These amazing images would not be possible without (my new friend) and professional wedding photographer Franzi Lee Photography

I will share how we got started on this...It was a (very) freezing February 2020 day that we met in the empty barn at Belle Grove Plantation. Me standing there with an assortment of hula hoops as props to demonstrate my vision. I am not sure Franzi knew exactly what she was getting into when I tried to explain my vision of “ribbon curtains” and hanging hoops! Keeping things "simple" is not something I do very well! Even when I try, things tend to get a little over the top! And as you will see....this styled shoot did not fail to be over the top! The funny thing is though....as much work as it is pulling off a set up like we did, it really was kinda simple to work with this group of professionals I now consider to be my friends!

The  “mock bride” is my beautiful daughter Olivia Johnson and the “mock groom” is her handsome fiancée Sam.They were awesome sports to play along in our pretend wedding and they too exceeded all expectations!

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Vendors include:

Photography: @franzileephotography, Event planning & coordination: Michelle's Main Event Michelle's Main Event, Venue: Belle Grove Plantation Belle Grove Plantation, Wedding dress:The Valley Bride The Valley Bride, Hair Styling: The Leo Touch The Leo Touch, Cake: Tiers In Heaven LLC Tiers In Heaven LLC

Vintage furniture: Delightfully Yours, Winchester VA Delightfully Yours, Winchester VA, Makeup: Merle Norman Winchester Merle Norman Winchester

Calligraphy: Nicole Walsh Creative Nicole Walsh Creative, Signage & Garter: Caresse LLC Caresse LLC, Videographer: @jrmurrayproductions Jeremy R Murray, Charcuterie board: Board & Table Co Board & Table Co, Rentals: Grand Event Center Grand Event Center, Florals: Samantha Greenfield Designs in Floral Artistry Samantha Greenfield Designs in Floral Artistry