Lauren & Craig | Rose Hill Manor Wedding

Rose Hill Manor Wedding

Have you ever met someone who has a smile that can light up a room?  It’s the kind of smile that is infectious and you find yourself smiling  right along with them.  As I edited Lauren and Craig’s wedding photos I noticed Lauren has that kind of smile!  It drew me in time and time again as I chose the best images from their day.  Considering this is one of the happiest days of their lives it’s no wonder Lauren was all smiles all day long.  I have loved working with Lauren and Craig, they are such a sweet couple and so thoughtful towards each other.  I remember at their engagement session you could just see the love in Craig’s face every time he looked at her.  It was almost like he was trying to figure out how he got so lucky!  Every time she looks at  him she can’t seem to help but smile that megawatt smile!

As I started photographing Lauren and her girls getting ready Craig’s presents for his bride were delivered.  It was there that I knew why he was so lucky, he is so kind and thoughtful that I’m sure Lauren couldn’t stop herself from falling in love with him!  I bet if you asked Lauren she would say she is the lucky one to have an amazing man by her side whom she can now call her husband.  I hope that as the years go by their love just gets stronger and stronger!

I love seeing my couples surrounded by friends and family that are truly excited for this day to have arrived for the couple.  Lauren’s bridesmaids were no exception as they were overwhelmed by joy and tears throughout the festivities of the day.  With the beautiful backdrop of Rose Hill Manor an elegant Virginia wedding venue and stunning decorations throughout Lauren and Craig created an amazing celebration to kick off their new journey together.  Lauren and Craig I wish you all the happiness in the world as you start this new chapter as husband and wife!  I am greatly honored to have been the one to capture this perfect day for you!

To see more of  Lauren & Craig’s wedding at the Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, Virginia, check out the slideshow below! (Click here if you don’t see the slideshow below)

The following wedding vendors contributed to Lauren & Craig’s wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Rose Hill Manor
Coordinator: Celebrations Made Simple
Photography: Melissa Arlena Photography
Catering : Shirley’s Catering
Florist: Countryway Floral
Cake: Market Salamander

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  • Mary Fran WhitmoreJuly 11, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Melissa, I am going to repeat the post I placed on your Facebook page as I want everyone to know how much these photos meant to us:

    Melissa, thank you so much for these beautiful photos and the slideshow. Lauren’s dad and I feel like the day flew by so quickly and somethings are like a blur. Your photos helped bring the day back to us, helped us see things we missed because we were elsewhere during the evening and brought tears of joy to us. Nothing like seeing your husband get teary. You are appreciated!

  • Lauren ThompsonJuly 11, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    So in love with these pictures! You captured our day perfectly – love them!

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