Melissa & Nigel decided to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and have a Barn at Walnut Grove Wedding in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Their wedding was nothing short of amazing! Their perfectly planned event was meticulously created by the extremely talented Nar and Sugar from Taylor & Hov LLC. Let me tell you that these amazing planners really put those fine details into play and worked very hard to make sure that Melissa & Nigel had the perfect wedding.
We started our day with Melissa as she was getting ready and preparing to see her groom for the first time! Artistry by Anne did a wonderful job with Melissa’s Makeup and it was no question that she exhumed so much beauty and radiance. It was extremely important that the couple shared a moment together before Melissa walked down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams. Melissa & Nigel opted for a “first look” and it was so beautiful to capture the love that these two had for each other. We cannot stress the importance of a “first look”any more than showing you these amazing images. If you have never heard of this, this is when we, as photographers, can take our couple away from everyone before the ceremony where they will see each other for the first time (dressed in their attire) and in a space where we can control and plan for. This is a great opportunity for you to have a moment together to laugh, exchange words, and even pray together before the day gets carried away. Majority of our couples are opting for the first look option because it allows us to have a little extra time for photos with our couples and also allowing the time line to be a little more relaxed for everyone. You can tell by these images how fun and relaxed Melissa and Nigel were during the “first look” and then after at the ceremony and reception.
There were so many unique aspects to this ceremony.. from the beautiful flower ladies to Melissa’s sons who walked her down the aisle… and who can forget the beautiful butterfly release! There was not a dry eye in the whole place! We had such a great time witnessing both of these lovely families become united during this gorgeous ceremony. Taylor & Hov LLC created an amazing color palette and created perfect details from the flowers on the alter and also the fun and unique wedding programs!
The reception space at The Barn at Walnut Grove is so cozy and lovely! Taylor & Hov LLC yet again wowed us with their fabulous table decor and their attention to detail. Melissa and Nigel along with their guests, enjoyed cocktails and cuisine carefully prepared by the talented Mike Lund Food. Mike and his crew went above and beyond to create unique dishes that we had never even seen at other weddings, and trying his food first hand we can say it was nothing short of AMAZING!!! The Adrian Duke Project from Sam Hill Entertainment provided music for dancing and the guests definitely had an amazing time dancing the afternoon away! They really know how to keep everyone moving and grooving!
We were so privileged yet again to work with such a wonderful couple and do what we love, capturing the most amazing day and witnessing the love that our couples have for one another. Congratulations Melissa & Nigel! We hope that you have the most happiness and love in all of your years together. Cheers to the best day ever!