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An engagement session is a time where a couple can just settle in and capture some images that are truly special… intimate moments just between two people when they are able to be alone (well, as alone as you can be with someone toting a camera around, but you know what I mean). Some couples choose to do a themed session based on their interests, and others choose to capture themselves in an environment that is uniquely them… and that is exactly what John and Jessica decided to do.

This couple spent countless hours planning their new space together and chose their home as newlyweds-to-be in Bedford, VA to showcase their love. What a great idea! The result is a glimpse into what this couple experiences everyday together in the form of cuddles on the couch, cooking in the kitchen and strolling their community.

John and Jessica’s images were captured by Adam Mullins Photography, which is the husband and wife duo of Adam and Sarah Mullins. They are just about the sweetest people to work with! Here is what Sarah had to say about this session…

I LOVE everything about this engagement session! Adam and I have really been wanting to do an at home session. When John and Jess told us how much time they had spent working on their home making it their own we knew this was the perfect opportunity! I hope you guys enjoy these as much as we did!

Enjoy! I hope you feel the love in the photos along with maybe getting some home decorating tips of your own.

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  • Beth - Just love it, of course I may be biased as this is my son and daughter in law to be! They shared with me that they enjoyed doing this photo shoot in their home, which says everything about who they are; grounded in home life, family, and God. Congrats!

Fuchsia Wedding by Rebecca Keeling as seen on Hill City Bride

Every wedding is special, and unique moments come out in the photographs that speak of the tone of the day. For me, I adore the relationship that Kendall has with her dad, which definitely shines through in the photos. From his surprised look to see Kendall in her dress for the first time to lovingly turning his daughter over to Bradford at the end of the aisle, there are so many special moments!

There are also so many ideas in this Richmond wedding. The trolley, the bridesmaids’ dresses in the same color yet different styles, tiny photographs hanging from Kendall’s bouquet and so much more! I hope that you enjoy this lovely affair in hues of fuchsia and pink photographed by Rebecca Keeling Studios.

Here is a little insight from Kendall, “We met in the early Spring of 2004 while in the Outer Banks in Duck, North Carolina. We were introduced through mutual friends. We were all vacationing during our high school spring break with our families and spent a lot of time together and starting dating by the end of May that spring!

Bradford and I decided to head down to Kitty Hawk, NC to his family’s vacation home to celebrate Easter weekend with everyone. My family was staying up the street in Kill Devil Hills, NC at my aunt & uncles’s house. Late Saturday night, Bradford had mentioned that we should get up early and go for a walk on the beach. So we got up early, Easter Sunday and we went down to the beach and we walked, and walked, and walked. It didn’t seem that he knew where we were going but eventually we ended up stopping to enjoy the view and the weather. Once we stopped, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! If there’s one word to describe me, it would be emotional, so as you can imagine, I was speechless. It took a little while for me generate any form of communication but I think I finally was able to give him a ‘yes’.  After the walk, we went back to Bradford’s family house to find that my family and his family were ready to celebrate and hear all the details. I later found out that I was the only one (including some of my friends) that was oblivious to the whole set up, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

When I started to plan the wedding, I knew that my girly side was going to come out in full effect. With that being said, I choose to have fuchsia colored cocktail dresses as the bridesmaid dresses because when it comes down to it, I love the color pink. They had bouquets that consisted of ferns, white peonies and white calla lilies that matched my bouquet of blush peonies, white calla lilies surrounded by fern, very girly and exactly what I had envisioned. The overall theme and feel of the wedding was laid back, fun but also traditional from riding the old Richmond Trolley from the ceremony to the reception to serving grilled pita pizzas out on the country club patio.”

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Vendors:

Ahhhhhh! I am so, so very excited to share this wedding with you today for so many reasons. There are so many vendors that I just adore that participated in this wedding, which took place at the lovely venue, Sorella in Evington, VA (tucked just outside of Lynchburg). My favorite reason of all is that Sorella is a brand, new venue, and this is their VERY FIRST WEDDING!

I am so honored to feature it, and I am sure that Sorella has many more weddings in their future… it is a gorgeous property just filled with possibilities. With pastures, a farm, barn, pond and other outlying buildings, it is so versatile. Plus, I am kind of in love with their amazing barn.

The images are amazing due to the talents of Crystal George Studios, and I also want to give kudos to Love Is in the Air who did the catering, decor and florals. It is all so lovely! Look at the full vendor list at the end, but for now just enjoy the love that Jen and Jeff share on their beautiful wedding day.

