Lindsey & Roy's New Year's Eve Wedding | Stonewall Jackson Hotel Wedding

When I first met Lindsey and Roy I was so excited at the chance to celebrate a wedding on New Year’s Eve! I knew this would be such a fun wedding, and I was also excited at the challenge of having a ceremony and most of the wedding day during evening hours. My only concern over the idea of a NYE wedding was actually staying up past 10 pm, but luckily they provided coffee and so much fun that this was not an issue.

Lindsey and Roy decided to do a first look so they could use the last 30 min of daylight to have a few photos done outside before the ceremony. It had been raining all day and it stopped just in time for their photos, it was perfect!! My amazing second shooter, Hannah, scouted the cutest alley way just across the entrance of the hotel for their first look then we walked just a few steps in both directions for a few more portraits. Downtown Staunton has so many great spots for photos and I have rarely used the same spot twice! The weather was pretty mild for the end of December, but Lindsey had the most beautiful bolero to keep her warm.

Their ceremony was held inside the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in a gorgeous ballroom. There were tears, laughter, and some uncooperative candles in the room filled with friends and family. As they left the ceremony into the lobby the Christmas tree was the perfect background for celebratory hugs. Guests entered the reception which was perfectly lit by candles and lights from the trees. I also loved how they decorated with clocks and party horns, perfect for New Year’s Eve! Lindsey and Roy had a very impressive first dance and then guests and the bride and groom danced the night away. Midnight came quickly has their reception was just non stop fun! There were lots of champagne toasts, horns, and kissing and it was the picture perfect way to end both your wedding day and to start a new year. Shortly after midnight Lindsey and Roy exited their wedding through a line of festive ribbons onto the elevator as guests waved goodbye.

I am now in love with holiday weddings!! What a fun way to celebrate your anniversary every year and there are so many unique ways to incorporate holidays into your wedding planning. I also love that this wedding shows how beautiful an indoor ceremony can be. I hope that other couples find inspiration to get married indoors and in the winter. There is so much beauty in every season.


Second photographer: Hannah Joy Photographer

Venue: Stonewall Jackson Hotel

Hair: Meg Miller from The Studio

Rings: James Allen

Wedding dress and tuxes: Amanda's Touch

Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal

The string duo: Got Strings

The DJ: National DJ Connection/Greg Tutwiler

Kim & Ben Fairfax Hall Wedding | Waynesboro Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share Kim and Ben's Christmas inspired wedding today! Ben proposed to Kim during their family Christmas party while reading the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. So while meeting with Kim to plan her wedding day timeline I was sure to ask her to bring the book for some fun photos to help them remember this special time.

Fairfax Hall was decorated like your dream living room on Christmas day with lights, trees, and greenery everywhere. The candlelight and tree lights are what lit the room so it was very dark and romantic, which I LOVE!! The bridesmaids wore the most beautiful shade of red that just screamed Christmas wedding and the men were accented in green of course. The two flower girls had dresses with red bows and red shoes and were simply adorable. Speaking of red, Kim's red shoes by White Dress by Greta Kay were stunning!! The red satin covered with lace and the red ribbon were simply Christmas wedding perfection! Then there was the amazing bouquet by The Faded Poppy. Full of red roses and a single white rose in honor of the bride's father, it was simple and elegant and perfect in every way. The men had white rose boutonnieres with a hint of holly. The greenery around the fire place and tables, along with pine cones and other wood elements made the room even more cozy. Every detail of this wedding was thoughtful and perfect.

Having a December wedding can be tricky in Virginia. The weather could be 60, or we could have a foot of snow. The weather for this December wedding was perfect. It was calling for rain, but it never came althout it did provide us with the most perfect clouds for a sunset portrait. December weddings are also the perfect time for intimate indoor weddings such as this, so even if the weather didn't cooperate it wouldn't matter.

Enjoy a preview of this beautiful December wedding full or red and green details and even more full of love and laughter!!


Wedding coordinator Sharon Buchanan

Flowers The Fadded Poppy

Rings Kay's

Bride's dress Alfred Angelo

Bridesmaids dresses White Dress by Greta Kay

Tuxes White Dress by Greta Kay

Hair Taylor Dewitt and Amanda Buchanan

 Cupcakes Sweet Nanna Cakes

Cakes Catering Patsy Woods

DJ Epic Sound