George Washington’s River Farm rests on the banks of the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. It’s always been on my “must photograph” list, as I’ve seen some of my favorite photographers shoot there in the past and have loved every picture from every wedding. The grounds are absolutely stunning, with luscious gardens lining each and every bit of land. It just so happens that Sylvia is the Horticulturist at River Farm, and knows every single inch of this land by heart. Every flower in every garden is tended to by her everyday, along with volunteers who come out to support this historical landmark. The beautiful peonies in Sylvia’s bouquet were picked especially for her by a close friend. Flowers brought Sylvia and Kerry together, as Kerry is also a horticulturist, so it was fitting that these two exchanged vows under a beautiful Osage tree that was likely given to George Washington by Thomas Jefferson many many years ago. The wedding was beautiful and intimate- only eight people in attendance, including the pastor who married them, a volunteer that works effortlessly at River Farm with Sylvia. Although, their puppy did join them for a few shots after the ceremony!
Sylvia and Kerry- it was an absolute honor to be a part of your intimate day. You and your families were so wonderful to be around and I truly appreciate the experience. Thank you for letting me put a checkmark next to “River Farm” on my “Dream Weddings” list– it was absolutely what I hoped it would be and more.