Melissa and Carl’s Shenandoah Valley Indian Wedding at Crosskeys Vineyards

Nine months prior to Melissa’s wedding she walked into our studio with her thick three ring binder full of questions; sat on our couch, took a sip of water and with a big smile on her face simply stated “I need amazing wedding photography!” Instantaneously we feel in love with her vibrant personality, beautiful smile and exciting wedding plans. Her Shenandoah Valley vineyard wedding sounded absolutely stunning.

A few months later we had the opportunity to meet her fiancé Carl and realized why these two were a perfect couple. He was charming, funny, handsome and took care of Melissa like a princess. He knew what to say to make her smile and hold him ever so closely. They fed of each other, constantly smiling, always laughing, talking and holding hands.

On the wedding day Melissa looked absolutely stunning in a  beautiful white and red lengha that fit her ever so perfectly; as she began getting ready her future husband to be Carl came to visit; bringing tears to Melissa’s eyes. She was overwhelmed and excited to marry her best friend.

The ceremony was absolutely beautiful incorporating both eastern and western traditions to unify this gorgeous couple. They played games, walked around the sacred flame and after their first kiss they were united and finally married!

The reception was absolutely beautiful with unique elephant centerpieces with fall flowers accenting each table perfectly. An enchanting cupcake tower providing a unique element that was utterly them 🙂  After a few heartwarming speeches, dances and toasts the dance floor opened up to some of the most unique and fun dance moves we have ever seen. Everyone was on the dance floor celebrating the union of this fantastic couple!

Carl; I am sorry that the $5 elephant ride didn’t work out and I hope the two of you love the wedding photos as much as we do!

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

Crosskeys Vineyards Indian Wedding of Melissa and Carl in the Shenandoah Valley

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