A Homegrown Love Story
This Virginia wedding with Matt and Alyssa was an absolutely stunning day. I’m still not sure how it has already been a year since these two got married but here we are getting ready to shoot their anniversary photos in a few weeks (stay tuned for those to make an appearance on the blog too ;] )!
It’s just outside of Lebanon, VA but let me tell ya, the view is as good as any you might right on White Top or Roan Mountain! (And trust me, I deliver flowers weekly to Matt’s mom so I get to enjoy it every single time!) Just wait till you see the sunset photos! Alyssa was running barefoot through the hayfield…my kinda girl! I basically was freaking out the entire time! haha
Also, can we talk about how it’s the big beardy guys that catch you off guard? You think they’ll be all stoic and reserved but honestly, just about every single one I photograph ends up being so tenderhearted. Matt was no exception.
Matt and Alyssa’s families all worked so hard to bring their beautiful wedding together for them. They transformed a working barn into the most incredible reception space with an amazing chandelier! Truly it was such a special day! It’s honestly one of the things I love witnessing on wedding days–especially ones that are more DIY–just how families come together to bless the new couple and help bring their beautiful day to life!
Happy 1st anniversary Matt and Alyssa!! I hope this first one was only a shadow of what is to come in the next years! Love y’all!
Are you currently planning your Virginia wedding? I would love to be your photographer. You can contact me here and I will be in touch to talk about your big day!! Happy planning!!
Photography and Videography: Emily and Mike Rogers
Venue: Matt’s family farm in Lebanon, VA – they are beginning to take bookings for weddings so ask me for their contact information
Dress Salon: Studio I Do Bridals Roanoke
Dress Brand: Essense of Australia
Florals: First Impressions in Lebanon, VA
Cake: Dream Cakes by Melissa
Hair/Makeup: Natalie Williams of Sisterly Chic
Rentals: Celebrate Wedding Rentals
Catering: Kathy’s Custom Catering
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Emily is a southwest Virginia-based destination wedding photographer + videographer specializing in telling the love stories of farm girls + guys—the ones who love adventures on farms, barns, and mountaintops!
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