Ariel and Evan’s Luray, VA Wedding at Faithbrooke Vineyards was the PERFECT end to my 2018 wedding season! I had an amazing time celebrating with their friends and family all day. It doesn’t seem like too long ago we took their engagement photos (but it was all the way back in July)!
And just like that, Zoe and Logan’s day has come and gone! I’ve been looking forward to this day since we took their engagement photos (if you missed out on that post, you can check them out here). They spent their day at the American Hotel in Staunton surrounded by friends + family that love them dearly.
One of the amazing assets of Zoe’s accessories included her BRIGHT blue shoes that had “I Do” stickers on the bottoms (they were adorable, really), her great-grandmother’s watch, and her earrings — she is now the 7TH GENERATION to wear those earrings on her wedding day. It’s mementos like that that make detail shots so. incredibly. special.
It was clear to me from the beginning of the day that this was going to be one of the most enjoyable weddings I’ve gotten to photograph, and I was totally right. As soon as I walked in, all of Zoe’s bridesmaids and Logan’s groomsmen were not only kind, sweet, and attentive to anything I was saying, but so funny and enjoyable to work with. I can’t thank all of them enough for just being sweet people — and legitimately helping with anything (even when it involved taking a walk around Downtown Staunton so the groomsmen wouldn’t see Zoe’s dress 😉 ). By the way, I’ve never been so captivated by a dress before. Zoe’s MOH, Cheyenne, helped me with the dress detail shots, and it was only a matter of seconds after we saw it that we both teared up and had to calm down a little.
A beautiful part from Zoe and Logan’s day was the prayer/welcoming that Connie, Logan’s mother, had given during the reception. She really touched on the fact that years ago, before the two had met, she prayed that God would bring a wonderful, Godly, family-oriented woman into Logan’s life. She still had that prayer she wrote today as she shared it with all of us, and made it clear that God does answer prayers with due time. I love that she shared such an intimate, memorable part of her prayer life with God and felt even more emotional that Connie’s prayers were answered by Him bringing Zoe into Logan’s life. It’s a great reminder that prayer is a powerful thing.
Personally, one of my favorite parts of the day was being able to sit with Zoe’s co-workers during dinner. They were one of the most entertaining groups and I’m so glad I chose that empty seat — because otherwise I might have had to sit alone 😛 This is definitely one of my favorite weddings to-date, but hey, they’re all my favorite for some reason.
Zoe and Logan are one of those couples that you just know are meant to be together. They’re best friends, and that shined through during their wedding day. When Zoe looked at Logan as she was coming down the aisle, everyone in the room knew that this was where they were both supposed to be. Together. The way they talk to each other, act toward one another, and speak about the other reflects on their personalities — and boy, are they amazing. This couple is one of the most respectful, hilarious, good-hearted couples I have gotten the chance to photograph. Their willingness to just be with people and make them smile was so evident yesterday and I am absolutely honored to have been chosen to photograph this memorable day for them.
Zoe and Logan,
I think it goes to show that this wedding was a favorite of mine, but only because you two made it an amazing day for everyone involved. Both of you were relaxed, kind to everyone, and so willing to stand out in the cold for awhile during our photo session. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making me an important asset of your wedding day. I am so excited to share some photos from your day, and I am even more excited for you to see the final gallery!! Enjoy!
Special thanks to the following vendors that made this day unforgettable:
Venue Coordinator: Peter Harrison
Gown Designer/Retailer: Reflection’s In Harrisonburg
DJ/Band: David Jordan
Wedding Cake: The Cupcake Company
Hair/Makeup: Sunny Johnson
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