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I'd like to think it was sheer luck that led Danielle my way. The inquiry came through Wedding Wire and something about her just felt right, even though that limited communication. The more we talked, the more I felt that we were a good fit for each other. Our work spoke to her and she booked online, putting her complete trust in us. An honor we did not take lightly. Some months before the wedding, the couple was going to be in our town and wanted to meet in person. Travelling from Pittsburgh, we were thrilled to have Danielle and Christian visit our beautiful town of Winchester for an in-person meeting. It worked as a double win as they could visit the rest of their Frederick County vendors! We met at Broken Window Brewing Company where we enjoyed beers as we talked about the details of the wedding. By the end of all the chatting and getting to know each other, we were with our friends, not our clients. Danielle struck a personal cord with me when she told me that one of her deciding factors was when she saw how apparent our love for the LGBTQ+ community was, and I knew we were going to be a great match! We saw clearly the warm and welcoming hearts these two have and we couldn't wait to photograph them on such a special day.

We couldn't have asked for a prettier day when it finally arrived! Danielle welcomed me into her bridal suite while Jerry strolled around and photographed the lovely property. Valerie Hill Winery is absolutely beautiful! (If you are in the area and are looking for something great to do on the weekend, you should really check it out!) Danielle was a ball of sunshine as her bridesmaids helped her with her stunning gown and details. The morning seemed to go by in a blur and before we knew it, it was time to get married! The ceremony was so full of emotion, anyone could tell how much these two are meant to be together. We couldn't have been happier to photograph this perfect day and get to know this perfect couple!

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Flowers from Bluebells in Winchester, Va were gorgeous on the tables in the dining rooms of Valerie Hill!

Not sure I knew Badgley Mischka flats were a thing, and now I must have some for my own! We love the custom ornament Danielle and Christian made for their guests.

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Danielle is simply stunning! We were so excited to see her get into this dress from Essence of Australia!

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Our elegant and beautiful bride and some of her amazing details! (Dress is from Essence of Australia. Flowers are from Bluebells. Makeup and hair are by Sugar & Spice Salon. Venue is Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery.)

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The gorgeous ceremony location at Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery awaited us under the gorgeous October sun!

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So many happy tears!

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We love the sand ceremony done at weddings! It's a great way to symbolize coming together, and serves as a pretty and meaningful reminder of your love and your special day that you get to keep on display in your home! This was especially fun because they did the sand ceremony as a family of four!

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We can't get enough of that yummy golden sunlight Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery gets at golden hour!

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Catering by Village Square Restaurant, flowers by Bluebells, cake by Honey Bee Pastries. Delicious and beautiful all around!

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The beautiful night centered around family and love did not go without a special father/daughter dance <3

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Bride's Dress: Essence of Australia | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Cake: Honey Bee Pastries, LLC | Caterer: Village Square Restaurant | Florist: Bluebells | Hair/Makeup: SAS Salon | Venue: Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery

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