Rachel + Brandon | Nassau Valley Vineyards Wedding | Lewes, DE

Where do I even begin with these two? I can still remember the first large wedding I ever photographed, and snapping a quick photo of Rachel + Brandon, this cute little boyfriend/girlfriend couple who looked so quiet and shy. I was pretty wrong. But the picture is cute :)

Fast forward some time and as I was shooting Kristen + Matt's wedding, (Brandon's older sister) I can still hear Kristen's conversation with someone while getting ready for her big day talking about this real cute couple and how "She's going to be around for a while" and "yeah, he'll marry her". Throwing it out there like she could see the future or something.

So, naturally, when Rachel emailed me about her own wedding.. I did a small and ridiculous happy dance in my kitchen. I was almost positive I would hear from her, because it seems to be a family pattern at this point, and I feel like the Shaver's are partly my family since I have captured so many imperative moments in their lives. BUT it was still awesome and I still squealed a little when it happened. 

Rachel + Brandon are one of those couples you meet and just know that they belong with one another. They are hilarious, have big hearts, and they're head over heels for each other. Instead of stuffing your mind with a bunch of unnecessary story fluff I have just made a list of events and cute things about their wedding day that I love and will never forget.


+ Brandon's gift to Rachel was a painting of their first date. Including, Jimmie & Sook's restaurant where they had dinner and they are wearing the exact outfits in the painting that they wore on their first date BECAUSE HE RECALLED THIS FROM MEMORY. Take notes, fellas.

+ There was about 2 hours of complete pouring rain midday that flooded the original ceremony location, so Jim Grey, both families, and Nassau staff helped to move the entire ceremony over next to the little brick building. A few tears were shed, but this day was still absolute perfection.  

+ I have never seen cuter children in a bridal party in my whole life.

+ The happy couple read the sweetest letters to each other (all while not looking) before the ceremony and I melted into a big puddle of goo.

+ Brandon's reaction when he saw his bride was absolutely priceless (scroll down to see)

+ Brandon's dad gave an amazing speech that I ugly-cried my way through and could barely see well enough to look through my view-finder.

+Rachel has the biggest most beautiful smile/laugh. And even when she is crying she looks like she's still smiling and it is freaking adorable. 


I am so thankful for amazing couples like these two and I feel so blessed that I get to witness real love like this on a weekly basis. 

Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Shaver, I love you both!

Vendors: Florals||Jim Grey,City Florist. Hair||Michele Lecates. Makeup||Leila Marie Artistry. Venue||Nassau Valley Vineyard Lewes DE. Catering||Bethany Blues. Video||His & Hers Productions.

 

Kristin + David | Baywood Greens Wedding | Millsboro, Delaware

I don't even know where to start with these two! I feel like just yesterday we met for coffee to talk wedding details and Kristin + Dave told me they were pregnant with their sweet boy! I have since taken Jimmy's newborn photos, maternity/engagement for them and between all of this time spent together Kristin + Dave have really grown to be more than clients, they feel like close friends. Two of the sweetest people you'll ever meet! I am so happy that they make each other happy and that is absolutely plain to see and it was witnessed by all on their wedding day. 

Obviously a bride never looks forward to rain on her wedding day, but I have N.E.V.E.R seen a couple look so stunning under a clear umbrella in my entire life and I have the rain to thank for that ;) and THAT BRIDGE! 

Thank you two so much for bringing me into your lives and trusting me to document these special moments for you. Dave, your modeling skills make my job effortless and the love you guys share is so evident in these photos! Love you two! 

Venue + Florals : Baywood Greens 

Makeup: Blushed by Jackie Lowe

Hair: Jessica Omohundro with Blushed

DJ : DJ Wax [Robert Wax]

Photos: Leah Adkins Photography

 

 

Larry + Megan | Salisbury, MD Wedding | Green Hill Country Club

I met Larry + Megan at my first ever "I'm for real hired" wedding. It was Michele + Russell's big day (I LOVE THEM) and Larry had brought Megan as his date. I'm really not sure exactly, but I think this was the very very wee beginning for them. And if I had known that night that I would be blogging their gorgeous wedding today I think I would have snapped a few more pictures of them  shaking their booties on the dance floor. But who knew! 

