We were experiencing a little bit of deja vu as we arrived in Alexandria to photo Liz and Harry’s wedding. It was nearly a year ago that we started our day at Hotel Monaco in Old Town for Michal and Ezra’s Torpedo Factory wedding and we were excited to be back!
Harry and Liz were treated to a beautiful fall wedding day. After brunch, the bridal party gathered in their rooms where the getting ready process began.
Old Town Alexandria is known for its beautiful colonial charm, with cobblestone alleyways and gorgeous historic townhouses. We found a secluded stone tunnel running under the town that provided the perfect backdrop for Liz and Harry’s first look. The look of joy and excitement on Harry’s face as he turned to see Liz standing there in her beautiful wedding gown was absolute perfection.
After the first look, we joined the rest of the bridal party for portraits, taking advantage of the cobblestone streets and brightly colored buildings.
Once all of the portraits were done it was time to head to the Torpedo Factory to meet their families and rabbi for the ketubah signing ceremony. There were tears of joy, ending with a joyous “Mazel Tov”!
The wedding ceremony was held in a park adjacent to the Torpedo Factory. On the way there we all got onto a freight elevator on the third floor of the building: two photographers, the rabbi, the wedding planner, grandparents, parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen and of course Liz and Harry.
After this brief detour that would be remembered forever, the ceremony started and we were treated to a beautiful sunset on the water! A highlight was the look of joy on Harry’s face as he stood waiting for his beautiful bride to be escorted down to him.
Everyone then convened inside of the Torpedo Factory for the reception, without the use of elevators. 😉 After a lively horah, the dancing continued late into the night.