Glenward Gates Botanical Gardens Wedding in Carson, Va – A Book Inspired Wedding on a Southern VA Plantation in Spring
Allison and Philip are my absolute favorites. I have known Allison since I photographed her senior portraits and I hoped that one day I would be lucky enough to photograph her wedding, because this lady is the sweetest most beautiful person inside and out, and I am so lucky to be able to call her a very close friend.
I had heard Allison tell me all about the really gorgeous plans she was envisioning for her literal fairytale wedding. She and Philip love Disney and books (please notice all the book details everywhere, they are amazing!!) so incorporating their love for all things literary and wonderful was super important to them. Their attention to detail is so evident everywhere from the book cupcake stands to her sweet book lockets to her bridesmaids with her wedding date inside. Allison spent a lot of time collecting all the books found throughout the wedding herself, so it really was a personal and DIY affair, and the outcome was so lovely! I love every little touch of spring with the choice of florals and the pop of purple.
Every bit of this wedding is spectacular. And this house! Their venue Glenward Gates Botanical Gardens was the perfect spot for the wedding. It completely encapsulated everything I could ever imagine for Allison and Philip’s special day and more. They had a sweet outpouring of loved ones that arrived with a super fun reception that followed their ceremony. They definitely aimed to please because they served pizza at their reception (yes please, and please again!).
Words can truly not describe how special Allison is to me and how much I adore her – this wedding was perfection itself, and she looked so radiant it’s unbelievable. Philip is such a perfect partner for her, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the two of them!!
Makeup: Free Spirit Makeup
Hair: Amber Connor Beauty
Dress: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Seychelles
2nd Shooter: Molly Scott Photo and Video