Hanover Arts & Activities Center Wedding | Ashland Virginia


Wedding Venue: Hanover Arts & Activities Center

Louisa & Murphy

This beautiful wedding took place in Ashland Virginia at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center near Louisa & Murphy's alma mater Randolph-Macon . Some people may say that you're absolutely crazy to take on a wedding the weekend before your very own. There was absolutely no way I wouldn't be there for Louisa & Murphy's big day. We met on a chilly evening at Starbucks and you know when you meet people and you just can't help but love them? That's these two. They're the type of people you can grab a beer or a glass of wine with and feel like you've known them forever. Their love story spans their time at Randolph-Macon and they met during their freshman year. Fast forward a few years later, they were on a hike in the Shenandoah Mountains and Murphy asked Louisa to marry him. We did their engagement session in Old Town Alexandria on a rainy morning and it was like a dream. There was a beautiful fog in the air and it felt like we were in Europe strolling the streets of Paris. They easily wrapped up in each other's arms and snuggled the day away and I was able to capture it all.

The wedding day was nothing short of gorgeous. They had the most beautiful fall day, the sun was out and the entire flow of the day was perfect. Louisa and Murphy chose the Pine Grove Farm in Ashland, Virginia for their getting ready and first look location. The light in the house and grounds outside are just perfect for that rustic and vintage feel. After the ceremony, they had an adorable golf cart decorated and all of their guests followed them to their reception at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center. Each table had beautiful vintage dishes and florals to match, Louisa's grandparents also celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on the same day and they are so adorable, you definitely don't want to miss them! I can't believe this is almost a year ago already!

Wedding Venue: Hanover Arts & Activities Center
Gown: Nicole Miller via Fabulous Frocks
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Bride's Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Florals: DIY & Vogue Flowers Ashland 
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Ralph Lauren
Engagement Ring: Doamore
Brides Wedding Band: Melisa Dent - designed by bride
Grooms Wedding Band: Minter and Richter
Cakes: Sugar Fix Bakery
Cookies: La Bella Vita Bakery
Hair: Waves Hair Studio - Shanté
Make-up: Bride DIY
Catering: Homemades by Suzanne