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Kenneth and Kimberly are a couple that we didn’t have the opportunity to shoot prior to their wedding. It can be intimidating to film and shoot a couple for the first time with only an information sheet to go off of. Instead we held a post day Portrait Session.
Keni and Kim are a delightfully unconventional couple. From their wedding venue to their clothes and wedding details, their personality was intimate, playful, and adventurous.
Their day began at Stover Hall where Kim spent hours having her hair delicately pinned up – by hairstylist and makeup artist from Bobbypins and Blush in Fredericksburg, VA – to go under the gorgeous cap she selected to pair with her Alfred Angelo Bridal Gown.
But we said unconventional. While getting married in a cave, it’s more practical to have safe footwear. Kim selected adorable Toms with little mushrooms on them. Her jewelry was also of an earthy tone from Village Beads and Body Art Forms.
Keni waited pensively in the smaller house. He was excited to show the gift he prepared for her; a video of him performing her favorite song along with images of their time together. He was also excited to show the custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle suspenders, bow tie, socks, and pocket square he would wear for the reception, which livened up his dapper Joseph A Banks Suit.
We started with their details and saw the original box Kim’s mother’s ring, which Kim would now wear, was in. Their formal rings came from Wanda and Audrey from Reed’s Jeweler’s in York, PA.
At the reception hall, the cake topper surprised us. We were all stumped as to the significance of an olive and a sheep. We learned it was a cute joke between them for how they say they love each other.
Kim crafted a boutonnière for Keni from Magic The Gathering cards. He was beaming with pride for that gift she’d presented earlier. He would soon be overcome with emotion over the gift she surprised him with.
Finally, it was time for the ceremony.
We’ve captured quite a few couples getting engaged underground but few choose to marry there. Keni and Kim’s guests were treated to a private tour through the fascinating Luray Caverns down to the chapel.
Keni and Kim also chose the beautiful Stover Hall for their reception location where expertly coordinated things to Christina Grieve keep everything running smoothly. With its newly expanded hall, the couple were able to host all of their friends and family with room for coworkers they got close to.
Main Street Bakery ensured the crowd was satiated before they satisfied everyone’s sweet tooth with the cake they also prepared.
Emcee Jason Guyton of Guyton Mobile DJ, made the night lively; the dance floor stayed packed.
It was a memorable ceremony with a memorable couple. In addition to Photography, we also provided Videogrpahy for their Wedding. We can hardly wait to share the highlight film we put together.
Congratulations Keni and Kimi!