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David and Sarah’s wedding felt like a magical fairy tale to me. A lot of it had to do with how green and lush Morven Park was, even more so with the rain. Every time I saw Sarah walking around in her gown, her hands hitching up the bottom which revealed her angelic pumps, I couldn’t help but envision Mia Sara in Legend in the back of my mind.

There were alot of firsts for me and Jason at this wedding: this was the first time we photographed a wedding where there were groomsmaids, bridesmen and a Man of Honor. Also, the first time a turtle was the honorary ring bearer!

David and his honorary ring bearer, Ting-Ting the turtle!

Sarah and David’s first look.

Sarah’s Man of Honor and Groomsmaid aiding in a bustle.

Knuckle-flipper… my day was totally made when I got to touch and pet Ting-Ting. He’s the sweetest!

Okay, taking a moment here to gush a little over how awesome it was to work with young artist and cinematographer Josh Gooden and his dad. Both so incredibly talented, artistic and passionate about their work.

Yes, there was also karaoke! Sarah and David kicked karaoke time off with “I Believe In a Thing Called Love,” and quite good I must add!

Venue: Morven Park

Gown: Christos – Peony

Bridesmaids: Amsale

Groom: Hugo Boss

Groomsmen: Alfani Red

Hair & Makeup: Rusty Goff

Florist: Spot Floral Design

Cake: Edibles Incredible

Caterer: Grandale Farm

Videography: Josh Gooden Cinematography

Music: Nards Entertainment

Rentals: Select Event Rentals


The first time we met Preston and Elizabeth was just a few minutes before their rehearsal.  Jason and I immediately felt at home with them… they are just the nicest people.   I also fell in love with their flower girls and ring bearers!  They were so cute!  Preston and Elizabeth currently live in Birmingham, Alabama.  Preston’s passion is music, and Elizabeth wants to open her own yoga studio.

Their lovely wedding ceremony took place inside the historic Lee Chapel at Washington & Lee University where they both went to school.  The chapel’s event planner, Carolyn Tolley did a superb job of managing every detail.  After the ceremony, Preston and Elizabeth traveled by horse and carriage to their reception site at the Col Alto just a few blocks away.  Great appreciation and gratitude went to Southern Inn Caterers whose kitchen was destroyed by a fire the night before!  In spite of what happened, they made dinner happen, and it was great!  Thanks to Washington & Lee University for allowing them to utilize their kitchen for the day!

Hair – Cindy’s Salon

Makeup –Let’s Make Up

Gown -Rimini gown from Mia Bridal Couture, Houston, TX

Florist –University Florist

Officiant -Rev. Bill Klein

Cake –Sweet Treats

Band – Horizon

bouquet toss

  • Nancy Williams - The photographs are beautiful! I was never aware of your being there, yet if I wanted a picture with friends, there you were. There are images of the bride and groom and the young children that are fantastic!2010/07/29 – 23:24ReplyCancel

  • Grandmother Williams - In all my days (and there have been a lot of them!), I’ve never seen a more beautiful bride.2010/07/29 – 21:50ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Payne - Thank you guys so much for the amazing photos! They are absolutely beautiful!!2010/07/29 – 08:32ReplyCancel