Chris + Christine

The Blacksburg Wedding | Va Tech Wedding Photography
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The theme

words used on their wedding day included “service, kind, compassionate, wise, thoughtful, etc”.  Chris and Christine are well loved by their family and friends and that was so evident on their wedding day. It seemed like every time someone would speak of them, compliments just flowed out of their mouths.  I had met Christine through my best friend Caroline when they roomed together at Tech. I knew how sweet of a friend she was to Caroline but I had never had many opportunities to hangout with Christine the last 5 years.  After only an hour of hanging out at the salon, I knew it was going to be a wonderful celebration. Christine just has this calm, sweet presence about her and that’s the PERFECT

 

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type of attitude for a wedding day! It rained the whole day and she just went with the flow and nothing became stressful! Her bridesmaids adore her and the whole morning was spent just hanging out, preparing for the ceremony and eating Panera…. YES!! I had never met Chris until 2 hours before the ceremony and thankfully he is JUST as laid back as Christine and so it was a BREEZE working with the two of them!  Chris and his guys hung out beforehand in the room right next door to where his future bride was getting ready.  I don’t know how much he knew about this dress…. but I’m pretty sure it blew him away!! It blew everyone away!!  I mean, I thought tiny little Christine was going to have a tiny little dress…. but I’m SO glad she didn’t go that route because her gown was PERFECT.  It was so BIG and glamorous and perfect that it gave her the title “Queen Christine” for the day! That title was very fitting.

 

As she came down the aisle in her gorgeous gown and long cathedral length veil, Chris smiled and stared. She was stunning. Absolutely stunning. As I was shooting Christine make her grand entrance I could hear sniffles behind me from the bridesmaids. It was a beautiful celebration for a beautiful couple and I’m so honored I was able to be a part of  this amazing day! Chris and Christine, I was so encouraged by your friendship, your love for your friends and your DEEP love for your family. What an incredible life you are starting together! You are so SO blessed and I hope this new season of marriage treats you well! Enjoy Charleston and eat some crab legs and hush puppies for me!!!!!

Love this:) Christine you’re gorgeous!
cute little goody bags
These girls had their work cut out for them! There was a lot of dress to tie up!:)
A favorite:)
hey girl heyyyyy
Classy winter colors
There she is!!
I think Christine’s momma was smiling the entire time!
Married!!
Thank you Lord for allowing the skies to open up a little just in time for portraits!!
Love it.
Favorite!
Can we just talk about these “model face” we have going on right here… WOW. I’m so impressed right now!!
Nice boys!
ha!
There’s my best bud Caroline… running through the mud in her dress… somethings never change. haha These gals saved the day and were amazing “sheet” carriers so that the dress didn’t get dirty!
Love it! 
Another fav
If you get married close to Tech… I feel like it’s wrong to not take a shot in front of Burruss Hall!!:)
Hokie lunch pail!
Dress |  Maggie Sottero, “Ambrosia in Alabaster”, Norfolk, Virginia at Maya Coutere

Florals | Best Wishes Flowers & Gifts

Ceremony | Blacksburg Christian Fellowship

Reception | The Inn at Virginia Tech

Hair/Makeup | Innovations Salon

DJ |  Master Taylor Entertainment

Bridesmaids Dresses Designer | After Six

Invitations | Virginia Beach Printing

Favors | Gearhart Fine Chocolates

Honeymoon | Charleston, SC

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Comments

  1. Annia: ( )

    Especially loving your framing in this one, Katelyn!

  2. Lesley Stowe: ( )

    awesome! GO HOKIES!

  3. cate waters: ( )

    brings back so many memories of my time at Tech and how much I loved it… what a great Hokie wedding!

  4. Julianna: ( )

    LOOOOOVE this wedding! Christine, you look absolutely gorgeous!!! And Katelyn, I looooved the shots under the walkway, they look so beautiful! GO HOKIES!

  5. Karena Dixon: ( )

    That dress…wow…that dress!! Love it! The photo of the best man with his hand on the groom’s shoulder as the bride walks down the isle…I love moments captured like that! Great job as always.

  6. Meggie: ( )

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Christine and Chris, you are amazing! You looked absolutely STUNNING Christine! Phenomenal job Katelyn!

  7. Kari Jeanne: ( )

    Okay – that veil blowing in the wind in almost every shot?? UNREAL! It looked like a ghost was holding it up in one! Love this beautiful wedding :)

  8. Lori Hedrick: ( )

    Beautiful!!! Her dress is amazing!! We lived in Blacksburg for 12 years and attended BCF! Great job ;)

  9. Regan Carter: ( )

    Ahh! Love love love!! Once again, you worked your magic! So so beautiful!! Every photo was perfect!

  10. Ali: ( )

    Wow, we were bio (or chem?) lab partners wayyyy back freshman year! Such a good idea for a photo shoot! Amazing pictures! Congrats Christine!

  11. Sarah C: ( )

    Congratulations guys!!! SOOOO beautiful!!

  12. Sarah: ( )

    Christine your dress is absolutely beautiful! It is SO elegant and unique and I am in love with it! I love the shots with your veil flying in the wind. Unreal.

  13. Kimber Wassenberg: ( )

    So, so pretty! I could look at these pictures for hours! :)

  14. Jade: ( )

    Amazing… So so so beautiful.. Just love looking at your work.. xx

  15. Jennifer S.: ( )

    Great photos! What a fun couple.

  16. Girish: ( )

    Fantastic photographs as always. Great shots, different angles, simply brilliant. The photographs of the couple have come out too good.

  17. Taryn: ( )

    You are truly an inspiration to me. These are amazing. What were your lens choices?

  18. Annetta: ( )

    Awesome job again Katelyn. Love the old buildings you use as backdrops.

  19. milsztof: ( )

    The details are fantastic but I must say I like the whole thing.

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