Our bride Margaret’s shoe game is strong…very strong. So, if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I think I’ll be the first bride to wear Lemon Meringue Pie themed shoes on my wedding day”, I am sorry to tell you that you are a few days too late 🙂 Margaret looked adorable at every wedding planning appointment with us, so it was no surprise that her wedding ensemble was amazing! Her dress was perfect for twirling, and as a trained ballerina, she wore it so beautifully! As I photographed all the beautiful wedding details, I took a few quiet moments to just soak in the scene on Margaret and Michael’s wedding day. The gorgeous sounds of a string quartet drifted over the grounds, and periwinkle blue linens mixed themselves with lace and pale blue accents at tables awaiting the happy guests. A “His and Hers” box of cupcakes perched on each dinner plate, assuring a sweet reminder of this special day. Upstairs in the dressing suites, the sounds of a Taylor Swift playlist kept a modern counterpart to the classical music on the deck below 🙂 Bridesmaids Louise and Krystal did such a wonderful job helping Margaret with every aspect of her morning preparations. And over in the groom’s suite, Michael was joined by his close friends from the military, Best Man Kenny and Grooms-woman Heather! Music was a big part of the day. Margaret is a violinist (she is actually the 4th member of the string quartet who played at the wedding – with another musician graciously taking her place for the day!) and musical notes followed her every where she went, in the form of embroidered treble clef’s on the beautiful veil she made herself! A special surprise at the end of the night was a choreographed first dance. Margaret and Michael have been taking Waltz lessons for months and did a beautiful job with their dance! There were also lots of games at this wedding – a personalized Mad Libs page, a Margaret and Michael’s wedding crossword puzzle and “The Shoe Game”. If you’ve never heard of the Shoe Game – it is where the couple sits back to back – each holding one of their own shoes and one of their spouse’s shoes. They are asked questions such as “Who is the better cook”, and without being able to see their partner’s answer, must answer the questions by raising the appropriate shoe. I have seen plenty of shoe games in my time, and I think Margaret and Michael were the most adorably in sync with their answers – it was a lot of fun! There were so many special moments and details at this wedding, I am sure I am forgetting some…so hopefully the pictures below will help share what words cannot. I am so excited to offer this sneak peek of Margaret and Michael’s Virginia Wedding Day in the Mountains…
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. from the entire GHI family!
Bridal Hair and Makeup by On Location Bridal – Judy Hayward
Cupcake Wedding Favors by – Vivi’s Cakes and Candies
Magazine May / June 2021 Issue