When I walked into the hotel room, it was spotless. No sign of a wedding except for a beautiful white dress hanging on the door and a bottle of champagne chilling in a metal ice bucket. Laura must have heard the door open because she came around to corner of the attached room. She had her hair and make-up done, and she was wearing a “Bride” shirt and a huge smile. “I cleaned up the room a little, and moved all of our stuff into the bedroom.” I loved her during our engagement session, and I loved her more now.
Her and Pete are a super fun couple. I guess that’s what you get when you combine a VaTech and JMU grad. They married at Laura’s mother’s church and headed back to the Omni for their reception. It was a night of connecting with friends from the past and celebrating a new future. I got to work with some fabulous vendors, and Marcy of Marcy May Photography came along as my second! It was a blast!
Reception: Omni Hotel
DJ: Allison Kinney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cake: Chandler’s Bakery
Dress: Church Street Bridal, Atelier Diagonal
Bridesmaids: Rosalin’s Bridal, Bill Levkoff
The Omni has glass elevators, and after their rose-petal getaway, I grabbed some shots of the couple inside the elevator as they went up. It was SUPER dark, and the flash reflected off of the glass, so I had to turn it off. I’m so please with the effect of using available light! You can see the onlookers, the trees from the Omni gardens, and the couple as they go up. Congrats you two!!!!