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Shelly Pate

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Couple embraces at sunset Shenandoah National Park Adventure Session

More time + more locations = more adventures to be had on this adventure session that went from Washington, DC to Shenandoah National Park!

Washington, DC to Shenandoah All-Day Adventure Session

Couples, Washington, DC, Wedding Resources

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Couple kisses at Meridian washington, dc wedding

Meridian House is a perfect venue for couples who want a Washington, DC wedding that is a little tucked away with that historic, elegant feel.

Elegant Meridian House Wedding in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Wedding couple kisses outside of district winery in washington, dc

District Winery is one of the best Washington, DC wedding venues. Here are the many reasons why you should consider it for your big day!

Urban Waterfront Winery Wedding in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couple elopes at Lincoln Memorial

Your elopement is so much more than a photoshoot–it is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Get a Washington, DC elopement package!

Washington, DC Adventurous Elopement Package

Elopement, Washington, DC, Wedding Resources

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Couple kisses at Dover Hall estate wedding venue

What if I told you that Dover Hall, the English Tudor estate in Richmond, VA (just outside of Washington, DC) may be the castle of your wedding dreams?

Whimsical Styled Wedding at Dover Hall in Richmond, Virginia

Virginia, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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How to Plan a wedding in 2021

Planning a wedding during a global pandemic with unexpected restrictions, quarantines, and closures has been quite the challenge. It’s been necessary for wedding vendors and couples alike to think creatively in order to accommodate the ever-changing rules and limitations. Here is my best advice for planning a wedding especially in the unpredictable climate of 2021. […]

How To Plan a Wedding in 2021

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couples marries at ivy wall at Goodstone Inn

Having your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony at Goodstone Inn is like having a first choice and back-up location all wrapped into one!

Woodsy Ivy Garden Wedding at Goodstone Inn

Destination Wedding, Virginia, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couple gets married at intimate wedding

For this Washington, DC intimate wedding it was their wedding planner’s ingenuity that made their day possible.

Why You Need a Wedding Planner for Your Intimate Wedding

wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Santa Barbara Couple Embraces at Wharf

Traveling to California for this sunset Santa Barbara session confirmed my belief that destination couples sessions are always worth it!

Sunset Couples Session at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara

Couples, Destination Couples Session

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Couple gets married in the rain at the barns at hamilton station

This rainy wedding day at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards started with sunshine until a surprise during the middle of the ceremony.

Rainy Wedding Day | The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

VA, wedding

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This couple’s intimate mountaintop elopement in the glaciers of Iceland was the most amazing adventure where their dreams became reality.

Dreamy Iceland Mountaintop Intimate Elopement

Destination Elopement, Elopement, Wedding Resources

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The opportunities are endless with so many spots for epic wedding photos at Poplar Springs Manor in Warrenton, VA.

Epic Wedding Photos at Poplar Springs Manor

Virginia, wedding, Wedding Venue

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