When Dustin and Summer first asked me to dinner to chat about wedding photography after they got engaged, I was over the moon excited. Then, when they told me it was going to take place and The Greenbriar in West Virginia, I probably could have cried happy tears. Yes it’s a stunning historical venue and any photographer would be thrilled and honored to shoot a wedding there, but to me it was so much more. My grandmother grew up right down the street and her house is still standing to this day. Her father worked at one of the guard stations, she and her sister were both telephone operators, and her brother ran the liquor store back in the day. My dad also grew up in White Sulphur and has fond memories of The Greenbriar through his young years. Needless to say, this venue is very near and dear to my family and so being able to photograph a beautiful wedding there was so special to me.
Dustin and Summer couldn’t have been a more laid back couple. They were so excited to spend one of the most important days of their life celebrating their love and commitment with all their closest family and friends. They simply wanted to have a good time. They weren’t caught up in every little detail. In fact, they really were as easy going as possible. They are so in love. And their main focus was enjoying every minute of the day. Neither of them were ever stressed, just all smiles.
Summer looked straight out of a fairy tale. The kind that every little girl dreams of. And Dustin was so dapper. They complimented each other just perfectly exuding elegance and class until the very last dance of the evening.
Summer and Dustin – I can’t thank you both enough. It was such an honor to be a part of your special day. Wishing you years of happiness. Hope you fall in love with these photos as much as I have! <3
Second Shooter | Meredith Sledge Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Greenbriar
Florals | Gillespies Flowers
Dress Store | Studio I do
Dress Designer | Essence of Australia
Videographer | Michael’s Video
DJ | RSP Entertainment
Catering | The Greenbriar
Bridesmaids Dresses | Beholden
Groomsmen Attire | The Greenbriar