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Stephanie and Dave
Rust Manor House
Leesburg, Virginia
October 9, 2010

Last weekend I traveled to Virginia for Stephanie and Dave’s Leesburg wedding. October is my favorite time to be in Virginia, and I was especially excited to photograph a wedding there, now that I’m moving to Northern Virginia later this month. Stephanie and Dave got married at beautiful Rust Manor House, which is a nature sanctuary operated by the Audubon Society. They had a lavender color scheme with creative details that perfectly suited this autumn setting. Congratulations, Dave and Stephanie!

Rust Manor House in Leesburg

Rust Manor bridal suite
Rust Manor has a beautiful bridal suite with this elaborate mirror.

Rust Manor wedding


(Photo by Amber)

Rust Manor House

Rust Manor wedding

Northern Virginia bridal portrait

Rust Manor House wedding

Rust Manor wedding
(Photo by Amber)


(Photo by Amber)

Purple bridal bouquet

Brown bridesmaid dresses

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A kiss from his new mother-in-law before walking down the aisle.

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Stephanie and her dad, walking to the ceremony (Photo by Amber)

Rust Manor House wedding
Just before walking down the aisle


(Photo by Amber)

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Immediately after the ceremony


I love quietly following brides and grooms after the ceremony, and observing their reactions to those first few moments as a married couple.

Rust Manor wedding
The reception took place in a white tent on the grounds of Rust Manor.

Lavender place cards
The place cards were bundles of lavender, labeled with each guest’s name and table name.

Cupcake wedding cakes
The cake table offered lavender cupcakes, a cutting cake, and chocolate groom’s cupcakes.

Virginia Tech cupcakes
How cute are these Virginia Tech groom’s cakes! I loved them, even though I went to UVA. 😉

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As the guests found their tables, Stephanie and Dave had a quiet moment together outside.

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Just before being announced at the reception.


Stephanie with the maid of honor after her toast.


First dance

Rust Manor House

Photographer: Charlotte Geary
Second photographer: Amber Wilkie
Venue: Rust Manor House
Coordinator: Buelltiful Events by Henriette
Florist: J. Morris Flowers
Cakes: Kara’s Cakery
Band: Sam Hill Entertainment
Catering: Culinary Delights by Feist

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the couple is so lovely ! beside, nice photography….

I love this series of images. Your work really stands out and is quite inspiring for me, a fellow wedding photographer in Seattle.

Thank you for this. I’m in the process of putting my wedding album together, and it really helps a lot!

I love that first shot! Such beautiful lighting… And the bottom of her shoes!? AYKM?

Beautiful wedding photographs. Love the colors and lighting. My favorites are the getting ready black and whites. Stunning work!

I love the shot during the speeches! Awesome job!

Photos are amazing!

Looks like a really fun event. Really nice set of images here Charlotte!

These are beautiful. I love the details, love the embrace between the bride and her matron of honour, just love the whole set, actually.

WOW! These are all fantastic, but my favorite is the picture of the bride and her bridesmaids walking downstairs. That shot is KILLER! It could be hung up as fine art, regardless of it being a wedding!

Love the purple, very pretty. My Hubby loves lavender, so he would love that idea.

Beautiful wedding, and I love the hearts on the bottoms of her shoes. 🙂

Great range of emotion and details. A wonderful set of photographs.

oh goodness. i love love love your work charlotte! the details (and the venue) are so pretty… instant favorites are the wide shot of the bride looking into that mirror – perfect! – and the shot of the father looking at the bride as he walks her down the aisle – the look on his face just melts me. totally what wedding photography should be.
looking forward to meeting you soon! 🙂

its pretty hard not to love these. a beautiful wedding in every way.

Wow I’m in love with that mirror – gorgeous! Love the lavender details and the jam jars too!

Beautiful images Charlotte !!

That first dress shot is so beautiful!

love her gown
love the look of love on her face
love her bouquet
love the venue
love his pretty eyes
love the lavender place cards and the adorable bottles of fleurs along the path.

Thanks for sharing!

Great use of natural light in these wedding images. I especially like the first one of the bride and groom.

love her gown
love the look of love on her face
love her bouquet
love the venue
love his pretty eyes
love the lavender place cards and the adorable bottles of fleurs along the path.

Thanks for sharing!

I love seeing Virigina related things in your pictures! Aka Leesburg and VT (even though I go to JMU :P)

I love seeing Virigina related things in your pictures! Aka Leesburg and VT (even though I go to JMU :P)

Absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful bride!

I love your amazing turnaround – really feeds into my own personal lack of patience! These are *awesome*. I love love love love the second portrait of them. It *perfectly* matches the mood of the day. That dip shot is pretty sweeeet too. Thanks so much for having me out, it was wonderful working with you!

You are amazing – honestly Charlotte, it looks more beautiful from the photos than I remember! They will love these 🙂

Charlotte – I am always amazed at the expressions and moments you are able to capture. You have such a gift!! –Julie

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I photograph fascinating people, and I teach other people how to do it, too.

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