Brayden & Allison’s Spring Wedding at Cedar Oaks Farm | Bedford Wedding Photographer
It’s finally here!! Our first wedding of 2023!!! And boy did it start with an absolute BANGER!!! This wasn’t your average elegant garden wedding at Cedar Oaks Farm. Allison and Brayden had so many surprises in store to really create a gallery of images that speaks to their personalities, their story together, and their (growing) family! Did you catch that hint?!
This was our first wedding at Cedar Oaks Farm in Bedford, Virginia and I have to say this is easily my new favorite venue in town! It was actually really nice to photograph a wedding so close to home (sadly it’s rare for us to stay home). This newer mountain view wedding has stunning views everywhere you look and Allison & Brayden had so many photo opportunities for us planned out!
When I found out that all their vendors you better believe I was so excited to work with truly the best people in our local wedding community of vendors! Allison is actually among those, being the owner of the BEST Hair & Makeup business in town!! I was in shock when they first inquired with us!! She works with photographers almost every weekend, many talented friends of mine, and THEY CHOSE US! I’m still so honored to have been a part of their story like we have!
Between the amazing vendor team, the beautiful weather at this venue, their fun bridal party, and unique bridal details, I was in photographer heaven! I LOVE it when brides incorporate their personalities in subtle ways and for the first time ever you can actually play the game “Find Georgia” with her bridal details! It’s similar to “Where’s Waldo” only you have to be on the hunt for the sweetest boxer pup you’ll ever meet, Miss Georgia! I was maybe a little too obsessed with adding her in the detail photos haha!
As one last surprise for their guests and family, they decided to announce they are expecting their first baby with a special cake cutting!! It was a gender reveal cake!!! Everyone in the room was so overcome with so much joy and excitement!!! It still gives me chills thinking back to it! But they slowly cut the cake to reveal either blue or pink icing… You’ll have to find those photos down below to see which color they found!!
After all these surprises and perfect weather I have to say this was the best way to start a wedding season. Jumping back in the game mentally can be a challenge sometimes but when I get to work with couples like these Allison & Brayden, it has been a breath of fresh air! Truly so sad this experience with them has come to an end… But I already told her that we are keeping them as friends for life, they’re stuck with us!! And of course, I’ll see her again at other weddings this year (because she really is the best hair & makeup artist around!!).
Enjoy my favorite moments from this Elegant Garden Wedding at Cedar Oaks Farm and don’t forget to find those gender reveal photos!!!
Here are the wedding vendors, unique details, and shops this couple invested in for their Cedar Oaks Farm wedding day:
Wedding Colors: Champagne, Black and (off) White
Wedding Theme: Elegant Garden Wedding at Cedar Oaks Farm
Planner & Coordinator: Julie Rupert Events
Hairstylist: Locks and Lashes
Makeup Artist: Hayley Joan MUA
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridal Jewelry: Grace Marie Designs
Bridal Veil: Tailored Tulle
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Celebration Bridal and Tux
Wedding Dress Shop: Ashley Grace Bridal
Seamstress for Wedding Dress: The Gilded Thimble
Florist: Wild Florist
Videography: Fuse Media Studios
Venue: Cedar Oaks Farm in Bedford, Virginia
Officiant: Kimberly Bishop
Neon sign: Amazon
Their puppy Georgia napkins: Edinger Press
Guestbook: After the Tone
Cake Serving Set: Lyte Up Clothing
Flower Dude Fanny Packs: Lyte Up Clothing
Catering: Avenue Foods
Gender Reveal Cake: Sweet Indulgence Bakery (IT’S A BOY!!!!!💙)
Bartending: Tabby’s Bartending
Ice Cream Truck: Rookies
First Dance Song: Butterflies- Abe Parker
Wedding Favors: Lottery Tickets
Honeymooning in Mexico!
Getaway Car: 1968 Corvette that was gifted from my grandparents
If you are a photographer, a wedding vendor, or a couple getting married soon and have questions about this wedding day please feel free to DM me on Instagram, I’d love to help!! 🙂 I would also love to work with another Cedar Oaks Farm couple in the future!! If you are getting married there and need a photographer, please reach out HERE! I hope you enjoyed the recap of this Elegant Garden Wedding at Cedar Oaks Farm!
Until next time,
Emily Hancock Photography is based in Central Virginia. This husband and wife photography team specializes in wedding photography for couples who are classy but also like to have fun. They preserve those candid moments on one of the biggest days of your life so you can relive your day through timeless images. Please reach out HERE if you’d like to learn more about their wedding photography services. They offer wedding day coverage as well as weekend packages! While you’re here, be sure to look at other Virginia and Destination weddings featured on the blog.