Crystal George Studios - Hill City Bride - Sorella Venue
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What a feast of colors, love and happiness. So stunning! Now a big round of applause to all of the vendors who made this day possible:

And now for one more adorable glimpse of this cutie pie couple!

 

Crystal George Studios - Hill City Bride - Newlyweds

  • Linda Hall - Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing this wedding. Jen and Jeff were such a wonderful couple to work with and their happiness in tying the knot was just so obvious! Crystal did an amazing job with the photography, as always.

  • Olivia Fischer - Gorgeous wedding bouquet ! Well Captured Photography!

Recently we featured the wedding of Freddie & Caitlin by Sincerely, Liz: Photography. These adorable holders with pom poms were thown post-ceremony, and they are so cute (and easy to make). Here are Caitlin’s instructions on making them.

We found our large paper doilies at Michaels. Roll them up into a cone shape (easier said than done), and hot glue the seam. Embellish the outside if you like, and fill it with pom poms! We got our pom poms at Walmart. This was a last minute project. Our team of 4 finished these in about an hour the night before the wedding. 

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Let me just say that I am a big fan of warmth. Ok, a huge fan! I like hot summer days feeling the heat of the sun on my back or at the very least in the winter snuggling under a warm blanket (I have a great fleece one made by my husband, Earl’s, grandmother!) with PLENTY of clothes on. I definitely belong in Virginia or even further south… or at least that is what I thought.

During the winter, Earl and I were invited to visit Vermont. 700 miles north in the middle of winter. The purpose was two-fold. First of all (and mainly!) to visit both Riverside Farm and Amee Farm and secondly to meet other wedding vendors. So, Earl and I bought some extra-warm outdoor clothes (yay, Under Armour!), made plans for the kids to stay with friends, and we took a fun road trip (yes, I did say road trip) up to New England. We headed to Pittsfield to Amee Farm, which would serve as both our inn and home base for the weekend.

Perfect Vermont Destination Wedding

As you can see below, it was definitely a wintery day when we arrived! Amee Farm serves as both a bed and breakfast, yet it also services Riverside Farm (just down the road!) during wedding weekends. It’s the perfect place to have guests stay overnight for your destination wedding, or if you want to head to Pittsfield for adventure (check out both Perfect Vermont – we hiked and snowshoed with them… SO fun, yet they also offer yoga and wellness retreats – and Great Bike Tours, which would be perfect for getting out and exploring the trails and town).

Take a peek below at what Amee Farm has to offer both inside and out, upstairs and down. Oh, and you will see #perfectvt, so if you are a fan of Twitter or Instagram, just check out the hashtag for fun, personal photos from the weekend (thank you to Jasmine Lee Photography for these professional photos for our posting!).

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Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Pittsfield
Interior of Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
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Pittsfield VT Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
We also had the opportunity to experience making ricotta cheese (it’s a lot easier than you would think… check out our blog posting here), and we even explored the local Pittsfield General Store in the center of town.

Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Ricotta Cheese Making
General Store Pittsfield VT by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride

Amee Farm is just a short jaunt down the road from Riverside Farm, which is a lovely place for destination wedding, and the owners, Joe and Courtney Desena have literally thought of everything to make a wedding run smoothly! In fact, the couple themselves was betrothed on the property just 10 years (and 4 children!) ago, and they currently reside on the farm.

Riverside Farm consists of a brides cabin, groom’s cabin and a white barn, all of which can be used for overnight stays on the farm. The two large brown barns are able to be utilized for weddings and receptions, and the possibilities for the property itself are truly endless!

Of course we were there during the winter, yet a majority of the weddings take place during the peak warm months. If you would like to view weddings that occurred at Riverside Farm just click here to view a celebration photographed by Jose Villa or here for one photographed by Pam Cooley. Both are worth a look! Ok, on to all of the lovely photos from Riverside Farm.

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Landscape Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Perfect Vermont
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Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Winter Wedding
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Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Barn Wedding
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Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - New England Wedding
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Wedding Barn at Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
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Vermont Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Pittsfield VT
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Decor at Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
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Weddings in New England Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride

And then, last but not least, I had a wonderful, amazing, lovely time meeting so many of the people that were also part of the Perfect Vermont weekend with us! There were wedding professionals there from all over… California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Canada and more (and of course me from Virginia). Take a peek at some of the fun we had touring and enjoying a lovely meal together.

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Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride - Amee
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Staff - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Touring - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Wedding Professionals - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Weddings - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride

Here are some of the great pros we met on the trip… be sure to check them out!

Again, if you are thinking of a New England wedding, be sure to take a peek at what Riverside Farm has to offer. It’s lovely!