Rachel and Jake's wedding was an absolute dream come true. Stone Tower Winery is my new favorite venue in Virgina. It is nestled in the quiet rolling hills of VA, out of the way of the hustle and bustle. The planners and coordinators on staff are extremely attentive to detail and super great at communicating with the couple and the other vendors - which you cannot always find!
Rachel and her girls got ready inside the white brick house at the venue, which was such a gorgeous setting - inside and out! We even got to take photos within the winery (I love that smell!) for wedding party and bride and groom portraits after the ceremony!
I was asked how I was able to capture the first kiss from the officiants point of view - and it's simple: it's all communication. I mentioned to the bride that I really wanted to capture the first kiss from the opposite direction and Rachel was thrilled and told me that her officiant was one of Jake's groomsmen. I immediately went to him and explained the photo I wished to take and he was fully on board. The moment he said "....you make now kiss the bride" he took a coupe steps back and I stepped up quickly and starting taking the photos. When the first kiss ended, I back up out of the way and continued with other angles as they walked down the aisle. SO easy, right?! Communication is 100% key during any wedding, and it's my main goal to talk to absolutely everyone during the wedding day: especially the couple and the other vendors because we are working together for 6-8hrs of the day.
Check out all of the beautiful photos I was able to capture on Rachel and Jake's wedding at Stone Tower Winery - and I highly reccomend all these vendors that I worked with on their special day:
Photographer: Landrum Photography Venue: Stone Tower Winery Florist: Wegmans Ribbon + Flowers (flatlay): Ling's moment HMUA: Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists First Wedding Dress: David's Bridal Second Wedding Dress: Galina Signature Jewlery: Leesburg Bridal & Tuxedo Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank Invitations: Invitations By Dawn Catering: Main Event Caterers DJ/Emcee: Dominion Wedding Entertainment