“All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.”
-‘All I Want Is You’ by Barry Louis Polisar
This stanza and the rest of the lyrics from this popular song from the movie Juno were hand-painted (by the bride)
on hand-made (by the father-of-the-bride) screens around the reception space.
The groom quoted,
“When I wake up, yeah I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who wakes up next to you;
When I go out, yeah I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who goes along with you..”
(you know 500 Miles by the Proclaimers??) in his vows and the bride laughed her
amazing, whole-body, infectious laugh all day long.
Natalie and Isaac’s On Sunny Slope Farm
wedding in Harrisonburg, Virginia was a dream. We worked with Logan Powell of
Real Southern Accents
to create the perfect timeline for the day, which meant we had SO much time to create the most beautiful bride and groom portraits!
When I call Natalie and Isaac a joyful couple, I’m not just trying to come up with some cute adjective to make them feel good. These two RADIATE joy! Isaac LOVES his bride and you can tell it brings him great joy to make her happy. This beautiful couple created the most amazing night for their family and friends to celebrate their union. They became husband and wife in an open air chapel on the property and then danced the night away to The Harwell Grice Band
(an amazing live blue grass band).
Our heart, our goal is that our couples would feel like we are friends by the time the wedding rolls around. We want them to be excited when we show up and to feel totally comfortable with us spending the day with their closest friends and family. But it’s an extra bonus when WE feel like the bride and groom are OUR friends too! When we are sincerely cheering them on from the sidelines, wiping tears during their ceremony, laughing during the toasts, and getting goosebumps at the little moments throughout the night that we’re blessed enough to capture with our cameras. We don’t take this for granted. We love being part of this season, this day, the beginning of this future. And our cheering doesn’t stop when the wedding day ends, we’re still over here cheering them on in marriage!
Natalie and Isaac, we consider you two dear friends and we are SO honored that you invited us to celebrate with you! Your portraits are some of the most beautiful we’ve ever had the pleasure of capturing, so thank you! Thank you for trusting us, thank you for saying yes to all of our crazy ideas, thank you for running in your stunning BHLDN dress, Natalie! You two are the best and we wish you the MOST joy in this new life you’ve started!! Enjoy some of our absolute favorites from your day. We love y’all!
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