Maroon and Orange Virginia Tech Hokies Wedding at the Westin Washington Dulles

 Bride and groom bubble exit from Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Ashburn, Virginia | Ashburn Virginia Wedding Photography

Megan and Tim are married! These are two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and I’m so happy they are now husband and wife. Their wedding was at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel which is such a beautiful venue. The lake, the ballroom, and even the hotel rooms for getting ready were all perfect for pictures!

Both Megan and Tim are big sports fans, and they found a way to incorporate that into their wedding day. They picked orange and maroon for their fall wedding colors, and those are also the colors for one of their favorite football teams – Virginia Tech.  You’ll see how Megan surprised Tim by working that into a special gift when you scroll down :)

 Bride getting ready with makeup done by Makeup by Michelle L | Westin Washington Dulles Hotel Room
 Bride’s wedding shoes | Wedding Detail Photos at Westin Washington Dulles
 Wedding dress with bride hanger in the lobby of the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel
 Bride holding her mimosa while getting ready for the wedding day | Getting ready photos at the Westin Washington Dulles
 Wedding makeup from Makeup by Michelle L | Sterling, Virginia Wedding Makeup Artist

Megan and Tim exchanged letters and gifts the morning of their wedding - Megan got a digital photo frame filled with pictures of the two of them, and Tim got a personalized Virginia Tech jersey!

 Bride reading a sweet letter from the groom as bridesmaids look on | Candid Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
 Bridesmaids laughing while watching the bride read her letter from the groom | Candid Wedding Photographer in Northern Virginia | Megan Rei Photography
 Bride crying while reading a heartfelt letter from the groom before their wedding | Candid Northern Virginia Wedding Photos
 “My Love” letter from the groom | Wedding Detail Photography“My Love” letter from the groom | Wedding Detail Photography
 Candid laughter photo of the bridesmaids while getting ready for the wedding day | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photography
 Bride and bridesmaids in matching robes hanging out while getting ready for the wedding day
 Bride and bridesmaids in matching robes at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel | Candid getting ready photos
 Bride putting on her wedding dress at the Westin Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia | Herndon, Virginia Wedding Photographer
 Bridesmaids watching the bride put on her dress at the Westin Dulles, Herndon Virginia | Candid Wedding Photographer in Northern Virginia
 Bride putting in her earrings | Documentary Wedding Photography
 Bridesmaid helping the bride put on her veil | Documentary wedding photography in Herndon, Virginia
 Groom reading a sweet letter from the bride before the wedding ceremony | Westin Washington Dulles Airport Wedding | Candid Wedding Photographer in Herndon, VA
 “I cannot wait to marry you” letter from the bride
 Groom’s gift of a Virginia Tech jersey | Virginia Tech fan wedding in Northern Virginia
 Groom hanging out with his groomsmen at the Westin Washington Dulles | Herndon, Virginia Wedding Photography
 Groom getting ready for the wedding day in Herndon, Virginia
 Groom buttoning his suit in front of the mirror in his Westin Washington Dulles Hotel room | Northern Virginia Documentary Wedding Photography

The weather was absolutely gorgeous! Bright sun, blue skies, and just the right amount of fluffy white clouds.

 Bride posing in front of the lake at the Westin Washington Dulles in Herndon, Virginia
 Bride and bridal party in front of the lake | Westin Washington Dulles Wedding Photos
 Fall wedding for Virginia Tech fans with a maroon and orange bridal party | Herndon, Virginia Wedding Venues
 Groom and groomsmen at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel | Dulles Wedding Venues
 Candid photo of the groomsmen hanging out before the wedding ceremony | Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Venues in Northern Virginia
 Groomsmen photo in front of the lake at the Westin Dulles Hotel
 Groom straightening his tie on the wedding day in front of the bridge at the Westin Washington Dulles

The wedding ceremony was held at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Ashburn – I loved how beautiful this church was!

 Wedding at St. Theresa Church in Ashburn, Virginia | Ashburn Virginia Wedding Venues

Ring bearer antics are always a fun part of a wedding ceremony :)

 Funny photo of the ring bearer hiding under his grandmother’s dress as they try to walk down the aisle
 Ring bearer running down the aisle at St. Theresa Parish in Herndon, VA | St. Theresa Wedding Ceremony
 Flower girl walking down the aisle at Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Northern Virginia | Ashburn Virginia Wedding Ceremony

Try to look at these pictures without tearing up. I dare you.

