Category archives: Weddings

  • Rebecca & Matt

  • A White Oak Lavender Farm Wedding

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    What an honor to capture these two love birds lavender infused wedding at While Oak Farm! This is what weddings are supposed to look like! A view to die for, flowers for days, a special ceremony performed by the bride’s mother…cake, food, lighting, dancing, wine, music, toasts….I can’t even list all of the fabulousness!! Most of all a Happy Couple!

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    Bride, Groom & Wedding Party Attire //Amanda’s Touch Bridal & Formal

     Wedding Jewelry // Finks in Charlottesville

    Hair & Makeup // Amanda Haney and Tasha Lonas

    Flowers // Mary Jo Swartzendruber // Mary Jo’s Flowers

    Appetizers & Catering // Taste, A Food Company

    Wedding Cake // Bittersweet Bakery

    Garden Party Music // Jazz Trio

    Ceremony Music // Bloom Trio and Harpist

    Live Reception Band // Randy Black and Stone Rolling

    Wedding Coordinator/Planner // Julia Define // Down the Aisle Events

     

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    ONE ELEVEN SOUTH MAIN

    Bridgewater, VA

    As most of you are anxiously awaiting for fall to arrive, I find myself still holding on to summer for a little while longer. Don’t get me wrong I love these cooler days, makes shooting so much more comfortable! In my desire to put off the fall sweaters I thought it was about time to share some images from earlier in the summer from a collaboration of amazing vendors.

    I fell in LOVE with this venue after getting the opportunity to tour it over a year and a half ago! I have to admit that I ALWAYS wanted to see “behind the fence” every time I passed this Main Street property.  It was for sale for quite some time, and when the owners Alan and Shelia scooped it up they had no idea how popular it would be!

    Fast forward to this summer, when talking with Alan upon my first meeting him. A styled shoot was suggested to feature the venue and to provide some wedding images to show off all of the amazing features of the property…. you won’t believe all that is tucked behind this main street gem.  Alright… thanks for sticking with me, drum roll, please! Leave some love in the comments if you find any favorite images, vendors, or ideas!

    A TOUR AROUND THE PROPERTY

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    VENDORS FEATURED: ONE ELEVEN SOUTH MAIN {EVENT VENUE}

    DOWN THE AISLE EVENTS {WEDDING PLANNER/COORDINATION}

    DRESS, DETAILS & DECOR

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    VENDORS FEATURED: CAMPBELL PRINT CENTER {PAPER SUITE}

    AMANDA’S TOUCH BRIDAL AND FORMAL WEAR {BRIDES ATTIRE}

    HARMONY HARVEST FARM {FLORALS}

    CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM JEWELERS {BRIDAL BLING}

    BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAITS

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    MAKEUP BY OUR WONDERFUL MODEL, ALLISON

    HAIR BY TAMMY CIERI/High Tech Salon

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    CLASSIC TUXEDOS {GROOMS ATTIRE}

    CEREMONY DECOR

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    VALLEY HEIRLOOMS {RENTALS/CHAIRS}

    HARMONY HARVEST FARM {FLORALS}

    A LOOK INTO THE RECEPTION GARDEN

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    SO MANY SWEET TREATS

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    VENDORS FEATURED: HERITAGE BAKERY {CAKE AND MACAROONS}

    LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD, BRIDGEWATER RESTAURANT JALEPENO

    SPECIALTY COFFEE BAR & ONSITE BARISTA {JOSE THOMPSON}

    A {CREATE YOUR OWN} CONFETTI SEND OFF

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    SUPPLIES FOR THE CONFETTI BAR WERE PURCHASED FROM HOBBY LOBBY

    AS WELL AS THE BLACK AND WHITE FABRIC FOR THE HOMEMADE TABLE RUNNERS

    SO MUCH MORE PRETTY-NESS!

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  • Jenny & Stephen

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    A Farmington Country Club Wedding

    Charlottesville, Virginia

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    A bridal suite suited for a princess!!

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    and then right into a first dance trial run…and cooling off with their favorite beverage…

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    Jefferson Room Bridal Portraits

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    So many perfect places for bride and groom portraits at Farmington Country Club!

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    Okay Stephen! Yes, the clouds and rain were approaching VERY quickly!

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    Father, Daughter First Look…

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    It had started raining during our formal photograph time, right before the ceremony…the

    bride and groom had to make a call…push the ceremony or keep it?  They choose to keep their

    ceremony time, and guess what??? The rain stopped, and cleared up just in time!

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    A gorgeous wedding party…

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    Classic, sparkly chandeliers and timeless floral decor!

