I got to start 2018 off in the best way possible: documenting the wedding day of a my cousin as she married her prince charming. It was an honor to get to tell the love story of Katie and Mario through their engagement and wedding photos and to get to know them deeper both as individuals and as a couple while I captured their personalities.
Even more than that, it was so much fun to spend the day with my extended family. Photographing for people I know is even more enjoyable because in already knowing them, I know the tiny moments to look for to add to the detailed story of the day.
Katie and Mario's vibrant day focused on their faith, family and affection for each other went off without a hitch thanks to some fantastic vendors, as well as plenty of hard work from friends and family. It may have been only 15 degrees outside, but the whole manor was filled with a warmth only love for and from this couple could provide! Thank you to everyone who helped make their day so special - I can't wait to share their full gallery!
Alterations: The Gilded Thimble
Bridal gown: Church Street Bridal, Lynchburg - all proceeds benefit women & children in need
Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake: Cakes By Linda
Catering: Gala Cuisine
Coordinator: Erin Avery of Iconic Events
DJ: DJ Casanova
Florist: Fresh Bouquet LLC
Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Aubrey
Jewelry: Tahitian pearls borrowed from mother of the bride, designed by Diane Dolan (Aunt of the bride)
Officiant: Pastor David Hermes of Grace Covenant Church
Photographer: Adrian Etheridge Photography
Shoes: American Rag Cie, Macy's
Veil: Mother of the Bride’s re-purposed on a halo from Brass Lotus
Venue: Raspberry Plain Manor
Videographer: 5ive Star Media Productions