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Love in Cape Chuck

Tucked away in Cape Charles is a beautiful place called Elkington Events. It is stunning – and Shelby and Kevin couldn’t have had a more perfect day there. It started with groomsmen in “chubbies” and a walk to the beach and a beautiful first look on the water. Then we were off for a ceremony on the water in the shade of the trees. Cape Charles is a place Kevin’s family has always visited and I learned that all the cool kids call it, “Cape Chuck.” Shelby planned an amazing day and I learned that she too is an Eagles fan, which made me love her even more. My favorite thing about this day was how vast and beautiful Elkington was, but how it gave off this amazingly intimate feeling of being together. It was awesome.

A May Wedding at West Manor

I just wrapped up 8 weddings in 8 weeks and I’m so excited to actually have a chance to finally sit down and go back through all these beautiful days. Lindsey and Matt had an absolutely stunning day at West Manor Estate. The pops of color were so perfect – and so very Lindsey. She is bubbly and fun and I love being around her family. It was a gorgeous day in May to have an outdoor wedding. I had so much fun with them.

A Kingsmill Resort Wedding

When it comes to Virginia weddings and all the beautiful venues – Kinsgmill is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous places to be. I was so thankful to have been there this past fall with two of the most down to earth and beautiful people.

You know – blogging can be a little bit like working out. When you are in the flow, it’s easy to keep blogging everything, but take a little break and all the sudden it’s been months since I’ve blogged and I’m totally regretting not blogging all of these beautiful weddings sooner. I worked 11 weddings in 8 weeks in the Fall and I definitely pushed blogging to the back burner. Now that I’m about to start spring wedding season, I figured there must be no better time to put a blog up than now.

I love that I get to travel all over to document all these beautiful days. I love that my couples truly understand the importance of their wedding images and Blaine and Darren absolutely poured this understanding into their day and I loved how their gallery turned out. They faught off rain and made the call to still have their ceremony outside – and it paid off! The landscape at Kingsmill is breathtaking and the views of the James River are absolutely perfect. I had several shots envisioned in my mind from the moment Laura and I got onto the property.

Jordan Von Lange Events was crucial to making this day perfect for everyone and Karen from Aleen Floral Design never fails me with her gorgeous floral work. Everyone at Kingsmill was so accommodating and gracious to serve. It was such an amazing day and once again, I was so thankful to be a part of it.

A Northern Neck Wedding at Christ Church and Tide’s Inn

I absolutely loved kicking off fall wedding season in the Northern Neck and being back at Tide’s Inn. It truly is a Chesapeake Bay Tradition. I should start this blog post talking about Shelby’s dress because it was absolutely perfect and original and I loved it to pieces. She wore a Lela Rose dress that had the most perfect off the shoulder sleeves and a plunging backline. Her and Doug had the best group of people surrounding them for their ceremony at Christ Church in Weems. The church was built sometime between 1732 and 1735 and while we were not allowed to document the wedding ceremony inside the church, we were able to be in there prior to the ceremony and take photos from outside the churches 3 doorways that open up to the space. It was absolutely breathtaking. I enjoyed photographing the two of them on the tree lined path that leads up to the church – what more could you ask for?

I loved that guests were so willing to stop for a quick photo on the path on their way into the ceremony as well, it made for an amazing collection of photographs to give to S & D. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, better people or better backdrops for this day. Did I mention the reception was rocking with The Shakedown Band. It was a night to remember!

If you’ve never had the chance to scoot over to the Northern Neck – I strongly suggest making a weekend trip to take it all in – and stay at Tide’s Inn while you are there – it is gorgeous!

Thank you, Shelby and Doug – and all your family and friends for making it such an enjoyable day to celebrate with you all. I still haven’t ever seen a groom smile from ear to ear post ceremony as much as Doug! You two are amazing and I wish you everything in life.

 

 

A Richmond Wedding at The Valentine

One of my most favorite days from the spring was spent with Madison & Josh. We got to meet up with the girls earlier in the day as they prepped at Quirk Hotel – a Richmond staple. It was such a laid back and fun day. The ceremony and reception took place at The Valentine Museum in Richmond just a few blocks from the Capitol. Everything about this day was colorful and rich. One of my favorite details is that Madison had a custom perfume she had created herself.  I am so thankful that we got to spend the day with them and make something truly special. These are some of my favorite images of the day. Enjoy!