12 Ridges Vineyard, located in Vesuvius Virginia, provides the perfect background of a wedding.

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Andrew and Katy first met on a church retreat in spring of 2016. However, they failed to exchange contact information and it was not until spring of 2018 that they reconnected. 

In early 2018, their dear friend, Calley Powell, hosted a dinner party at her home in Houston that they both attended. One month later Andrew and Katy had their first date in Houston.

The year that followed was full of adventure, delicious food, often prepared by Andrew, and meeting each other’s families. It did not take long for them to realize they where the perfect pair.

Andrew decided to ask Katy’s father for her hand in marriage in December. A few months later Katy and Andrew took a trip to Switzerland. He decided to propose to Katy in the Swiss Alps in the middle of a snow storm.

Katy and Andrew decided to get married at one of their favorite vineyards in Virginia.

They where married in Vesuvius Virginia at 2 Ridges Vineyard surrounded by friends and family. The ceremony took place on a hill with a sweeping views of the vineyard. The reception was held in a clear tent so you could see the stars.

Every aspect of their day was filled with laughter and joy. One of my favorite memories is from the grooms portrait session. I asked the groomsmen to do something illustrate their excitement for Andrew. They all decided to jump for joy.

Another favorite memory was when Katy and Andrew sang a duet. They had rehearsed for months.

Perhaps my favorite memory though came from the bride and groom portrait session. For one of the prompts I gave Andrew and Katy was to spin. When we were done Katy turned to me laughing and said “I had to have my ‘sound of music’ moment.’

I have had the privilege of photographing and documenting many joy filled weddings but this one at 12 Ridges Vineyard is going to stick with me!

Wedding Planner: Karen McGrath & Team w/ Amore Events – https://amoreeventsco.com/?utm_campaign=WeddingWire&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=weddingwire.com

Caterer: Harvest Moon Catering – https://www.hmcatering.com

Band: Harley Boone w/ EastCoast Entertainment – https://www.bookece.com/artists/harley-boone

Tent: Virginia Tent Rental – http://www.vatentrental.com

Florist: Hedge Fine Blooms – https://hedgefineblooms.com

Venue: 12 Ridges Vineyard – https://www.12ridges.com

Bridal Hair & Nails: Wintergreen Resort Spa & Salon – https://wintergreenresort.com/Spa-Home/

Ceremony Musician: Courtney Hooper – https://www.courtneyhoopermusic.com

Transportation: Abermarle Limousine https://www.albemarlelimousine.com & Quick’s Bus Company http://quicksbus.com

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