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Allison+Scott | The Winery at Lost Creek Wedding Photos | Leesburg Wedding Photographer

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As the snow falls outside my window, I thought I’d bring a little warmth to your Monday with Allison and Scott’s beautiful wedding at The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek in Leesburg, Va. Allison and Scott met in December 2012, on a bus to New York City. It wasn’t long after becoming immediate travel companions and spending the day in NYC together that they realized they were soul mates and really wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Well, this past October, they began that journey with a celebration full of family, wine and happy tears. Following are my favorites from the day. Enjoy and stay warm!

Venue: The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek | Flowers: Shelley’s Floral Enterprise | Cake: Wanda’s Cakes | DJ: DJ Jammin’ Jim

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Vanessa+Jimmy | Suffolk Engagement Photos | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Vanessa and Jimmy opted to have their engagement session at Vanessa’s family home in Suffolk, Va. A distinct Southernness permeated our shoot. Maybe it was the large pecan trees lining the walk to Vanessa’s grandmother’s historic home, or the worn wooden fences leading down to the water’s edge. Maybe it was the tall feathery stalks reaching for that blue sky among rustic barn buildings, or the clumps of cotton still visible in the nearby field. Whatever the origin, the feeling was warm, slow and sweet and matched perfectly with Vanessa and Jimmy’s easy vibe. I can’t wait to return to this beautiful setting to watch these two tie the knot this coming May. In the meantime, following are my favorites from the session. Enjoy!

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Sarah+Cedric | Historic Tredegar Wedding Photos | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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Sarah and Cedric tied the knot on another one of our gorgeous days from last fall at Historic Tredegar along the James River in Richmond, Va. Sarah and her mom accomplished their goal of planning an intimate yet elegant wedding where their friends and families could share in the moment, while enjoying great food and even better music. This last part was Cedric’s one request for the wedding: to hire the always amazing, Richmond-based No BS Brass Band. Over my years of photographing in Richmond, I have participated (camera in hand) in a few New Orleans-style parades led by this 11-piece brass band and I’ve always loved what they call their “original East Coast modern funk” music. Well, Cedric made a good call and wedding guests danced the night away! Another sweet tidbit from this #RVA wedding was the cookie table, a Western Pennsylvania tradition according to which the couple’s families spend the weeks leading up to the wedding baking cookies to be presented on the cookie table. Sarah’s family baked over 100 dozen sweet goodies for guests to munch on and take home with them as favors, and I can definitely say that the Photoladylove household was pretty happy with this post-wedding late-night snack. Following are my favorites from the day: enjoy!

Venue: Historic Tredegar | Hotel: The Crowne Plaza | Dress: Tiffanys Bridal | Hair: Sara Howell | Makeup: Katherine Davis | Transportation: First Class Limo

  Pews: CCS Events | Violinist: Jennifer Johnson | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Catering: Mosaic Catering | Tent Rental: Rent-E-Quip | Lighting: Mosaic Lighting

Flowers: Black Creek Flowers and Sweets | Band: No BS Brass Band | Video: Ginger Topham, Chic Wedding Day Films

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