I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods.
I love a good styled, or inspiration, shoot and this winter wedding inspiration shoot is no different. This shoot was held at the beautiful Cousiac Manor in the Northern Neck. The venue is a combination of historic and rustic located adjacent to the Pamunkey River. The venue allows for a variety of looks because it has the historic manor house with the newer rustic barn plus water views and a dock. It’s really a great spot.
The shoot, which features burgundy and gold, was hosted by Crystal Belcher Photography and Shelley Bordner Photography. Ruth, of Raise the Ruth Events, styled the shoot with rentals from Nathaniel’s Unique Events and florals from Black Creek Flowers. Love notes from Laura Perry Studio complimented the place settings and Cindy’s Cakery designed a gold-dripped cake. The invitation suite was created by Paper Dolls Design. Cameron B. Carson and Jena Williams provided makeup and hair respectively.
The first part of the shoot featured beautiful “bride” Kaitlin. Be sure to check that out. The second part featured Matt and Jessica. Jessica was absolutely stunning in a ballgown with a (faux!) fur stole. Her outfit was complimented by tear drop earrings and beautiful bouquet. Matt rocked a classic tux which paired well with Jessica’s glamorous look. It was gorgeous!
Venue: Cousiac Manor
Cake: Cindy’s Cakery
Rentals: Nathaniel’s Unique Events
Invitations: Paperdoll Designs
Florist: Black Creek Florist
Make-up: Cameron B. Carson
Hair: Jena Williams
Styling: Raise the Ruth Events
Calligraphy: Lauren Perry Studios