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Lynsay + Brian A Rustic Shadow Creek Wedding | Purcellville, VA


Lynsay + Brian’s wedding was on FRIDAY so it’s getting blogged a little earlier than a typical wedding day!! I was also just a tad too excited to wait until tomorrow 🙂 This post is my LAST wedding of 2016  and I could not have asked for a better way to end the year! Lynsay and Brian are one of my couples that felt like old friends from the very start. We chatted their entire engagement session and texted back and forth leading up to the big day. They have the kindest hearts and most amazing family. I could not be more grateful for them and the opportunity to be a part of the wedding day!

Lynsay and Brain had been waiting for this day for ten years. TEN. YEARS. The celebration was unlike any other I’ve photographed-the genuine excitement from everyone involved was so contagious! There were tears from almost everyone at the ceremony (including me!!) and the first look was one of my favorites to date. I also got to photograph at Shadow Creek for the very first time-a venue I’ve been following since I found it on Instagram about a year ago! It was all-around just an amazing day and I’ll let the images speak for themselves!!! 🙂

Lynsay + Brian: Thank you SO much for allowing me to be a part of such a special celebration! I hope you two enjoy some of my favorites!! 🙂

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SUCH a fun bridal party!!!

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One of my favorites from Drew!! LOVE!

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Drew and I were both crying by this point!!

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First looks allow for almost DOUBLE the portraits of a traditional wedding day!! I love each and every one of these!

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This cake blew EVERYONE away…that is ALL edible!!

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I caught this just moments after they were officially husband and wife…such a sweet moment!

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Thank you so much to the incredible vendor team that made this day happen:

Venue: Shadow Creek 

Photography: Hope Taylor Photography

Planner: Ashlee Virginia Events

Ashley Middleton and Brittany Wise

Stephanie Kline

Lisa Gloff – Fleurs

The Bachelor Boy Band


Simply Modern Bridal

Invitations: Ally Kowalski

Transportation: Road Yachts

Cake: The Sugared Spoon Bakery

Dessert Bar: Pie Sisters

Photo Booth: Funshotz Photo Booth

Officiant: Paul Hartman

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  1. Sara says:

    SO beautiful! I remember when Lynsay and Brian started dating in high school. Gosh I feel OLD. haha. Hope, you blew this out of the water! Stunning images.

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