When you share a love of trees and a birthday with the bride, hanging her gorgeous beaded gown from a tree at River Farm is the natural choice! Its a favorite dress pictures for sure! River Farm is the best venue for those who love trees or gardens or history or want a river front wedding venue. It's just beautiful any time of year. But vibrant spring green is especially beautiful in pictures. River Farm is the best wedding venue in Alexandria VA and in the Washington DC area. There are multiple locations for a ceremony in the garden, including under the historic Osage Orange tree, the oldest in the State of Virginia and perhaps the United States and it was a gift from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington. Quite the long lasting present! The bridal gown was a soft beaded fabric, elegant in it's simplicity and ease of wear. It was prefect for a timeless garden wedding ceremony and tented reception. River Farm also has a beautiful cozy ballroom for the first dance under a chandelier. As a wedding photographer I know that any time of year River Farm will give my brides and grooms beautiful wedding pictures. I have enjoyed photographing many weddings there over the years. River Farm is also a favorite place to go visit on a weekday. It's home to the American Horticultural Society and so that's the secret to the beautiful flowers and grounds. And it's open for the public to enjoy during business house, free of charge.