Fair warning: this beautiful Arlington Estate Wedding is about to make you swoon and convert your whole life’s aesthetic to black and white.
I first met Amanda when she was a bridesmaid to one of my all time faves, Christina. When she emailed me about her wedding last year, I almost flew right out of my chair! She is one of those women you kind of want to be. She’s cool, effortless, smart and creative and all of that was reflected in her sophisticated and modern wedding day. When I had the chance to sit down with both Amanda and Alex last summer, I instantly understood why they’d picked one another.
As Amanda puts it: “Life before Alex was like reading a good book in a dark room. It’s fine and you’re enjoying it, but when the light turns on you think, ‘Hey, now isn’t that better?'” Cue the waterworks.
In planning her wedding day, Amanda had the help of her amazing sister Melissa, of MelMarie Events, who totally knocked it out of the park. And don’t freak out y’all, but you’re about to see the most perfect, gorgeous, amazing, stunning etc. Hayley Paige gown.
Ready for the sweetest first look ever?! Alex was stunned by Amanda. But who wouldn’t be?
Instead of a traditional bridal party, Amanda & Alex opted to have their sisters as their Maid of Honour and Best Woman. I loved how intimate this made their whole day feel. Even with a large guest list, they kept the morning for themselves and their families. And how insanely cool are their alternating black & white dresses? Check out the bows on the back!!
Amanda & Alex had the sweetest little kiddie party. Their flower girls were a teeny girl squad.
Big, giant thank you to all the vendors who brought this gorgeous day and vision to life!! And a special shout out to my amazing second shooter Ally.
Venue: The Arlington Estate | Planning & Design: MelMarie Events | Day of Coordination: Ellie Martires | All you Need is Love | Cake: Baked Nakd Cakes | Entertainment: Soular Band | Videography: Simple Wedding Video | Florist: White Oak Flower | Decor: R5 Event Design | Hair: Melissa Greco | Makeup: Lily Ho Beauty | Gown: Hayley Paige from Sash & Bustle | Bridesmaids Dresses: Katie May from Pearl Bridal House |