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This is a wedding I’d been waiting years for… really! Katelyn and Sam booked me back in 2019 for their wedding May 2020. And what a journey it’s been since then to end up celebrating these two August 2021.

It was one thing after another during the wedding planning process with me inadvertently throwing in a surprise in the form of our second baby, Emy who was due just a couple weeks after their May wedding. I came up with a Plan B on the chance I couldn’t make it and she arrived early and once we had that figured out and I thought things were going smoothly… well, we all know how 2020 went down Katelyn and Sam had to postpone their May wedding and pushed it back a few months to August. I was thankful to have been able to photograph their intimate wedding day at Touchstone Manor last year knowing I was also going to capture their wedding day again in 2021!

And FINALLY it came, their long awaited big wedding with their friends and family and one extra guest… baby Kane, Katelyn and Sam’s first baby! I was so excited to see they had a new addition joining their family and he melted my heart when I met him on the wedding day.

I could see how loved Katelyn, Sam and Kane are as their families and friends joined at the gorgeous Brix and Columns Vineyard in McGaheysville VA for their vow renewal and reception.

And these two were as go with the flow as ever as the weather went from typical Virginia hot and humid during the ceremony, a big cool down with a stormy breeze to start their portrait time with raining buckets as we wrapped up our time outside! It brought us back to last year when they got married on a drizzly, foggy August day. I had so much fun getting to photograph these two again and I cannot wait to finish up their gallery! But for now, enjoy my favorites from their beautiful August wedding at Brix & Columns Vineyard.

Vendor Team:

Venue: Brix & Columns Vineyard

Planner/Coordinator: Water and Wine VA

Stationery/Calligraphy: Minted

Florals: Flowers by Rose VA

DJ: A Party’s Favorite Entertainment

Catering: Hank’s Grille and Catering

Cake and Baked Goods: Buttercream Dreams

Hair & Make-Up: High Tech Salon & Wild & Free

Bridal Dress: Sottero and Midgley

Bridal Salon: Urban Set Bride

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Katelyn & Sam | A Romantic Summer Wedding at Brix & Columns Vineyard

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