He takes deep, steadying breaths as he walks down the hallway to meet his bride.”Nervous?” “I’m getting there,” he admits. A little shake out of the shoulders and wrists, another deep breath, and he timidly takes two steps into the room where his bride stands around the other side of the door, waiting for a chance to hold his hand without glimpsing one another. They exchange sweet letters, words written just for the other’s eyes, and a few tender tears are shed. As they both finish reading, their hands find each other around the door again, and he asks if she wouldn’t mind praying this time? And so she does. Her steady, sweet voice offers up her prayer, asking for a beautiful day, but even moreso a beautiful beginning to a Christ-centered marriage. It was an incredible thing to behold, and as she said “amen,” he squeezed her hand for the last time as his fiancé and left to find his place at the end of the aisle.

Brad & Lauren, you two are a precious pair of souls. Your sweet, light-hearted laughed brings a smile to all around you, and yet the fact that you were made for each other is evident to even the most remote passersby. I cannot thank you enough for the absolute joy of photographing your wedding day, your love, and your friends & family- I don’t know if time has ever passed so quickly! I hope that Antigua is giving you nothing but its very, very best!

We began at Lauren’s childhood home…

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Brad wrote on the bottoms of Lauren’s shoes, a fact she didn’t realize until she was about to put them on (you’ll see!).

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Oh. my. word. LAUREN!!

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This is the “oh my gosh we’re MARRIED!!” smile!

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SUCH a fun bridal party!

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Love.

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And then we found a tractor.

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Virginia wedding photographer Morais Vineyard

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Beggs!
Ceremony: Centreville Baptist Church
Reception: Morais Vineyard
Bride and bridesmaid dresses: White Swan Bridal
Shoes: Blush Bridal
Florals: Everlasting Flowers
Cake: Wanda’s Cakes
Paper: Allison Barnhill Designs
Amazing second shooter: Sarah Goodwin

Love Everlasting- Brad & Lauren’s Virginia wedding at Morais Vineyard

November 7, 2012

  1. Natalie says:

    An absolutely beautiful wedding!

  2. Kathy says:

    Love the orange! This wedding was is so pretty! You captured all the little details perfectly!! Love the lineup of the shoes too!

  3. Emilia Jane says:

    Okay WOW to the first picture and the stand alone vertical of her smiling on the steps. Simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  4. Rebekah Hoyt says:

    WOW Abby this is definitely one of your best yet! What a gorgeous day, captured so beautifully! Wonderful wedding!!

  5. Tara says:

    I just. I can’t. This is SO good!!

  6. Wow! The bridal portraits where she’s sitting on the steps are just lovely! What a beautiful bride!!

  7. Lena says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love the colors and all of the unique pictures (LOVE the one behind the gold gate!!) The moment with the flower girl under the veil is absolutely precious as well.

  8. Kim Usowski says:

    These pictures gave me chills. Lauren you are so beautiful inside and out and I love how perfectly Abby captured your happiness on your big day. Lovely lovely lovely.

  9. Jennifer says:

    breath taking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Jean says:

    Beautiful photos, Abby!! I love them all but that first one is extra beautiful!!

  11. Meredith Jones says:

    Abby – These pictures are breathtaking! You did an amazing job capturing Lauren’s radiance and beauty! I know Brad & Lauren will be so excited to have these pictures for the rest of their lives!! 🙂

  12. Erica says:

    Beautiful Wedding! Love that image with them behind the gold cut out wall!!

  13. molly says:

    this is a STUNNING wedding, abby!!! beautiful. just beautiful.

  14. Ah! One of my favorites of yours, for sure! So pretty!

  15. Rebekah Carter says:

    These are all great! Fantastic work!

  16. Krysten Trainor says:

    I love every single picture!!! Abby, what an amazing memory you caught and their love for each other! I can’t stop looking through them, the pictures are stunning!!! Xoxox

  17. Laura says:

    Gorgeous! Love the lighting for the vineyard shots!

  18. Alison Mish says:

    Jaw-droppingly stunning! These are beautiful!

  19. Dani says:

    Wow these are incredible!! I love every single one of them. Their details are amazing. The groups shots are so fun and the couple portraits are just stunning!

  20. This is a fave for sure. Abby you captured the beauty of Lauren, Brad & the day to a “T”

  21. Crazy beautiful. Every image.

  22. Megan Guernsey says:

    Absolutely lovely! I would expect nothing less from Lauren, she is just beautiful. I’m so glad she chose to use you Abby, your photos are just amazing! Great job.

  23. Colette says:

    So many pretty vineyard shots! Beautiful bridesmaid dresses, too.

  24. Definitely a new favorite of mine! LOVE everything about this Abby!!!

  25. Anastasia says:

    I am blown away!!! Such beautiful energy in all these pictures!!! What a stunning wedding, what a stunning couple, what a mega-talented photographer!

  26. Rebecca and Larry Trainor says:

    The pictures were absolutely beautiful! We believe you captured the expressions and love of all the bridal party and most all the “Bride and Groom”! It was truly an exceptional day and we thank you.

  27. Lauren says:

    Love all those shoe shots! So much fun! And the rest is absolutely gorgeous…..dream-like.

  28. Rici says:

    That is such a great wedding, Abby! It looks so fun. The tractor! WOW!!!

  29. Kristen Duffy says:

    Abby, these are absolutely stunning! The quality of every single one of them is GORGEOUS; it makes me want to jump into the picture! Not sure why that’s my reaction, but just to say that your photos make me want to be there. Beautiful 🙂

  30. […] handful of classic portraits I really need that time with my brides. I was in absolute heaven when Lauren and I built in 15-20 minutes for bridal portraits- having that time before we departed for the […]

  31. Lauryn says:

    Love the colors of this one!! The gray and orange, yes!!

  32. Yolanda Roberson says:

    WOW! Simply Beautiful……the photo shots and the lovely couple look wonderful oh and the bridal party as well. Great job Abby!

  33. Melissa Farmer says:

    L.O.V.E the photo of them in the car in B&W!!

    Wonderful job! 🙂

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