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Bedford, VA Boho Backyard Wedding


Shannon and Ryan’s intimate backyard wedding in Bedford, VA last month was so perfect, even despite the non-stop rain. From a traditional Catholic ceremony to their tented reception at her family’s home, these two never let the weather affect how happy they felt becoming husband and wife, and that’s what I loved about them so much! Shannon looked stunning as a boho bride, complete with a fresh flower crown, bouquet full of wildflowers wrapped in her grandmother’s pearls (we might have shared some tears over drinks when we met to talk about the timeline when Shannon spoke about her grandmother), and a beautiful, flowy dress – perfect for her free spirit. Ryan looked rapper in his blue suit, and that succulent!? I was obsessed with it! It was such an honor to be the one to document their special day, and I loved the sweet toasts and parent dances! I know Shannon’s parents and Ryan’s parents were just so proud of their babies! Catie, Shannon’s best friend and Maid of Honor, was so sweet and absolutely gorgeous in her blush and gold, sequined dress! SO pretty! I nearly forgot to mention that Ryan is from where I’m from – Denver, CO, so it was great to be around a bunch of *real* Broncos fans! Goooooo Broncos!
It was such a fun party, and I hope you enjoy some favorites from the day!

The amazing creative team that helped make this day beautiful and perfect:

Ceremony: Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church
HNM Coordinator: Rita Zimmerman
Backyard Reception: Family Home in Bedford, VA
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Tux: Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.
Catering: Schaal’s Catering & Events
Hair: Trendsetters Salon
Makeup: Patricia Ashworth
Cakes: Wildflour Market & Bakery
Etsy Shop: Grabers Graphics
Photography: Bethanne Arthur Photography

To view Shannon + Ryan’s summer engagement session in Leesburg, VA, go HERE!

To view other weddings, go HERE!


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  • Whitney Shortt

    Great job capturing the emotion and details of their day! Her bouquets were gorgeous! <3ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Wright

    Don’t you just love a backyard celebration? So fun! And the COLORS in this one are gorgeous! You create beautiful work, sweetheart! So joyful and bright. Thanks for sharing! Joyfully, LaurenReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much! I definitely hope I get a few more backyard celebrations – they are SO fun!ReplyCancel

  • Erica

    What a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Mai

    Beautiful couple! I love your detail shots!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    I’m a sucker for a flower crown! What a sweet couple and lovely, whimsical details. Great photos!ReplyCancel

    • Oh, I know right?! More flower crowns please! And thank you so so much; I absolutely love this couple!ReplyCancel

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