This was another hometown wedding for me as it was held at Luray caverns. This wedding was very homey, truly a family affair. Often times friends and family contribute to the wedding, in this case, friends, family, and coworkers all pulled together to make this a special day.
Kelly’s hair and makeup were done by her coworkers at Tangles Day Spa. She then completed her preparations at the historic Mimslyn Inn. Known for their luxury accommodations, she and her soon-to-be husband were given a bottle of champagne to share following their nuptials. As soon as she arrived, she was ready to step into her satin bridal gown. Her gown was a piece of history for her family; it was the bridal gown worn by her grandmother in 1949. It was a beautiful connection to their past.
Danny was already at the ceremony site with his groomsmen. We met them at The Governor’s House at Luray Caverns for his preparations. He gave his groomsmen Mudder pocket watches as their bridal party gifts. They then looked at the time and urged Danny to hurry to meet his lovely bride.
Kelly and Danny met for the first time that day at The Church of The Luray Valley Museum on the grounds of Luray Caverns for their ceremony. The space made for a very intimate affair with their closest friends and family in attendance. The chapel was modestly decorated by the wedding planner/mother of the bride, Kathy Way, to preserve the rustic style of the church.
We took the bridal portraits outside the church against the setting sun.
The reception that followed in the Luray Caverns Historic Burner Barn was a nice informal celebration. Flowers by Florist Vivian’s Flowers of Luray added decoration to the room. The food and cake were all lovingly prepared by the couple’s family.
We wish Kelly and Danny a life together that is as uncomplicated as their wedding day.
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