I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!



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April 2, 2020

Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Details

Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Details | Pippin Hill Vineyards in Charlottesville

Let’s talk about RECEPTION DETAILS today!!! I’m sharing my personal favorite Virginia + Florida reception details. 🙂 I hope you’re inspired today by the DIY projects, venues, the TREATS (yum!), color pallets, and the arrangements/setups! I know how challenging it can be to visualize everything before the big day. But when everything comes together, it’s incredible how much the room can transform from personal touches.

Planning a wedding day involves a LOT of logistics and coordination. And a big part of the planning includes the details. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t necessarily need to be a high priority. Because the focus is to get married! <3

To some, they leave the vision in the hands of their wedding planner! Or other brides (like myself), take on the challenge of saving some money and take on some DIY projects. Regardless, every couple has a unique vision for their wedding day.

How do you figure out what your wedding decor + vision?

I’m sure many brides dream of what their wedding day will look like before the proposal happens! In other cases, they may not even have a CLUE! I highly suggest chatting with a talented vendor team to help with this vision. 🙂 Alex and my wedding, I wrote down a list of things we love to do together. Or maybe there are quirky traits about your love story that you want to figure out a way to tie into the wedding? These ideas can even help determine the type of venue, decor, and theme for your special day. There are SO many ideas out there, and I don’t discourage browsing on Pinterest for inspiration or even checking out my work!! 🙂

Enjoy checking out some of my favorite Virginia + Florida reception details from 2019!

Here are some popular venues from last year!


Keswick Vineyards
Pippin Hill
Morais Vineyards
King Family Vineyards
Bluemont Vineyards
Stone Tower Winery


Raspberry Plain Manor
Great Marsh Estate
The Mill at Fine Creek


Airlie in Warrenton, Virginia
The Market at Grelen
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens


Oak Island in North Carolina
Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mexico

Until next time, have a great weekend!!!