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Megan & Logan are such a fun couple! As you can see from the images, the engagement session was a blast!

After only one month that they were dating, they attended their first wedding where Megan was one of the bridesmaids.
Since then, they have attended about 35 weddings together!!!!

Now finally they are ready to soon celebrate and dance the whole night through their wedding in October!

I’ve seen some incredible weddings but this one was simply magical.

Alexa & Jason met through mutual friends while attending Virginia Tech. They had a large, tight-knit group of friends during undergrad. They all spent time playing board games and having Harry Potter movie marathons. During Christmas break of their freshman year, the group planned a trip to Harry Potter World in Orlando, FL where these two bonded. By the time school started back up the next semester, they were dating.

Well, fast forward five years and Alexa & Jason planned another trip to Harry Potter World. This time, however, it was just the two of them. Alexa was thinking this would just be an ordinary vacation but Jason had other plans in mind. After a full day of fun at the park, Jason got down on one knee and proposed in front of the Hogwarts Castle. It will definitely be a memorable day for them.

Their wedding and reception were both equally beautiful. Alexa’s mom’s best friend from high school drove all the way from Illinois to be the officiant. They wrote their own vows which were very sentimental. They placed the notecards which their vows written on into the wine box from the ceremony. On their anniversary, they will be able to open the box and reminisce while enjoying the bottle.

Alexa & Jason chose coral and grey as their key colors. The centerpieces at each table were hand-crafted wooden boxes with gorgeous arrangements in them. They also included a lot of personal touches with their decorations including each table having images of the couple from the same age as the table number. Such a cute idea.

They chose to do a variety of cupcakes including lemon, red velvet, and vanilla and shared their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran (covered by Tyler Ward and Lisa Cimorelli). It was the perfect song for these two!

I asked Alexa & Jason what their favorite moments from the day were. I absolutely loved their answers. Alexa said her favorite moment was the first look. She was nervous the entire morning while getting ready. However, the moment Jason turned around and saw her, her nerves went away as she thought about how she was soon marrying her best friend. Jason’s favorite moment was watching Alexa walk down the aisle. He also loved when Alexa and her family broke out into an elaborate, choreographed dance halfway through the father-daughter dance.

Congrats Alexa & Jason! I wish you two many years of love and excitement!

Wedding Coordinator: Brittany Vickers
Flowers: Stonecrop Farm
Photography : Patricia Giovannini & Jason Collins with Pat Cori Photography

I met with Allison & Matt for their engagement session at Virginia Tech. It’s such a gorgeous venue to get some incredible shots. From the beautiful architecture to the park and ponds, there are so many great backdrops. This couple was such a joy to work with. They were just so natural together. I absolutely loved that about them. We did get a little bit of rain during the shoot but nothing an umbrella can’t stop! Plus, the umbrella shots are just too cute.

Congrats on the engagement you two!











This was such a gorgeous wedding!

Sarah & Nick are such a fun, loving couple. This entire day was so easy to shoot because these two were incredible to work with!  Hanging out with their friends and family all day was just a bonus.

Sarah is such a sweetheart. Growing up, her grandma had the greenest thumb and grew these incredibly huge gardens that sound like something from a fairytale. Thanks to her grandma, Sarah grew up always loving flowers. Looking at her bouquet alone, it showed. This bouquet was gorgeous! Sarah knew she wanted purple flowers so that also helped with the color theme for the wedding as they chose shades of purple.

They didn’t have the traditional wedding cake at the reception but rather chose a variety of desserts from pies to cookies. The cookies were traditional Greek wedding cookies made by Nick’s mother. They were so delicious.

Sarah & Nick had their first dance to You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne. They took two dance lessons to prepare them for the night and it showed. Their dancing was phenomenal.

The couple shared their favorite thing about the day with me. They both, easily I should mention, said having their friends and family in one place to celebrate their marriage. They had people from all over join them!

Thank you Sarah & Nick for allowing me to join you two as well. Congrats!

Venue: The Patrick Henry Ballroom & Conference Center
Wedding Planner: Simplicity
Caterer: HazelBea Catering
Flowers: Creative Occasions Events Flowers & Gifts
Hair: Love at first curl LLC
Makeup: Jolina does Make-up
Dj: Blue Ridge Entertainment
Photography: Pat Cori Photography

Nicole & Mark have such a romantic story. They met their senior year of high school where Mark asked Nicole to prom. He asked her using a napkin with “Prom?” handwritten on it inside a picnic basket. Years later, he proposed in a similar way but instead he wrote “Marry Me?”

Their wedding was incredible! Nicole wore a dress designed by Winnie Couture and Mark wore his Air Force uniform. They looked amazing. The colors of their wedding were navy blue, silver, and white. This color combo was subtle but beautiful.

The couple told me their favorite moments and I loved their answers. Nicole’s favorite moment was the dance she had with her father. He got very emotional during the dance and it was such a sweet moment for them both. Mark loved the cake cutting because it was one of the few things that was not rehearsed beforehand and he loved how quirky it was as they smeared icing on each other’s faces.

They shared their first dance to How Would You Feel? by Ed Sheeran and spent the rest of the evening with family and friends from all stages of their lives. It was an amazing day!

Venue: Beliveau Estate Winery
Flowers: D’Rose Flowers & Gifts
Dj: Travis Schmitt
Cake: Wildflour
Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Videography: Simple Times Photography

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