Fast forward to this year and I had so much fun meeting with Megan and listening to her visions for her wedding day and I was drooling over her taste and how it would all come together in the end. Girlfriend is a DIYer like myself and I love that about her! She made the gorgeous floral chandeliers and her own bouquets, among other things. Watch out Martha Stewart. Their day was perfect weather, perfect timing. Everything was simply perfect. I couldn't ask for a better bridal party and bride/groom pair. GORGEOUS.

A short few weeks after their wedding, the groom Larry began another military deployment. Larry, I think I speak for everyone when I say THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice. I know it ain't easy leaving that beautiful bride behind. And Megan, a huge thank you to you also for letting him go and for your sacrifices also. You two are #GOALS, it's rare that you find a love like the both of you have for each other and I hope you cry lots of happy tears as you sift through these images. 

Congrats to the brand new MR. + MRS. LECATES! <3

Incredible vendors I had the pleasure of working with!

+Planning & Coordinating|Tiffany B. Wyatt Weddings

+Venue|Green Hill Country Club 

+Hair|Michele Lecates

+Ceremony & Reception Florals|Bleached Butterfly 

+Makeup|Jackie from Blushed

+DJ|DJ WAX

 

Brittani + Seth | Golden Sands Wedding | Ocean City. MD

Brittani + Seth are one of my couples that I feel like I've known my whole life. I got to the hotel on their wedding day and I was greeted by Brittani and all of her girls like a best friend they hadn't seen in forever. There is nothing like that feeling! These two are so special and their love is so special and *I* felt so special being a part of their day. 

Golden Sands had this beautiful atrium that covered the top of their dance floor, I've never seen anything like it, gorgeous! Britt looked beautiful, as always, and Seth about hopped off the floor with both feet when the officiant told him he could kiss his bride. It was a pretty amazing day. 

I think the images really do speak for themselves. 

Thank you guys so much for choosing me to capture this, love ya Mr. + Mrs. Goggin!

Hair : Michele Lecates (she da bomb)

Video : Tony Palm ,  ToeKneePalm Productions 

Venue : Golden Sands Ocean City MD

Dan + Danielle | Celebrations at the Bay | Baltimore, MD Wedding

When I met Dan + Danielle for the first time, I knew they were my kind of couple for two reasons. First of all, they both hugged me when they met me. I AM A HUGGER, and they hug too, and its awesome. The second reason is because they couldn't keep their hands off of each other. Not in a disgusting way, but that raw and pure love kind of way. I didn't have to instruct them in any way with posing, or where to put their hands. It came completely natural to them. I love that! It's a type of movement and feeling that reflects through images and can't be faked.

Fast forward to their wedding day, and I'll give you reason #3 they're my fav- they're FUN. The whole wedding party. They know how to get down. Dan + Danielle, you guys are the sweetest and most genuine people. I love your love, and I am so honored to have been a part of the best day of your lives. You guys deserve it! Everyone present could blatantly see that you two are meant to be.

Here's to forever, Mr. + Mrs. Morris!

Kirsten + Tyler | Eastern Shore Virginia Wedding | Quinby, VA

When Kirsten emailed me last year about her September wedding I was devastated to learn that I was booked on her big day. And then I turned around and almost peed my pants when she answered that with "Well what days DO you have open?". Kirsten is MY kind of bride. She's funny, cries at the drop of a dime (like me), and her wedding photos were a huge priority to her (SAME HERE GIRL). With that being said, the fact that I came to mind when she chose her wedding photographer is such a huge honor for me. 

Kirsten + Tyler are one of those couples that radiate love. They can joke with one another, bust out a handshake, bust a move, you name it. Their wedding day was absolute magic; from the flowers, small details, just the simple design of the whole setup, and the love that was felt by everyone in attendance... I WAS ON CLOUD TEN

ENJOY!

Coordinating/Courtney Flaherty + Hair/JoAnn Tupponce + Makeup/Jackie Lowe + Flowers/Bleached Butterfly + Bridesmaid dress/Adrianna Papell + Jewelry/Stella & Dot + Pastry/Corner Bakery + Venue/Upsher's Neck Quinby, VA