Sponaugle Wedding

The last time I visited The Columns at Six Penny Farm was for Kayleigh and Brandon’s engagement session. It was as beautiful as I remembered with a breathtaking view of Massanutten Mountain sitting nonchalantly to the west. While the vendors bustled around outside, the bride and her maids prepped in the upstairs of the home while the guys enjoyed an epic man cave in the basement. Once all the pieces fell into place, Kayleigh, escorted by her father, met Brandon at the alter and vowed to love one another forever. The evening that followed included yard games, cocktails, creative entrances by the wedding party, a delicious meal, icing to the face, and lots of dancing and laughter.bsomeimg_1979 bsomeimg_1974bsomeimg_2015bsomeimg_2017bsomeimg_2023bsomeimg_2053bsomeimg_2065bsomeimg_2073bsomeimg_2080bsomeimg_2116 bsomeimg_2090 bsomeimg_2104 bsomeimg_2111bsomeimg_2149bsomeimg_2129bsomeimg_2140bsomeimg_2169bsomeimg_2175bsomeimg_2209bsomeimg_2221bsomeimg_2230bsomeimg_2256bsomeimg_2257smallspoon176smallspoon179bsomeimg_2293bsomeimg_2308bsomeimg_2311bsomeimg_2314bsomeimg_2318bsomeimg_2321bsomeimg_2327bsomeimg_2494bsomeimg_2503bsomeimg_2514bsomeimg_2539bsomeimg_2542bsomeimg_2566bsomeimg_2569bwbsomeimg_2554bsomeimg_2590bsomeimg_2595bsomeimg_2600bsomeimg_2603bsomeimg_2611bsomeimg_2667bsomeimg_2634bsomeimg_2747bsomeimg_2879bsomeimg_2911bsomeimg_2919bsomeimg_2934bsomeimg_2964bsomeimg_2768bsomeimg_2684bsomeimg_2187bsomeimg_3035bsomeimg_3050bsomeimg_3160bsomeimg_3172bsomeimg_3239

Venue: Columns at Six Penny Farms | Event Planner: It’s Your Day | Caterer: Hank’s | Cake: Buttercream Dream | Cupcakes: Cupcake Company | Flowers: Blakemore’s Flowers | DJ: Primetime Sound | Dress: Amanda’s Touch | Tuxedo: Classic Tuxedo | Rings: James McHone | Videography: Innerloupe | and of course, photography by Brandy Somers

Toro-Leffler Wedding

Jason and Allie invited their friends and family to celebrate their wedding day in a nature-lovers heaven. This lush oasis, Montfair Resort Farm, is tucked away in the mountains of Crozet, Virginia, just outside of Charlottesville. There was a calming peace over the whole event that not even a one hour rain delay could rattle. Guests joined together to witness Allie and Jason make sincere, tearful vows to each other while fog hugged the mountainous layers of blue behind them. Following a paper lantern-lit pathway through the woods led guests to cocktail hour where canoes were available for cruising and drinks were served in mason jars designed by Allie’s cousin. The reception was filled to the brim with personal touches of love. As I walked away that evening, sounds of dancing, laughter, music, and celebration under the canopy of trees faded into the distance behind me.

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Venue: Montfair Resort Farm

Hawthorn-Gunderson Wedding

I stopped my car on a country road to take a photo of the sign pointing to the wedding. It was hand drawn rainbow colored bubble letters on cardboard, duct taped to the post of a road sign. “She’s in love with the boy…” I could hear Trisha Yearwood’s x’s and o’s faintly from a neighbors garage. On cue, the breeze slowly moved the buttery thick summer air as guests arrived at Paul and Maya’s home, the location of their wedding. Family members and close friends were all contently busy with tasks and everyone had a role, including the flower girl, Maya’s daughter Anna, who took me on a tour of the yard as she picked her own basket of flowers. She patiently and accurately described the flowers, trees and other plants to me, calling them all by name. With a rainbow color scheme set for the day, it was only appropriate for a cake cutting thunderstorm followed by a brilliant rainbow that stretched over the horizon. This wedding is one for the books. A genuine display of what it means to gather in love, family, friendship and fellowship and not things and things and things. Thanks for leading inspiring lives Maya and Paul and so many congrats to you both.
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Cake: Heritage Bakery | Grub: El Sol | Brew: Pale Fire | Hair: White Unicorn

Anderson Wedding

Justin and Amisha declared their vows in front of a postcard backdrop complete with Massanutten Mountain, every changing skies and lush greens in all directions. Family and friends gathered to witness the couple seal their love with a kiss and then dance the night away alongside their two sweet daughters. Among the many highlights of the day were the best man’s Fresh Prince of Bel-Air inspired speech, the double (double) chocolate chunk wedding cake, the secret handshake of the groom and his daughter, the post-ceremony mini-Dixie Cup champagne shot, copper flower centerpieces handmade by the bride’s dad, and the send off under a sea of glow sticks. Congrats Amisha and Justin and cheers to many years of happiness!
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Tilson-Williams Wedding

