Laura and Chris live in Chicago and hired me over the phone on a recommendation from a friend. They seemed super friendly and enthusiastic so I was definitely looking forward to working with them. When we finally got to meet in person for their engagement session, it was love at first sight. We had so much in common, from our love of craft beer, our awkward sense of humor, our ties to the Midwest (go Packers!), an enjoyment of outdoor sports/activities and a genuine love for traveling and adventure. We clicked right off the bat. My only complaint is that they live waaaaaaay too far away!
Their wedding fell on one of those perfect fall days in Virginia that reminds you just how insanely beautiful this state is – it’s one of the reasons Laura and Chris picked White Post for their wedding and I was so glad they got to enjoy such a beautiful day. The ceremony was held in the exact same church Laura’s parents were married in over 35 years ago with the reception just a short jaunt down the road at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.
Every wedding holds special memories for me, yet there are always those few weddings that just really stick out. For me, Laura and Chris’s wedding was definitely one of these (and not just because they served my favorite Wisconsin beer, Spotted Cow, at the reception’s craft beer tasting table, although that helped). It’s not even something I can describe, other than to say that I felt love all around all day long. Laura and Chris are definitely the type of people who notice and appreciate the little things. When Chris described what he loved the most about Laura to me before their engagement session, he said he loves “how she chews air when she’s asleep….she is my beam of light.” Laura said that she loves that “he cracks the cheesiest, worst jokes you’ve ever heard…he only has about 3 that he uses on rotation…” I love that these two appreciate those tiny things about one another and I think it is the little things that get you by on a daily basis and take you through year after year after year.
Laura and Chris, it meant so much to be a part of your special day and I can’t WAIT to see you soon and enjoy a delicious craft beer together – it is long overdue.
Ceremony: Meade Memorial Episcopal Church | Reception and Catering: Shenandoah Valley Golf Club | Event Coordination: Elegant Events | Florals: Sponseller’s Flower Shop | Ceremony Music: Leesburg String Ensemble | DJ: DJ Connection | Cake: Cakes by Diane | Hair: Elegant Hair | Make-up: Glow Skincare and Makeup | Dress: Stella York