Josalyn & Dustin The American Hotel | Staunton Wedding Photographer

Josalyn and Dustin are such a sweet couple and I cannot wait to share the images from their wedding day! This couple is laid back and easy going, yet organized and efficient what I consider the perfect combination and often how I describe myself! They knew exactly what they wanted when planning their wedding and wedding photography, yet were very open and relaxed throughout the process.

Josalyn and Dustin chose to get married in a beautiful church with an amazing wood ceiling and stained glass window.  The wedding party got ready at the church and the couple chose to have a first look before the ceremony. The church was surrounded by trees and fields which were perfect for the first look and wedding party photos. Their September wedding was a bit warm, but the cloudy day provided some relief as well as a great filter for our outdoor photos. Josalyn's dress was a custom design by White Dress by Greta Kay. The dress was so elegant, I loved the material and the "flair" at the bottom!

After the ceremony and family portraits at the church we all headed to downtown Staunton for some fun wedding party portraits! I love taking pictures downtown because there are so many options for different looks. Downtown was actually filled with high school students this night because it was homecoming so we had to be even more creative to escape the crowds for some intimate bride and groom portraits. We also took advantage of the historic Sears Bridge, which is very close to the American Hotel, during sunset to capture the views and the night sky. Then it was back to the reception at the American Hotel, which is also an historic building in downtown Staunton. The American Hotel has exposed brick, high ceilings, stained glass, and is such a beautiful mix of upscale and rustic which is exactly what the couple wanted to represent their wedding day. After a reception filled with laughter and dancing the couple made their exit through the sparklers lit by their friends and family. Then stuck around to play with a few themselves!

A special thank you to my second shooter Stephanie Hill!

Venue: The American Hotel

Church: White Hill Church of the Brethron

Dress: White Dress by Greta Kay

Flowers: Susan Roepke

Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal

Cake: Paris Cake Company

Rings: Fink Jewelers

Hair: Bonnie Bush

Makeup: Dianne Ramsey, Detente Spa Services

Catering: Dustin McGann (some amazing homemade BBQ and sauces) and Woody's Cafe

Invitations: Vista Print

 

Amanda & Matt Kyle House Wedding | Roanoake Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Matt were married in Fincastle, VA at The Kyle House, a very unique venue that I was very excited to see!! Amanda chose The Kyle house for it's quiet, rustic, and romantic environment. The barn at The Kyle House glows with warm light and rustic wood. The gardens are filled with lush greens, flowers, a pond, and strung lights throughout. Amanda had told me that the venue is even better at night and she was right! As the sun set the gardens began to glow even more.

Amanda chose pink and peach as her wedding colors. She was raised in southern Georgia, so peaches were always special to her and she knew she wanted to have peach roses and flowers. These soft colors fit in perfectly at the venue and in the gardens. Amanda also chose to arrive and exitthe ceremony in horse and carriage. The guests took carriage rides after the ceremony while we took family portraits.

The reception area of The Kyle House has exposed brick and beautiful chandeliers and plenty of room for dancing. The charm of the old house with it's arched doorways and etched fireplaces was so intimate. The old charm of downtown Fincastle was a gorgeous setting for a wedding.

Venue: The Kyle House Fincastle, VA

Day of Coordinator: Charlene Smith

Florist: Charlene Smith

Rings: Zales & Finks Diamonds

Dress: Davids Bridal

Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal

Suits/Tux: Mens Warehouse

Horses & Carriage: Lexington Carriage Co

Cake: Mary Micek

Catering: Jim Schaal (Kyle House)

Invitations: Minted.com