Photography, Wedding Photography

Rafael & Latosha’s Wedding: The White Rose at Hidden Meadows Farm

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This couple met at Walter State Community College where Rafael played golf and Latosha played softball. Pursuing their dreams, he went on to play golf at Carson Newman while she played softball at ETSU. After college, they reconnected in Morristown and began dating. It wasn’t long before they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.

One weekend, Rafael took Latosha for some fall family pictures at Max Patch and, knowing that there would be snow on the ground he waited until 2:00 to go. He asked her to marry him in the perfect winter wonderland and they captured some amazing pictures of the proposal.

I’m so happy that I got to be a part of their love story from their awesome engagement session to Latosha’s beautiful bridals to their perfect wedding. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Jackson! ♥

Venue: The White Rose at Hidden Meadows Farm
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suits: Dawsons Mens Shop
Bridesmaid Dresses: dressywomen.com
Flowers: Food City
Cake: Sanua House
Hair: Hair Designs by Pam
Makeup: Jessica Hyde
DJ: Ridge Charles
2nd Shooter: Chris Kudera Photography

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Wedding Photography

Manville Community Center: Chad & Emily’s Fun Family Wedding

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Chad and Emily were married at a unique location in Manville, VA, the Manville Community Center, which was a Gate City area high school many years ago. It is an integral part of the community where Chad grew up and his family plays an important role in raising money for the updates that have taken place the past few years. The community all came together and made the valley feel even more like home to Emily. She looks forward to their children knowing that they were married there and their connection to it.

The couple met five years ago when they both worked at Pal’s, a local fast food restaurant well known throughout the area. It took a while though because Chad worked dayshift and Emily worked nights. According to Emily, she was totally into him but he wasn’t so sure about her and thought that she was crazy! She must have done something right though because he kept every single note that she left him at work.

Chad says that he feel in love with Emily when they were swinging in the park and she almost fell but caught herself. Swinging at their wedding was coincidental but pretty neat after I discovered this fact when I was gathering information for their post. For Emily, it was when Chad was telling her a story on their first date and laughed. It was such a real laugh that it made her realize how easily she could fall in love with him. She says that he has a heart of gold and makes her a better person every single day.

Chad is an only child and has a very close relationship with his parents. He used his dad’s wedding ring during the ceremony and now wears it to connect their two marriages. It is a wonderful loving symbol of the happy marriage that his parents have and the love that they have for one another, their son and new daughter.

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your love story! ♥

Venue: Manville Community Center
2nd Shooter: Wanderlust Imagery, Ginger Gilmer
Hair: Shear Love Hair Studio, Staci Taylor
Makeup: Cori Baker
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suits: Moon Tuxedo
Flowers: Made by Hands Floral
Catering: Smoke-n-Pig’s Stillhouse
Cake: Sam’s Club

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