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Ashley & Wes

Ashley and Wes celebrated their lovely October wedding at Cross Keys Barn in Cross Keys, Virginia.  The air was crisp and cool, the sun was shining bright and it couldn’t have been more perfect day for these two. Ashley and Wes are so much fun to be around and even though I have only known them for a short time, I feel like I have know them for years. They are such a sweet couple…and what a wonderful group of friends and family they had come celebrate the day with them. Ashley and Wes, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your special day. I wish for you both many wonderful and exciting years together as husband and wife. Let the adventure begin! Blessings to you both.

Love,

Gayle

 

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Congratulations Ashley & Wes!!

Ceremony Venue | Cross Keys Barn

Reception Venue | Cross Keys Barn

Catering | Kenney’s of Lexington | Effie Wallace

Flowers | Alyse Crumley

Cake | Cakes by Cathy Stewart

Dress | Allure | Bridal Impression’s

Groomsmen Attire | Classic Tuxedo’s

DJ | Entertainment Services | Chris Sullivan

Day of Coordinator | Ruthie Clark

Invitations | Vistaprint

Decorating | Anne Whitehouse Design

Wedding Programs | red k Studio

A big thank you to J. Ellis Photography and Ashley Edmunds Photography for helping me with this wedding!

Michelle & Brian

Sometimes the rain plan can be just as stunning as the original plan! I love the sweet, simple, rustic design that Michelle and Brian’s chose for their wedding at Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyard, in Luray, Virginia.  It had been raining non-stop for about 9 days with the threat of a flash flood, but that didn’t stop Michelle and Brian from having a beautiful love-filled wedding day!  We all stayed toasty warm and dry inside yet still had an excellent view of Faithbrooke vineyard which is surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The day was filled with lots of laughs and lots of love. Congratulations, Michelle and Brian, on a lovely wedding day in October.  Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your special day.  I wish for you both many happy, exciting days together as you start your new life together as husband and wife!

Love,

Gayle

 

 

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Congratulations Michelle & Brian!!


Venue | Faithbrooke Barn & Vineyard

Catering | Summy’s Catering

Florist | The Shenandoah Garden Spot

Cake | Summy’s Catering

Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire | Belk, JC Penny, The Tie Bar

DJ | Phillip Wood | Brother of the Bride

Invitations | Vistaprint

Wedding Coordinator | North Star Events | Brooke Driver

Terri & Paul

A September wedding On Sunny Slope Farm!  Aaaaahhh.  What a beautiful day it was for Terri & Paul who celebrated their special day “On Sunny Slope Farm” in Harrisonburg, Virginia…not a cloud in the sky, low humidity and a beautiful 360 degree view of the scenic Shenandoah Valley all day long! “Simple Elegance” is how I would describe the style of the day. Beautiful blush garden roses with touches of gray, white and ivory. A gorgeous crystal chandelier hung from a large shade tree near the alter complete with soft flowing fabric draping the branches of the tree and flower petals covering the ground. Terri & Paul make the sweetest couple and Terri couldn’t have been a more stunning bride.  Although, I have to say that Terri and Paul’s pup, Jack, almost stole the show. Jack is the sweetest English Bulldog that I have ever met with a huge personality! He hung out all day with the bride and groom and actually walked down the aisle with Paul. He even danced to a few songs at the reception! Terry and Paul, you two are such a lovely couple and I want to thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your special day. I loved celebrating this memorable event with you! I wish you both many wonderful, love-filled and exciting years together!

Love,

Gayle

 

 

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Venue | On Sunny Slope Farm

Catering | Taste. A Food Company | Kirstin Moore

Flowers | Lenda Dart | Mother of the Bride

Cake | Renee Whitmore | Friend of Bride and Groom

Wedding Dress | Vera Wang | Alexia’s Bridal Boutique, Raleigh, NC

Bridesmaids Dresses | BCBG Maxazria

Groomsmen Attire | Joseph A. Bank

Wedding Coordinator | Bev Randolph

DJ | Neil Flick

Invitations | Sara Dart | Salted Ink

A big thank you to Sarah Goodwin Photography for helping me with this wedding!  You are amazing!

