Wow, Bridgewater, VA, you totally impressed me on my first visit! The views of the Blue Ridge mountains, the vineyards, and the windy roads were reminiscent of one of my favorite Virginia towns – Charlottesville. You’ve got some healthy competition now, Charlottesville! Bluestone Vineyards has incredibly well-kept vines with a perfect view of the Blue Ridge mountains and a beautiful reception facing the views all with lots of light. Also, small note, I’m a sucker for stone work on the exterior and interior of buildings and Bluestone has some!!
Remember Lauren and Nathan from their Norfolk Botanical Gardens Engagement Session? Well these photos from their wedding are just as sweet as their engagement session! These two are probably the kindest, most selfless people I have ever met in my life. They are Wyldlife leaders (yay, Young Life couple!) and have the biggest heart for middle school students. Every single toast mentioned their hearts for middle school students and it couldn’t be more evident in how they live their lives, even on their wedding day. All the details they put together in their wedding and timeline exuded their love for Christ. He truly was the center of that day. Their wedding was the kind of wedding where I just wanted to cheer all day, “you’re married! I’m so happy for you!!” I can totally picture Jesus right next to me saying the same thing 🙂
Congratulations you two! I hope you have the best honeymoon, I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store!
Ceremony Venue | Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren
Reception Venue | Bluestone Vineyard
Planner | Angie Pearson
Florist | Willow Branch Flowers
Wedding Dress Shop | Bridal Elegance
Makeup Artist | Megan LaSalle
DJ | Seth Marsh
Catering | Blue Oregano
Ice Cream | Kline’s Dairy Bar
Invitations | THE BRIDE!
Cocktail Hour/Reception Lattes & Coffee | Black Sheep Coffee Co.
Peep the bow on the back of her dress!!
Yes, this is the bridal suite at Bluestone Vineyards! It was so gorgeous with so much light!
Blue Ridge Mountains, you were showing off on Nathan & Lauren’s big day! Also, Lauren’s invitations feature the Blue Ridge mountains best side 🙂
Golly, Lauren you are so sweet!
The most beautiful bride!
My favorite part of the wedding day – the prayer <3
This church was absolutely stunning! It also by chance happened to fit into Lauren’s color scheme 🙂
MARRIED and so happy!
Remember all that light in the reception hall I talked about?! It’s the best!
Lauren made these personalized cookies for her guests!
I know you’re going to ask…the bridesmaids dresses are Lulu’s!
Aw, look at these studs!
You guys, this is the real Nathan and Lauren. This was not a “pose” I moved them into. It’s just them and it’s beautiful!
This Beyonce wind was on cue!
I totally asked the Big Man for wind like this for Lauren’s dress 😉 He delivered!
Oh gosh, stop it you guys. I want a canvas of this one below in my house!
Cocktail hour lattes? YES.