Amber Grove Wedding | Sarah + Matthew

Sarah and Matthew are MARRIED!!! They had the most beautiful wedding at Amber Grove and every detail was absolutely perfect! Their day was filled with so much love, happy tears, and laughter, I was so thankful to be a small part in it. I have to say, I think my favorite part was when they both went back to back to pray before the ceremony. I love when my bride and grooms want to find time for special moments like that in between the rushing around pre-ceremony. It’s so easy to get caught up in a timeline, to get all the pictures done on your list, or get frustrated if plans change because of the rain, but Sarah and Matthew kept their focus on the real meaning of their wedding day. I loved their wedding for so many reasons, as you can see from all the prettiness in the photos below, but most of all because the bride and groom were just SO ready to become husband and wife already!! Wishing these two a lifetime of joy and unconditional love!

VENDORS:

Photographer: Remy Thompson Photography

Florist: Rose Avenue Floral Design 

Cake: Pearl’s Bake Shoppe 

DJ: Rhythm of Love

Hair: Jennifer Saunder’s Bridal 

Makeup: Cameron B. Carson

Venue: Amber Grove   

Wedding Dress: Ashley Grace Bridal in Lynchburg, VA

Bridesmaids Dresses: Caryn’s Bridal

Videography: Southern Distinction Cinema

A Styled Holiday Wedding

Christmas is only a few days away and I have been saving this stunning, styled holiday wedding for this very moment! I wanted to create an inspiring, romantic, whimsy, Christmas themed wedding styled shoot for a few reasons: One being that I am obsessed with all things Christmas…so duh! Two is that I haven’t been able to let my creativity flow in the past few months because I’ve been so busy sticking to my normal sessions and weddings. I wanted to have some fun with local “friendors” (vendors) and play around with ideas! And lastly, because I wanted to share some winter wedding inspiration for those brides getting married next holiday season. You will definitely see some awesome ideas throughout the blog- you might even start drooling over the portraits! 😉

Between the breathtaking ceremony site, the sweater design in the cake, the candy cane accents, the romantic setting at the sweetheart table, and this BEAUTIFUL couple (who are totally engaged, btw!), this shoot is one for the books! I’m not even being dramatic when I say that it gets better and better and better with each scroll until you hit the end and then you’ll just be angry that it’s over! These vendors knocked it out of the park and I can’t wait for you to check it out!

VENDORS: Floral Design by Rose Avenue Floral Designs | Planning by Honeybee Planning | Cake by Jae’s Cakes | Calligraphy/Invitation/Signage by Letterful | Model + Hair & Makeup by Lindsey Shannon

Barns of Kanak Wedding |Madison + Chris Part 1

It’s all in the details, friends. The first thing I do after arriving and greeting my bride at a wedding is start with the details. I ask all of my brides to prepare an area dedicated to everything they want to be included in their detail pictures. This can include rings, dresses, invitations, extra flowers, garters, jewelry, family heirlooms, the veil, shoes, bouquets, perfume, boutonnieres, vows, really anything that has special meaning to their wedding day. I take pictures of those details, then I continue to capture details throughout the wedding day and around the venue. I can’t wait for you to see the amazing floral work by Rose Avenue Floral Design from the bouquet, to the decor, to the altar, and more!

Madison and Chris had the most beautiful wedding and I am so excited to share the details for now(and the portraits in another blog). Every little detail that went into this wedding is meaningful and so carefully thought out. I love sharing these types of pictures and hope another bride can find some inspiration in them for their future wedding!

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VENDORS:

Photographer:  Remy Thompson Photography LLC

Florals: Rose Avenue Floral Designs

Cake/Desserts: Katherine Confections

DJ: DJ Goddess

Hair and Makeup: His or Hers Salon and Spa

Catering: Butler’s Unique Catering

Gown/Bridesmaids Dresses/ Men’s Attire: Sixpence Bridal Boutique

Venue: Barns of Kanak

Officiant: John Diamond

Jewelry: Diamonds Direct and AliChristineBridal (Etsy)

Invitations: Shutterfly, Paper on the Avenue

Favors: Totally Promotional

Bridal robes: FancyArtDecor from Etsy

RTP Workshop | Styled Shoot Part 2

Wow, I still can’t believe I pulled all this together with the help of these vendors. You never know how a styled shoot is going to turn out until everything is finally put together. I was so excited to see how everything matched the pink and purple floral theme! From the invitation suite, to the bouquet, to the vibrant table linen, and the beautiful bouquet, I’d say it was a success! Plus my models are so obviously madly in love, so they defintiely made my job easy… The golden sunshine falling between the trees and sparkling over the water made for the dreamiest lighting, too! This is definitely an inspiration wedding for brides who are lovers of all things pink, vibrant, and flowery. Get ready because your “heart eyes” are about to go crazy- just wait until you keep scrolling! 🙂

VENDORS:

PLANNERS @elevatedeventsofva | HAIR + MAKEUP @hisorherssalon | FLORALS @blackcreekflowers| STATIONARY @offthebeatenpress | WEDDING GOWN @sealedwithakissbridal |FURNITURE & RENTALS @paisleyandjade @partyperfect804

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