When we headed up to Roanoke, we knew we were in for a good day. Not only is Roanoke VERY close to home for us, but we also knew how much fun Effie and Josh were to work with!! We had their engagement session in the Blacksburg area and they were all smiles and laughs the entire time!! Anyone who knows them is familiar with their wide open laugh faces - it's adorable!!!
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day was when Josh and Effie's brothers co-gave a speech about how Josh and Effie met. It's a story that Effie and Josh shared with me when they first inquired and it involves their entire families!! It's such a spectacular reminder that these two families share MANY memories and you could tell that they have felt like one family for a very long time.
The story starts 17 years go (!!!) when Effie's family and Josh's family camped close to one another. Their brothers actually hit it off first (they mentioned this several times in their toasts!) and the families started getting together over the years. As their families got closer, so did Effie and Josh!! How incredible is it to think that this was a wedding 17 years in the making!?!
Josh and Effie, you are both a blessing to Will and I. We could not be more happy for you and your families and are SO excited to share these images with you!!!
New favorite ring shot!!!
Such a sweet mother-daughter moment...
The bell ringers had everyone saying "awww"
Love the Josh's reaction...
Such a fun group!
These flowers from The Moss and Rose are BEAUTIFUL...
Love this one from Will's angle...
The met in the woods so all their details were woodland themed!! Effie's mom (and many others!) spent SO much time hand crafting all the table details.
Alone with woodland themed decor, each table had memories from their childhood such as these sweet baby shoes of Effie's!
You know I will take more portrait time if I can get it! So glad Effie and Josh made time during the reception for glowy portrait time!!
Gotta love those laughs!!!
Effie you are stunning!!!