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Quynh + Christian: Sunset Crest Manor in Chantilly VA Wedding

Names:   Quynh Phan + Christian Rosales
They live In:   Fairfax, Virginia
Occupations:  She’s a registered nurse, he’s a systems administrator
Their First Date:   Chart House in Old Town Alexandria
How They Met:   Through friends on a white water rafting trip
The Proposal:   New Year 2011 at home when we first woke up
Their approach to wedding planning:   We wanted to make the day as intimate and fun as possible for our family and friends
Wedding-Day Weather:   Freezing rain, but well worth the pictures:)
Wedding Time:   3:30 pm
Wedding Colors: Purple & Green
Number of Guests:   160
Wedding Budget:   $20,000
Wedding Theme:   Rustic Garden Party
Special Moments:   Quynh’s dad walked her down the aisle, when we said our vows to each other, and all the beautiful speeches that brought tears to our eyes.
Recessional Song:   A Summer Song – Piano by David Lanz
Dessert:   Wedding cake
Favorite Reception Moment:   How Christian’s brother asked Quynh’s brother on the spot to translate his speech to Vietnamese so her family could understand

What I Loved About Their Wedding:  I don’t even know where to start because I absolutely adore these two!  I really had a blast shooting Quynh & Christian’s wedding.  Despite the pouring rain, they had big smiles on their faces.  They couldn’t WAIT to get married and celebrate with everyone!  They were completely oblivious to the weather and were more concerned about their family and friends being warm, dry and comfortable.  They took it all in stride and didn’t allow the freezing rain to dampen their day.  In fact, we decided to take advantage of the wet weather and embraced it in every way possible:)

A feeling of love, excitement and joy filled the room and the camaraderie between the families evoked many humorous moments of playfulness and merriment.  The speeches were original, heartfelt and eloquently delivered that they moved the couple to tears.  I loved the mood and emotion the rain helped set on their Sunday wedding…it was very romantic and intimate.  It was a wonderful day of two families blending together in perfect harmony!  (The perfect Asian/Hispanic celebration!)

Wedding Site – Sunset Crest Manor in Chantilly, VA
Wedding Officiant – Pastor Brian Erickson
Photography – Liz Maryann Photography, Second Shooter: Anna Bruce from Anna Bruce Photography
Florist – Nicole Cui from My Simply Chic Flowers
Makeup – Liz Wegrzyn from
Hair – Zoe’s of Tysons
Wedding Dress – Ella Rosa
Bridesmaids Dresses – The Limited
Catering – R&R Catering
Wedding Cake:  Le Martin de Paris
Rings – Zales (His) and Fink’s (Hers)
Stationery – Papyrus
Deejay/MC – Michael Cruz of Bialek’s Music

I <3 Quynh!  Seriously.  She’s so friendly and has an uplifting, easygoing and kind spirit.  We meet up for lunch at least once a month to catch up! (We both LOVE Pho Sate):)

Beautiful bride with beautiful Mama Phan:

Quynh and Christian are going to have beautiful Asian/Hispanic kids one day! (Quynh is Vietnamese and Christian is Salvadorean)


Oh stop it you two…you’re making it look too easy!  :)
Quynh did a boudoir session with me about a month before the wedding and when I asked her to do the classic “boudoir look”, she knew exactly what I was talking about.
I love it.

Anna snapped a photo of me bustling Quynh’s dress:) I swear I kind of look like a wedding planner without a camera in my hand.  Not a bad thing.

Some photo booth fun with Quynh & Christian:
And what’s new for 2012?  An exclusive wedding photo website that feature the highlights of the engagement session, wedding day and a custom wedding slideshow!
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