Harrisonburg Wedding

Lindsay & Hunter | Cross Keys Barn Wedding | Harrisonburg Wedding Photographer

Lindsey and Hunter fell in love with the southern charm of Cross Keys Barn upon their first visit. They love being outdoors and when surrounded by the gorgeous views they knew the venue would match their summer wedding plans perfectly. Lindsey and Hunter chose to use the bright summer colors of teal and coral and they provided such a beautiful pop of color in every part of their wedding.  From their colorful bouquets and arbor to the beautiful bridesmaids dresses and men's ties, they found the perfect colors for a summer wedding. Speaking of summer weddings, these two hit the weather jackpot. While it was very sunny, the temperature was low and there was a light breeze all day. It felt like fall instead of early July and guests were talking all day about how perfect it was, both the weather and the wedding events!


Lindsey and Hunter chose not to see each other before their wedding, which led to the most emotional and heartwarming reaction from her groom as she walked towards him. The father of the bride looked so proud as he guided his daughter to her husband, it was truly the most beautiful moment of the day! The blue sky and mountain tops behind them became the perfect backdrop as their guests enjoyed that cool breeze and a ceremony filled with love and special moments. Wedding party portraits were a blast with this group as they laughed and squinted a bit in the bright sun, but they were troopers and the maid of honor did not let go of that train all day, way to go MOH!! Lindsey and Hunter chose to do some of their portraits before entering their reception and then scheduled about 15-20 min of time right around sunset to leave the reception for more portraits. I love when this works out in the timeline because summer lighting is so bright until about 8pm and we all love that soft golden summer light in the evening, and their evening portraits were so amazing!!!

The reception space at Cross Keys Barn is so warm and cozy. The barn wood and bistro lighting is inviting in the daylight and lights up even more at night. The bright wedding colors fit in perfectly in the dark barn space. In the evening they opened the barn doors and it's such a pretty view to see the space light up from the outside. Their reception became a bit energetic towards the end of the night with an ambulance on site and even fireworks as guests were outside watching the events unfold. All ended well as guests danced the night away and sent Lindsey and Hunter off with a sparkler exit to end the perfect wedding night!



Photography: Christy McKee Photography

Videography: Nvision Photography and Cinema

Coordinator: Sweet Southern Party (Haleigh Davis)

Florist: Blakemore's Flowers

Rings: Quinn's Goldsmith

Dress: Amy's Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

Suits: Mens Wearhouse

Hair and Make Up: Sweet Southern Beauty

Cake: Buttercream Dreams

Donuts: Peace, Love, and Little Donuts

Ice Cream: Kline's Dairy Bar

Caterer: Hank's Smokehouse

Invitations: Vistaprint

Favors: Totally Promotional

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- Azazie.com

Cake- Cakes by Kathy

Catering- Hank's BBQ