Devan + Thomas

Nestled among the rolling hills of The Old Mill Farm in Bedford, VA is the most picturesque setting for a summer wedding. Puffy cotton clouds dotted the blue sky but don't let them fool you, we kept our eyes on the weather all day. From a 60% chance of rain, we were ready for whatever happened but not a single drop fell. It was the hottest wedding I have ever photographed but perhaps among the most beautiful as well. 

Devan was SO excited to marry her best friend, a smile never left her face all morning and some may confuse her nerves for just pure excitement. Surrounded by their family and bridal party underneath a giant shady tree, their first look was as sweet as imagined. I always recommend first looks because you can literally see the bride + groom just take a sigh of relief after they see each other. No emotion is lost as Devan walked down the aisle either, Thomas was still in awe of his wife-to-be. 

Did I mention this was the hottest wedding of all time? I think every single person was drenched in sweat from the humidity but I think it TRULY goes to show how loved The Kessler's are because the crowd was as big at the exit as it was for the entrance. So many friends and family danced the night away under the barn as if it was the coolest of nights. I love that about weddings. The weather could be awful, things may go awry, expectations may change, but the party STILL. GOES. ON. 

It was SUCH an honor to help these two kick off their Happily Ever After and I truly wish you two all of the love and happiness as you grow old together! 

Thanks to such a kick ass team of vendors as well who all helped each other out in the heat and made this party even better! 

Posted by Ashley Lester.