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The WeddingLoft - Photography & Flowers

Alexandria , VA
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4318 Adrienne Drive
Alexandria, VA 22309 US (map)

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703-799-9570

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ABOUT US

Please visit our website at www.weddingloftphotography.com where you can see examples of our work and learn about our amazing value packages. Our services range from the simplest 3 hour... Read more
Please visit our website at www.weddingloftphotography.com where you can see examples of our work and learn about our amazing value packages. Our services range from the simplest 3 hour ceremony package to our Grand package, which includes 2 top photographers, all the services you could ever wish for, and three 11"x11" luxurious PictoBooks Albums (one for each family as well as the bride and groom).

Our photography is mostly photojournalistic in style, because we want to tell the real story of your wedding day. Our pictures are artistic, sensitive, intimate, tender and filled with emotions that you will cherish forever.

At the WeddingLoft you can also take care of most of your other wedding needs. Check out www.weddingloft.com to see Oliver's photography and Marita’s flowers, which are absolutely gorgeous. Marita has been helping brides for 25 years, and her experience and guidance can save you a great deal of heartache. Many brides tell us that if only they’d known of the WeddingLoft sooner, they could have saved so much time and money. Come see us. Call 703-799-9570 for an appointment. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Holland Flowers to do all the flower arrangements and personal flowers for our wedding day. From the beginning my mom and I knew Marita would be a dream to work with due to her responsiveness and complete understanding and respect of our vision and budget. At my first in person meeting with Marita, I was so glad I had hired her since I had only skimmed the surface in my mind about what I needed for flowers. She walked me through the entire process and took good notes. When it got closer to the wedding, Marita was in constant contact making sure that what she was creating matched my vision. The final product was just stunning. She stayed within budget and delivered a CRAZY amount of flowers. I am so glad we went with her - the flowers were stunning and look so amazing in our pictures!

Thanks again Marita! I will miss working with you!
I hired Holland Flowers to do all the flower arrangements and personal flowers for our wedding day. From the beginning my Read more...
I hired Holland Flowers to do all the flower arrangements and personal flowers for our wedding day. From the beginning my mom and I knew Marita would be a dream to work with due to her responsiveness and complete understanding and respect of our vision and budget. At my first in person meeting with Marita, I was so glad I had hired her since I had only skimmed the surface in my mind about what I needed for flowers. She walked me through the entire process and took good notes. When it got closer to the wedding, Marita was in constant contact making sure that what she was creating matched my vision. The final product was just stunning. She stayed within budget and delivered a CRAZY amount of flowers. I am so glad we went with her - the flowers were stunning and look so amazing in our pictures!

Thanks again Marita! I will miss working with you! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Renee
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Marita on my wedding flowers. She was very responsive and kept me updated each step of the way. Marita walked my fiance and I through the entire ceremony and reception and we discussed what floral options we had for each step. Marita then gave us a ballpark of what our cost would be so we could see how that matched against our floral budget. Once we finalized our budget, Marita helped us determine where we could cut items or suggest a more cost effective alternate so we could have everything we wanted and remain in our price point.

In the end, our flowers were just gorgeous and everything looked perfect. I loved Marita's work and would highly recommend her to any bride.
I loved working with Marita on my wedding flowers. She was very responsive and kept me updated each step of the way. Read more...
I loved working with Marita on my wedding flowers. She was very responsive and kept me updated each step of the way. Marita walked my fiance and I through the entire ceremony and reception and we discussed what floral options we had for each step. Marita then gave us a ballpark of what our cost would be so we could see how that matched against our floral budget. Once we finalized our budget, Marita helped us determine where we could cut items or suggest a more cost effective alternate so we could have everything we wanted and remain in our price point.

In the end, our flowers were just gorgeous and everything looked perfect. I loved Marita's work and would highly recommend her to any bride. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Oliver was amazing... he was professional, friendly and everyone loved him! My wedding and reception photos are everything I'd hoped and he'd promised. I highly recommend his work.

Marita did an awesome job with my flowers too! She made our event space so beautiful...

Bottom line: this is a dynamite team! Book them!
Oliver was amazing... he was professional, friendly and everyone loved him! My wedding and reception photos are everything Read more...
Oliver was amazing... he was professional, friendly and everyone loved him! My wedding and reception photos are everything I'd hoped and he'd promised. I highly recommend his work.

Marita did an awesome job with my flowers too! She made our event space so beautiful...

Bottom line: this is a dynamite team! Book them! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Tressie
Wedding:
12/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My beautiful bouquet and boutonnière  was the talk of New York!!!  So many compliments!

Thank You Marita!!!
My beautiful bouquet and boutonnière was the talk of New York!!! So many compliments!

