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Serena & Paul


What a beautiful wedding it was for Serena & Paul this past Saturday at the lovely Mountain Valley Retreat located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.   The setting was relaxed and surrounded by fields, flowers, woods and scenic mountain vistas.   I have known Serena for several years.  She and my son graduated from high school together and she is truly a dear person.  She has such a kind heart and a love for nature.  Serena introduced me to Paul not long ago and it was easy to fall in love with this sweet couple.  I was thrilled when they ask me to be a part of their wedding.   Serena’s love of gardening and nature is evident when looking at all of the many details that she put together for their special day.  Congratulations Serena & Paul!    Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your special day and may you have many wonderful, happy years together.




Venue |  Mountain Valley Retreat, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Caterer |  Mountain Valley Retreat

Band |  Kat & The Travelers

Cake |  Buttercream Dreams, LLC

Flowers | Tiffany Miller

Dress | Maggie Sottero


Elaine - July 3, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Gayle, you take such gorgeous photos! They are wonderfu! It was such a nice wedding.

Farren & Joel

What a lovely outdoor wedding it was for Farren and Joel at The Barn at Kline’s Mill in Linville, Virginia.    Their wedding location is especially nice for me because it is only 3 miles from my home.   Loved the short drive to this wedding!    Farren and Joel met at Bridgewater College where Joel played football and Farren was a cheerleader.   How cute is that?   And it is obvious that Farren loves the color teal.  There were so many beautiful teal accents at this wedding…even a beautiful teal Thunderbird convertible to wisk them away.    Farren and Joel are the sweetest couple and together share a strong faith.  I was so honored to have been a part of their special day.   Congratulations, you two, on your lovely country wedding!  May you have a long and wonderful life together!






Venue | Kline’s Mill Barn, Linville, Virginia

Caterer | Early Katering Company

Cake | Buttercream Dreams, LLC

Flowers | Flowers by Rose

DJ | Mike Pompeo

Bride’s Dress | Bridal Impressions



abby daniels - June 23, 2013 - 2:09 am

congratulations!!! great pics and im very jealous u drove off in a thunderbird! so cool

Nicole & Ryan

Congratulations Nicole and Ryan on your beautiful wedding at the lovely Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek in Leesburg, Virginia!    The venue was complete with wisteria covered pergolas, water fountains, and fire pits on the flagstone verandas and patios and features a beautiful plantation style home called the Harvest House where the wedding party spent some time relaxing and getting ready for the big event.

It was a perfect day for an outdoor wedding.  It had been raining consistently for a few days before the day of Nicole & Ryan’s wedding, and it was still raining that morning of their wedding. With an outdoor wedding planned,  I wasn’t exactly sure what the day was to hold, but the rain stopped after a small morning shower and the sun shown beautiful and bright for the rest of the day!   Ryan and Nicole,  you two make a beautiful couple, inside and out, and I am very honored to have been a part of your special day.   Congratulations to you both, and I wish for you a lifetime together of good health and happiness!




Venue | Lost Creek Winery | Leesburg, Virginia

Bride’s Dress | Blue by Enzoani

Makeup | MAC Cosmetics | Fair Oaks Mall

Bride’s Hair | Bubbles Salon

Cake | Joy’s Cake Studio

DJ |  Rick Ripley | Choice Entertainment

Flowers |  Abby Long | Blakemore Flowers



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Diana & Dave are Married! | The Ashby Inn | Paris, Virginia

I first met Diana and Dave at a small coffee shop in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and immediately fell in love with them both. Over breakfast and coffee–we discussed their unique concept for a farmer’s market wedding, inspired by their self-pronounced status as ‘foodies.’ The couple’s love for cooking and local food made the theme an obvious choice, and lent itself beautifully to their chosen venue, the lovely Ashby Inn in Paris, Virginia. This charming bed and breakfast is famed for its delicious (and beautiful) food, all made from local ingredients. The Inn is also significant for the couple in another way. Diana and Dave, who met in college in Ohio, have been regulars of the Ashby for many years, a locale where they have celebrated a number of anniversaries, and which will now represent a new type of anniversary! I am honored to have been a part of their intimate May day wedding, which was filled with joy, laughter and an abundance of love. Thank you Dave and Diana for inviting me to share your wonderful day, and congratulations on your new status as Mr. and Mrs.! May you have many wonderful years together!






Meredith Sledge - May 21, 2013 - 11:53 pm

Love these, Gayle!

Carrie Logan - May 22, 2013 - 12:49 am

BEAUTIFUL work, Gayle!! You are so talented and did such an amazing job!!!!!!

Sarah G - May 24, 2013 - 2:08 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Wonderful job capturing the beauty of the day!

David Charney - May 25, 2013 - 2:05 pm

What a beautiful depiction of a fabulous day!
A wonderful way to launch your shared lives!