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Cross Keys Vineyards Wedding Photographer | Harrisonburg Virginia | Jessi + Matt

I’ve been shooting at Cross Keys since 2014, not long after my business began and it’s been fun to shoot there every year since and watch as my work has changed and hopefully improved a little bit every year. I only booked one Cross Keys wedding this year which is actually kind of rare but I got to spend it with Jessi and Matt and I’m so grateful it was them!!!

I recently met Jessi and Matt up in Maryland for their engagement session and although it was probably 105 degrees their entire shoot, they were such good sports and made it fun. Their shoot was pretty recent so the countdown was on once I left! When their wedding week arrived, I was checking the weather and it kept saying it was calling for rain but I knew of all places to have a rainy wedding, Cross Keys was one of the best because they have so many coverings. I honestly never completely trust the weather though because I’ve had so many days when it has called for 80% or higher and ended up not raining so when I arrived that day, I assured Jessi it would still be beautiful. And it was!! We got so lucky and it only barely misted until the reception! YAY!!

There were so many moments I loved about this wedding day. The morning of, the incredible florist, Southern Blooms, dropped off Jessi’s bouquet and she cried as she saw it, along with her ceremony florals and the reception room that Karen from Amore Events put together. Also, their ceremony was hilarious and sweet to begin with but the fact that Matt surprised Jessi with the wedding band she wanted was the best! Jessi’s face (which you’ll see below) was my favorite thing all day! Haha. And I guess this day was just a day of surprises because during the reception, Matt and his band got up on stage and played a song which was such a blast! I loved that I got to capture this day and I’m excited to share their wedding with you!! Jessi and Matt, thanks for being the most relaxed couple even on a rainy day and making my job fun! <3 I love y’all!!

Venue | Cross Keys Vineyards

Planning | Amore Events by Cody

Dress | Wtoo by Watters

Florals | Southern Blooms

Hair + Makeup | Kristina Kelley

Band | Bachelor Boys Band

Catering | Cross Keys Vineyards

Cake | Bijou Sweet Treats

Lighting + Rentals | MS Events

Invitations | Paper Source

Photobooth | Swell Photobooth

Videographer | Al Peasley

Bridesmaid Dresses | BHLDN

Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A Bank

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  • September 14, 2017 - 9:04 PM

    Sarah Der - Meredith! These are so, so good! I love seeing your perspective on the day, and your work is so ridiculously pretty. YOU ARE SO GOOD. And this wedding is so beautiful and full of emotion. They are lucky to have had you along for the day!!!ReplyCancel

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