Photography, Wedding Photography, Weddings

Oleg & Veronica: Natural Tunnel Wedding

Oleg and Veronica are a super fun couple with a love of Star Wars, Star Trek, super heroes, Game of Thrones and one other. They met at University of Virginia’s College at Wise where Oleg was an exchange student and Veronica was on the golf team.

Oleg’s proposal was one of the sweetest ever. He called Veronica to tell her that he was fixing dinner for her at his apartment after a late day at college. She knocked on his door, let herself in, kicked off her shoes and sat her book bag down – Zombielike. Veronica looked up and Oleg handed her a puppy, overwhelming her because she loves dogs so so much. Oleg said, “I bought her a little puppy collar.” Veronica looked at the collar and realizes there is a ring around it. When she looked away from the dog, Oleg was already on one knee. That’s when he asked her to marry him and, of course, she said “Yes!”

Their wedding at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park was perfect for them and their fun-loving friends. Since Oleg’s parents live in Russia and could not be there, they were connected via Skype by one of the guests. They had their laptop connected to their big screen television and had a wonderful seat.

As self-proclaimed geeks, they incorporated a lot of the things that they love into their day. Darth Vader held the pen for guests to sign the book; Veronica’s bouquet was anchored by a lightsaber; the cake toppers were Katniss Everdeen and Dean Winchester; and the cake itself was a masterpiece of sugar sculpted Millennium Falcons, a fondant dragon and Spiderman, Batman’s Gotham City and Game of Thrones. It also tasted amazing!

Sunset at the Gazebo overlooking Rye Cove provided an awesome photo opportunity to end this best day ever! Every time I look at them it makes me smile because this couple is so happy. ♥

Venue: Natural Tunnel State Park
Coordinator: Debbie Miller
Hair: Meg Stockard
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes/Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Flowers: Made By Hands Floral
Catering: Renda Keith
Cake: Jo-Rita Clayton


Wedding Photography

Styled Shoot: Model City Event Center

Styled shoots are the perfect way for a group of photographers to work on their craft and this one at the Model City Event Center in Kingsport, TN had so many talented vendors and creative professionals. As a part of the Tri-Cities Chapter of The Rising Tide Society, I am honored to participate in events such as this where we all join together, help one another grow and socialize. Our chapter consists of photographers, videographers, make-up artists, bakers, graphic designers, florists, caterers, DJs, venue owners, wedding planners,  rental companies, artists and more.

Enjoy the photos of this lovely venue, beautiful staging and our happily married models!

Venue: Model City Event Center
Florals: Filomena’s Florals
Cake: Petite Sweets
Videographer: Lion Cat Media
Bride’s Attire: Annie’s Room
Groom’s Attire: Moon Tuxedo
Makeup Artist: Faces By Ren
Hairstylist: Shonda Westbrook
Decor: Action Rentals, Piney Rose Designs, The Little Prop Shop
Invitations/Save The Date: Grafik Touch Advertising