Bryan and Lara married on a sunny, breezy afternoon at their home church, Immanuel Bible Church
in Springfield, VA, just inside the Capitol Beltway. They celebration the ceremony in style at the sprawling Springfield Golf & Country Club with dancing and laughter shared by their closest friends and family.
Their story begins with a handful of engagement portraits created last Fall at the spot where Bryan proposed – the National Harbor.
It was my honor to photograph their wedding and present their romantic story to you.
This is the spot where they were engaged!
Lara and her mother get ready on the wedding day
Lara’s beautiful attendants
Bryan surprised Lara with a collection of mementos he secretly saved while courting her
Something blue: a fabric heart Lara’s mother pinned into the wedding gown
Lara’s father awaits his opportunity to see his daughter for the first time on her wedding day
The family prays together
Bryan receives pre-ceremony prepping from the wedding coordinator and his groomsmen
Bryan reads a touching note sent by Lara
Groomsmen light the central candelabra
The grandmothers are escorted to their seats
Bryan’s mother Jill | Lara’s mother Judy
The mothers each light a candle representing their respective families
The gorgeous bride!
Lara’s father gives his blessing as Bryan looks on
Immanuel Bible Church’s grand sanctuary
A reading by Bryan’s sister
Bryan and Lara light a unity candle
The couple quietly prays together
Congratulations from the newlyweds’ family and friends
The Bouey Family | The Northup Family
Bryan wore his grandfather’s wedding band, a family heirloom
The wedding party
Lara gave each bridesmaid a stunning diamond necklace
Isn’t she perfect?
The wedding party makes an energetic entrance into the reception
Bryan and Lara’s first dance as husband and wife
Lara’s father gives an inspired toast
Lara and Bryan displayed their engagement portraits alongside historic family wedding photographs
Lara’s father with his college friends
Moving toasts from the maid of honor and the best man
Lara dances with her father
Bryan dances with his mother
Guests enjoyed a decadent array of sweets
The view from the balcony of the reception ballroom
The grandmothers with their kids and grandkids
Lara’s bouquet broke into two in midlight!
A fun moment with a student heading off to Lara’s alma mater, Messiah College
The end of the beginning
These photographs are merely the highlights. View the complete gallery
Thank you Bryan and Lara!