I recently had the honor of photographing Monika and Adam's wedding in Old Town Winchester, Virginia! Old Town Winchester is a gorgeous, historic city full of brick walkways, stunning gardens and old mansion houses. Monika and Adam live close by and love spending time in Old Town, so it only made sense for their wedding to take place there! Monika and Adam are the kind of couple that just radiate around one another. Especially Adam...he was one of the happiest grooms I've ever encountered on a wedding day. He was just so excited to be marrying Monika!
My day started off taking photos of Monika and the bridesmaids in the gardens of the Museum of Shenandoah Valley. Monika and her bridesmaids looked amazing as we trotted around the garden area laughing and having a good time. Afterward, we hopped the Candy Hill Campground Trolley to meet up with Adam and his groomsmen at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. I completely forgot Monika and Adam had hired bagpipers to welcome the guests into the church, so of course I had to stop and listen and snag a few photos. I love bagpipers! Once the guests were seated we began the ceremony and I just had a feeling Adam's delirious joy would transfer into tears as Monika came down the aisle. I was right! I think we all turned to piles of mush when we saw Adam's face! However, those tears soon changed to big smiles as Monika and Adam tied the knot. I just loved their big, smiling faces coming down the aisle as husband and wife!
After the ceremony we all hopped in the trolley to our next spot for photos, historic Abram's Delight. This was the perfect backdrop for some wedding party photos, of which were some of my favorite ever. Monika and Adam's wedding party were just so amazing, I can't even tell you! Between the flower girls being the cutest ever, the groomsmen giving me perfect sass and the bridesmaids holding their beer and posing with Adam, they just did such a fantastic job. Because it was so beautiful there I kept Monika and Adam around for some couples photos. I swear, they absolutely cannot take a bad photo! Like I said before, they just glow around one another and it's more apparent as ever in their photos together. Once we were finished, we headed to our final destination of the day, The Barton House! The Barton House was the quintessential reception site for Monika and Adam, as it really encompassed all the Old Town Winchester charm that they were going for. Of course, one of my favorite parts of their reception was their incredible bluegrass band, Dry Mill Road! If you like bluegrass and are considering hiring one for any event, hire this band. They really added a wonderful southern charm to the reception! Once formal dances were over, everyone got to eat, drink, dance some more and have an incredible time. My last photo of the evening was of Monika and Adam on the staircase of The Barton House with the chandelier in the foreground, which I thought was a charming, dramatic photo. I hope you like it!
Monika and Adam, thank you so, so much for allowing me to photograph your wedding day! I could go on and on about how much fun I had and how wonderful your family and friends are, but I have to stop somewhere! Also, I have to give a big shout out to Roberts and Co. Event Planning for all of their hard work on this gorgeous event! Enjoy!
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