March 20th marked the first day of spring and also the day when Starr and Antoine tied the knot! The start of the day surprised us all with snow falling from the sky which later turned to rain. The rain stopped at just the right moments so we could do some pictures outdoors! After getting ready at the Marriott, everyone headed to the Grand Atrium in Vienna, Virginia for a beautiful candlelit ceremony followed by dinner and dancing. During the toasts, Starr had her very first alcoholic beverage ever! Antoine and Starr both showed off their dance moves and you could just tell these two have such much fun together! Congratulations!

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Venue, Catering & DJ: Grand Atrium, Vienna, Virginia
Wedding Coordinator: Khadeen Brooks
Ceremony Pianist: Justin Paschalides
Officiant: Michael Green

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    What a beautiful wedding! You captured it so nicely!ReplyCancel

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After living apart for several years, Sarah and Jake are finally together on Jake’s grandparents picture perfect farm in Federalsburg, Maryland. These two met as University of Kentucky undergrads through their sorority and fraternity. Jake went on to study law and Sarah to become an RN and their love stayed strong through the long distance! Jake popped the question on a trip to D.C. and now a wedding is planned for this October. They have already added a new member to their family, black lab puppy Walker! These two are so sweet and I can’t wait to document their big day!

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Over the past several months, I have been helping to document food for my husband’s new business and passion, Buckeye Mountain Farms. Some of his main products are a ramen and pho noodle dish, which I have been lucky enough to eat A LOT of over the past several months. I will never get tired of these! He has also perfected a banh mi sandwich, apple kombucha, and lots of canning products. You can find him at the outdoor Easton Farmers Market on Wednesdays this summer and he is available to cater private events as well!

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This was my first time attending The Bayside Workshop hosted by Natalie Franke and Krista A. Jones, two amazing photographers in Maryland. We all met at the Aspen Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, Maryland and day started with a few classes with lots of helpful business tips. Next we were able to photograph a beautiful style shoot designed by Kruse & Vieira Events. Even though it poured with rain all day, we worked in a few covered spaces and managed to create some beautiful shots! Every little detail was so perfect from the calligraphy to the unique flowers to that gorgeous bridal gown! Check out my favorite images from the day below.

Workshop: The Bayside Workshop by Natalie Franke & Krista A. Jones
Venue: Aspen Wye River, Queenstown, Maryland
Design & Styling: Kruse & Vieira Events
Florist: Petal & Print
Calligraphy: Poppy & Scooter
Gown Boutique: Garnish Boutique
Gown Designer: Miss Hayley Paige
Rentals: Something Vintage
Wine: One Hope Wine
Makeup: Kelley Unthank
Hair: Maricel Unthank

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As the 2015 wedding season is about to begin, I’m sure all of you brides out there are figuring out those little fun details to bring into your day! I pulled together some inspiration boards from various weddings I have photographed. I saw such a variety of color combinations, florals, cakes, table decor, style, and even signature drinks. Each day was so unique and I fell in love with every single detail! For even more ideas, check out my pinterest page!

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Emma & Danny’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Private Home, Bath County, Virginia
Florist: Gillespie’s Flowers
Catering: The Homestead
Dress: J. Crew


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Misty & John Matt’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Florist: Intrigue Design and Decor
Cakes: Charm City Cakes


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Leanne & Brandon’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Sundara, Boones Mill, Virginia
Florist: Gloriosa
Wedding Coordinator: Elizabeth Sayre Stevens, That Wedding Bridal Consulting
Cake: Linda Adams
Catering: Blue Ridge Catering
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon
Dress: Anjiolique


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Crystal & Justin’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Kyle House, Fincastle, Virginia
Florist: Lynn Cuba
Cupcakes: Washington at Hampden Sydney College
Officiant: Karen Osborne
Hair & Makeup: Indulgences
Dress: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Target


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Laura & Jay’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events, St. Michaels, Maryland
Florist: Seasonal Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Serendipity Salon
Dress: JLM Couture – Jim Hjelm
Shoes: Ted Baker of London
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Suits: Calvin Klein

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Lindsay & David’s Wedding Blog Story
Ceremony Site: Kyle House, Fincastle, Virginia
Reception Site: Patrick Henry Ballroom, Roanoke, Virginia
Event Coordination: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Florist: Cahoon’s
Cake: Peace of Cake
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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Kate & Mike’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue & Catering: Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Ocean City, Maryland
Florist: Kitty’s Flowers
Cake: Classic Cakes
Hair & Makeup: A Perfect Face
Dress: Melissa Sweet

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Charmaine & Isaac’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue & Catering: Clover Forest Plantation, Goochland, Virginia
Cake: A Cake to Remember
Florist: Flower Girls
Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad

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Rena & Gene’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Doe Creek Farm, Pembroke, Virginia
Florist: Stonecrop Farm
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700 Salon
Dress: White Swan Bridal

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Brittany & Joe’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Sundara, Boones Mill, Virginia
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Cassie’s Cakes
Dress: Maggie Sottero

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Kelly & Josh’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue, Catering & Cake: Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
Florist: Country Garden Florist
Hair & Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Dress: Brickhouse Bridal

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Allison & Stephen’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Hunting Hills Country Club, Roanoke, Virginia
Florist: Caroline LaRocca
Wedding Coordinator: Schaal’s
Cake: Gail Wilson

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Carolyn & Ian’s Wedding Blog Story
Venue: Sundara, Boones Mill, Virginia
Florist: Gloriosa
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon
Officiant: Karen Osbourne
Dress: Allure
Shoes: Kate Spade

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