-Photography by Anne & Joe Sachs, Artful Weddings

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Katie & Will

An elegant affair at Sagamore Farms.
Photography by Anne and Joe Sachs, Artful Weddings - 2014
   

Katherine Webbert and William McInnes first met as teenagers. They were technically neighbors—you could see his house from hers—but you had to look really closely through the tree line. Then he went to Calvert Hall, and she was at Oldfields School, until she left for college in New Hampshire. The next time she noticed him was at the Grand National Steeplechase, after she had moved back to Baltimore. There, she spotted an “incredibly handsome guy" talking to her brother. They reconnected, and a deep friendship blossomed. Finally, one night, she said to him, “Are you ever going to ask me out on a date?" Yes, he agreed, there was chemistry. But he was petrified of crossing The Friend Line. But that night, they decided to give it a go. Two years later, on the Fourth of July, he proposed at her favorite place in the world: her grandparent's river house in the Northern Neck of Virginia. He asked. She screamed (and said “yes"). As Katie's father joked in his wedding toast, “Will lost his independence on the Fourth of July." Katie and Will's October wedding day at Sagamore Farm was perfection—despite the 90-plus-degree heat. The reception, held at Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's horse farm, was one for the books: a family friend's old liquid-asphalt-truck-turned-keg, a hand-stitched quilt guest book, a jaw-dropping seating area dreamt up by Union3, and the McInnes family tartan incorporated into his bow tie and her shoes. “We were so blessed to have this amazing team of people," says Katie. “We didn't have to do anything except have the time of our lives."

Katie and Will - Feature Highlights Film from Rob Adams Films on Vimeo.

BEAUTY: Jeannie Weiland with Dana Trantas, Lindsey Keim, Gia Calahan (hair) and Laura Vaeth & Pinina Kahn (makeup)

BRIDESMAIDS: Amsale dresses from Garnish Boutique

CAKE: Cakes by Stephanie

CATERER: The Classic Catering People

FLOWERS: Victoria Clausen Florals

GROOM: Tuxedo by Jack Christopher Custom Clothing

HONEYMOON: St. Lucia

LIGHTS: EventEQ

LOCATION: Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon (ceremony); Sagamore Farm (reception)

MUSIC: The Bellevue Rhythmaires (cocktail hour); Mood Swings (reception); DJ Kopec (after party)

RENTALS: Chicka, DC Rental, and Luxe Event Rentals

STATIONERY: Gilah Press + Design

VIDEOGRAPHER: Rob Adams Films

WEDDING DRESS: Hitched

WEDDING PLANNER: Union3 Event Productions