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A couple stands and looks at the view on Cole Mountain

One of the best spots in the Shenandoah Valley for mountain engagement photos is Cole Mountain. Cole Mountain is one of those spots that is kind of a local gem. I wouldn’t call it “hidden” since there always lots of people there, but the space is so wide open you feel like you have it […]

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Sierra Vista Wedding Venue

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Sierra Vista is one of those wedding venues that has been on my radar for a long time. I knew it had incredible mountain views. But driving up and seeing them in person is something else. Sierra Vista probably has the most epic mountain views of any venue in Virginia. And i’ve been to a […]

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Sundara Wedding Venue

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Sundara is an incredibly beautiful wedding venue located just 20 minutes outside of Roanoke. It’s situated at the base of Cahas Mountain. As a result, it is one of the best central Virginia wedding venues for mountain views. Yet it is close enough to downtown Roanoke to make finding guest accommodations and wedding vendors a […]

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House Mountain Inn – Lexington Wedding Venue

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House Mountain Inn is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Shenandoah Valley. It’s located in Lexington, a small town about an hour north of Roanoke and an hour south of Charlottesville.  Most people choose House Mountain Inn for their wedding because of the incredible views of the Allegheny Mountains from the wedding […]

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A Summer Charlottesville Vineyard Wedding

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The Charlottesville area has tons of incredible vineyards to choose from for your wedding. But if you’re looking for sweeping mountain views, few can beat Moss. Moss is located about 30 minutes from downtown Charlottesville. It features panoramic views of the mountains, great wine and an intimate reception space. If you’re having a huge wedding, […]

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Industrial Winter Wedding in Virginia

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Gillian and Julia originally planned their industrial winter wedding for December of 2020. But like so many people getting married in 2020, they opted to elope on their original wedding day with just immediate family and postpone their big wedding for a year. These two absolutely love Christmas. So they leaned into the Christmas decor, […]

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Intimate Wedding at The Wool Factory

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One of my favorite formats for intimate weddings looks like this: Sunrise first-look in Shenandoah National Park followed by an intimate evening ceremony and reception with your closest friends and family.  That was the plan for Ciera and Harrison’s wedding: Shenandoah National Park first-look, then a reception at the Wool Factory in Charlottesville.  But the […]

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Intimate 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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