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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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An Intimate Airbnb Wedding on the Shenandoah River

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Evan and Mary were originally planning a medium-sized wedding at Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park. But due to COVID, they decided to shift plans and downsize to a family-only wedding at a local Airbnb.  They ended up getting this incredibly lovely, stress-free, intimate day. Evan and Mary booked an Airbnb on the South River […]

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Moss Vineyards Wedding | Annie + Ben

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If you’re looking for a venue with epic mountain views, Moss Vineyards is one you’ll want to consider.  Moss is located about 35 minutes northwest of Charlottesville. It’s one of the newer vineyard venues in the area (and one of the smaller ones) but boasts unobstructed west-facing mountain views (which means the sun will set […]

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Grace Estate Winery Wedding | Rebekah + Tommy

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Like many 2020 couples, Rebekah and Tommy had to make some changes to their original wedding plans due to coronavirus. Originally they had planned a big family wedding at Grace Estate Winery in Crozet with all their family and friends in late October. But due to the ongoing pandemic they opted to elope instead and […]

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Isabelle + Collin’s Joshua Wilton House Wedding

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One of the things I love about the Shenandoah Valley is all of the beautifully restored bed & breakfasts, inns and manor homes that flourish amid the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, even though I spent my teen years in Harrisonburg, I had never actually been in the Joshua Wilton House until Isabelle’s and Collin’s wedding. […]

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Rebekah + Tommy Shenandoah National Park Micro Wedding

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If I had a do-over on my wedding, this micro wedding comes close to my dream wedding (plus a big dance party to Bollywood music because THAT part of my wedding was super fun).  Rebekah and Tommy did their first look at sunrise in Shenandoah National Park, held an intimate late afternoon ceremony with family […]

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Best of 2020 – Year in Review

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January 2020 seems like a different decade. It’s honestly kind of shocking to look back and realize the events that happened over the past year are all…in the same year.  Beyond what happened in the wider world, my personal experiences felt extraordinary and overwhelming. The only way to survive it was to keep my head […]

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Haley + Allyson’s J.Q. Dickenson Wedding

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Haley and Allyson’s Charleston, WV October wedding at J.Q. Dickenson Salt-Works was my last wedding of 2018. But goodness it was the perfect way to close out the 2018 season. They got ready in separate suites at the Embassy Suites in Charleston and then headed to J.Q. Dickenson for their first look and family photos. […]

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A Laid-back Summer Wedding | WV Wedding Photographer | Cierra and Josh

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Cierra and Josh were married at the Waves of Fun public swimming pool in Hurricane, West Virginia on the Fourth of July in a boho-chic DIY celebration. Why get married at a public pool? Waves of Fun just finished major renovations and the lobby, where the ceremony was held, is filled with giant windows, beautiful […]

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