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Castle Hill Cider Wedding

Brittany and Greg finally had their big day on November 2, 2019, at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia. The day they had been planning since he asked her to marry him earlier that year. Planning a wedding in less than a year is not an easy task unless you have the been helping other […]

Brittany and Greg finally had their big day on November 2, 2019, at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia. The day they had been planning since he asked her to marry him earlier that year. Planning a wedding in less than a year is not an easy task unless you have the been helping other brides plan their special day for years. For Brittany, it was a dream come true and something she had been “kinda prepared for,”  for some time.

There is a funny thing about getting married that we have witnessed over the years. All brides go through the same worries and concerns about making everything perfect. They have the same pressures to find the right dress, decide what food and flowers would be best, and even wonder how everyone will feel about their choices.

Brittany said, oh my goodness I am just like all my brides. She could finally truly relate to the stress and worries about every single decision. Luckily, the relationships she had built with so many wonderful vendors over the years, helped her feel confident in her decisions.

Castle Hill Cider was the perfect background for Brittany and Greg. The allure of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a barn style wedding completed her vision. With everything set and all of her favorite vendors by her side, their special day began.  Adorned with beautiful flower creations, tea light candles, fall colors with accents of gold, and cute decorative signs her vision had finally come together.

As you will see in the background of the pictures, Brittany and Greg’s day consisted of a lurking storm that eventually brought rain. However, this is why you choose a venue that can handle both inside and outside events if needed in a pinch. Everything was on schedule. Just as the hair and makeup team were finishing the skies opened up for what seemed, at times, like a monsoon. When this happens you have two options – let it bring you down or proceed with what will still be the happiest day of your life. Brittany and Greg were not about to let the rain stop them.

The ceremony was quickly relocated to the loft of the barn. Jamie was thankful that he was prepared with the proper light technology that allowed him to still capture beautiful images in the dimly lit loft. With the outside light fading quickly, Jamie worked quickly to get all of the group and family shots complete. He was very thankful to be prepared for any lighting and weather conditions.

With just a hint of daylight left, Brittany and Greg were announced into the reception through large white flowing walls of fabric to their first dance. Followed by the most thoughtful of toasts by family and friends the feast from the fantastic Mosaic Catering + Events was served. Once everyone was properly fed and Brittany and Greg personally visited each guest, the dancing began and continued throughout the evening, only to be interrupted by the funniest and most tearful toasts we had ever witnessed.

With a glass of red wine and Amy by her side, Brittany and Greg danced and partied into the night with the sound of raindrops on the roof. It was a truly magical evening.

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Click here to view Brittany and Greg’s Engagement Session post.

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Today we are sharing Audrey + Miguel’s Ashland, Virginia Wedding. They were married on October 21, 2108, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Short Pump. Following their beautiful church wedding, they celebrated with friends and family at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center. Jamie shared his thoughts on their big day, as it was […]

Today we are sharing Audrey + Miguel’s Ashland, Virginia Wedding. They were married on October 21, 2108, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Short Pump. Following their beautiful church wedding, they celebrated with friends and family at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center. Jamie shared his thoughts on their big day, as it was a special moment in his photographing career as well.

Here is what Jamie had to say:

When I photographed my first wedding at the age of 15, I never imagined how many years I would be photographing them.  On this particular day, I photographed the daughter of a couple whom I had photographed their wedding. This is now my second wedding client where I have started into the next generation of recording and preserving the special events in their lives.

Audrey and Miguel’s wedding is just that, a step into the next generation’s memory preservation.  I remember the day when I received the phone call to photograph this special day.  Audrey’s parents, Terry and Jerry, were so excited to know that their daughter’s wedding photography would be created by me and I was very honored to have been chosen.

We started the journey by creating their stunning engagement photos at Virginia Beach and the botanical garden nearby.  Miguel owns a landscaping maintenance company and these locations were very special to them. We followed with Audrey’s beautiful bridal portraits before we moved on to their actual big day. The ceremony was held in her childhood church and then to the reception at a cultural art center, set in the quaint town of Ashland.  This location is a client of Miguel’s and so perfect, as Terry, Audrey’s mom, is a wonderful artist and instructor.

The day started with a few clouds, however, by the end of the ceremony, there were rays of bright sunshine streaming into the church windows, just as Audrey and Miguel kissed. It was absolutely perfect.

After a few large group shots of each family and some fun shots on the front stairs of the architecturally perfect church stoop, we headed to the reception. The Hanover Arts & Activities Center was accented with table arrangements, wedding signs, and favors – all handmade by the Audrey and Terry.

Good food, a little tequila and a second tres leches cake insured that no one would leave hungry.

During the first dance, Audrey and Miguel lit up the dance floor that was full of fog and twinkle lights. This set the stage for an evening of special toasts, dances, and traditions that intertwined both families and cultures. When Jerry danced with both this daughter and his wife it brought tears to my eyes knowing that I was there for the beginning of Terry and Jerry’s lives together. Now I was repeating the same for Audrey and Miguel.

Everyone filled the dance floor for every song. There were traditional wedding tunes, lines dances, and melodic Mexican music and dances that were enjoyed by all.

Ceremony: Shady Grove United Methodist Church
Reception: Hanover Arts & Activities Center
Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson
Invitations: Minted
Florist: Flowerama
Cake: Ukrop’s
Caterer: Deep Run Roadhouse
DJ: Black Tie Entertainment

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Audrey's Bridal Portrait Session

Last Saturday was a full circle day as we photographed Audrey and Miguel’s wedding. Many years ago, Jamie photographed Audrey’s parents’ wedding and now he has had to honor and privilege of photographing her and Miguel’s special day. However, before the wedding, we also did her bridal portraits and their engagement session. Today we are […]

Last Saturday was a full circle day as we photographed Audrey and Miguel’s wedding. Many years ago, Jamie photographed Audrey’s parents’ wedding and now he has had to honor and privilege of photographing her and Miguel’s special day.

However, before the wedding, we also did her bridal portraits and their engagement session. Today we are sharing the images from her bridal session. We have been anxiously waiting to share these gorgeous images with you.

Audrey’s mom, Terry, was on hand to help her during this session. She even made the bouquet you see in the images below. It truly seems like only yesterday that Jamie photographed Terry and Jerry’s wedding. We have also photographed Audrey as a child, and she was one of Jamie’s first award-winning children. She had the most beautiful long hair, unusually long, as a matter of fact, it was her signature look. She would hold her head gracefully to the side to keep her locks from falling into her eyes. He remembers Terry saying that she wouldn’t think of cutting her hair until she absolutely had to. Now Audrey still has that same beauty as an adult.

At the bottom of the finished images, you will see a few outtakes, including Audrey’s locket. This locket was worn by her great grandmother, grandmother, and mom. What a wonderful something old and something borrowed. If Audrey is blessed with a daughter one day, we are sure she will be the next to wear this beautiful family heirloom.

Stayed tuned for the post of Audrey & Miguel’s wedding in the coming weeks.

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