Jonathan + Katie Wedding | Great Marsh Estate, Bealeton, VA

Today's blog features Jonathan and Katie's elegant September wedding at the Great Marsh Estate in Bealeton, VA.

Let me tell you about these two and their wedding day celebration! First off, I love them (but we already knew that from their engagement session). But seeing/meeting their families and friends... amazing! These people were the best wedding guests! Growing up around the Rumbaugh family, I had known that they were a fun crew, but I didn't know about Katie's wonderful family (plus her extended dance family). Katie and Jonathan were surrounded by so many special people on this day, people who could not be more excited to celebrate their union. The overflowing amount of support and love that we saw at their wedding was a beautiful thing, and we are so thankful for that opportunity to capture it in photos and on video.


Something I loved about Jonathan and Katie's wedding day was how well it reflected their relationship. From the place to the people, to the decorations, and festivities, it was the complete Jonathan and Katie celebration. Let's start with the venue. The Great Marsh Estate was the perfect spot for the day's events. Between the great location, the stunning architecture, and the beautiful landscaping, it was wonderful! This Georgian Manor House, and the property as a whole. is a piece of art! The tree lines reminded me of photos from their proposal at Brookgreen Gardens, a botanical garden (and one of Katie's favorite spots) in South Carolina.

The Manor at The Great Marsh Estate was a great place for their wedding party. The upstairs was a spacious, light-filled area, perfect for girls' prep, while the downstairs groom's suite held a cool hangout area complete with a bar and pool table.

LOVE these shots with Katie's mom, Debbie! Aren't these ladies stunning?!

We love a good staircase!

I loved that Jonathan's nephew got ready with all the groomsmen! What a stud!

Such a sweet father-daughter first look between Perry and Katie.

Next, the people. Like I said, Katie and Jonathan love and are loved by so many. Different parts of their day featured some of their closest loved ones. Their ceremony was officiated by Jonathan's brother-in-law, Nick. Their nieces and nephews were their flower girls and ring bearers.

Liz, of Liz and Co. Events, designed and planned this stunning day. The details and decorations were spectacular, and the day was so well coordinated. We loved working alongside her and this team of vendors!

The Atoka String Quartet filled the air with beautiful music throughout the ceremony.

Can we just take a second for this picture above? First off, my heart sings! Second, KATHY!!! These two are the freshest!

Nick got his son to walk to him/the pacifier! Hahaha a job well done!

We loved Jonathan's reaction to him seeing his bride come down the aisle!

Katie's facial expressions were everything! I wish every bride was as animated as Katie was during their ceremony.

THE FIRST KISS DIP! AMAZING!

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Rumbaugh!

Portrait time!