When it rains, it pours, that’s what they say… and this year has been crazy for rainy day weddings. Of course, they also say that it’s a blessing to have it rain on your wedding day, so that’s good news! Luckily, Donnie & Christian were married inside at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg, VA, and their reception was at the always-elegant Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. You may remember them from their engagement session that I did last fall. I’m so glad that Christian hired me to do a bridal portrait a few months ago at the golf club, because we got some terrific shots of her in her beautiful wedding gown in some yummy sunlight. This also gave her a chance to try out the hairstyle that she wanted, which she ended up not wanting for the wedding day after all… still gorgeous, just not exactly what she wanted.
Let’s start with the bridal portraits, there’s quite a few…
Check out those awesome clouds!
This is just plain cute
Anticipation of the big day!
She had one of these enlarged to display at the front entrance to the reception. I’ve also had brides order large canvases of their portraits to display, and the parents usually keep the portrait to hang on their wall.
This cake was just TOO perfect!
This is plain cute #2 😉
The best of luck to the both of you!!!