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Annie and Ben dance at Moss Vineyards after their intimate wedding

Experience has given me this little secret when it comes to picking a micro wedding venue. The best venues are often not venues! At least, that’s not their primary role. That’s because dedicated event venues tend to be designed to accommodate large groups of people and can feel overwhelming for a smaller group.

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Annie and Ben dance at Moss Vineyards after their intimate wedding
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Best Intimate Wedding Venues in Charlottesville Virginia

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Experience has given me this little secret when it comes to picking a micro wedding venue. The best venues are often not venues! At least, that’s not their primary role. That’s because dedicated event venues tend to be designed to accommodate large groups of people and can feel overwhelming for a smaller group.

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50 Activities to Do on Your Wedding Weekend

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Arielle and Mark were originally planning an intimate wedding at Lake Tahoe. But like many 2020 couples, COVID interfered with their plans. So they decided to elope in Shenandoah National Park instead.  I don’t often work with a wedding planner for elopements, but for couples who really just want to show up and enjoy the […]

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How to Get Married in Shenandoah National Park

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Hey friend, I’m so glad you’re here! Before we take a deep dive into how to get married in Shenandoah National Park, I wanted to let you know 2021 dates are starting to fill up. To book your dream wedding photographer click here to get in touch and start the process.  How to Get Married […]

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How to Elope in Shenandoah National Park While Practicing Leave No Trace

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Leave No Trace is a series of principles developed by the Center for Outdoor Ethics about how to use outdoor spaces without “loving them to death.”  This means preventing outdoor places from getting super crowded and trashed until they really aren’t the beautiful wilderness places they once were. The ecosystem is damaged and wildlife starts […]

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What a Full-Day Elopement Looks Like

Elopement Planning Tips

I have three elopement packages currently. They start at four hours of coverage and go up to eight. My most popular package is six hours. Which for some people sounds absolutely crazy. What do you DO for an eight-hour elopement?? The short answer is “Whatever you want!” Here’s the thing — for most of my […]

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How to Include Your Family in Your Elopement

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A common misconception is that eloping is just two people, an officiant and a photographer. And it CAN look like that! About a quarter of my couples who elope choose a “just us” experience. But most of my couples who choose to elope actually invite a handful of guests to be with them. Often, it’s […]

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How to Pick an Elopement Dress

Elopement Planning Tips

Emily wore a dress from Lulus for her intimate Harrisonburg, Virginia, Wedding For many brides, going to a bridal boutique and choosing a dress is one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. And if that’s your thing, check out these local bridal boutiques: Studio I Do in Roanoke, Virginia Annalise Bridal in […]

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Why You Should Skip the Traditional Wedding and Plan an Adventure Instead

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John and Miguella jump off a boat the day before their destination wedding in Tobago. A few months after their intimate celebration, they had a reception in West Virginia for their local friends and family. I’ve had a handful of clients who choose something that that isn’t typical — not yet, at least — but […]

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