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You know how sometimes you meet someone, and you just KNOW you are going to get along perfectly?!?!  Seriously, within 5 minutes, I knew Kristen and Alex were going to be lifelong friends!!  Their wedding was in Roanoke Virginia at Silver Hearth Lodge on Bent Mountain…and it was a BLAST!  I absolutely LOVE the way these two are together!  Just in our first meeting, I could tell that they are truly meant for one another!  They build each other up by using each others strengths.   Alex is meticulous with details and making sure everything is running as it should…and Kristen knows exactly how to make Alex not sweat the small stuff.  Alex has an awesome sense of humor…and makes Kristen throw her head back and laugh heartily!  They are both brilliant, fun, beautiful, hilarious, amazing Women…and I am so freakin honored that they chose us to be part of their wedding day….even though I had never seen Doctor Who!  (I will work on my homework Alex, I promise!!)  XOXO you two!!  Thanks again for the amazing day!

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And this was just EPIC!!Kristen & Alex | Silver Hearth Lodge WeddingThanks to all the Vendors who made this day so special:

Venue:  Silver Hearth Lodge

Hair Stylist:  Stephanie French & Kelly Shepherd

Make-up Artist:  Stephanie French

Florist:  Mary Kruger

Caterer:  Center Stage Catering

Cake & Pies:  Mockingbird Cafe

DJ:  Doug Epps at 2 Burgs Music

 

 

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I cannot say enough wonderful things about how much I adore this Family!  When Courtney contacts me about updating their Family photos, I look forward to seeing them all week!  I have been photographing this BEAUTIFUL Family, since they were pregnant with their FIRST Son and their house was under construction, in Pungo Virginia!  And honestly, words do not do justice to how much that means to me.  Watching them grow as a Family and watching the boys grow up truly is one of the BEST perks of my job!  And as usual, this session did not disappoint!  Mike recently built the boys a half pipe and they were happy to show me all their new tricks!!  I was so IMPRESSED with how great these boys are!!  I mean they are so FEARLESS!!  When I watched them drop in, my heart was fluttering so fast for them…but they were AWESOME!!!  Thanks Courtney and Mike for allowing me to be a part of your lives!  I just adore your Family and totally feel so honored to get to see you all grow and change through the years!!!  XOXO! 

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I know I say this ALL the TIME, but I truly have the most amazing couples hire me to shoot their weddings!!  Caitlin and Eric are honestly two of the BEST people I have ever had the pleasure of working for!  They are so fun, funny, kind, smart, beautiful and in LOVE!!!  They met their junior year of college at CNU and have been pretty inseparable ever since.  They were married at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Richmond Virginia and had their reception at the Hanover Tavern, in Hanover Virginia.  Their day was very emotional and full of laughter and tears!  I absolutely LOVED getting to know their Family members…some who traveled from as far away as Ireland.  Everyone had a blast at the reception and I truly felt so honored to be a part of such a special time in their lives!!  Thank you Caitlin and Eric for choosing us!!  Words don’t do justice to how much it means to me!!  XOXO!

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Special thanks to all the amazing vendors who made this day Perfect!! 

Ceremony Venue:  Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church

Reception Venue:  Hanover Tavern

Stationary:  By Invitation Only

MUA:  Nicole Laughlin

Hair Stylist:  Kelsea Dayberry

Florist:  Flowers by Mona Ray

Lighting:  The Lighting Professors

Caterer:  Hanover Tavern

Cake:  Appletree Cake Company

Dress:  Impression Bridal

Shoes:  Paradox London Pink

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Azazie

Groom and Groomsmen Attire:  Generation Tux

DJ:  Rick at Black Tie Events

 

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Did I mention there was an EPIC lightsaber at the wedding I did last weekend!!  These Brides are AWESOME!!!  And that was BEFORE they pulled out the lightsaber!   Can’t wait to share more from their amazing wedding…but I know Alex needed this!!  XOXO!!!  Kristen & Alex | Silver Hearth Lodge Wedding

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Alyson & Jared are one of my November wedding couples and we had a great time meeting with them at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens the other day for their engagement session.  The weather was perfect for the four of us (their Pups Motley and Bella joined us,) to walk around and explore the gardens!  I loved getting to know them all better and found out that Jared’s Family is from the same part of the world that I grew up in…which was really cool!  Alyson was so fun to work with and has an awesome smile!!  She is going to make a stunning Bride!  Bella was a great herder and didn’t like us to walk too far in front of her…and Motley has the howl of a beagle trapped in his little body!  And that ring!!!  WOW!  Wait til you see it!  I can’t wait for their wedding!   I know it is going to be so much fun!!  See you all soon!!  XOXO!

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