Thank You Marita!!!
My beautiful bouquet and boutonnière  was the talk of New York!!!  So many compliments!

Thank You Marita!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Summary: Marita and Holland Flowers literally transformed my reception into the most beautiful setting and it made for the perfect day!

From the moment I first talked to Marita, I knew I was in good hands. I had a pretty specific idea of what I wanted based on what I had seen in a couple different photos. But I quickly learned that every flower I wanted were spring flowers, and I was getting married in October. Marita guided me to check out different options that would work with my color scheme as well as within my budget. She is a true expert in this field and made my wedding into everything of my dreams. My reception was at a restaurant and I was worried it would look plain, but Marita transformed the whole space so that it took your breathe away as soon as you walked in. Everything I saw in pictures doesn't even compare to what Marita brought to life for us.

I only wish I could post photos so you could see first hand how beautiful she made everything! I would absolutely recommend Marita to ensure your day is just as special as ours was!
Summary: Marita and Holland Flowers literally transformed my reception into the most beautiful setting and it made for the Read more...
Summary: Marita and Holland Flowers literally transformed my reception into the most beautiful setting and it made for the perfect day!

From the moment I first talked to Marita, I knew I was in good hands. I had a pretty specific idea of what I wanted based on what I had seen in a couple different photos. But I quickly learned that every flower I wanted were spring flowers, and I was getting married in October. Marita guided me to check out different options that would work with my color scheme as well as within my budget. She is a true expert in this field and made my wedding into everything of my dreams. My reception was at a restaurant and I was worried it would look plain, but Marita transformed the whole space so that it took your breathe away as soon as you walked in. Everything I saw in pictures doesn't even compare to what Marita brought to life for us.

I only wish I could post photos so you could see first hand how beautiful she made everything! I would absolutely recommend Marita to ensure your day is just as special as ours was! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with the decision to work with Marita and Holland Flowers (part of Wedding Loft, the other half is her husband's photography). From the start, she was extremely mindful of the budget point I was working with, and gave me an array of options to create the perfect feel I was looking for. She was quick to respond both by phone or e-mail, even just to say "I can respond in further detail after 5pm", etc. This is so reassuring for the stressed out bride I was! My bouquet was amazing, the centerpieces were PERFECT for our unique library venue. A+, Marita! Thank you so so much!
I could not have been happier with the decision to work with Marita and Holland Flowers (part of Wedding Loft, the other Read more...
I could not have been happier with the decision to work with Marita and Holland Flowers (part of Wedding Loft, the other half is her husband's photography). From the start, she was extremely mindful of the budget point I was working with, and gave me an array of options to create the perfect feel I was looking for. She was quick to respond both by phone or e-mail, even just to say "I can respond in further detail after 5pm", etc. This is so reassuring for the stressed out bride I was! My bouquet was amazing, the centerpieces were PERFECT for our unique library venue. A+, Marita! Thank you so so much! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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sarinagscott
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I did a lot of research trying to find the most reasonably priced Florist. The Wedding Loft was recommended by the Spirit of Washington (my wedding venue). So I decided to call. My initial visit went very well. I had not clue what I wanted. But Marita was very helpful and helped me with deciding the best look for my wedding. My colors were orange and gray. The bouquets that Marita provided turned out beautifully. Another fact that had me worried was that my wedding was at 930am! I was so worried that one of the vendors would be late. But Marita was there WAY before I was and had everything set up and ready. She was such a pleasure to work with. Her prices are very reasonable and her flowers are gorgeous! I definately recommend The Wedding Loft over the many I researched in the Northern VA area.
I did a lot of research trying to find the most reasonably priced Florist. The Wedding Loft was recommended by the Spirit Read more...
I did a lot of research trying to find the most reasonably priced Florist. The Wedding Loft was recommended by the Spirit of Washington (my wedding venue). So I decided to call. My initial visit went very well. I had not clue what I wanted. But Marita was very helpful and helped me with deciding the best look for my wedding. My colors were orange and gray. The bouquets that Marita provided turned out beautifully. Another fact that had me worried was that my wedding was at 930am! I was so worried that one of the vendors would be late. But Marita was there WAY before I was and had everything set up and ready. She was such a pleasure to work with. Her prices are very reasonable and her flowers are gorgeous! I definately recommend The Wedding Loft over the many I researched in the Northern VA area. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Holland Flowers is part of the WeddingLoft. When I met with Marita, I brought her samples of my colors and told that I was looking for an English garden kind of look with herbs and greenery mixed in with the flowers. She came up with some beautiful flowers that accomplished the look in a way that was beyond what my husband and I could have imagined. Because I am unfamiliar with some of the more unique flowers, married showed me pictures of some and gave me a list of others. I was then able to tell her which ones I liked best (I actually liked all of them). All of the flower arrangements that were used for decorations and centerpieces were absolutely beautiful, and the bouquets were beyond amazing. Even the toss bouquet was pretty. She obviously puts a lot of time, care and pride into her flower arrangements. Because Marita gave me a list of the flowers well enough before the wedding, I was able to share that list with the bakery, which resulted in a beautiful wedding cake decorated with sugar versions of the flowers in my bouquet.

