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Argyle Country Club Wedding: Kimmy + Sean

October 29, 2014

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I gotta’ tell ya…I’m kinda in love with Kimmy and Sean’s Argyle Country Club wedding!  Like, head-over-heels in love.  I adore the details and every little thing that made the day perfect, but mostly I think I’m just smittin’ with the people who were a part of this day, starting with the couple.  They are so kind and genuine, and they are truly a joy to be around, so the day was a ton of fun all around.  Kimmy, Sean, their families, and their bridal party were a-MAZ-ing, and I feel so lucky to have crossed paths with them.

I met Kimmy when she was a bridesmaid in Liza and Alex’s wedding.  At that point, she had recently gotten engaged and had not yet done a lot of wedding planning.  I not-so-secretly wanted to photograph her wedding, so I was thrilled when the time came for us to chat!  I knew that Kimmy was a super fun person, so I was certain Sean would be fantastic, too, and he was.  The two of them planned a GORGEOUS wedding, filled with sweet moments, elegant details, and LOTS of fun!

Kimmy and all nine of her beautiful, sweet bridesmaids, prepared at her mother’s home in Maryland.  They were so kind and helpful, and they could not have looked more perfect.  They made sure I had everything I needed while doting on the blushing bride as she prepared to marry her high school sweetheart, Sean.  Kimmy didn’t miss a beat and was ready for this moment.  She had Matthew Christopher custom design her wedding gown, and it fit her perfectly.  It was, quite literally, made.  for.  HER.    And when she put it on, she was simply radiant.

I didn’t meet Sean until the ceremony, but even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of that moment, he was gracious and warm.  He welcomed me with a smile and instantly began to go along with my visions for their day.  But most of all, he was at ease.  Surrounded by his father, brother, and very best friends, Sean was ready to stand at the altar and marry the woman he had fallen in love with many years ago.

Kimmy and Sean… I honestly LOVED everything about your wedding, from the details to your family and friends.  But mostly, I enjoyed getting to know the two of you and watching you share a love that so many people hope to have one day.  It is clear that you were meant to be together and I can only hope that these images bring you many years of joy as you reflect on the time you promised your forevers.  To each other.  Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share in this time with you, and I wish you love and laughter for years to come.  Best, Michelle 🙂

 

Ok!  Let’s get to the goooooood stuff!  Just look at these details.  I can’t even  get enough of them…  I may or may not have tried to stuff Kimmy’s Badgley Mischka’s into my Shootsac

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That DRESS!  Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6734 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6740 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6737Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6688 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6713 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6706 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6763 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6762

While the ladies were preparing, they called me over to the window to check out this view… Kimmy’s brother was outside practicing the speech he would give at the reception.  Melt. My. Heart.  Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6757

Can we all just agree that she is glowing?!?!Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6768 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6774 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6779 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6801 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6784 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6786 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6799 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6789

Kimmy, there are no words.  You were perfection. Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6817Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6824

I loved these ladies.  Yes, I might be missing them as I write this post…Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6820

This was the second time shooting a wedding at Holy Cross, so you may remember it from Alessandra and Ben’s wedding post.  But it doesn’t get old.  Just LOOK at this place!   Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6858Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6842Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6850

Two of Kimmy’s favorite men.  Her brother walking her down the aisle, and the love of her life waiting at the altar. What a special moment! Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6897Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6914Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6917Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6938Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6953Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6960Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6961Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-6980

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Firestone! Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7022Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7028

This sweet moment is between Kimmy and her soon-to-be sister-in-law!  Melissa, also a bridesmaid, is engaged to Sean’s brother!  Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7034

Once we arrived at Argyle Country Club, we hopped on some (MANY) golf carts and started on the bridal party photos.  These colors looked amazing against the golf course backdrop.  LOVE.

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As a photographer, I can say that it’s rare for groomsmen to come to me with photo ideas of their own.  As in , it NEVER happens.  But Tommy, Sean’s brother, as well as Sean’s father had a few.  And I was tickled that they did.  I am also wondering if it had something to do with Sean’s mother being a wedding photographer herself…. 🙂  Regardless, don’t these gentlemen look amazing?!? Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7255 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7258 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7261 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7280

I can honestly say… these people are beautiful people.  Inside AND out.  Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7288Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7295 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7300 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7301 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7309 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7311

Tommy’s idea.  He even made sure everyone was even and in order.  So fun to have an assistant! Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7346Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7363

And, as you all know… my favorite time of the day… PORTRAITS!!!  These are just stunning. STUNNING.Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7368 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7376 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7381 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7391Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7395 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7396 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7404 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7406 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7408Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7419Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7421Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7430

Kimmy did not have a formal bridal session prior to her wedding day, so we took a few minutes to do some solo images of her before the reception.  One word:  Gorgeous.  Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7440Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7455Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7461 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7474 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7492 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7502 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7505Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7510 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7515 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7526

Argyle Country Club was transformed into a magical venue for the reception.  I always appreciate the use of good up-lighting.  It makes such a difference in any space, and this was no different!Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7529 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7530 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7541 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7547

The Night Life Band killed it!  They got involved with the crowd and kept the party going all evening! Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7550

Ready for the First Dance.  Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7596 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7604 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7610 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7618 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7625 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7626

Sean and his adorable mother.  Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7656

All that practice paid off as Kimmy’s brother shared words from the heart.  It was flawless.Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7689 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-7715

After lots of laughter, love, and dancing, it was time for the newlyweds to be on their way!  But not without a little garter and bouquet fun first!Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-8063 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-8065Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-8073 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-8079 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-8087

Congratulations, you two!  Have a blast on your honeymoon! Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-8101 Virginia wedding photographer Argyle Country Club Wedding Kimmy and Sean-8104Happy Wednesday, friends!

M xoxo

Reception Venue: Argyle Country Club

Church: Holy Cross Catholic Church

Photographer:  Michelle Renee Photography

Dress Designer:  Custom Designed by Bride and Matthew Christopher

Shoe Designer:  Badgley Mischka

Florals:  McCallum Sauber Wholesale Florists

Cake:  Marry Cakes by the Sea

Makeup Artist: Lorena Tabor

Transportation:  Chariots For Hire

Music:  The Night Life Band

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