Whew! We’re so thankful here at HPA World HQ that Sandy mostly passed us by here in central Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who suffered, and are continuing to deal with, the brunt of the storm’s impact. We hope you and yours are safe & sound and that your storm prep ended up consisting of primarily making sure all the ice cream in your freezer didn’t go to waste if the power went out. We certainly (ahem) did our part in that area, as well.

So on this Halloween day, we have a treat for you–no tricks (Sandy did enough of that)–Caitlin & Jed’s wonderfully festive wedding at Congressional Country Club. They married on a beautiful Fall day and we were not left wonting for poignent moments and deep emotion from this incredibly sweet couple and their dear families. On this chilly Fall day, we hope this wedding warms your heart, as much as it does ours. Without further ado, a few of our favorite images from the day and when you’re ready see the entire gallery here. The password is Caitlin’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The talented team:
Venue, catering, and baking: Congressional Country Club
Planner: Ayran Kanter
Florist: Multiflor
Band: Sound Connection
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting
Gown: Reem Acra
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Video: Mark Bargeski
Officiant: Fr. Ray Kemp

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

Eye Candy!




Dear c&j,

If there was any silly stuffy seriousness to your wedding, we certainly didn’t detect it. From our earliest conversations with your Mom, Caitlin, it was clear that while beautifully done, it would most importantly be a relaxed and inclusive celebration for your families. Mission accomplished.

From your rehearsal on, everyone was all smiles throughout your wedding celebration. What a joy-filled group to be around! We thoroughly enjoyed getting to witness so many of the little touches and surprises that you incorporated into your day, from Jed and your personalized tux; Caitin, you carrying the hankerchief that your Mom carried on her wedding day to your Dad; to the surprise milkshake shooters passed out on the dance floor that night. The little college-related jibes you got in with Caitlin’s dad, Jed, while getting ready and watching your mom’s reaction when told said story was such a hoot! It was so cute too seeing the girls choir (a nod to a childhood pastime) singing to start your ceremony as they walked down the aisle just before you and your Dad. Witnessing your touching tribute to  your grandmother, Caitlin, when they sang Ave Maria during your ceremony, and including songs from both of your parents’s weddings, ensured a few teary eyes during your ceremony. Ours included.

Later that evening, we could not get over your dad’s toast, Caitlin. That story he told surrounding the snowy night of your birth and how he was bursting at the seams to announce it to the world and buy somebody a drink was hilarious, poignant, and extremely touching. It was so cool that you heard that tale for the very first time on your wedding night, too. We couldn’t have had more fun with you and are so grateful we could be there to document your celebration. Thank you so much and congratulations!


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