Carlyle House Wedding | Alexandria, VA

WEDDING

When Jennifer & Chris began planning their Carlyle House Wedding in Old Town Alexandria, they knew they wanted to focus on beautiful, local details throughout their day.
Carlyle House Wedding Details

Their Wedding Invitation created by Artisan Matchmaker featured a Watercolor map of Old Town Alexandria, including city hall, Torpedo Factory, Carlyle House, Hotel Indigo, and the Old Town Trolley.

Carlyle House Wedding Details

Long before I was a wedding photographer, I collected vintage stamps.  I selected the Commemorative Bicentennial of Alexandria Air Mail stamp featuring the Carlyle House where Jennifer & Chris held their wedding as well as historical Gadsby’s Tavern.  Also included were a stamp of local Virginian George Mason and a vintage sailing stamp in honor of Jennifer’s passion for sailing.

Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details

In addition to her own engagement ring, Jennifer also wore a vintage ring from her grandmother.

Carlyle House Wedding Details

The simple inscription inside of Chris’s ring sums up their sentiments perfectly.

Carlyle House Wedding Details

If you’ve been to the Carlyle House, it’s hard not to remember their signature blue doors.  Jen chose blue suede shoes in a similar shade of blue as her wedding day shoes.

Carlyle House Wedding Details

Jennifer got ready for her wedding day with family & bridesmaids at Fostr Collaborative in Georgetown before heading to the Carlyle House in Alexandria.

Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details
Carlyle House Wedding Details

Chris got ready for the wedding at Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria, which was conveniently walking distance from their Carlyle House Wedding.

Groom Getting Ready at Hotel Indigo
Groom Getting Ready at Hotel Indigo
Groom Getting Ready at Hotel Indigo
Groom Getting Ready at Hotel Indigo
Groom Getting Ready at Hotel Indigo
Groom Getting Ready at Hotel Indigo
Groom Getting Ready at Hotel Indigo
Groom at Carlyle House Wedding
Groom at Carlyle House Wedding

Spending time with family and friends on their wedding day was really important to both Jennifer & Chris, so they opted for a first look in the Carlyle House Gardens before their ceremony.

Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA

Carlyle House has not shortage of choices for wedding portraits.  I love the way the light filters through the magnolias and other trees casting a perfectly romantic light on this lovely couple.

Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle Wedding First Look Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA

By the time the ceremony time arrived, there was a perfect layer of fluffy white clouds floating through blue skies in Old Town Alexandria and over the Carlyle House.
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA

Velvet Moss Florist did a stunning job adding touches over greenery on the front door and the railings of Carlyle House to create a simple, elegant backdrop for this quintessentially Old Town Alexandria Wedding Ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA

This blue Mrs. Box was a close match for the blue doors at Carlyle House and will be a wonderful wedding keepsake for years to come.

Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA

Social media has played a big part in Jennifer &  Chris’s relationship and they opted to allow cell phone photography & recording of their ceremony, later asking guests to upload photos using their own wedding hashtag. #OurOldTownWedding

Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA

The bride and groom walked back down the aisle at the Carlyle House amidst a sea of bubbles.

Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Wedding Ceremony at Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA

After the ceremony & portraits, Jen traded in her wedding day bouquet for a flower crown made of hypericum berries and white wax flowers.

Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
Cocktail Hour at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA

Jennifer & Chris shared their first dance at their Carlyle House Wedding underneath the magnolias in the Carlyle House Gardens.

First Dance at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA
First Dance at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA

Jennifer left not detail untouched and included many pieces from Something Vintage Rentals including these perfect dusty blue chairs wrapped in greenery.

Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Wedding Reception at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Cake Cutting at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Cake Cutting at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography

The hummingbird cake by Liberty Baking Co. was absolutely AMAZING!…and adorable on the vintage plates from Something Vintage Rentals.

Cake Cutting at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Night Portraits at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Night Portraits at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography
Night Portraits at Carlyle House Wedding in Alexandria, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography

Want to see more weddings photographed by Erin Tetterton Photography?  Check out this spring wedding at St. Aloysius in Washington DC,  this winter wedding at 48 Fields, or this wedding at St. George Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg.

Erin Tetterton is a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in Alexandria, Va and serving couples with classic taste in the greater Washington DC area.  Erin Tetterton Photography takes a limited number of Engagement & Wedding Photography commissions each year. If you are looking for an engagement or wedding photographer in Washington DC, check out Erin Tetterton’s portfolio and get in touch today.

If you are looking for an incredible Wedding Photographer, Newborn Photographer, or Lifestyle Photographer in the greater Washington DC or Alexandria, VA area and would like more information on availability, packages, or pricing, let's get in touch!

Hi I’m Erin and the artist behind Erin Tetterton Photography. Welcome to the photographic THE ARCHIVES.

I believe our lives are divine orchestrations. We each have a story and I believe they are stories that deserve to be told and told well. From Weddings, to Babies, and to celebrate the years we are just glad to have behind us. The photos I take are the images that tell the story. Your own history. Your family’s history. ….and the history of those generations that are to come.

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