Joy & Marshall

Wow! What a sweet, sweet wedding day it was for Joy & Marshall! This couple is at the top of my list for being the sweetest, nicest couple that I know! They both put Jesus first in their lives and it is evident that they have a true love that will last forever.  Joy and Marshall decided to have an outdoor wedding in Weyers Cave, VA at Marshall’s family farm of six generations.  Boy, did they luck out with the weather for an August wedding. Low humidity, no rain, beautiful sunshine…absolutely perfect. Marshall is a full-time farmer and Joy grew up on a farm and is studying to become a nurse.  Farming is such a big part of their lives so they could not have a wedding without incorporating the farm in their day. This special day included hay bales, sunflowers, cowboy boots, Levi jeans, corn hole, tractors, a campfire, smores and a huge BBQ picnic on the lawn. They had over 400 friends and family come to witness the commitment of their love and join in the celebration. Joy and Marshall were beaming the whole day with love and excitement and it was a pleasure just watching them together! Joy & Marshall, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your very special wedding day. I wish for you both many wonderful, happy, exciting years together. Your wedding day made me so happy!  🙂

Love,

Gayle

 

 

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Congratulations Joy & Marshall!



Venue | Maple Springs Farm | Weyers Cave, Virginia | Groom’s Family Farm for 6 Generations

Catering | Valley Pike BBQ  & Side Dishes | Family & Friends

Flowers | Farrah Koogler | Family Friend

Cake | Patty Eckard | Bride’s Aunt

Bride’s Dress | Church Street Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | Francescas

Groomsmen Attire | Levi Jeans & Ralph Lauren button down shirts | Belk

Invitations | Campbells Copy Center

Second Photographer | Nicki Ahrens

Sherry - August 26, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Gayle:

These are the BEST!!! Thank you for doing such a superb job!!

Terri & Paul

I met Terri for the first time a few months ago when we met for coffee at Greenberry’s to chat about her wedding and I fell in love with her immediately! What a sweetheart she is…and absolutely gorgeous too!  I am so thrilled to be photographing her and Paul’s wedding in September!  Terri & Paul decided on downtown Harrisonburg for the first part of their engagement shoot. We met at the Ice House and then walked over to Court Square where the cherry blossoms and dogwoods were in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous at this time of year.  We then headed out to the James Madison University Arboretum for a few more pictures.  Terri decided to bring her English Bulldog, Jack, to the arboretum to join in the fun.  Wait till you see this big boy! What a personality he has!  Terri and Paul make the sweetest couple and they were so much fun to work with.  Enjoy looking at some of my favorites, and I can’t help but get excited for this wedding because I know Terri and Paul will make the most stunning bride and groom this September!

 

 

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Brooke - May 2, 2015 - 3:06 am

Oh my gosh that dog!!!!! I just love him! These are gorgeous!

Kayti & Frank

Kayti and Frank were married at the picturesque House Mountain Inn in Lexington, Virginia.  Frank is an avid fly fisherman and Kayti also loves the out-of-doors so this rustic venue was a perfect fit for these two.  This lodge is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and talk about gorgeous mountain views!  Simply breathtaking!  Kayti & Frank incorporated a fly fishing theme throughout their wedding along with using colors of the rainbow. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were made of actual fishing flies that Frank tied himself. This bride and groom also included their sweet pup, a chocolate lab named Doug, as one of the groomsmen in the wedding…and what a good boy he was!  Kayti & Frank, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your lovely wedding in the majestic Blue Ridge mountains.  I wish for you both (and Doug) many wonderful years together!

Love,

Gayle

 

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Congratulations Kayti & Frank!

 

Ceremony Venue | House Mountain Inn | Lexington, Virginia

Reception Venue | Irvine Estate | House Mountain Inn

Catering | House Mountain Inn

Florist | Jefferson Florist

Wedding Coordinator | Jamie Grue | House Mountain Inn

Band | Jangling Reinharts

Cake | Sweet Treats Bakery

Bride’s Dress | Amanda’s Touch

Bridesmaids Dresses | Alfred Angelo from Weddington Way

Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse

Invitations | Painted Pond | Wedding Paper Divas

Favors | Litchfield Candy Company, LLC

Table & Place Card Designer | Abbie Kulhowvick Designer

Michelle & Brian

I met Michelle and Brian the day I photographed my nephew’s wedding in October.  Brian was a groomsman in the wedding and I remember him as being so much fun!  I got a call from Michelle after she saw the pictures of my nephew’s wedding and she said that I just had to shoot her wedding too.  We met for coffee and what a sweetheart she is! Their engagement shoot took place on Brian’s new farm in New Market, Virginia where he raises cattle and where he and Michelle will eventually live.  Brian loves farming and has been raising cattle since he was 5 years old!  They have started renovating the old farmhouse that is on the property and will be adding a new addition soon.  The Smith Creek runs through the property and the view from their farmhouse is breathtaking!  Brian brought his pup, Dixie, along for the shoot as well and she was such a good girl posing for a few pictures. These two make the sweetest couple and I am so excited for their upcoming wedding in October!  Enjoy some of my favorites!



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