We both watched the weather all week. Tropical storm was moving in from the Gulf of Mexico and it looked like it was going to rain all day. Nope. It was sunny, warm, and stunning. Seriously, the day couldn't have been nicer.
When the doors opened at the War Memorial Chapel and we all saw Lauren standing there with her dad...one of the best entrances! It was a classic "church door opens and there stands the most beautiful bride straight out of a movie" kind of scene. Perfect.
I'm a huge fan of long flowing bridesmaids and these ladies definitely knew how to pull them off. There is just something about having a dress blowing in the breeze that makes my photographers heart happy.
This wedding was also a great day for HGP Brides from the past. Laura who's wedding I shot several years ago, was the makeup artist. And Taylor who's wedding was just a couple of weeks before Lauren's, was helping at the Chapel.
A couple of weeks ago, I got to hang out with Layla and a photographer friend of mine, Jasmine. We got together to shoot just for fun and it was so nice. We walked around Nesselrod on the New in Radford, VA to just take pictures. The expected weather that weekend was a snow storm but instead, we got a beautiful day.
Last summer, my friend Karyn asked if I wanted to shoot a fall wedding with her at Big Spring Farm in Lexington,VA. Yes please, sign me up!
It was the perfect fall day you guys... no clouds, the temperature was ideal and there was a beautiful pop of color coming from the trees. Hannah and Owen were married next to the pond surrounded by their family and friends, and their pastor sporting a unicorn t-shirt under his sports jacket.
I loved their sense of style, the mountain-themed wedding invitations, the long dresses the bridal party wore, and most of all... I loved all the fun and excitement that they shared with the people that mean the most to them. They shared communion not just between the two of them, but with anyone who wanted to come up and take part. It was such a special part to their ceremony.
My favorite part of the day though would have to be couples portraits. I mean just look at that photo to the left, see how they are looking at each other? Swoon! They walked through fields of tall grass for us, stood on top of rocks only a step away from being in the pond for us, and they threw leaves in the air for us. Hannah and Owen definitely were a dream to work with.
To see more of their beautiful mountain wedding, head over to Karyn Johnson Photography's blog.