Blush and Navy Winery at Bull Run Wedding | Angela and Dan | Centreville, VA

Bride and groom on the Stone Bridge | Manassas, VA

Angela and Dan tied the knot at the Winery at Bull Run on an absolutely beautiful summer day. The sun was shining, the wine was flowing, and their closest family and friends were all there to enjoy it. Their blush, navy, and gray color palette was so perfect, and I loved the mixed bridal party - they had both groomsladies and a bridesman! The only thing missing was their adorable pup Jax, but you can check out their engagement session if you need some of his puppy cuteness.

Angela and Dan got ready at the Hyatt Place hotel, and the rooms were right across the hall from one another! Everyone had to be careful opening the doors so no one accidentally saw each other before they were supposed to.

Getting ready for the wedding day at Hyatt Place | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
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Candid getting ready photos at Hyatt Place | Virginia Wedding
Wedding rings and wedding invitation

Angela and Dan exchanged letters while they were getting ready. I've always loved this sweet idea.

Opening a letter from the groom | Documentary wedding photography in Northern Virginia

Can you read that? Jax left a note too!

Exchanging letters on the wedding day | Wedding detail photographer
Emotional moment reading a letter from the groom | Winery at Bull Run Wedding | Megan Rei Photography
Bride gets emotional reading a letter from the groom | Documentary Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Bride laughing with her bridesmaids while getting ready at Hyatt Place | DC Wedding Photographer
Helping the bride put on her wedding dress | Northern Virginia Winery Wedding | Documentary Style Photographer in Washington, DC
Bride laughing with her bridesmaids while getting ready | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photographer
Dad seeing his daughter for the first time on her wedding day | Father-daughter First Look
Groom tying his tie | Getting ready photos at Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles
Groom and his mom before the wedding ceremony | Documentary Wedding Photography in Centreville, Virginia
Wedding day getting ready photos at Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding day getting ready photos at Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles | Northern Virginia Candid Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography

After putting on his own tie, Dan graciously (and gracefully) helped the groomsmen out with theirs. He looks super elegant here demonstrating the lesser known "eye poke knot."

Groom goofing around while getting ready | Fun Wedding Photographer in Northern Virginia
Groomsmen getting ready for the wedding
Hanging out at Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles before the wedding
Groom reading a letter from the bride | Documentary Style Wedding Photography in Northern Virginia
Wedding day letter exchange between bride and groom

Manassas National Battlefield Park is right next to the Winery at Bull Run, so it was the perfect place to do Angela and Dan's First Look. Dan and I got to the Stone Bridge first, and waited for a text from Angela that she had arrived!

Bride walking down the trail to the First Look | Manassas Battlefield Photography
Smiling bride approaching the groom for the First Look photos | Stone Bridge at Manassas National Battlefield Park

I think these are my favorite photos from the whole day. The happiness when they first see each other is the best!

Waiting for the First Look | Manassas Battlefield Wedding Photos | Winery at Bull Run Wedding Photography
Bride and groom seeing each other for the first time | Bull Run Winery Wedding Photos | Northern Virginia Candid Photographer
Wedding photos at the Stone Bridge in Centreville, VA | Northern Virginia Natural Light Photographer
Bride and groom hugging after the First Look | Manassas, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Manassas National Battlefield Park Photography

Dan's checking out the intricate detail on the back of her dress. Yep, that's totally what he's checking out here.

Checking out the bride’s dress on the Stone Bridge at Manassas Battlefield
Intricate wedding dress details | Wedding dress by Maggie Sottero Designs from Bridals by Elena | Northern Virginia Wedding Dresses

The Stone Bridge is a pretty popular spot in the park, but we got very lucky and had it mostly to ourselves!

Candid moment between bride and groom on the Stone Bridge at Manassas National Battlefield | Manassas, VA Wedding Photos | Megan Rei Photography
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Beautiful blush and navy bridal bouquet from the Flower Gallery of Manassas | Manassas, Virginia Florist | Best Florists in Northern Virginia
Groom portrait | Navy and blush wedding colors | Centreville, Virginia Wedding Photography

This seriously looks like a Pinterest inspiration board. Love how the blush and navy go together!

Groom portrait | Navy and blush wedding colors | Centreville, Virginia Wedding Photography
Beautiful blush and navy bridal bouquet from the Flower Gallery of Manassas | Manassas, Virginia Florist | Best Florists in Northern Virginia
Bridal portrait | Summer wedding at the Winery at Bull Run in Northern Virginia | Hair and makeup by Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair
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Candid wedding couple on the Stone Bridge at Manassas National Battlefield Park | Best locations for outdoor wedding photos in Northern Virginia | Megan Rei Photography
Happy couple on their wedding day | Centreville, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Summer wedding at Winery at Bull Run
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Wedding Dress from Bridals by Elena in Gambrills, MD | Bridal hair and makeup by Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair
Wedding photos at the Stone Bridge in Manassas Battlefield | Best outdoor locations for wedding photos in Northern Virginia | Bull Run Winery Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding photos at Manassas National Battlefield Park | Natural light photographer in Washington, DC area | Wedding dress by Maggie Sottero Designs from Bridals by Elena

Of course we had to grab bridal party shots in front of the Winery at Bull Run's iconic mural. And the colors of it went perfectly with the wedding colors!

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Candid wedding photos at Bull Run Winery | Blush and navy wedding party | Northern Virginia Photographer
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Wedding party photos at The Winery at Bull Run

The ring bearers are my favorite part of the next few photos. 

