this venue yet, and are still looking for a ceremony site I highly recommend taking a drive down Route 15 and stopping in. From her beautiful Nicole Miller gown to the custom engagement ring this wedding was definitely one for the ages.
Enough talking, this wedding is all about the gorgeous photos.
This was not only the most stunning, and completely unique engagement ring I’ve ever seen, but it held extra special meaning to them. Bradley had his mother’s wedding ring melted into both Tara’s engagement ring as well as his wedding band. The center diamond is from Bradley’s mother’s engagement ring..
Venue: The Inn at Willow Grove
Bouquet and flowers: Great Falls Florist
Bridal gown: Nicole Miller
Cake: The Inn at Willow Grove
Rings: Adeler Jewelers
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dancing shoes: Cinderollies
Photographer: Rich Kessler Photography