Weddings

July 9, 2019

Rust Manor House Wedding Photos: Kathleen & Chris

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Rust Manor House Wedding Photos

Chris and Kathleen celebrated their marriage last weekend at Rust Manor House in Leesburg, Virginia. They chose one of my favorite venues (garden ceremonies have my heart), and with Claire Durán Weddings & Events at the helm, I knew it would be a beautiful celebration of love.

Chris and Kathleen are college sweethearts, and they actually met in Williamsburg at Busch Gardens. They discovered they both attended William & Mary, which led to their friendship, which eventually led to dating! After adding long distance into their relationship due to work and school in different cities over the years, they finally got engaged and started planning their beautiful wedding!

Working with these two has been a dream. I drove out to Williamsburg for their engagement session, which was such a treat! Not only did I have a blast exploring William & Mary with them, but they also introduced me to The Cheese Shop (spoiler alert: it’s delicious). We talked about travel (one of their favorite things to do together), wedding planning and how they couldn’t wait to have a fun night celebrating with everyone.

So when their wedding day arrived ten months later, I knew it would be a special day filled with meaningful details. I didn’t realize, however, just how many fun surprises were in store!

All the meaningful details

To start, Kathleen’s parents made the wedding cake, and her dad made the arbor for their ceremony. Both turned out beautifully, and the cake was delicious! Their custom invitations included a watercolor of Rust Manor House and their custom crest, which was a theme throughout all their wedding paper goods. Their wedding seating chart was a watercolor map featuring some of their favorite destinations, and the table numbers reflected this too. Adorable paper sailboats were used as place cards, and their guest book was a map for their guests to sign.

In addition to their beautiful decor choices, they also surprised each other. Kathleen made Chris custom corn hole boards, and he made her their very own “Our Adventure Book” from the movie Up with photos from all their adventures together. Kathleen and her cousins also welcomed Chris into the family with official cousins shirts, which made for a fun reception event.

Finally, everyone was shocked when William & Mary’s Griffin mascot made a surprise entrance on the dance floor! Needless to say, many photos were taken with the Griffin, and everyone had a blast dancing to the live music throughout the evening. Since Chris is in the U.S. Coast Guard, a Coast Guard flag was displayed at Rust Manor, and they included a sword in the cake cutting ceremony.

From the sweet ceremony to the exciting bubble exit, it was definitely one for the books! Congratulations, Kathleen and Chris! I wish you both the very best as you start this great adventure together. Cheers to officially being married!!

Vendors:

Leesburg Wedding Venue: Rust Manor House 

Wedding Planner: Claire Durán Weddings & Events 

Virginia Wedding Photographer: Emily Alyssa Photography

Invitations: designed by Public House Co. & printed by Cardinal & Straw

Florist: J. Morris Flowers

Hair: Nina Nguyen

Makeup: Heather Rea Style Studio LLC

Dress: Bellissima Bridal

Videographer: Dana Lynn Photography

Catering: Great Blue Heron Catering

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Groomsmen & groom attire: The Black Tux

Engagement Ring: Blue Nile

Wedding Bands: Beverly’s Jewelers in Hollywood, FL

Entertainment: Livin’ the Dream

String Quartet: Two Rivers Chamber Music

Rentals: Wood Boar Woodworking

Second Photographer: Sarah Botta Photography

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  1. Marlee Bardenett

    July 10th, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Every detail was perfect and the photos are gorgeous!!! Congratulations, Chris and Kathleen! May you have a lifetime of days as happy and beautiful as this one 🙂

  2. Alli

    July 10th, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Was Papas secretly in the griffin costume? Once a mascot… Such a cute wedding and a cute couple – congrats you two!!

  3. Rachel

    July 10th, 2019 at 9:53 am

    A gorgeous wedding for two wonderful people! Congratulations to you both!

  4. Lo ndi

    July 10th, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Love this! Beautiful wedding, every detail was spot on. Congrats Chris and Kathleen!

  5. Hannah

    July 10th, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Y’all looks so perfect! There are so many moments here I didn’t even notice and they’re perfect! Love y’all and this beautiful day you planned so perfectly l! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Holly Kelly

    July 10th, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful photos for a beautiful couple! Cheers to a happy life together! 🍾

  7. Stephanie Swift

    July 10th, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Perfect pictures of a perfect day!! Thank you so much for capturing them!!

  8. Stephanie Swift

    July 10th, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Perfect pictures of a perfect day!! Thank you for capturing these 💕

  9. Sarah Beth

    July 10th, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    These are GORGEOUS! I love them! Can’t wait to see them all. I’m almost tearing up because I miss you guys so much, and we had such a good time!

  10. Stephanie Casper

    July 10th, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding!! Congratulations Chris and Kathleen! I am so happy for the two of you! These pictures are gorgeous!

  11. Ingrid

    July 10th, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful pics and a beautiful family!!!! Congratulations,, Kathleen!!!

  12. Cathleen Papas

    July 10th, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    These photos are beautiful! Congratulations Chris and Kathleen!

  13. Kelsey Stiles

    July 10th, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    What a beautiful day! Thanks for capturing these beautiful moments! Congrats to the new Papas family!

  14. Pam

    July 10th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    These pictures look perfect. Just like the day!

  15. Aunt Beth

    July 10th, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful wedding! So glad we could be there!

  16. Allyson Oden

    July 10th, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Spectacular, beautiful photos for such a deserving couple. ♥️♥️♥️

  17. Diana Winter

    July 11th, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I’m definitely crying over here in Kampala. You are two of the most wonderful people and these photos make me so happy! Love you both so much.

  18. Elena Kalodner

    July 12th, 2019 at 10:36 am

    So gorgeous! Congratulations to the both of you!

  19. Billy

    July 12th, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Great photos from a great event, congratulations

  20. Zak G

    July 12th, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Mega happy for both of you, these pictures are absolutely beautiful and your wedding was a wonderful celebration of your love. Congrats!

  21. Jim Szabo

    July 13th, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Such great photos and such a fun night!

  22. Chloe

    July 13th, 2019 at 10:25 am

    I want to relive this day forever and ever! Everything was so perfect, and these pictures are gorgeous!

  23. Gwen

    July 20th, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Beautiful photos!!

  24. Kaitlyn Haynal

    July 20th, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Love!! Congrats on a beautiful wedding 🙂

  25. Janet Pankau

    July 20th, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Amazing, gorgeous photos❣️
    What wonderful memories you have created.

  26. Marianne

    July 20th, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Very lovely wedding!

  27. Kathleen

    July 20th, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Thank you so much!!! I cannot stop looking at these pictures!

  28. Meghan Byrnes

    July 20th, 2019 at 11:37 am

    These pictures really capture the beauty and love of Kathleen and Chris’s wedding!

  29. Meghan Costello

    July 20th, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Amazing photos of an amazing couple! Such a beautiful event and thrilled to have been there to experience it with you!

  30. Becca

    July 20th, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  31. Megan

    July 20th, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding day! So happy for you both!! 💗

  32. Megan C-S

    July 20th, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    GORGEOUS!!!!!! You so wonderfully captured their love.

  33. Bill

    July 20th, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    These look fantastic. Especially the cake and the cake chef!

  34. Mateo

    July 21st, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Wonderful photos of such a beautiful wedding for two beautiful people!

  35. Dianne Thompson

    July 22nd, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Your day was truly a dream come true. These pictures show the amazing moments you spent throughout your day and it looks awesome how you get to relieve them everyday. Congratulations to the beautiful newlyweds.

    Best wishes,
    Dianne Thompson

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