Misty and Adam wed on the top of a hill with gorgeous views at friends home in Rockingham County. The sky threatened droplets most of the day but the clouds carried them away. Green grass, blue ridges, the sound of leaves blowing in the breeze and a roaring bonfire were just a few of the natural touches that made their day so wonderful. bsomeIMG_4278 bsomeIMG_4280 bsomeIMG_4293bsomeIMG_4306bsomeIMG_4334bsomeIMG_4327bsomeIMG_4329bsomeIMG_4342bsomeIMG_4377bsomeIMG_4363bsomeIMG_4557bsomeIMG_4394bsomeIMG_4396bsomeIMG_4411bsomeIMG_4390bsomeIMG_4422bsomeIMG_4430bsomeIMG_4626bsomeIMG_4489bsomeIMG_4465bsomeIMG_4481bsomeIMG_4449bsomeIMG_4476bsomeIMG_4492bsomeIMG_4490bsomeIMG_4495bsomeIMG_4522bw bsomeIMG_4518 bsomeIMG_4533 bsomeIMG_4530 bsomeIMG_4532bsomeIMG_4600bsomeIMG_4627bsomeIMG_4635bsomeIMG_4672bsomeIMG_4675bsomeIMG_4680bsomeIMG_4716bsomeIMG_4734bsomeIMG_4751bsomeIMG_4779bsomeIMG_4753bsomeIMG_4790bsomeIMG_4795bsomeIMG_4815bsomeIMG_4822bsomeIMG_4832bsomeIMG_4839bsomeIMG_4849bsomeIMG_4865bsomeIMG_4887bsomeIMG_4884bsomeIMG_4878bsomeIMG_4908bsomeIMG_4914bsomeIMG_4917bsomeIMG_4927bwbsomeIMG_5028bsomeIMG_5089bsomeIMG_4399bsomeIMG_4577bsomeIMG_4581bsomeIMG_5144bwbsomeIMG_5148bsomeIMG_5193bsomeIMG_5173bsomeIMG_5231bsomeIMG_5286bsomeIMG_5301bsomeIMG_5296bsomeIMG_5326bsomeIMG_5327bsomeIMG_5304bsomeIMG_5288bsomeIMG_5308bsomeIMG_5350bsomeIMG_5355bsomeIMG_5333bsomeIMG_5347bwbsomeIMG_5348

Flowers: Sparrows Flowers | Caterer: Scrumptious Suppers | Cake: Heritage Bakery | Venue: a friend’s home in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Deen Wedding

Blair and Chris wed on a beautiful fall day on the sound side of Topsail Beach. They were surrounded by family and friends eager to celebrate their union. Love filled the air along with a breeze only the ocean can deliver and the calls of the beach: seagulls, slapping water and palm tree leaves brushing across one another. Guests enjoyed a delicious southern meal complete with shrimp and grits, prime rib, corn bread and green beans. The night carried on with clanking glasses and serious dance moves.
Congrats on your marriage, Blair and Chris! bsomeIMG_5599 bsomeIMG_5597 bsomeIMG_5620 bsomeIMG_5576 bsomeIMG_5612bsomeIMG_5617 bsomeIMG_5609 bsomeIMG_5592 bsomeIMG_5570 bsomeIMG_5628bsomeIMG_5649bsomeIMG_5643bwbsomeIMG_5638bsomeIMG_5502bsomeIMG_5565bsomeIMG_5510bsomeIMG_5560bsomeIMG_5531bsomeIMG_5677bsomeIMG_5692bwbsomeIMG_5705bsomeIMG_5697bsomeIMG_5699bsomeIMG_5711bsomeIMG_5658bwbsomeIMG_5678bwbsomeIMG_5719bsomeIMG_5660bsomeIMG_5723bsomeIMG_5664bsomeIMG_5770bsomeIMG_5727bsomeIMG_5741bsomeIMG_5753bsomeIMG_5750bsomeIMG_5763bsomeIMG_5766bsomeIMG_5774bsomeIMG_5782bsomeIMG_5785bsomeIMG_5794bsomeIMG_5818bwbsomeIMG_5833bwbsomeIMG_5831bsomeIMG_5834bsomeIMG_5843bsomeIMG_5860bsomeIMG_5875bsomeIMG_5882bsomeIMG_5888bsomeIMG_5901 bsomeIMG_5903 bsomeIMG_5905 bsomeIMG_5906 bsomeIMG_5911bsomeIMG_5922bsomeIMG_5918bsomeIMG_5933bsomeIMG_5938bsomeIMG_5947bsomeIMG_5956bsomeIMG_5954bsomeIMG_5962cbsomeIMG_5960bsomeIMG_5981bwbsomeIMG_5985bsomeIMG_5991bsomeIMG_6003bsomeIMG_6004bsomeIMG_6010bsomeIMG_6013bsomeIMG_6032bsomeIMG_0032bsomeIMG_6069bsomeIMG_6442bsomeIMG_6389bsomeIMG_6436bsomeIMG_6384bsomeIMG_6423bsomeIMG_6493bsomeIMG_6517bsomelIMG_6359bsomelIMG_6366bsomelIMG_6399bsomelIMG_6412bsomelIMG_6444bsomelIMG_6446bsomeIMG_6566bsomeIMG_6591bsomelIMG_6593

Kauffman Wedding

Bobby and Julianne got married at the James Madison University Arboretum on a day that threatened rain with hovering gray skies. Ducks and squirrel played in the distance as guests began to gather under a tent by the pond for the wedding ceremony. As Julianne’s father walked her down the aisle and under the shelter, raindrops fell from the sky. Guests took communion and sat contently with smiles as the couple made promises of forever, sealed with a kiss. The reception was the longest and most lively I’ve witnessed with six hours planned for dinner and dancing. (!) The night went perfectly and new memories were made with the merging of a new family. The happiness was so contagious you could spot the hotel staff, wedding coordinators, videographer and DJ dancing and laughing while working. And then, a requested Metallica song played and I thought surely the banquet room would collapse on itself. The entire room went WILD and somehow the blow-up guitar survived the crowd. It was a sight to see and I’m happy I could be there to document this joyous occasion. Congratulations Julie and Bobby!

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