Craig and Laura’s incredible hometown wedding was one for the books; I am STILL smiling while thinking about it! These two have such an amazing presence about their relationship, and I don’t know that I’ve ever cried during an “almost” first look like I did with these two! Craig and Laura are the kindest, most loving and adoring people you’ll ever meet, and the second you see the way they look at each other, you’ll know exactly what I mean!
This couple is so special to me for so many reasons. Back in October, we had planned to shoot their engagement session in Blacksburg, a place that is so near and dear to all of our hearts, and in true Blacksburg fashion, it was rained out (of course). We rescheduled for the next day in our hometown of Staunton instead, but little did I know, my sweet boyfriend had planned my own proposal (!!!) for that day, so once he realized we would be pushing the engagement session back a day, he scrambled to get everyone into town for THAT RAINY DAY so that he could propose! Laura and Craig were two of the first people I told of our engagement, and their excitement for me and Lucas during their own engagement session is something that I don’t think I’ll ever forget! They truly are two of the most selfless, giving, and compassionate people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Laura and Craig surrounded themselves with the sweetest families and their closest friends, and their wedding day was nothing short of perfect. The love and support of their guests and their wedding party was overwhelming, and it was a true testament to the people they are individually, and to the couple that they are together. Their love for Christ was the foremost focus on their wedding day, and I was reminded in so many instances of just how beautiful the covenant of marriage truly is.
The day started with a private yoga session for the gals, and then Laura and Craig were married in Laura’s childhood church, followed by a reception at the ever beautiful Spring Meadows Farm. I could’ve photographed these newlyweds forever, and I’m so thankful to have been blessed to witness and document such a heartfelt day. Words cannot describe how much of an impact these two have had on the way I view marriage, and on the grace, selflessness, and class that I hope to have on my own wedding day and in my own marriage. Laura and Craig, THANK YOU ENDLESSLY for allowing me the honor of photographing such a perfect day in your lives. Congratulations, you two!
Photography: Sidney Leigh Photography
Reception: Spring Meadows Farm
Hair + Makeup: High Tech Salon & Spa
Second Shooter: Diana Tung
Florals: The Flower Fields
Catering: Country Cupboard Catering