Barn Wedding

Emily & Bill | Barn at Edgewood Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Emily and Bill were married at a beautiful wedding venue on a hot summer day with their closest friends and family by their side. No one seemed to mind the heat of the day, as it was full of beautiful blue skies and more love than you could imagine. The Barn at Edgewood is a beautiful wedding venue with a renovated barn and gorgeous mountain views. The bridal and groom suites were so spacious and filled with an abundance of natural light. The guys and girls were full of laughs, hugs, and nervous energy as they got ready for the day. Emily and Bill had a sweet first look on the landing of the suites before going out into the heat for photos.

Their summer wedding ceremony was held outside with the perfect view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They set up a tent for guests to get out of the sun while they said their vows under a beautiful arch. Their close friends played acoustic music for guests and the ceremony. As guests arrived there was a cooler filled with cold beverages and beautiful wooden fans.

Emily and Bill planned a very personal wedding and reception. It was so much fun to watch each special moment and gift unfold throughout the day. From hand drawn portraits, to personal gifts and letters to family members, a stack of photographs on each table for guests to take home, and so many more special moments. I also adored their table numbers with photos of Bill and Emily at each age and jars of candy!!

In my last blog post you saw just how epic Emily and Bill's engagement session was, and that view will be hard to beat. However, golden hour and the sunset at the Barn at Edgewood was a very close second this evening. We snuck out of the reception for a quick 5 minutes of photos at the beginning of golden hour and again at sunset. Emily and Bill chose to make their sunset photos their unofficial "exit" of the evening and then joined their guests for lawn games in the back of the venue. It was really the perfect ending to a perfect wedding day and night.

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Christy McKee Photography

Venue: The Barn at Edgewood

Coordinator: Lauren Dunn

Florist: Faded Poppy

Rings: Emily's rings are both from Adam's Jeweler in Sparta, NC. Bill's ring was designed by Emily and made by Erin Bowe from Etsy

Dress: David's Bridal, alterations by Emily and Rosalin's Bridal in Fairfax, VA

Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie

Suits: JC Penny

Hair: Moxie in Charlottesville, VA

Catering: Hank's Grille and Bar Catering

Invitations: Vista Print Favors: Vista Print and

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)



Cross Keys Barn Wedding | Staunton Wedding Photographer

I first met Kaitlyn and Jacob for their engagement session on a beautiful spring day. We had a great time exploring our location in the golden sun.  I quickly learned that Kaitlyn and Jacob are fun, laid back, and not very good at making "serious" faces. Fast forward to their wedding day at Cross Keys Barn. It was very clear how much these two not only loved each other but how much they loved their families! This wedding was one of the most emotional weddings I've attended as a photographer. I will admit to tearing up more than once.

It began on a warm late summer day at Cross Keys Barn. The bridal suite was spacious and had beautiful light. Kaitlyn, the moms, and bridesmaids were all quiet and calm as they finished getting ready. Kaitlyn prepared for her first look and watched as the outdoor ceremony was set up.

After the first look the couple returned to the bridal and groom's suite to receive letters from each other and have a few minutes alone before the ceremony. This was another emotional moment that this couple allowed myself and others to share with them. The anticipation and depth of the approaching ceremony is such a special time. Their outdoor ceremony was beautiful with a floral arbor and gorgeous mountain view. The aisle was lined with baby breath and guests had wedding programs that were fans. There were several hugs and even more tears during their ceremony and it was so beautiful.

The wedding party was such a fun group. They had a few ideas for their wedding party portraits, but mostly were just up for anything. We had to combat the bright sun which was great for the matching sunglasses they had. You'll see more of those on the guys at the reception.

Their Cross Keys Barn reception was perfectly decorated with personalized touches. The room was filled with images of their relationship and memories of those not able to attend. They had pops of blue on every table. The lights of the barn were so pretty and showed day and night. We snuck out of the barn for sunset and returned to the warm glow of the party still happening inside. Even though it was warm these guests did not stop dancing the entire night, what a fun group!!


Special thanks to Jessica Barrett Photography for second shooting

Venue- Cross Keys Barn

Coordinator- Karissa Coffey

Florist- Joy Coakley (groom's aunt)

Rings- Zales

Dress- Amanda's Touch

Bridesmaids Dresses-

Cake- Cakes by Kathy

Catering- Hank's BBQ