Kris + Taylor’s story has sounded like a fairytale from the very beginning! Taylor’s mom met Kris – the boy who lived downstairs at her new apartment complex- while Taylor was out of town. She talked him up to Taylor and encouraged her to introduce herself, to which Taylor replied “if it’s meant to be, it will be.” And it WAS.
After lots of small talk along their identical running routes, Taylor invited Kris to join her and her parents at an NC State football game. He said yes, and eventually, she would too – when he proposed in front of a castle in Switzerland!
The stars aligned yet again for their wedding day. All week, the forecast had called for 100% chance of rain the entire day. I woke up the morning of the wedding begging God and Mother Nature to give us a break, and my prayers were answered!! We embraced the rain and winds when we needed to, but the timing was always perfect. We got plenty of gorgeous, rain-free portraits outside, and had plenty of fun inside. The reception was insane.. from the decor and florals executed by the most amazing planner and florist, plus the entertainment from the wedding party and the band, to rainy nighttime portraits and still going for the sparkler exit in the rain… all I can say is, it was an unforgettable night!
Congratulations sweet friends! Thank you for allowing me
VENDORS:Venue: Wrightsville Manor | Florist: Designs by Dillon | Band: BOUNCE! | Hair/Makeup: Beauty Crew Mobile | Wedding Gown: Sareh Nouri | Reception Dress: Retrofete | Catering: Spoonfed Kitchen | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale| Rings: Diamonds Direct | Men’s Attire: Jos A. Bank | Invitations: Minted | Officiant: Vanessa Ervin | Videography: Light Cannon Films | Planner: Alex Noble – A. Noble Events and Design
Emily and Brian (aka Brantley) grew up in the same hometown without ever knowing one another; their moms even worked together! It wasn’t until Emily went to meet Brian’s friend that she was introduced to him. Brian later invited her to a party where they really connected, he called out of work the next day so they could spend it together, and from that point on they were inseparable!
Two years into dating, Emily’s mom requested a family trip to Anna Maria Island, Florida. She had vacationed there as a kid and wanted to go back one more time. Brian knew he wanted to propose on the vacation, so he asked Emily’s dad for his blessing three months in advance and then got down on one knee at the perfect moment while on their trip. How cute!! I love the sentiment behind the location and the romantic setting.
Emily and Brian’s Williamsburg wedding was full of surprises. From storms that rolled in right after their ceremony (amazing timing), to being forced to chug Smirnoff ices during speeches, they took it all like champs and laughed the whole way through!! When the rain lightened up just before dark, we escaped for portraits down by the water. We were blessed with the most epic sunset, and I’d like to think Emily’s mama in heaven had something to do with it 🙂
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Brantley! It was such a joy to be a part of your day!
VENDORS:Venue: Amblers House on the James | Planner: Wedding Co of Williamsburg | Florist: Flower Cupboard | Dessert: Cindy’s Cakery; Carrot Tree Kitchens | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Hair/Makeup: Brittney Tawney/ Nikki Phillips | Gown: Truly Yours Bridal | Catering: The Catering Company| Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Birdy Grey | Jewelry/Rings: Olive and Piper | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Minted; Cardinal and Straw | Videography: Reagan Studios (Keith Reagan) | Officiant: Phil Murdock | Rentals: Big Top Entertainment | Favors/Gifts: Sip Hip Hooray
This was such a special day for me as I got to witness some old friends from high school commit to forever together!! Katie and James have known each other since freshman year. In 2019 after nine years together, James finally popped the question by planning an oceanfront surprise with all their closest friends and pizza- is there anything better?
Their wedding took place at Celebrations, nestled underneath vibrant fall leaves with the sparkling water of the reservoir behind them. Their very large bridal party created such a fun party atmosphere from beginning to end. The night was filled with energy, poolside dancing, romantic moments, and the best exit! I am so thrilled for these two and honored they chose me to capture this day.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! Love you guys!!
VENDORS:Venue: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Florist: Flowers Make Scents| Dessert: Copy Cat Cakes | DJ: Black Tie Entertainment | Hair/Makeup: Shequllia Brooks/ Plush Makeup | Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal | Catering: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Revelry| Shoes: David’s Bridal | Rings: Olive and Piper | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Shutterfly | Officiant: Joe Dozier | Planner: Christina Duty
Corinne and Logan met in the summer of 2005. When the school year started, Logan asked Corinne to the homecoming dance on September 24th. They dated on and off throughout high school before deciding to go their separate ways. But they stayed in touch over the years, never losing the love and support they had for each other.
Fast forward to 2015: Corinne graduated from Virginia Tech and moved back home to Richmond. She invited Logan to come see her first “big girl” apartment in the city. He agreed, and visited her 10 years to the date they went to homecoming – September 24th, 2015. The chemistry was as strong as when they first fell in love and the rest was history 🙂
These two finally married and it was the most perfect day!! That dusty rose and pops of color they chose really popped against the pristine green golf course at Independence Golf Club and I LOVE the final images. They had a beautiful sunny day for their ceremony, followed by a fun-filled evening of donuts and dancing.
Congratulations, Corinne & Logan! Cheers to your future!
VENDORS:Venue: The Estate at Independence | Florist: Cultivate Event Co | Dessert: Duck Donuts | Band: BowTied Weddings | Hair/Makeup: BRIDEface | Gown: Wtoo by Watters | Catering: The Estate at Independence | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie| Shoes: Amazon | Rings: Brilliant Earth | Men’s Attire: Indochino | Transportation: Winn Transportation | Invitations: Minted | Officiant: Rev. Andrea Skeens | Reception Uplighting: The Lighting and Sound Company | Neon Sign: Howdy Dudey Neon