Chuck and Courtney’s Alexandria wedding was an intimate (50 guests), DIY event that is sure to leave you with ideas of your own wedding. I adore what photographer Chris Malpass Photography had to say about the day in his own words. It pretty much sums it up, and their combined name and how they incorporated it is so creative! Read on…
Courtney and Chuck are two peas in a pod. As you can see in these images they enjoy each other’s company and LOVE to laugh. One of their pals donned them with their Hollywood name “Chutney” (Chuck+Courtney) and it just stuck.
They are everything but traditional and wanted to make their wedding day something of their own. From the 99% DIY details that bride Courtney spent the last year designing and creating to the Unity Pizza during their terrace wedding ceremony, everything in this celebration was a true reflection of the relationship that these two share.
I had the pleasure of spending the day with this lovely couple and their families. The morning started off in the bridal suite with the ladies getting their hair and makeup prepped and a few shenanigans that included mimosas and a little bit of jumping on the bed! By midday the reception area was arranged and I was able to witness the amazing level of planning and detail that Courtney went through for her reception. Each table was labeled as a location and date that were important to the couple. They included their birth dates and places, their wedding venue and date, as well as honeymoon destinations that were soon to follow. Courtney even made chutney and placed it at each setting for all of her guests to take home with them.
The adorable first look photos on the terrace before the wedding ceremony were tender but still held true to the couple and resulted in plenty of laughter and smiles. Their ceremony took place on the terrace of the Presidential suite and was attended by 50 or so of their closest friends and family. It was a beautiful warm day with bright blue skies and just enough sun to heat up your heart for what was to come.
This was a high-energy affair and positively reflected the easy-going, life-loving, fun-filled personalities of a couple of people in love. I’m so privileged to have been a part of it all.
We hope you enjoyed this fun, Alexandria wedding!