Outwardly it seemed like just a normal day in May, but for one couple they were beginning their journey as husband and wife. A hunter and a vegetarian seems like an unlikely match, but one only has to be around Stephanie & Wesley for a minute to see they are perfect for each other.
A delicate handmade handkerchief (a gift from Stephanie's super sassy grandma), made a perfect detail with that stunning ring.
I was and still am so in love with these Beaded Alex Marie shoes! They were the ideal something blue.
Stephanie's Grandma and Matron of Honor, watches on as the talented Paula Dottie Mills of Divine Dotti's salon perfects Stephanie's sophisticated updo.
Marti Young created a stunning bouquet of cream, blush and peach roses, snapdragons and hypercium berries. A perfect complement to a lovely spring wedding.
The real fun began once the flower girl arrived. She was more than excited about her duties and, I can see why she was a must for the role of flower girl.
One last look before she puts on the dress! Seriously how gorgeous is she?!
With it's pretty lace bodice, timeless row of buttons and soft chiffon skirt this dress by Sincerity Bridal was the perfect fit for a vineyard wedding.
It's not every wedding the flower girl and Matron of Honor pair up for a song. I love that this is the piano Stephanie grew up learning to play, so much beauty in this photo.
Stephanie & Wesley chose to have their ceremony at St Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church. Stephanie said when they saw the stunning stained glass window they knew they had to get married there, and a perfect choice it was.
I must say this little darling's flower girl game was strong! So sassy and adorable.
Once they saw each other for the first time it was nothing but smiles.
Let's take a moment to recognize just how cool Stephanie's Grandmother is, so sleek and sophisticated but with that baseball bat cane she's not taking it from anyone. I must say she became my spirit animal!
I'm not sure what he said to get her to laugh like that, but oh how she looks at him, with so much love.
After exchanging vows and rings it was time for the big moment. They sealed their promises to each other with a kiss.
Broad Run Vineyard is a lovely place nestled among rolling hills. The perfect wedding spot.
Simple elegance, and rustic chic meet to make the perfect details for Stephanie & Wesley's reception.
Wesley's reaction to their first dance song was priceless!! This is what he got for not wanting to pick a song....LOL!! (She went with "Can you feel the love tonight" from Lion King)
Little guest watch the Bride & Groom's first dance. I thought I was being sneaky but the flower girl wasn't so easily fooled!!
And the moment we all wait for, the couple cutting their wedding cake. It's the age old, will they smash each other with cake or won't they. Who if anyone will be covered in this sweet confection so beautifully made by Caitlin McChesney.
It was Wesley!! Stephanie really got him good...LOL!!
Holy smokes the pretty! Stephanie is a beautiful person and made an absolutely beautiful bride.
Wesley was all smiles with his bride nearby to coax a genuine smile or 3.
Couple portraits are a personal fav. Getting to watch a newlywed couple interact is priceless. Stephanie & Wesley are effortless together and their love is everywhere.
Jonathan & I have two Great Danes and this is a sentiment we definitely live by.