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Lance & Katherine| 10.12.19

Virginia Wedding at Warehouse 817

I first met Katherine for coffee at Bloom Cafe in Bristol (if you haven’t been you need to go!). We ended up chatting for almost 2 hours before we even realized how much time had passed and most of what we talked about wasn’t the wedding. That is how I knew we were a perfect fit.

Katherine has the most infections laugh and smile and her wedding day was filled with so many laughs. I knew that Lance didn’t love having his photo taken but as soon as Katherine was around everything about him lit up and I could see him truly be himself with lots of genuine smiles and laughs.

Their first look was so emotionally charged that I had to fight back tears. Katherine started crying as soon as she stepped out of the Bristol Hotel and saw Lance standing a few yards away waiting for her. Some of my favorite moments from the day are of her crying, Lance wiping away her tears and then the two of them both laughing about it.

If you had asked me to describe the type of wedding that I would love to finish of the year with I don’t think I could have created a better one in my head. Lance and Katherine your day was perfect and I am so thankful that I was able to share in so many laughs and capture so much love. Congratulations on your beautiful wedding and I pray continual blessings for years to come!

VENDORS

DRESS- CURVACEOUS COUTURE, COLUMBIA MD

HAIR & MAKEUP-

INVITATIONS-MINTED

PRE WEDDING VENUE-THE BRISTOL HOTEL

VENUE-WAREHOUSE 817

CAKE-THE CAKE GALLERY

CATERING-GINGERBREAD COOKING AND CATERING

FLOWERS-TENNESSEE FLORIST SUPPLY

DJ-ROBBY BRANSON MOBILE DJS

John & Taylor| 10.5.19

When I woke up the day of John and Taylors weddings I can honestly say it was the first day that it truly felt like fall. The air was crisp and the leaves were starting to change colors. I had been going over the details of this day for over a year so it was almost surreal that the day was finally here. To be honest, I was also so exited to finally be able to share the bridal portraits that I had taken of Taylor on her family farm a few weeks prior!

The Trinkle Mansion bed and breakfast was the perfect backdrop for John and Taylors first look. Moments prior to the first look Taylors mom helped to make sure all of the details were perfect. There is something so beautiful about a bride on her wedding day-just filled with so much love and anticipation. Taylor was glowing.

After portraits at the Trinkle Mansion Taylor and John said their vows at the West in Church in town surrounded by their closest family and friends. Guests signed wooden hearts to fill a box that will hang on their wall. Their beautiful day was finished off with lots of celebrations and dancing at the Wytheville Country Club.

DRESS-Annies Room Kingsport TN

INVITATIONS-Julie Compton Creative 7 Concepts

CAKE-Dawn Hodge

FLOWERS-Coulter’s Florist

PRE WEDDING VENUE-Trinkle Mansion

WEDDING VENUE-West End Church Wytheville

RECEPTION VENUE-Wytheville Golf Club

DJ-Mark Taylor|MTE

VIDEOGRAPHER-Manoa Raine

Lukas & Tyller|9.28.19

Maple Lane Farms started to show off some fall colors for Lukas and Tyllers beautiful wedding day. The leaves were falling and so were the tears. The anticipation and excitement surrounding this day was contagious.

The tears starting flowing as soon as Tyller made her way down the aisle. I had to look away from Lukas to make sure that I could keep it together. His reaction and the way he looked at Tyller took all day long my breath away.

Thank you for letting me into your lives and sharing your hearts with me. Your relationship is beautiful and rare and I count it an honor to have been a part of your wedding. Congratulations!

VENUE- MAPLE LANE FARM

DRESS-ANNIES ROOM

CAKE-BLACKBIRD BAKERY

FLOWERS-MADE BY HANDS FLORALS

Lance+Katherine Engagement

Give me a crazy sweet couple who laughs together and has the cutest dog any day of the week! Seriously how cute is Daisy?! The countdown is officially on for Lance and Katherines wedding and I am so excited.

