Holli and Charles love each other SO much. Wow, the love they have for each other truly radiates when you're around them. It was palpable on their wedding day. <3 <3 <3
This wedding was incredibly intimate. There were a total of 8 people in attendance (9 if you count me) to witness this beautiful couple get married.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley was the PERFECT location for this very intimate ceremony. They got married in a small building called "The Pink Pavilion" which had historic architecture and feel.
Holli and Charles said the sweetest vows to each other. The officiant then performed what's called a "Handfasting Ceremony" where each chord represented a different promise in a marriage. By the end of the ceremony, Charles and Holli's hands were bound together by all these promises.
This was so unique! I have never even heard of this before! They got to keep the chords that were tied around their hands as a beautiful memento of their ceremony.
After the ceremony, we went out to take photos. The light was very challenging since the sun was practically right over our heads and was super harsh light, but, we certainly made it work! A good photographer knows how to shoot in any lighting conditions. ;-)
We then headed over to Holli's parent's home for their reception. The cake was beautiful and the first dances were so filled with love.
Here are my favorite photos from the day. Congrats you two!!
Photography: The Photo & Flower Girl (Me)
Flowers/decor: Made by Holli, herself
Dress: The Barn
Cake: Holli's Mom
Ceremony venue: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ("The Pink Pavilion") - Winchester, VA
Reception Venue: Holli's parent's house - Winchester, VA
Thank you Holli for this amazing review!
"I am obsessed with my photos!!! Where do I start?! Well first off, you can tell that Emily truly loves what she does. She made the whole process SO easy! When we first started, I was scared that my dress was not going to flatter me. But, they came out gorgeous! I felt beautiful on my wedding day, and I truly believe she captured how me and my husband felt about each other perfectly. Her style is bright, romantic, and whimsical. If you're getting married, PLEASE book your wedding with Emily. You will not regret it! She also does floral arrangements, as well!" - Holli Pascual
"Selfie!" LOL! These two are hilarious!