Photography: quality of service: 2.5 stars, responsiveness: 2, professionalism: 2.5, value: 1, flexibilty: 2.5
Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the photography from the WeddingLoft. I am absent from pictures of the reception, and the few pictures of my parents and brother during the reception are of them bent over tables, taking pictures with their own cameras and heads out of the shot. There are posed and candid shots (with heads, no cameras, and no unflattering bending over shots) of my husbands parents and sister before the ceremony and during the reception. The photographer was introduced to my parents and brother when we did the posed shots (my husband and I have small immidiate families, plus there were only 40 guests at our wedding), but the imbalance of attention was still present. There is actually one shot of me and my brother during the ceremony...my back and my brother's arm. Those can't be recreated. He even ignored a request that we reitterated several times (once when we met in person and several times when he asked us through email). He also offended the Marines who were our swordsmen because he wanted half the Marines to place their swords in their left hands for a certain posed shot; my husband (who is a Marine), the swordsmen, my matron of honor, and the best man kept telling him over and over that it was against regulation, but he kept telling them to switch hands. I wish we could give separate ratings for a vendor that offers two services. I chose to rate Marita's flowers because I want to make sure she gets proper praise for the gorgeous flowers.
Holland Flowers is part of the WeddingLoft. When I met with Marita, I brought her samples of my colors and told that I was Read more...
Holland Flowers is part of the WeddingLoft. When I met with Marita, I brought her samples of my colors and told that I was looking for an English garden kind of look with herbs and greenery mixed in with the flowers. She came up with some beautiful flowers that accomplished the look in a way that was beyond what my husband and I could have imagined. Because I am unfamiliar with some of the more unique flowers, married showed me pictures of some and gave me a list of others. I was then able to tell her which ones I liked best (I actually liked all of them). All of the flower arrangements that were used for decorations and centerpieces were absolutely beautiful, and the bouquets were beyond amazing. Even the toss bouquet was pretty. She obviously puts a lot of time, care and pride into her flower arrangements. Because Marita gave me a list of the flowers well enough before the wedding, I was able to share that list with the bakery, which resulted in a beautiful wedding cake decorated with sugar versions of the flowers in my bouquet.

Photography: quality of service: 2.5 stars, responsiveness: 2, professionalism: 2.5, value: 1, flexibilty: 2.5
Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the photography from the WeddingLoft. I am absent from pictures of the reception, and the few pictures of my parents and brother during the reception are of them bent over tables, taking pictures with their own cameras and heads out of the shot. There are posed and candid shots (with heads, no cameras, and no unflattering bending over shots) of my husbands parents and sister before the ceremony and during the reception. The photographer was introduced to my parents and brother when we did the posed shots (my husband and I have small immidiate families, plus there were only 40 guests at our wedding), but the imbalance of attention was still present. There is actually one shot of me and my brother during the ceremony...my back and my brother's arm. Those can't be recreated. He even ignored a request that we reitterated several times (once when we met in person and several times when he asked us through email). He also offended the Marines who were our swordsmen because he wanted half the Marines to place their swords in their left hands for a certain posed shot; my husband (who is a Marine), the swordsmen, my matron of honor, and the best man kept telling him over and over that it was against regulation, but he kept telling them to switch hands. I wish we could give separate ratings for a vendor that offers two services. I chose to rate Marita's flowers because I want to make sure she gets proper praise for the gorgeous flowers. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
The WeddingLoft - Photography & Flowers responded with the following comments:

I am very sorry that Lisa is now so unhappy with her pictures. Her initial reaction was to email me that “There are some really nice ones…” Any imbalance in the number or quality of the pictures of her family and her husband’s family was never intended. What is puzzling is her claim that “she was absent from any pictures during the reception”, when there are 55 pictures of her during the reception. Equally puzzling, is her claim that there was only one shot of her with her brother during the ceremony, when there are 30 pictures of her with her brother during the ceremony.

Obviously I would never “offend the Marines”. All my pictures of the Marines have their swords in their right hands. Our style of photography is to capture what we see. Typically that produces many great shots but inevitably some that deserve the delete button. I can only hope that Lisa will focus more on the 174 pictures (out of 600) that show her full length wedding dress, her beautiful bouquet and her charming smile.

