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December 8, 2011
Gayden + Mike: married!

I don’t know if I say this enough, but I am blessed with incredible couples. This year, I have loved every couple I’ve photographed and Gayden and Mike are front and center. They won over my heart at our first meeting in Old Town Alexandria with their relaxed attitude and fun-loving energy. Then I found out Mike’s parents met in Italy and his dad spoke Italian…love. Then I met with Gayden’s mom, aunt and wedding planner in from Texas…love. Then they told me they had booked Big Ray and the Kool Kats…love! And then they surprised me with a few little details that just tickled me pink, from post-ceremony portraits in Founders Park, where Mike proposed, to a Louisiana-style sendoff complete with waving white hankies. Mike and Gayden’s wedding day was packed full of fun, family and love and to me that is all you need! Following are some of my favorites: enjoy!

second shooter: Mikail Media

ceremony: Christ Church, Alexandria, Va.

reception venue: Belle Haven Country Club

flowers: Bergerons Flowers and Events

entertainment: Big Ray and the Kool Kats

officiant: Erika Takacs

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