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Athenaeum Alexandria Wedding: Ariell and Mark

Ariell and Mark are married and their gorgeous fall Athenaeum Alexandria Wedding wedding was classic, stylish, and full of love. As two people who met and have spent more of their relationship in Northern Virginia and DC, the Athenaeum was a great pick for their wedding venue. This gallery building is historic (which they both loved) and accommodated their intimate wedding day perfectly.

Both Ariell and Mark got ready for their Alexandria wedding day at the George of Old Town. Ariell and her girls had the most gorgeous pale green robes to prepare in. They were so excited to be celebrating Ariell all morning! After Ariell got into her gorgeous trumpeted wedding gown, she met Mark for a first look by the fireplace. The emotion in the air between them both was palpable as they showed off their wedding attire and enjoyed a few quiet moments together. Seriously, one reason I love first looks is just the chance for my couples to have a moment ALONE on their wedding day!

When they were ready to go back to their wedding party, we headed out to the historic cobblestone streets for their portraits with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. It was a GREAT spot for some truly old town feeling portraits. I can’t get enough of them! Not long after, we headed to the Athenaeum for their outdoor ceremony. With COVID hovering over the entire day, I know that Ariell and Mark felt a little worried about how their day would feel to their guests. But, I think the worries were for no reason. Everyone had a great time celebrating Ariell and Mark as they said “I do”. When their ceremony was complete, they had a small reception inside the Athenaeum.

Congratulations again, Ariell and Mark. Your Athenaeum wedding was classic from start to finish. I LOVED the fall colors you picked and your beautiful garden ceremony. Your love story is SO special and I’m thrilled I could be there with you to celebrate.

Athenaeum Alexandria Wedding Photos By Virginia Wedding Photographer Samia: