Trishia + Justin | wedding

I am beyond excited to share this wedding today!! It’s literally taken me all morning to choose which images to post, as I’m completely in love with this wedding and couple! Trishia + Justin are such an amazing couple…literally…they are sooo smitten with each other and incredibly cute, it just melts my heart! Enough cheese…but seriously though we love capturing those sweet moments between our couples…from the smiles, giggles and tears…it’s such a joy to witness!  You may remember their sweet engagement session last Fall (you know the one with the row boat?), after shooting that session, we just couldn’t wait for their wedding! Trishia + Justin chose to have their wedding at the Nature Camp outside of Lexington, VA.  Trishia had grown up going to this camp and it was absolutely the ideal spot for their rustic wedding.  They incorporated so many woodland elements, from the flowers to the little forest animals scattered throughout their wedding.  They even had a wedding logo that symbolized them…two racoons, one with glasses, the other with a bow (Trishia + Justin to a tee!).  The logo was incorporated everywhere and it completely summed up their wedding.  Enjoy this incredible couple and their amazing DIY details!

florist:  Flower Fields
caterer/shortcake:  Full Circle Catering
rentals: Festive Fare
groomsmen vests: Brightwall
boutonnieres: Blue Lemon Provisions
cotton ties:  TuxAndTulle
Justin’s wedding band:  Zoe and Doyle
dress: David’s Bridal
bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
hair: The Salon of Lexington

I squealed when I received their invitation in the mail! Trishia used different Rifle Paper Co. cards and added inserts

Trishia + Justin’s friend, Josh (also groomsmen), designed their racoon logo…love it!

oh yes and they had this logo placed everywhere! even engraved into Justin’s ring and screen-printed on each of the guy’s vests!

love First Looks!

Loved Trishia’s bouquet from Susan of Flower Fields.  Susan grows all of her own flowers herself!

Trishia you’re gorgeous!!

In lieu of a unity symbol, they opted to do something a little bit different.  They instead had a wooden box made and filled it with a bottle of whiskey:)and two love letters.  The box is supposed to symbolize their love when it was at its peak and whenever they go through a rough patch with their marriage, they can open the box, drink the whiskey and read the love letters they wrote to each other and reflect on why they fell in love.  The hope is that they never have to open the box, which is why they had their closest family and friends help seal the box during the ceremony.

Trishia made this curtain of flowers herself using recycled soda bottles…how AMAZING is this?! I want this hanging in my home!

Each guest received a hand-embroidered tea towel with their wedding logo made by Trishia! LOVE them!

They also picked up these cute woodland creatures from Anthropologie to display their table numbers

Trishia made those quilt squares for the centerpieces

Their food was served family style:)We did this with our wedding and we loved the close community of everyone!

again…amazing soda bottle flowers…

Though Trishia + Justin served strawberry shortcake, they still wanted a cake topper.  Trishia’s mother made their cake topper and completely reflected them on their wedding day

  • June 15, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    postcards and pretties - OMG! that has to be one of the coolest weddings ever!! love the woodland creatures.

  • June 15, 2011 - 2:50 pm

    Kellan - Where do I start? I am so enthralled with this whole massive post. The details are just beyond…I am jealous you go to shoot this! She is a beautiful, creative and talented bride. The whole vibe, color scheme, use of details and personal touches…off the charts. WINNER!!!

  • June 15, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    Sarah - I am in awe of the originality of this wedding. SO creative. SO beautiful. Love it!

  • June 15, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    Trishia Leach - The photos are BEAUTIFUL! I’ve always known you were amazingly talented but I’m just blown away by how perfectly you captured the color, emotion, beauty, and even that magical quality of dappled sunshine. Just looking at these photos is like being at Nature Camp all over again. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of our wedding and for just being yourselves. We felt completely comfortable with you and trusted you to do whatever you wanted. I’m in awe of the photos and am so very thankful that we picked you guys to capture our day. Best. Decision. Ever.!!! 😀

  • June 15, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    Amy Martin - Ridiculous wedding!! Off the charts… everything about it! LOVE it and of course, you guys captured it perfectly. xoxo!

  • June 15, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    jenny haas - this is incredible!! i LOVE the guys attire, the colors, the woodland creatures, and those invitations are the cutest ever! SO SO cute!

  • June 15, 2011 - 3:19 pm

    jenny haas - oh yeah, and i have to say, the idea of the whiskey bottle and letters is such a neat idea, especially that they had their families help seal it! Love it!

  • June 15, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    Kristen Gardner - This wedding is amazing! I am in LOVE with all the creative details, and the portraits of the bride and groom are so beautiful. Great job, you guys!

  • June 15, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    janet casanave - the entire affair and everything about it is SOOOO unbelievable and beautiful…you are exceptionally talented and creative….
    You are both so lucky to have each other—may the box never have to be opened. anxiously waiting to see more of the photos.

  • June 16, 2011 - 1:10 am

    Katelyn James - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! What a DREAM!!!!!!!!!! This is amazing and I will be very disappointed if I don’t see this in a mag within the next year! The details, location, portraits are to DIE for! Seriously amazing Jodi, Kurt and Lauryn:):)

  • June 16, 2011 - 5:03 am

    Azulsahara - I love the photos, the shoes, the red lips…just everything. Congratulations!

  • June 16, 2011 - 9:17 am

    Jodi - WOW thanks so much everyone for your kind words!!! You all are incredibly sweet! We adore this wedding! :)

  • June 17, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    Susan - I found your site through Lauryn Galloway’s blog and I am so happy I did. I, too, went to Nature Camp and looking at your pictures was amazing. I actually started tearing up because of the memories of camp. This wedding was beautiful and so personalized. Congratulations to a fellow Nature Camper!

  • June 19, 2011 - 11:12 pm

    Aileen@LoveandLavender - What an amazing wedding!!! Love the butterflies in her hair, the soda bottle flowers, and the cute woodland creatures! Oh and their invites are ADORABLE.

  • June 29, 2011 - 9:38 am

    Jennifer - Wish I had been invited! ;O) So whimsical and lovely. Envious, even :O)

  • July 9, 2011 - 4:06 am

    Maria - Wow. This is such a cool looking wedding!

  • July 13, 2011 - 11:52 pm

    Andrea - This venue is amazing! The photos are spectacular!!! Just curious if you had any idea how much they booked the venue for. Looking for something just like this for my wedding.

  • August 1, 2012 - 2:28 am

    Lauren Herrin - Hi, I run a site dedicated to photography and finding all the info you need on finding the best photography school. It is called and is a great resource for all future photographers to utilize as a one stop shop of information on careers and schools. I did my best to list every school offering a photography program by state. I was hoping you would not mind taking a look and posting a link to the page on your links or resources site? Any effort to help me spread the word would be great! Thank you! Lauren Herrin

  • December 29, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    Rachel S - I am so interested in their “unity box” idea. Can you give me any more details about it??

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