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Tulips in Bloom at the Shoreham

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  ///  Real Weddings
Tulips in Bloom at the Shoreham
Loving your job encompasses a lot. You enjoy your colleagues. You enjoy the everyday tasks. You work with and conquer the challenges that come about.  But how many can easily say they love the physical building of their workplace?  As I took a potential client around the hotel the other day, the tulips were in bloom all around our backyard garden and gazebo.   I literally... (more)

Berkeley Castle

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  ///  Real Weddings, Destination Weddings
Berkeley Castle
We've been scouting the UK for a fairytale castle wedding! The private driveway leading up to the side entrance here at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England. If a couple chooses to have their wedding here, they would have exclusive access to the entire castle grounds on their big day!

Wedding at Morven Park

Friday, January 3, 2014  ///  Real Weddings
Wedding at Morven Park
Samira and Chad were married on September 14th, 2013 at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. Samira's Persian culture was highlighted with the ceremony d├ęcor as well as the food options for her guests. Their ceremony took place around the reflecting pond with the reception in the carriage house courtyard.  After Samira and Chad's traditional Persian ceremony, her guests... (more)
Photographer Jennifer Lust shares a beautiful holiday wedding which took place at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland, with the reception held at the Congressional Country Club.  Jen describes the wedding as truly 'romantic' and pure joy to photograph.  With stunning florals from Edge Florals and uplighting by Atmosphere Lighting, the Congressional ballroom was simply... (more)
An engagement shoot is an excellent way to establish a rapport with one's wedding photographer before the actual wedding.Bryan Blanken was in NYC recently and had the pleasure of photographing Lauren and Jared during an engagement shoot.  He had a great time with this fun-loving couple, who he says do not take themselves too seriously.  "It's always fun to go somewhere new for... (more)
This year's Engaged! in Washington was held at 3 historic and gorgeous venues:  The Willard Hotel, the St. Regis Hotel, and the Decatur House on Lafayette Square.  There was a huge turnout and - as usual! - the bar was raised even higher.  There were amazing sights to behold with stunning decor and flowers, delicious foods and drinks everywhere, and the best of the best wedding... (more)
A note from the photographer, Bryan Blanken, Freed Photography: Monica & Ben's wedding at the The Fairmont Hotel Washington DC truly reflected their relationship:  fun, colorful, and romantic. Monica really wanted to incorporate her Indian Heritage wearing a traditional wedding dress for the ceremony, an Indian dress for the reception and finally a third party dress.... (more)
Freed Photography documented a beautiful wedding at Woodend Sanctuary recently and received the following note from their bride about her favorite parts of the wedding day:  "As we both were on top of the clouds from love and happiness, we really do not remember the specific details of our wedding, except for moments of endless happiness. Our photographers were able to capture the... (more)
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