A Charming Virginia Plantation Wedding | Hannah + Evan

Hannah and Evan tied the knot on June 8th at Bonneville Farm, where Hannah’s Dad owns land. Their wedding was a mix of southern charm and a classy backyard wedding! I loved how unique everything was, from the bride’s custom gown, to the romantic carriage ride, a touching moment between the bride and her sweet nieces, and so much more! It may have rained half the day, but it cleared up just in time for a beautiful ceremony, fun pictures, and an awesome reception!

One of my favorite moments of the day was in the beginning when Hannah gave her nieces a gift. She actually illustrated, published, and printed her own book called “Girls Can Drive Tractors” as a reminder that girls can do anything! How special is that!? You can even buy your own copy through this link HERE! I just love that she went out of her way to create something so meaningful for these girls and shared it with them on her wedding day.

As the ceremony was approaching, the rain completely cleared and Hannah and her dad rode in the horse carriage all the way down the long gravel driveway to stop right in front of aisle. Evan and everyone else saw Hannah for the first time as she got out of the carriage and it was the greatest bridal entrance ever. The family’s adorable fluffy dogs seemed to also want to walk her down the aisle too- it was so cute! After a perfect ceremony, everyone was ready to have some fun and that’s exactly what they did. I love how they setup the pretty reception outside in the front yard with an awesome outdoor bar and a great band! Everything turned out amazing and every detail was so fitting to Hannah and Evan’s style.

After learning more about these two during the speeches, it was obvious how loved they are and how perfect they are for each other. I loved this wedding day and working with such a wonderful couple. Thank you Hannah and Evan for allowing me to be a part of your special day and congratulations!!!

VENDORS: Florals by Vogue Flowers | Cake by Dual Cakes | Music by Bellevue Rhythmaires | Hair by Pilo Arts | Makeup by Artistry By K | Custom Gown by Celebrity Bridal

Amber Grove Wedding | Sarah + Matthew

Sarah and Matthew are MARRIED!!! They had the most beautiful wedding at Amber Grove and every detail was absolutely perfect! Their day was filled with so much love, happy tears, and laughter, I was so thankful to be a small part in it. I have to say, I think my favorite part was when they both went back to back to pray before the ceremony. I love when my bride and grooms want to find time for special moments like that in between the rushing around pre-ceremony. It’s so easy to get caught up in a timeline, to get all the pictures done on your list, or get frustrated if plans change because of the rain, but Sarah and Matthew kept their focus on the real meaning of their wedding day. I loved their wedding for so many reasons, as you can see from all the prettiness in the photos below, but most of all because the bride and groom were just SO ready to become husband and wife already!! Wishing these two a lifetime of joy and unconditional love!

VENDORS:

Photographer: Remy Thompson Photography

Florist: Rose Avenue Floral Design 

Cake: Pearl’s Bake Shoppe 

DJ: Rhythm of Love

Hair: Jennifer Saunder’s Bridal 

Makeup: Cameron B. Carson

Venue: Amber Grove   

Wedding Dress: Ashley Grace Bridal in Lynchburg, VA

Bridesmaids Dresses: Caryn’s Bridal

Videography: Southern Distinction Cinema

North Carolina Barn Wedding | Hailee + Ben

My first wedding of 2019 set the bar high, friends! I just can’t say enough wonderful things about this sweet couple, their families, and all the talented vendors that made this day possible. I typically meet all my couples before their wedding, either at the engagement session or meetings, but that wasn’t the case for Hailee and Ben. They live in NC, so we were not able to make any trips to each other beforehand. I got to know Hailee via email and we instantly connected due to our Type A personalities and like-mindedness. I knew she was sweet, down-to-earth, and we even had a mutual friend who was the person to recommend me to her. I had a really good sense of who she was, but when I met her in person on her wedding day, we were practically immediate best friends! When I met Ben, he was super easy to talk to, very laid back, and was a total trooper for all the lovely portraits we took! 🙂 In a nutshell, I absolutely ADORE them. I am so thankful I was able to witness such a special day for this incredible couple. They radiate joy, fill the room with laughter and smiles, and are consumed with love. Everything about them and their wedding day was a dream!

I could go on and on about them, but the pictures I chose to share here will be telling the story of their wedding day from beginning to end. From details and gifts, to getting ready and first looks, to saying “I do” underneath the oak tree, to sweat soaked dancing, golden hours kisses, and a perfect sparkler exit… Just sit back and enjoy living vicariously through this bride and groom’s special day and keep scrolling because it gets better and better and better- no lie! Wishing these two all the blessings in the world, congratulations Hailee and Ben!

VENDORS:

Photography: Remy Thompson Photography
Venue:
Oakhaven Properties
Planner:
Jeanette Wagoner
Florist:
Windsor Ways
Cake and Desserts:
Sweet Revenge Bakery
Makeup:
Michelle Clark
DJ: DJ Ones
Wedding Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses:
Carolina Bridal World Smithfield
Videographer:
SK Films

Love from the Bride: “If you are looking for a photographer who is prompt, organized, fun, talented, and sweet as pie, look no further! After our first photographer was unable to do our wedding, I had to scramble to find another. After talking with about 20 photographers, I was feeling defeated….until I connected with Remy. Instantly, I knew she was THE person to document our biggest day ever. Since our initial interaction via email, she was prompt, courteous, organized (Type A’s unite!), and just the all-around best. Her questionnaire and wedding day guide were super helpful! I didn’t officially meet Remy until the day of our wedding, but she brought an instant sense of calm and joy. She made Ben and I feel so comfortable, and beautifully captured our love. She was super quick with our photos, and y’all – she is an editing wizard! I would recommend Remy a thousand times over and will continue to use her for all our life events, as I am happy to call her my friend!” -Hailee

Here is the groom casually offering the bride a piece of gum in the middle of their first look, haha!
We were all cracking up!!