Heidi and Andy’s fairy tale romance began long before their beautiful Old Town Alexandria wedding at the Torpedo Factory. It started years ago, when they met in Belgium as students studying abroad.
While their connection was instant, it was their true love that gathered everyone together on a this beautiful evening in October.
They say third time is a charm, but honestly each wedding we have photographed at The Torpedo Factory has been equally charming and memorable.
From Michal and Ezra’s wedding day which featured an epic photo session on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial, to Liz and Harry’s equally memorable day (and not just because we were trapped in an elevator with the entire wedding party, Rabbi, parents, and wedding planner moments before the ceremony was to start!)
Needless to say we were excited to once again use the beautiful Hotel Monaco for getting ready photos and the Torpedo Factory for the ceremony and reception.
The entire bridal party gathered to get ready at Hotel Monaco where Heidi’s sister and bridesmaids presented her with a scrapbook filled with personal stories and anecdotes.
We chose a secluded alleyway for Heidi and Andy to see each other for the first time.
After they had time to greet each other and soak in the moment, they exchanged vows that they had written for each other but wished to say in private.
As usual, the streets of Old Town Alexandria offered many opportunities for portraits of Heidi and Andy.
We ended with everyone posed on the beautiful tree lined cobble stone street near the waterfront. There were recently fallen yellow leaves on the ground and we couldn’t help but enlist some of the bridal party to shower Heidi and Andy in the golden foliage!
The ceremony and reception were both held in the Torpedo Factory, with strands of lights strung overhead to cast a warm glow down upon all of the wedding guests. After a beautiful ceremony it was time for the party to begin.
The happy couple exited through a tunnel of lantern light as their family and friends sent them off with cheers of happiness and delight!
We wish you a lifetime filled with love, laughter and adventure Heidi and Andy!
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LOCATION: alexandria va
WEDDING & RECEPTION: the torpedo factory art center
FLORIST: the enchanted florist
WEDDING PLANNER: happy girls event makers