Nicole & Ryan | Oakland Farm Wedding | VA Wedding Photographer | Christina Chapman

Nicole & Ryan | Oakland Farm Wedding | VA Wedding Photographer | Christina Chapman

VA Wedding Photographer | Christina Chapman

Nicole and Ryan are married, and it was a gorgeous event! Southern elegancy at its best! Everywhere we looked, there were tiny details perfectly planned and thought out to reflect the romantic and elegant barn wedding of Nicole and Ryan’s dreams!

With all the beautiful details and memorable moments, there was one part of the day that I will never forget when I think of Nicole and Ryan, their ceremony. Nicole and Ryan choose to write their vows and read them aloud. They both spoke of their journey to each other and how much they love one another. Ryan and Nicole both mentioned the children and how solid and unconditional their love is for them. When Nicole read her vows, she took a moment and spoke directly to Ryleigh and Liam, who were seated on the front row watching as their dad married mom-cole.

Nicole promised to love them, protect them, support them, and create her unique place in their lives.  If you have seen Nicole with these sweet children and how much they love her in return, you know that meant every word.

My heart was so full as Ryan, Nicole, Liam, and Ryleigh became a family.

Like me, many of the guests were overwhelmed by Nicole’s genuine affection for Liam and Ryleigh and her joy in becoming a permanent part of their lives. Not many eyes were dry when she finished her vows.

Nicole and Ryan, I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am for you both and Liam and Ryleigh! Thank you so much for trusting us and sharing your wedding day with us. I honestly cannot wait to see what the future holds for your new family! I do not doubt that you will reach for the stars and create a life that is full of love and joy.

VA Wedding Photographer | Christina Chapman

Nicole & Ryans Engagement Session

VA Wedding Photographer | Barn Wedding | Fall Wedding

Creative Team:

Venue: Oakland Farm

Flowers: The Wedding Woman

Cake: Southside Sugar Cake Co, LLC

DJ: Dow Oaks Events

Hair & Makeup: Brooke DiOrio

Catering: Mission BBQ

Gown: New York Bride and Groom

Bridemaids Gowns: David’s Bridal

Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Transportation: White Glove Transportation Inc.

Officiant: Robert Jackson

Planners: Julia Justice/Annette Jackson