If Lisa would like me to help her select the pictures that best represent her wedding, and to customize any of them, I would of course be very pleased to assist her.
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Oliver for the photography and Marita to do the flowers for our wedding, and let me tell you, this duo is quite a team! They bent over backwards to accommodate our wants and needs, helping to customize services to make our day just perfect.

I was completely clueless about flowers and Marita was my saving grace. She patiently walked me through the process of figuring out what I wanted, explaining what was available in season, and helping me find options that were both creative and cost saving. She really knows her stuff - several times she graciously guided me toward sensibility when my imagination started to go off in a direction that would be too expensive or a mismatch for the venue. But she patiently listened to all my wild ideas, and in the end, was able to incorporate many of my favorite flowers into a truly unique floral theme. The result was absolutely stunning - I wanted something creative and distinct, and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what Marita came up with. Her table arrangements were works of art - gorgeous and lively and the perfect balance of elegant and playful. Everyone loved them! I will never forget the flowers at my wedding. I highly, highly recommend Marita.

I was the opposite with photography - I knew exactly what I wanted. Oliver was quickly able to meet my needs with a team of photographers to capture every moment of our event. He even brought on an extra photographer at the last minute to take posed shots of guests in the "photo booth" we wanted to set up. The photographers were not intrusive at all, and aside from posed photos, I hardly realized they were there. After the wedding, the photos were available to view very quickly, and it was easy to send the link of the online gallery to family and friends. We spent hours pouring over the hundreds of photos from the day--Oliver's work is just spectacular. I feel like I am reliving my wedding day each time I flip through just a few photos. And when it came time to select prints, the online system was so easy to use. To top it all off, Oliver is wonderfully charismatic, and was such a delight to have around on our wedding day. He is an outstanding wedding photographer.
We hired Oliver for the photography and Marita to do the flowers for our wedding, and let me tell you, this duo is quite a Read more...
We hired Oliver for the photography and Marita to do the flowers for our wedding, and let me tell you, this duo is quite a team! They bent over backwards to accommodate our wants and needs, helping to customize services to make our day just perfect.

I was completely clueless about flowers and Marita was my saving grace. She patiently walked me through the process of figuring out what I wanted, explaining what was available in season, and helping me find options that were both creative and cost saving. She really knows her stuff - several times she graciously guided me toward sensibility when my imagination started to go off in a direction that would be too expensive or a mismatch for the venue. But she patiently listened to all my wild ideas, and in the end, was able to incorporate many of my favorite flowers into a truly unique floral theme. The result was absolutely stunning - I wanted something creative and distinct, and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what Marita came up with. Her table arrangements were works of art - gorgeous and lively and the perfect balance of elegant and playful. Everyone loved them! I will never forget the flowers at my wedding. I highly, highly recommend Marita.

I was the opposite with photography - I knew exactly what I wanted. Oliver was quickly able to meet my needs with a team of photographers to capture every moment of our event. He even brought on an extra photographer at the last minute to take posed shots of guests in the "photo booth" we wanted to set up. The photographers were not intrusive at all, and aside from posed photos, I hardly realized they were there. After the wedding, the photos were available to view very quickly, and it was easy to send the link of the online gallery to family and friends. We spent hours pouring over the hundreds of photos from the day--Oliver's work is just spectacular. I feel like I am reliving my wedding day each time I flip through just a few photos. And when it came time to select prints, the online system was so easy to use. To top it all off, Oliver is wonderfully charismatic, and was such a delight to have around on our wedding day. He is an outstanding wedding photographer. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Photography
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klandrigan
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent experience - Marita is fun and creative to work with and I still get compliments on the flowers! Everything was beautiful and she anticipated so many of the details I didn't even know to think about. Oliver was also fantastic, constantly inspired with ideas for new photographs and I have lovely pics not only of myself, my husband, and our wedding party but everyone else at the wedding! It was great to be able to catch up on everything that happened as the big day can be such a blur! I would recommend The Wedding Loft to all.
Excellent experience - Marita is fun and creative to work with and I still get compliments on the flowers! Everything was Read more...
Excellent experience - Marita is fun and creative to work with and I still get compliments on the flowers! Everything was beautiful and she anticipated so many of the details I didn't even know to think about. Oliver was also fantastic, constantly inspired with ideas for new photographs and I have lovely pics not only of myself, my husband, and our wedding party but everyone else at the wedding! It was great to be able to catch up on everything that happened as the big day can be such a blur! I would recommend The Wedding Loft to all. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning
The WeddingLoft - Photography & Flowers responded with the following comments:

Kim and Nico were a joy for us to work with. What a brilliant couple!

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