Adira and Gil were married at The beautiful Cousiac Manor in Lanexa, Virginia This is perhaps one of the most gorgeous barn wedding venues I’ve ever gotten the chance to photograph at.
Adria and Gil are two of the most warm hearted and caring people I've come to met in a while. These two spend their lives traveling the world working and providing humanitarian efforts for people over sears living in all sorts of conditions. I was truly honored that they choose me to photograph their wedding day.
“Laid back, intimate country wedding with lots of good music and a food truck”! Is how Adira described the theme of her wedding.
Rustic chic of a barn on a river with great bistro lighting was also a huge part of the day. There colors of steel blue/grey with seasonal flowers (blues, oranges, dusty rose, greens) and ivory accents to match were displayed throughout the venue.
It was a beautiful day for Felice and Dan's wedding, and it made the first look pictures we took at the Elmwood Park in Roanoke, Virginia made a great place for the couple. Dan who is a Major League Baseball player was so nervous about seeing his bride for the first time. But he couldn't keep the smile off of his face the moment he saw his beautiful bride for the first time and capturing the images of emotions were just moving.
After their first look we moved on into the bride and groom portraits followed by wedding party and family.
Following their ceremony at The Patrick Henry Ballroom winter theme of the wedding came into full effect, and it was elegantly done.
Shelby and Nate's wedding was absolutely gorgeous. The weather was perfect and I loved that they chose the beautiful Keswick Vineyards near Charlottesville, Virginia for their wedding venue.
They chose beautiful fall colors for their wedding and kept things so classic with the bridesmaids dressed in black and the groom and groomsmen in black tuxedos as well. Everything about the wedding felt upscale yet timeless.
One thing that I really loved about this wedding is that Shelby decided to have her mom as her maid of honor. I thought that was so sweet!
Shelby and Nate decided not the see each other before the ceremony and you could just see the love between the two of them during the wedding.
After the ceremony the had plenty of time to walk around the ground of Keswick Vineyards to do bride and groom portraits and as you can see these two were just amazing!
Venue Keswick Vineyards
Florist Mary Ann Burk barnswallowblooms.com
Katie & Owen ~ Married ~ Lexington, VA
Katie and Owen chose House Mountain Inn and Irvine Estate in Lexington, VA because of its breathtaking mountain views, and lavish gardens and it paid off the day of their wedding! House Mountain Inn and Irvine Estate are considered Shenandoah Valley's most premier Virginia mountain wedding destinations.
I always love photographing weddings at the BoatHouse at Sunday Park in Richmond, Virginia. the venue is beautiful and the staff is always helpful.
Ashley and Alex's wedding was no different!. A beautiful sunny day with a ceremony in the late afternoon gave us the chance to catch that perfect sunlight glow!
From the decision to host a breakfast-time wedding to the Lego decorations, every aspect of Ricky and Brian’s celebration in suburban Baltimore was a testament to their personality and relationship. The grooms delighted guests at their historic mansion venue with Godiva favors as well.
When the bride and groom are in a band what do they do at their wedding? They ROCK OUT! Caley Ross and Mark Fiscus
Caley and Mark were married at their Prospect, Virginia home this August and this was one of the most fun we have had a wedding to date!
So, I am super late posting this blog on this Maryland wedding but we were waiting to publish this because these images were submitted to another publication. :)
Snow was still on the ground when Ricky and Brian got married, but the love and happiness inside the Overhills Mansion was more than enough to keep everyone warm. The couple braved the cold for some elegant photos outside where they stood happily between the mansion's grand entrance pillars for some photos. The grooms both wore purple vests and bowties representing the color they had chosen for their wedding, while one wore a grey suit and the other wore a white one, creating beautiful contrast.
After the photos, Ricky and Brian were introduced to their guests as newlyweds and the reception began shortly after noon. They were joined by their two matrons of honor and several other attendants, as well as friends and family that were there to celebrate one of the most important days of their lives.
A tower of decadent cupcakes awaited the guests and acted as Ricky and Brian's cake for the wedding. Atop the cupcakes was a fantastic display of Ricky and Brian fending off the evil empire Stormtroopers with their handy lightsabres in a full Star Wars lego display.
Following the heartfelt “I Do's” and the rest of the ceremony, Ricky and Brian's guests attended a one hour cocktail party as I captured photos of the newlyweds. They held a red lego heart between them as they shared their first kisses as a married couple and couldn't help but beam from ear to ear as they had their photos taken. They made my job so easy!
Since this was a day wedding, everyone had said their well wishes to the couple and had left around 3PM, giving Ricky and Brian time to themselves to go for a romantic dinner and enjoy their first evening out as newlyweds.
Congratulations Ricky and Brian!
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Both the ceremony and following reception took place at the elegantly styled Kyle House in Fincastle, Virginia. The 1830s Victorian home provided a stunning backdrop to the days celebrations, as well as the photos I was able to capture as the day went on.
After the romantic ceremony, I was able to join Danielle and Brandon along with their bridal party to capture photos around the property and as the couple walked along the street to enjoy the day. We were able to capture lots of photos outdoors, the bridal party laughing and smiling the entire time, happy for the newlyweds.
Danielle and Brandon are kind hearted, fun loving people, and it showed on their wedding day. They had a large wedding party made up of two maids of honor, three bridesmaids, two best men, three groomsmen, and a flower girl. The chosen color was a beautiful teal that is reminiscent of the iconic Tiffany and Co. Jewelry bags and boxes. The men matched the ladies by wearing bowties made the same color as the ladies dresses. By the time I had arrived, everyone was buzzing excitedly about the impending nuptials.
As the reception began and continued on into the night at the Kyle House, Danielle and Brandon were constantly surrounded by their close friends and family wanting to wish them all the best on the first day of their lives as a married couple. They all ate a great meal, had some drinks and danced the night away in absolute wedded bliss.
Congratulations Danielle and Brandon!
Jessica and Jessie wanted a simple southern wedding that was attended by their closest friends and family, and on the day of their wedding they had perfect weather for their ceremony and reception at the Virginia Cliffe Inn.
Carrying a bouquet of dark purple and white flowers and dressed beautifully in a white gown with a small train and accessorized simply with a veil, Jessica joined her husband to be outside to exchange vows in a short ceremony in front of their family and friends. Each had two bridesmaids or groomsmen on their side, smiling happily for the couple. The bridesmaids wore a deep purple that matched Jessica's flowers, and the groomsmen wore traditional black suits with deep purple vests and ties to match the bridesmaids dresses.
Hints of the color Jessica and Jessie had chosen for their wedding could also be found around the reception, including deep purple candles and on their four tiered cake and individual cupcakes with whipped purple frosting.
Before the reception, we had time to get some great photos outside of the Virginia Cliffe Inn and the surrounding gardens. It was so easy working with Jessica and Jessie to capture the joy and love of the day, each reflected in not only their faces but in the ones of friends and family present as well.
Following the reception the newlyweds had a romantic send-off with sparklers that dazzled in the night sky and created a beautiful way for the couple to exit from their exciting and love-filled day.
Congratulations Jessica and Jessie!
Crystal Vandegrift is a wedding photographer covering Virginia, D.C. NC and Maryland.