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    Heartfelt toasts by the best man, maid of honor and bride’s father…

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    Sunset after the rain…

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    A groomsman tribute song to the bride and groom…

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    A very memorable and FUN time on the dance floor for all (myself included)! Thanks to the BEST DJ Astro DJ’s- Virginia Beach

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    Let me explain….The grooms niece caught the bouquet (see middle photo) The groom’s brother did not approve and tried to return the bouquet…

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    Thanks to Jenny, Stephen and their wonderful family and friends!  Everyone was so accommodating and helpful!  It was truly a pleasure and honor working for you ALL.

    The fabulous team that assisted in making the day a beautiful one for the couple and for me to photograph:

    Venue                             {Farmington Country Club}

    Brides Dress               Sealed With A Kiss Charlottesville

    Bridesmaids Dresses {Davids Bridal}

    Groom & Groomsmen  {Joseph A Banks}

    Hair                                 {Shari at Hair Cuttery/Charlottesville, VA}

    Makeup                          {Sonya with Bobbi Brown} -Belk Charlottesville VA

    Wedding Bands/Ring   {Zales}

    Catering & Cake           {Farmington Country Club}

    Music & DJ                     {Astro DJ’s- Virginia Beach, Virginia}

    Wedding Coordinator  {Event Details by Edelina}

    Videographer(s)          {Whiddon Productions}

    Florist                             {Colonial Florist- Gordonsville, Virginia}

    Transportation              {Camryn Limo} & {Central Virginia Wine Tours} 


  • Nicole & Cole {Trump Winery, Grand Hall}

  • Oh, I feel like the luckiest photographer in Virginia right now!! Why, you ask? Well, earlier this year I was lucky enough to meet Nicole at my bank! While making a deposit, we exchanged introductions and she asked about the business, about me and we got on to talking about weddings and how she was engaged!! Her and her fiance Cole were just starting the planning of their August wedding, I offered her a card and hoped she would reach out 😉 We ended up talking that afternoon via email and set a time to get together to talk more about their upcoming wedding at Trump Winery- a DREAM VENUE! After talking about a schedule and going over the options of what type of final product she would like to have we booked the date!!

    Fast forward to February… Cole, Nicole & I met at the arboretum to do their engagement session. This couple is just as cute as can be together! They are just so easy going and flawless in front of the camera. They are truly a blessing to work with and photograph.
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    Fast forward again to August!! The month of the wedding has finally arrived! Two weeks until the big day and we all meet up to do a walk thru at Trump Winery Grand Hall! My first time visiting, of course I arrive extra early to take it all in! “Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains…” their website describes, now I can put a picture to the words! Stopping just as I enter the property to photograph the beautiful landscape.

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    The first view as you come into the property

    Continuing further onto the property, the Barn is the next stop on the tour of the grounds. This is where the office is located, and where I was meeting the rest of the wedding “team”. Flowers by Rose, A La Carter Events, Harvest Moon Catering and Trump Winery!
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    Right beside the barn is the pavilion, it shares the views of the Barn and is equally as beautiful!

    Anticipating everyone’s arrival I continue to photograph the property, and shortly I meet the event planners and Sally at Harvest Moon Catering and the event manager at Trump, Patrick Butler! On we went up to the top of the property/Mountain, to the Grand Hall!! I could not believe my eyes, of the beauty of the property and surroundings. Let me just stop with the talking and share the pictures, they will do the talking for me!
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    Needless to say, I can not WAIT until August 15 to see this beautiful wedding come to life!! Best of Luck Nicole this week with finishing up finals! When I see you next you will be the Bride to be – Future Mrs. Henry!!! Thank you both for trusting me with your very special day!

  • Spring Bridal Show

  • On one of the first true spring like days in March, Kynndal and I set up for the first bridal show of the season at the Spotswood Country Club.  With high hopes, a new approach and fabulous handouts we were prepared for the afternoon of meeting, talking and educating brides! The doors opened and the room filled with anxious, excited & blissful brides.  The past few bridal shows have had an extremely low in attendance, but not today!!!  There were more ladies than we could ever imagine to talk with, we took appointments, handed out wedding planning kits (see photos below) and booked wedding contracts! I think the girls enjoyed the “wedding libs” we used for our contact form, a different, fun approach to having them provide their information so we could keep in touch!  I was so pleased with the bridal show and how it turned out, but I could not have done it without my assistant… I am so fortunate to have a trusty sidekick, Kynndal, who has been with me since her junior year in high school!!  She knows me, the business and has a great attitude when meeting with brides and giving them (and me) advice on their wedding and photography.  THANK YOU!!  To all the brides who came out to the show, I hope you had a wonderful day and look forward to working with some of you who have booked for this year and next year!!

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  • "DIY" to I Do!

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    Carla and Chris have been a joy from beginning!  One of the sweetest couples and families I have eve had the chance to work with.  Their handmade wedding came together with detailed planning, help from friends and some of the best professionals.  Carla’s mom handmade the girls dresses, boys vests and several other decoration items!  This was truly a DIY wedding custom tailored to “suit” the bride & groom!

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