Stephanie Kopf Photography

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Marielba & Aldo | Married! Northern Virginia |Arlington Wedding Photographer

I don't think it really hit her until Marielba stood in front of her adoring Mother, Father, and Grandmother, who had traveled all the way from Venezuela for this very moment, to see their beautiful girl in her wedding dress. This was it. It was time. The tearful smiles beaming back at her as she stood in front of them assured her that she looked stunning, and that joyful moment would set the tone for the rest of Marielba and Aldo's beautiful wedding day.  It meant so much to them to have family come from such a distance for their big day, to laugh together and share both hugs and happy tears in each others' arms.

Marielba and Aldo have such an obvious, strong bond with their families, and those two families were joined as one during an intimate rooftop ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. The rooftop was alive, as deep, verdant ivy stretched up the brick walls, complimenting the bright purple orchids that were carefully placed in decoration. The rooftop had an amazing overlook, and the Washington Monument stood proudly amongst the cityscape. Aldo's mother proudly adjusted her son's bowtie a few moments before Marielba's father walked her down the aisle towards her soon to be husband. A fountain quietly babbled in the background as during the intimate, meaningful ceremony, and immediately following, the families came together to embrace not only their children, but each other.

After the ceremony, the reception included a Venezuelan tradition called "crazy hour" which may be my new favorite thing ever! Marielba and Aldo passed out colorful masks, hats, beads, and all other sorts of awesome bits of apparel for their guests, and the PARTY started! All of their guests danced their hearts out, and the energy in that room was out of this world.  SO much fun!! These two can throw an awesome party!

 

Congratulations Marielba and Aldo, you two are so incredibly sweet, with bright, vibrant personalities. It was an absolute joy to document your special day. Cheers!

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Marielba's mom getting her into her dress...Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-21

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It meant so much to her to have her family there with her. So sweet!Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-29

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The girls having a moment. :-) Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-34

Dad's "first look"! I LOVED his reaction!Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-38

Such an amazing view from the rooftop!Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-47

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Aldo getting spiffy. :-)Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-66

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Awesome model face Aldo! Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-87

Aldo practiced his vows while waiting for the first look. Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-92

THAT REACTION! Finally seeing his gorgeous bride! :-)Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-93

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These bus station shots were my second shooter Krysta's idea, and I'm SO glad she suggested it! And these two...so fierce!Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-132

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In front of the towers where they were to be married.Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-138

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And then, it was time for the lovely ceremony! Aldo's mom made sure he was ready. :-)

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Proud Dad giving his girl away. Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-164

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Husband and wife!!!!!!!Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-180

A lot of love was exchanged afterwards.Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-184

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First dance!

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Kind words for the newlyweds!

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Cheers to the married couple!

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And then, it was time for CRAZY HOUR! Marielba and Aldo handed out all sorts of awesomeness for their guests to wear and party down. I've never seen anything like it, and it was SO awesome!

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Out of breath from dancing with their family and friends, Aldo and Marielba cut their wedding cake. :-) Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-292

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And just like that, it was time for the last shots of the evening. So romantic!Stephanie Kopf Photography Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photography Virginia-302

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Cheers and congratulations guys!  xoxo

 

 

 

Also, can't forget this one! Haha, y'all are awesome. Thanks to Krysta Norman of KAN Pursuits for second shooting for the day and capturing this gem. ;-) Check out her blog here!

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