Bluemont Vineyard Virginia Wedding

June 19, 2019


Todd and Ashleigh’s wedding will forever be one of my favorite days EVER. Not just because it was an incredible Bluemont Vineyard Virginia wedding with gorgeous details-  but because of the incredible families that came together to celebrate that day. 

Before their amazing Bluemont Vineyard Virginia wedding, I first met Todd and Ashleigh last summer when they both made a quick trip to Colorado over Labor Day weekend. Todd was stationed in Washington and Ashleigh in New Mexico. Talk about a long distance relationship!

Todd and Ashleigh met with me in Colorado to shoot their engagement session. It was a beautiful evening and I so enjoyed getting to know them both and their sweet pup, Palmer!

Soon after they received their engagement session image gallery, they asked if I would be interested in photographing their Bluemont Vineyard Virginia wedding:  YES!! I didn’t have to think twice on it! 🙂

Needless to say, I had been looking forward to their Bluemont Vineyard wedding day the entire year and I’m happy to say that it exceeded my expectations in every possible way.

As soon as I arrived to the girls’ ‘getting ready’ location, I was immediately greeted with smiles. The girls were getting their finishing touches of makeup before heading up to the vineyard (which was conveniently just across the road!). Ashleigh was as warm and kind as she had been months prior, and I instantly felt at home with her, her mom, and all her special girls!

We quickly made our way to the venue, Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, Virginia to begin photographing all of the pretty details- and let me tell you- there were a lot! It was a dream! The floral designs alone were stunning! (Thanks to Kelley at Event Studio!)

Before I know it, it was time for Ashleigh’s first look with her dad- which was basically the sweetest thing ever. I just love it when the father of the bride tears up at the sight of his daughter. It’s one of the most special moments in a father’s life and will always be a favorite highlight of the day for me!

Next, it was Todd’s turn. Now Todd is not necessarily one to show emotion in front of other people, so it definitely warmed my heart when I saw the look on his face when he saw Ashleigh for the first time. It was awesome. 

For a split second he forgot about everyone else and only had eyes for her. It was an honor to document this special time between them.

Like all wedding days do, the time flew by and it was time for the ceremony, family portraits, and first dances. So many highlights in such a short span of time! But when you have a coordinator like Amy Thunell, your day will go off without a hitch!

By the time dinner finished and it was time for dancing, everyone was relaxed and in the mood to let loose. I have to say- this was my favorite part of the day. I’ve never seen so many people get down on the dance floor. It was a riot! I threw myself in the middle of the dance floor and stayed put. There was so much celebration to document, I wasn’t going anywhere else!
(Side note- I’m pretty proud of my Canon Speedlights, as they were firing constantly, all night long!! And bonus- I didn’t even have to put in fresh batteries! What?! 🙂 If you saw how many images I shot during party dancing, you’d totally understand! 🙂 

It was such a blast to watch Todd and Ashleigh’s family and friends cut loose on the dance floor. I honestly cannot remember a time where I witnessed so much joy and so much laughter. 

Bluemont Vineyard was filled with so much love that night- it makes me smile even now just thinking about it.

After some toasts and cake cutting, the night was quickly wrapping up. I remember thinking to myself- where did nine hours go?? 

The sparkler exit was the last event of the night, and this usually comes with a lot of anticipation and a lot of ‘I hope nobody lights my hair on fire’ thoughts! 🤣 But it was a success!

Before I knew it, Todd and Ashleigh made their way through the tunnel of sparklers and into the car they went. Their St. Lucian honeymoon was calling!

To sum up Todd and Ashleigh’s day in one word, it would have to be:


Wow is the only word that keeps coming to mind when I think about this special day. 

It was stunning in every possible way. I can’t even describe, so I’m thankful I have the images to prove it! 

Thank you to Todd and Ashleigh’s parents, aunts and uncles, family and dear friends who made this day so special for them. It was perfection!

Congratulations to Todd and Ashleigh. My heart is so full and I’m so happy for you both! 🖤

Photography- Stacy Story Photography

Venue: Bluemont Vineyard

Florals- Kelley Truxel at Event Studio

Makeup- Melissa Franklin


Event Coordination- Amy Thunell

Sweet Treats- Signature Sweets by Amanda

Videographer- Twin Crest Productions


Caterer- Savoir Fare Limited

Bridal Gown- Calla Blanche Boutique – Posh Bridal Maryland

Bridesmaids Gowns–
Boutique– Posh Bridal Maryland

Groomsmen Attire- The Black Tux

bride drinking her champagne as she gets ready
wedding dress with bridesmaids dresses
blush bridal bouquet with peonies and roses
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bride with her bridesmaids smiling in robes
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bride reading her letter from groom
mother smiling at her daugher on wedding day
bride smiling and putting on her earrings
bride with her bridesmaids at bluemont vineyard
mother with her daughter on wedding day
bridesmaids at bluemont vineyard
daddy daughter first look
father crying after first look with his daughter
wedding day seating chart details
first look for military couple in Virginia
military couple after first look on wedding day in Virginia
military couple on wedding day
sweetheart table florals
groom and groomsmen relaxing
floral covered arbor at Bluemont Vineyard
father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle
groom smiling as his bride walks down the aisle
wedding ceremony at bluemont vineyard
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passing of the rings
bride smiling at her groom
bride and groom kissing during ceremony at bluemont
saber arch wedding tradition
saber arch wedding tradition
blush bridal bouquets with peony and roses
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sweetheart table at reception
bride and groom dancing in the vineyards at Bluemont
bride and groom smiling in the vineyards
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bride and groom kissing on wedding day at bluemont vineyard
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cocktail hour at Bluemont Vineyard
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groom dancing with his bride virginia wedding
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groom smiling with his bride during reception at Bluemont Vineyard Virginia
bride and groom holding hands during reception dancing
bride and groom nighttime gazebo portrait at bluemont vineyard
black and white sparkler exit

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