When I ask people for advice about marriage the most common thing I hear is that you need to marry someone who makes you laugh. Lance and Katherine have found that in each other. So much of this session was spent laughing which made my heart smile. I cannot wait to share in more smiles and sweet moments with the two of you in two more weeks.

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Chance & Emmalee|8.3.19

A crazy sweet couple, epic stain glass windows and a large group of family and friends showering the bride and groom in love made this wedding day a dream. The College Hill Methodist Church in Waco KY gives brides the perfect mix of classic and modern. The church is filled with wooden pews and stunning stain glass windows and the fellowship hall is what modern dream are made of-open, high ceilings, clean lines, and wooden floors.

In true Kentucky fashion the sun was shining and the humidity was high. Smiles and excitement from both Chance and Emmalee were so contagious. I love it when you can feel the anticipation of marrying your best friend.


Donuts, cake and dancing are the perfect trifecta to finish off a beautiful Kentucky wedding. Congratulations Chance and Emmalee. I am so thankful I was able to to get to know the two of you and share in your wedding day. I pray for continued blessings and lots of new adventures and experiences together in your marriage.

VENDORS

VENUE-College Hill Methodist Church

DRESS-Davids Bridal

FLOWERS-Joanna Slater

CAKE-Melissa Issacs

Jacob & Abbigale| 6.29.19

When Jacob and Abbigale contacted me about their wedding I knew their day would be beautiful. From the location of the ceremony to all the details Abbigale planned I knew their day would be picture perfect. Their day started off in the cutest little bed and breakfast in Damascus Virginia. When the amazing flower crowns from Petals in Wytheville I thought my eyes would pop out of my head. I secretly hoped there was an extra one that I could wear because I was beyond obsessed!

The details and day just kept getting better and better. Family quilts at the ceremony, a canoe of drinks and wine slushes at the reception. The Abingdon Vineyards is a beautiful spot on it’s own but it really shines for weddings.

Their ceremony was filled with so many sweet moments, lots of smiles, a few tears and laughs as stories were shared and Jacob and Abbigale exchanged their own vows.

Dancing the night away with family and friends was the perfect way to close out their day. The moment I caught Jacob and Abbigales mom high five was my absolute favorite. Congratulations again on your perfectly beautiful day.

VENDORS

VENUE-ABINGDON VINEYARDS

DRESS-STUDIO I DO BRIDALS

FLOWERS-PETALS OF WYTHEVILLE

CATERING & CAKE-LOG HOUSE

DJ-JMP PRODUCTION

COORDINATOR-TERRIE COBURN

Michael & Lauren|6.15.19

Michael and Laurens wedding took place at the beautiful Maple Lane Farm in Johnson City, TN. This venue holds a special place in my heart since it is where my husband and I said our vows almost eight years ago. Holiday Florals and Gifts blew me away with the stunning bouquet and Laurens blue shoes gave me all the feels. The details for their wedding were perfect.

There were so many personalized touches for this wedding. Their daughter wore her great grandmothers barrette as well as the first set of jewelry that Michael had given to Lauren. Lauren had a piece of her fathers shirt sewn into the hem of her dress and she wore her great grandmothers ring as well a necklace from her aunt.

When I asked Lauren what made her fall in love with Michael she said that she loved how he soften the hard ridges of her personality. They are opposites that truly compliment each other in every way.

The reception included dancing, visiting with family and friends and a very special performance by Lauren. She surprised Michael by singing him a song during the reception while her step father played the guitar. It was hard to find many dry eyes after she finished singing.

We finished off this perfect day by sneaking away for just a few more portraits in the vineyard. I love it when my couples let me steal them away just one more time before the night ends. Thank you two for letting me share in your sweet day.

Venue | Maple Lane Farm

Florist | Holiday Gifts and Florals

Dress | Davids Bridal

Viedographer | ABVisuals