Laura + Dustin | A Buckeye Farm Newport, Virginia Wedding

I met Laura & Dustin at the Cascades for the engagement session. After I gave them borderline-frostbite, I was relived that they still wanted me back for their big day! ;) I’ve never photographed at Buckeye Farm before and I always get a little nervous going to new venues just because of the many unknown variables, but I can safely say that this venue is now in my Top 5 of all time.

When you’re standing on the balcony of the home, all you can hear is the babbling stream below, it’s truly the most peaceful property I’ve ever been to. Now imagine starting off your wedding day in that peaceful state of mind. The entire morning, everyone that was there getting ready was so chill and relaxed, ready for whatever the day was to bring!

Laura & Dustin met when the two worked at Cracker Barrel (hence that ring shot) ;) - The little centerpieces at the reception even featured that famous CB peg game! It was so fun to see all of their former and current co-workers come celebrate with them too. Their ceremony was picture-perfect with that same stream as the backdrop. I kept taking time throughout the day to just stop and hear the peace and quiet at the venue. It’s truly so serene for those couples looking to ‘escape it all’ and only 15 minutes from the heart of Hokie Nation!

The entire day was straight out of a fairy tale with good weather, beautiful scenery, and close family & friends!

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