After 5 years of marriage, Teresa & Mark celebrated their anniversary with an elegant photo shoot and intimate dinner at the Great Marsh Estate in Virginia with the help of May June Events. The bride looks as if she’s floated right out of a fairytale in a jaw-dropping two piece gown and lush bouquet of blush and ivory roses all captured by Lieb Photographic. During the ethereal shoot, the happy couple spills all about their secrets to a happy marriage and we needed a teary-eyed moment to recover.
From the photographer Michelle of Lieb Photographic: Teresa and Mark Del Rosso celebrated their five year wedding anniversary with a special session at the stunning Great Marsh Estate, a Georgian style mansion and luxury wedding venue about an hour’s drive from the Nation’s Capital. Mark is the CEO of Genesis Motor North America, Hyundai Motor America and Teresa is the owner and a stylist with DC Elite Image. So these two are on the go A LOT! But taking the time to plan a five year anniversary session was a priority for this couple who have cultivated a beautiful marriage.
Teresa wore a two piece wedding gown from Modern Trousseau with just enough layers to give her the appearance of floating on air as she gracefully took to the grounds at Great Marsh. Her elegant style with a hint of whimsy was complimented by the flowing bouquet created by Alyssa of The Posey Detail.
Jennifer of May June Events envisioned this gorgeous garden palette consisting of a range of dusty mauve hues with pops of deep burgundy and a pale gray-blue paired with a creamy ivory. The palette repeats itself in the details of the table setting, placed along the long path at Great Marsh, framed by the trees lining each side. Megan of Haute Cakes Pastry Shop also designed a lovely towering cake with a gilded deckled edge to mirror that of the invitation suite.
This Peach and Paperie invitation suite is full of every detail a guest needs to set the tone for such a special day. The sketch of Great Marsh sets it apart to pique the interest of would-be guests. The hand-crafted calligraphy would let each one know how loved they are, receiving such a personalized treasure. The images were also photographed with both the creamy Porta 400 film as well as digital imagery to reflect the timeless elegance of every detail.
We even began the evening with Teresa moving from the Trousseau LTD lingerie into the wedding gown. Her flawless hair and make up showcase a woman confident in love and ready to spend time with her husband. From the walk to meet her groom to the strolls around the manor and grounds, Teresa and Mark embody the beauty of a couple committed and in love. And it was evident to everyone that Teresa and Mark are head over heels. So I asked them the following questions about their marriage…
How has your marriage grown in the last five years?
From the couple: We have been through some amazing highs but also extremely challenging times, which has made us both evolve and grow individually and as a couple. Marriage is not a fairy tale, it’s a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Finding that balance between work, kids and couple time is an everyday challenge, but we are committed to making it all work because we love each other.
Teresa, what things do you appreciate about each other?
From the bride: He is a devoted father. He’s extremely loyal and incredibly hardworking. He’s a passionate person (as am I) and that’s really important to me.
From the groom: Teresa has an inner beauty. She’s fiercely loyal, passionate and committed to our relationship.
What is your ideal date night?
A romantic and fun dinner with ambiance, good food, drinks and music!
How do you keep your marriage thriving?
It’s work everyday. Trying new things and adventures together, being open minded to each other’s interests and hobbies, and most importantly making time for each other.
We love how this couple went all out to celebrate their love with an elegant anniversary shoot at the ethereal Great Marsh Estate. If you’re looking for some more out-of-this-world wedding inspiration then this pretty in pink wedding is a must see!
Event Planner: Jennifer Baer with May June Events
Photography: Michelle of Lieb Photographic
Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau
Florals: The Posey Detail
Invitation Suite: Peach and Paperie
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Make Up: DC Elite Image and Make Up by Celthia
Hair Artistry: Jacqui Davis Hair
Cake: Haute Cakes Pastry Shop
Rentals + Decor: Bella Villa Shop + Main Street Rentals
Suit: Suit Supply
Bridal Lingerie: Trousseau LTD
Jewelry: Mindy Lam Couture + Trousseau LTD