 Groom watching the bride walk down the aisle at Saint Theresa’s in Ashburn | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photographer
 Bride and her father walking down the aisle at Saint Theresa Church in Northern Virginia | Ashburn Wedding Ceremony Venue
 An emotional groom crying as the bride walks down the aisle | St. Theresa Parish Wedding
 Wedding processional at Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Ashburn, Virginia | Northern Virginia Wedding Catholic Ceremony Venues
 Wedding processional at Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Ashburn, Virginia | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photographer
 An emotional groom crying as the bride walks down the aisle | St. Theresa Parish Wedding
 Father of the bride giving her a hug at the altar of St. Theresa Church | Ashburn Virginia Wedding Photographer
 Bridesmaids watching the wedding ceremony at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church
 Bride and groom at the altar during their wedding ceremony at St. Theresa Parish in Ashburn | Catholic Wedding Ceremony Locations in Northern Virginia
 Groomsmen watching the wedding ceremony | Candid wedding photography at Saint Theresa Church in Ashburn
 Bride and groom at the altar | Catholic Churches for Wedding Ceremony in Northern Virginia
 Beautiful church for a wedding ceremony | Saint Theresa Catholic Church, Ashburn Virginia | Catholic Churches for Wedding Ceremony in Northern Virginia
 Exchanging rings during the wedding at St. Theresa’s Church | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography
 Wedding recessional at Saint Theresa Church | Ashburn Virginia Wedding Venues

Megan and Tim were doing a bubble exit outside of the church... but a few other people wanted to make an exit first!

 Father of the groom exiting the church in Ashburn Virginia
 Bubble exit at wedding at Saint Theresa Catholic Church
 Ring bearer playing with bubbles after the wedding ceremony | Ashburn Virginia Wedding
 Funny bubble exit photo at St. Theresa Parish in Northern Virginia | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photographer
 Bride and groom exiting the church with bubbles | Saint Theresa Church Wedding in Ashburn, Virginia
 Wedding party photo in front of the lake at Westin Washington Dulles
 Wedding party walking down the path at the Westin | Herndon Virginia Wedding
 Bride and groom with their wedding party on a sunny day at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel
 Candid photo of bride and groom with the wedding party | Herndon, Virginia Wedding
 Bride and groom running through the burgundy and orange wedding party

The groomsmen had a cute photo picking up Megan, but when the bridesmaids wanted to try lifting Tim, I couldn't contain my laughter! Good effort ladies, you almost had it.

 Groomsmen holding the bride in front of the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography
 Funny photo of the bridesmaids trying to lift the groom | Burgundy and orange wedding | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photographer
 Fun picture of bridesmaids trying to hold the groom | Candid Northern Virginia Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
 Bridesmaids not able to hold the groom up | Westin Washington Dulles Wedding Pictures
 Sweet photo of the groom looking at his bride | Herndon, Virginia Wedding
 Orange and burgundy bridal bouquet from Lily of Angeles
 Bride and groom wedding portraits outside of the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel
 Bride and groom walking hand-in-hand on their wedding day | Herndon, Virginia Wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
 Close up photo of bride's rings
 Happy wedding couple with Virginia Tech wedding colors | Burgundy and orange wedding | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
 Bride and groom on the stone bridge at the Westin Washington Dulles | Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia
 Wedding couple dancing on the stone bridge at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel | Herndon, Virginia Wedding Venue
 Groom going in for a kiss | Northern Virginia Wedding Photos
 Wedding portraits at the Westin Washington Dulles wedding venue | Northern Virginia Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
 When I dip, you dip, we dip | Wedding couple on the stone bridge at Westin Dulles
 Bride and groom kissing under the fall leaves during their October wedding at the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel

The reception space was unbelievable! Megan and Tim put so much thought into their décor and it came together perfectly. And having uplighting to match their wedding colors was such a great idea. I love bright, bold colors, and I am obsessed with these reception photos!

 Wedding reception hall at Westin Washington Dulles Hotel | Burgundy and orange Virginia Tech Wedding
 Wedding cake by Crumbles Cake Co | Best Northern Virginia Wedding Cakes | Maroon and orange Virginia Tech colors
 Maroon and orange Hokie wedding reception | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography

These two surprised everyone by donning the custom VT jerseys for the first dance!

