It is busy season my friends, and what an AMAZING way to kick of 7 weekends straight of weddings!!! These two high school sweethearts are MARRIED!
As I arrived at Ashton Creek Vineyards, I was already amazing at the beauty of this venue and the small decorations and details that were placed around for the wedding. I started snapping away, and immediately knew I was going to fall in love with this wedding! We started with the sweetest first look with Courtney and her dad and followed with the most beautiful bridesmaids portraits! Courtney looked STUNNING + so did all of the ladies standing next to her!
Ryan's reaction to her walking down the isle was heart melting - and Courtney whispering "I love you" to him as she got closer was a time when I wish I could record audio on a photograph (haha, if you know what I mean!). They exchanged vows that would make you cry, I had to wipe a few tears behind the lens!! It was a short but packed with emotion ceremony - just maybe one of my favorite ceremonies to date.
The reception area was beautiful - the cake table display showed off some amazing cupcakes, each table was sparkling with candlelight and the bride and grooms table had a sparkly blush tablecloth with their monogram behind them. You can never go wrong with sparkles and a monogram in my books!! This party started off with the greatest entrances, each couple did something different and creative! As dinner was ending, Courtney and Ryan were able to sneak away for a few minutes for golden hour portraits, something that I look forward to at every wedding. A chance for them to be alone and have a little time with their new spouse!
They danced the night away with their family and friends, some of the greatest dancing ever!! They had quite a few show stealers in this crowd!! You can tell just how loved this couple is + how much fun they had celebrating becoming Mr and Mrs!! As I finished up capturing their day , I couldn’t help but think about how much of an honor it is to spend this time with them. They will spending time as husband and wife in Aruba on their honeymoon!! Have fun guys!
Venue: Ashton Creek Vineyard
Dress: Bridal Elegance
Bridesmaid/Groomsmen attire: Davids Bridal and Mens Wearhouse
Planner: Engagements RVA
Catering: Goodrich Gourmet
Dj: Black Tie Entertainment
Videographer: Joel Cruz Productions
Cake: Lark Bakery Co.