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Tony + Gabrielle

A Vibrant Salamander Resort Wedding | Middleburg Virginia

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When I first met these two at their engagement session, we walked around Maymont and Belle Isle and I got to know their story. After spending the day with them at their wedding, I have realized that they were both QUITE humble in the way they describe their jobs and lives to me during their engagement session. Tony graduated as a Green Beret the day before his wedding and Gabby couldn’t have been more proud!!

How can you not burst with pride when you’re walking down the aisle to marry a man that you’ve been in love with since high school who is now so highly respected in his military career?! I could say the same for Tony. He was all smiles watching Gabby step out of a horse drawn carriage and make her way down the aisle with her sweet smile in her stunning Kleinfeld’s gown that fit her so perfectly! She was the most stunning bride and she has such a golden personality. She just makes you feel so loved and cared for when you’re talking to her and that’s a gift that not everyone has. Gabby is a catch and I think Tony is well aware of how lucky he is to have her FOREVER!!!

This was my first time shooting at The Salamander Resort in Middleburg and it was awesome! Such gorgeous views with a beautiful ballroom and plenty of portrait options! I hope you enjoy this bold and bright wedding as much as we did. Tony and Gabby, we felt honored to be the ones capturing this amazing part of your lives and we are SO excited for you! Enjoy Hawaii!!!!!!

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Ok, if you can’t tell by now, Gabby loves COLOR!!! Almost as much as I do! ;)

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LOVED this gift from her girls!!!!

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What an cute bridal gift from bridesmaids!!

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Have you ever taken a Kleinfield’s dress out of the bag? It’s INTENSE! All hands on deck!

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Reading cards from her girls! :) I just love their friendships!!

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Looking sharp Tony!!

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Gabby! Girl, you were a stunning bride!

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I know this seems just like a normal shot but Gabby is having a moment with her LITTLE while her BIG is in the reflection. I’m not a sorority gal but I know that if I was… I would have loved a picture like this at my wedding!!

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Beautiful flower girl!

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Orchids for days!

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Arrival via horse drawn carriage?! Amazing!

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MARRIED and excited about it!!

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Now THAT is a cake!!

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Love this candid of them walking off the dance floor after their first dance!

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Ha! I included this because I promised her I would! :)

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Dress Store |Kleinfeld Bridal

Dress Designer | Tony Ward

Florist | Lavender Green

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Salamander Resort and Spa

Coordinator | Lindsay Forseth 

Catering | Salamander Resort and Spa

Hair and Make Up | Salamander Resort and Spa Salon

DJ| Bialek’s Music

Band | Doctor’s Orders

Quartet | Cherry Blossom Quartet

Cake | Jason Reaves

Bridesmaid Dresses | Nordstrom

Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations | Paper Talks

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View their downtown Richmond engagement pictures, HERE!

Photographers: Learn more about the equipment used for this wedding, HERE!

A Vibrant Salamander Resort Wedding by Katelyn James Photography

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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