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A Farmville, Virginia Wedding | Longwood University

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I'm Katelyn James Alsop, a photographer, educator and momma who believes any photographer can have a profitable AND purposeful business.

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I remember sitting across from a sweet blonde girl in my office during her coaching session. Her hair was streaked with color and her voice was soft and quiet. She had the sweetest spirit and such a gentle humbleness about her. I remember thinking that she was so kind and after learning about her story, I just wanted the best for her new business. Little did I know that a few years after that meeting in my office, I would get to be the one capturing her colorful wedding day!!

This past Friday, Michael and I arrived to a historic house in Farmville, just a block from Longwood’s campus. It was cute, quaint and a perfect backdrop for Ashley’s colorful color palette! I should have known that Justin and Ashley’s wedding would be full of pops of color because Ashley ALWAYS surprises me with her own hair color! She loves mermaids and all things BRIGHT and FUN and so as soon as I saw her bridesmaids colors and her bouquet, I knew that her wedding was going to match her personality perfectly!! The peach, pink and melon tones throughout their day were a photographer’s dream. And you know what else was a photographer’s dream? Being surrounded by people who are truly FOR each other!
All day long, Justin and Ashley’s friends cheered them on and surrounded them with love. Kat of Dear Sweetheart events was there with her husband Matt to make sure their day was absolutely amazing and their pastor DROVE from TEXAS to be there to officiate. It is very clear that Justin and Ashley’s love for the other people in their lives is deeply reciprocated by their friends. We loved celebrating with their sweet friends and family this weekend and I can not WAIT for you to see these COLORS! Enjoy my favorites and congrats to Ashley and Justin!!!
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Dress Store | Ava Laurenne Bride

Florist | The Proper Petal

Ceremony Location | Hampden-Sydney College

Reception Location | Longwood University 

Event Coordinator | Dear Sweetheart Events

Hair + Makeup | ELLE Style Studio RVA

DJ | RSP Entertainment

Videographer | Rachael Curry Films

Donuts | The Treat Shop

Catering | Longwood University 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Nordstrom, Alfred Angelos, David’s Bridal, Dillards, Etsy

Groomsmen Attire | Joseph A. Banks

Invitations | Jess Creates

Hairpiece | Acute Designs

Flower Girl Dress | Dollcake

Calligraphy | Sincerely Amy Designs

Rentals | Paisley + Jade

Paper Flower Backdrop | Sweet Pear Paper

Salsa Favors | Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

Sparklers + Confetti Canons | Superior Celebrations

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— Katelyn

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