It really feels like we were just walking around the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in the fall for Eric and Courtney’s engagement session. I knew that their wedding day would be somewhat tied back to their VT roots but when the priest even gave a Hokie shout out, I knew that we were in the midst of some die-hard alumni! We love Virginia Tech because both my sister and my brother went to school there. However, I think Tech becomes even MORE special to those who find their soulmate there!
Eric and Courtney had a gorgeous wedding day at the Mill at Fine Creek… one of our favorite venues! I loved so many moments but my FAVORITE aspect of their day was their first look. You could tell Eric was a little bit nervous right before he turned around to see her. I could see him taking big, deep breaths. The sweet thing was that as I was walking with Courtney, we stopped right before we entered the area where he was and she quietly said “Oh no, I’m getting emotional”. I told her that that was one regret that I had from my own wedding. I held back tears for the sake of makeup and I wish that I hadn’t. Courtney came around the corner, called his name and he turned around…. queue the tears!! It was just the sweetest moment.
Being a part of this amazing wedding was such an honor. We love these two families and we loved having the opportunity to serve them this past weekend! You’re going to love this wedding! Enjoy my favorites and congrats to Eric and Courtney!!!
Ceremony Location | St. Bridget Catholic Church
Reception Location | The Mill at Fine Creek
Dress + Bridesmaid Dresses |Bella Rosa
Florist | M. Henry Designs
Hair + Makeup | Lou Stevens Glam Squad
DJ | Choice Entertainment
Cake | Pearl’s Bake Shoppe
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | By Invitation Only
32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.
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It’s been years since I’ve done a round-up of some of my favorite images from the year! I struggle to narrow these down and so I decided to showcase some of the images with the best candid emotions!
Welcome back to another Behind the Image! In this series I take you behind the scenes of a real wedding day and then analyze one image! Today we’re analyzing an image from a wedding we shot back in May that should NOT have worked…but it did!!