Amanda & Dennis | Dominion Valley Country Club Wedding

You know the saying: what’s meant to be will be.

Sure, it’s clichéd. Okay, it’s a little cheesy. But for Amanda and Dennis, it is right on the money.

Amanda and Dennis spent their formative years wandering the same halls of the same high school in the same town. They shared mutual friends, and while Amanda confesses to having had her eye on Dennis during their time in high school, Dennis admits that he was more focused on math and marching band. They graduated having never been more than alphabetical last name neighbors. And that could have been the end of that.

But it wasn’t. Dennis went on to attend Virginia Tech, while Amanda spent her freshman year at Longwood University. Their paths may never have crossed again, but for Amanda’s decision to transfer and become a Hokie herself. Finally attending the school that she’d loved all her life, Amanda had no way of knowing that during her senior year she would happen to reconnect with the man who would turn out to be the love of her life. For Amanda and Dennis, it didn’t take long before they knew that they were both in it for the long haul, and now they’ve finally sealed the deal to become husband and wife!

Their day was nothing short of a beautiful fall fairytale. Amanda was absolutely stunning in her lace Casablanca gown and Dennis looked every bit the gentleman, all the way down to the bow tie. It was such an incredible honor to get to see and document their day unfold, made all the more special by the fact that I’ve known this beautiful bride since we were awkward preteens in sixth grade!! Amanda and Dennis, I am so darn happy for you two and wish you all the best in this new adventure together!

Introducing: Mr and Mrs O’Neill haymarket_wedding_0002 haymarket_wedding_0001 haymarket_wedding_0003
I love a good monochromatic bouquet!! And the fact that it matched A+D’s stationery perfectly? Swoon!
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Amanda got ready at the house where she grew up and it was PERFECT!
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:)
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The best reaction of a daddy-daughter first look ever!
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The sweetest moment!
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Going to the chapel…
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MARRIED!!!

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Can all weddings take place at beautiful white churches? 
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Oh, go on y’all. You two belong in a magazine!
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Reasons why I love my second shooters: They snap shots like this while I’m posing the rest of the bridal party :) Thanks, Matoli!
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Gorgeous, ladies!!
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Seriously, with the florals!!
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Men! Looking good!!
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Amanda, my dear… you are such a flawless bride.
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Then we found this magical wood, and it was magic. Magic magic magic.
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If this isn’t proof that all couples should make time for portraits during golden hour, I don’t know WHAT is! (Also, Amanda and Dennis, you two are stunners.)
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Beautiful!
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This cake topper! I love it so.
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Amanda made this sign!! It’s incredible!
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Mr and Mrs!!
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Maybe one of my favorite father-daughter dance photos ever.
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For toasts, Amanda and Dennis surprised their guests with glowing purple ice cubes in their champagne! It was pretty fabulous.
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Sometimes you can even convince this photographer to join the party ;)
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Congratulations, Amanda and Dennis!!

  • November 5, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Mary Paris - These pictures are fabulous! You captured the love and fun of the evening:)ReplyCancel

  • December 27, 2014 - 4:48 pm

    Camille Filling - Where did the years go? It was yesterday we were talking about her kindergarten graduation dress!

    There are very precious memories of a very precious young woman and her chosen spouse. Every detail was exquisite – testament to the love that went into the planning to make the day
    as perfect as it was. Congratulations to the Newlyweds! Camille FillingReplyCancel

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