Emily and Matt's Wedding

Every time I talked with Emily about her wedding day, she mentioned that EVERYTHING could go wrong as long as it didn't rain!! It made me laugh because she is an expert planner and has a real gift for keeping things on schedule and stress free! The rain is just one thing that no one can control!! She prayed. We prayed. And after a week of rain and flooding all over Virginia, the weather on Saturday was absolutely PERFECT!! I'm starting to think that she can even plan the weather!! :D 

Obviously Emily and Matt's big day was perfect for more reasons than just the weather!! The wedding was held at THE lake house, a place I've heard Emily mention a hundred times! This is the place where she has so many family memories so it was incredibly fitting that it would be the back drop for their wedding day! 

One of my favorite moments of Emily and Matt's wedding day was when the married dance came on. If you are not familiar with the tradition, the dance floor starts with EVERY married couple. The DJ then starts counting up years of marriage and the couples that have been married that long (or longer!!) remain on the dance floor. This is a very common tradition at wedding receptions! What had me in awe was the number of couples remaining on the dance floor as the DJ said 10 years, 25 years, 35 years and counting! The dance floor usually thins out almost instantly but it was FULL for so long! I realized that Emily and Matt were surrounded by such AMAZING examples of love!!! 

Emily and Matt, we feel SO blessed to have been your wedding photographers! Thank you for letting us share in your special day and I hope you enjoy some of our favorites!!  

Vendor credits

Ceremony | Personal home

Reception | 4-h Skelton Center

Coordination & planning | Everlasting Memories Event Planning

Florist | Elle Emme Floral & Design Atelier

Dress | Allure Bridals, Patina Bridal and Formalwear

DJ | Master Taylor Entertainment and Events

Videography | Hayley Robinette

Cake | Our Daily Bread Bakery & Bistro

Bridesmaid dresses | AmRhein's Brides and Formals

Rentals | Aztec Rentals, Smith Moutain Lake

Transportation | Mountain Valley Transportation

Potted plants | Willow Tree Nursery

Dress alterations | Alterations by Lynda