 Bride and groom's first dance in their matching Virginia Tech jerseys | Maroon and orange uplighting by Dominion Wedding Entertainment
 Bride and groom's first dance in their matching Virginia Tech jerseys | Maroon and orange uplighting by Dominion Wedding Entertainment
 Virginia Tech Hokie maroon and orange wedding | Personalized wedding monogram and uplighting from Dominion Wedding Entertainment
 Maid of honor giving her toast at the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel
 Best man giving his toast at the Westin Washington Dulles wedding | Candid Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
 Candid photo of bride and groom while listening to the toasts | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography at the Westin Washington Dulles | Megan Rei Photography
 Candid picture of the wedding guests raising their glasses for a toast
 Father-daughter dance at the Westin in Herndon, Virginia
 Mother-son dance at a Virginia Tech wedding
 Bride tearing up during the father-daughter dance | Candid Wedding Photographer in Northern Virginia
 Groom giving his mom a hug after the mother-son dance

Megan’s dad really got the party started when he sang along to Love Shack. He knew every word! I was impressed.

 Father of the bride singing “Love Shack” during wedding reception at the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel | Rainbow uplighting from Dominion Wedding Entertainment | Megan Rei Photography
 Fun candid moment between the groom and the father of the bride
 Packed wedding dance floor at the Westin Washington Dulles with colorful uplighting| Best Northern Virginia Wedding Reception Venues
 Fun, colorful dance floor photos at Westin Washington Dulles | Dominion Wedding Entertainment | Northern Virginia Wedding DJ
 Fun, colorful dance floor photos at Westin Washington Dulles | Dominion Wedding Entertainment | Northern Virginia Wedding DJ
 Wedding guests having fun at the reception | Herndon, Virginia Wedding Venue | Megan Rei Photography

There was so much good music, but I think Sweet Caroline (the “let’s go Pitt” version) was a big favorite for Tim’s family!

 Candid group dancing photo | Music provided by Dominion Wedding Entertainment, Northern Virginia Wedding DJ
 Fun picture of wedding guests dancing
 Bride dancing with her bridesmaids at the Westin in Herndon, Virginia | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
 Candid dance floor picture of wedding guests at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel | Megan Rei Photography

Aren’t these cake toppers adorable? Megan told me they were made after emojis that she and Tim would use when they first started dating! They’d send them to each other when they heard their song come on.

 Bride and groom kiss after cutting their wedding cake from Crumbles Cake Co, Gainesville Virginia | Best Wedding Cakes in Northern Virginia
 Bouquet toss at a Virginia Tech Hokies Wedding in Northern Virginia | Maroon and orange wedding colors
 Taking off the garter at the Westin Washington Dulles
 Groom tossing the garter to the single guys on the dance floor
 Bride having fun on the dance floor on her wedding day | Candid Wedding Photographer in Northern Virginia
 Fun dancing photos at wedding in Herndon, Virginia | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photos
 Colorful wedding reception pictures at Westin Washington Dulles | Megan Rei Photography

I’ve seen plenty of bridal/dollar dances, but this had to be one of the best! I think every single guest took part in it!

 Bride dancing with the flower girl at a Virginia Tech themed wedding | Maroon and orange wedding
 Candid picture of the bride on the dance floor during the bridal dance
 Bride dancing with one of the groomsmen during the wedding reception | Best Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia | Westin Washington Dulles
 Candid and fun dancing picture from Virginia Tech Hokies wedding
 Wedding guests having fun during the bridal dance at the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel | Northern Virginia Wedding Reception Venues
 Wedding guests having fun during the bridal dance at the Westin Washington Dulles Hotel | Northern Virginia Wedding Reception Venues

Thank you Megan and Tim for throwing an awesome party and letting me be a part of it!

Photographer: Megan Rei Photography

Venue: The Westin Washington Dulles

Church: Saint Theresa Catholic Church

Hair: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair

Makeup: Makeup by Michelle L

Flowers: Lily of Angeles and Rick's Flowers

DJ/Uplighting: Dominion Wedding Entertainment

Cake: Crumbles Cake Company

Photobooth: Rent My Photobooth

Videographer: Pixcel Films