Bridal party posing in front of the Hillwood Ruins | Centreville, VA Outdoor Wedding Venue
Fun wedding party photography at summer wedding at Winery at Bull Run
Flower girl and ring bearers | Funny wedding photos
Bridesmaids and bridesman in blush | Blush and navy wedding colors
Bridal and bridesmaid bouquets from Flower Gallery of Manassas
Candid wedding photos at The Winery at Bull Run | Summer wedding
Florals from Flower Gallery of Manassas | Best Northern Virginia Florist | Manassas, Virginia

I love this idea of having lemonade and water out for the guests when they arrive. So perfect for a summer wedding.

Lemonade for the guests during a summer wedding at Winery at Bull Run | Virginia Winery Wedding Venue
Guests being seated before the ceremony at the Hillwood Ruins | Documentary wedding photography in Northern Virginia
Wedding guests laughing | DC Candid Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding guests laughing | DC Candid Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Groom walking down the aisle | Vineyard Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia | Bull Run Winery
Emotional photo of groom and his mom | Photojournalistic Virginia Wedding Photographer
Ring bearers holding hands as they walk down the aisle
Bride walking down the aisle for the ceremony at Hillwood Ruins | Summer wedding at Winery at Bull Run | Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding Venue

People always wonder if doing a First Look ruins the aisle moment. Nope! That emotion is still there!

Groom watching the bride come down the aisle
Bride’s processional | Northern Virginia Vineyard Wedding Venue | Megan Rei Photography
Smiling groom when he sees the bride | Candid Wedding Photographer in Northern Virginia | Megan Rei Photography
Wedding couple hugging bride’s parents
Wedding ceremony at the Hillwood Ruins at Winery at Bull Run | Bealeton, VA Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Walking up the steps of the Hillwood Ruins

I am so in love with this ceremony site. The Hillwood Ruins are such a unique spot!

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Bridal party watching the wedding ceremony | Summer wedding in Northern Virginia
Wedding party standing at the Hillwood Ruins | Bull Run Winery Wedding
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Angela is Canadian, so when Uncle Mike dropped an "eh?" into his wedding reading, it definitely got some laughs! She's Portuguese too, so I don't know why no one threw in a Portuguese soccer reference (like my husband did in our wedding ceremony). Missed opportunity Tio Mike!

Wedding ceremony reading during a summer wedding at The Winery at Bull Run | Centreville, VA
Laughter during the wedding ceremony | Candid Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
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Smiling bride during a sunny wedding at Bull Run Winery | Manassas, Virginia Wedding Photographer
Guests during the outdoor wedding ceremony in Centreville, Virginia
Guests during the outdoor wedding ceremony in Centreville, Virginia
Candid photo of bridesmaids during outdoor wedding | Fairfax County Wedding Photographer
The first kiss | Best outdoor wedding ceremony location in Northern Virginia | Fairfax County Wedding Photographer
Best Virginia Winery Wedding Venues | Hillwood Ruins at the Winery at Bull Run | Bealeton, VA Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Happy bride and groom | Winery at Bull Run Wedding | Northern Virginia Documentary Wedding Photographer
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Wedding photos in the vineyard at Winery at Bull Run | Best Vineyard Wedding Venue in Virginia | DC Area Outdoor Wedding Locations

Dan's so happy that he gets to wear a ring now too!

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Wedding couple at their vineyard wedding in Northern Virginia
Bride and groom walking through the vineyard at Bull Run Winery | Winery Wedding Venues in Virginia | Manassas, Virginia
Bride and groom walking through the vineyard at Bull Run Winery | Winery Wedding Venues in Virginia | Manassas, Virginia
The Winery at Bull Run Summer Wedding | Ceremony site at the Hillwood Ruins
Wedding reception at The Winery at Bull Run | Catering by RSVP Catering in Fairfax, VA
Wine bottle and mason jar centerpieces at Bull Run Winery Wedding
First dance at Winery at Bull Run wedding reception | Music by Perpetual Sound DJ | Best Northern Virginia DJs
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Slipping away after dinner to grab sunset photos is always a good idea!

Sunset photos during golden hour at Winery at Bull Run | Manassas Virginia Wedding Photographer
Sunset photos during golden hour at Winery at Bull Run | Manassas Virginia Wedding Photographer
Sunset photos during vineyard wedding in Northern Virginia

All of the toasts were so heartfelt, and there was a good mix of laughter and tears!

Candid photos during the wedding toasts | Candid wedding photography in Washington DC
Guests laughing during the wedding toasts | Fairfax documentary wedding photographer
Candid photos during the wedding toasts | Candid wedding photography in Washington DC
Bride and maid of honor hugging after the toasts | Candid wedding photographer in Centreville, Virginia
Happy wedding guests | Northern Virginia candid wedding photographer
Father daughter dance | Candid Wedding Photography Northern Virginia
Mother son dance | Winery at Bull Run Wedding Reception | Music by Craig Wood of Perpetual Sound DJ
Dance floor at Bull Run Winery | Candid dancing photos | Perpetual Sound DJ
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Wedding dance floor at Bull Run Winery | Candid wedding photography in Centreville, VA| Perpetual Sound DJ
Night photo of The Winery at Bull Run, Centreville, Virginia | Best Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia | Megan Rei Photography

Angela and Dan – thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your wedding day. I wish you guys all the best on your next adventure as you move to Italy!! If ya’ll want to renew vows or something in the next couple years, I’ll fly right over :)

Photographer: Megan Rei Photography

Venue: The Winery at Bull Run

Hair and Makeup: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair

Florist: Flower Gallery of Manassas

Officiant: Progressive Catholic and Interfaith Weddings

DJ: Perpetual Sound

Catering: RSVP Catering

Dress: Maggie Sottero Designs from Bridals by Elena