Dawn + Jimmy | Culpeper, VA Wedding at The Refinery

October 2, 2020

Dawn and Jimmy’s wedding was the last of my six-week wedding marathon before the fall season kicked off, and I could not have asked for a better one to end with.  As a photographer, I love weddings that are fun and full of love.  That is exactly how their day was!  Their goal was to celebrate and enjoy time with their friends and family.  It’s safe to say everyone had a great time, which was so nice to see in the midst of what has been a crazy year!  I also have to say how beautiful the wedding was- it was the perfect celebration.  Their wedding took place at The Refinery, which is a really unique venue in Culpeper.  It has a bit of an industrial feel, but it is so warm and welcoming.  I really enjoyed shooting there!

Thank you to Dawn and Jimmy for having me capture your day!  I am so glad I was able to capture these memories for you both. <3

The Refinery

Bridal bouquet

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a penny for your shoe.”

Bridal details Bride + grooms rings Invitation flat lay bouquet and rings

One of my favorite dress shots!

dress hanging photo Dress details Bridal details Bridesmaid first look father daughter hug groom groom and groomsmen ceremony details ceremony details

I rarely share ceremony processional photos, but they had a wonderful bridal party so I thought I would share a few!

processional ceremony processional first look ceremony ceremony exchanging of rings first kiss recessional

Bridal party Bridal party Bridal party Groom and groomsmen Bridesmaids Bride and bridesmaids Bridal party group

After bridal party photos, we explored downtown Culpeper for bride and groom portraits!  This was a great way to get a ton of variety in their final gallery 🙂

Bridal portraits Bridal portrait at St. Stevens Bridal portrait

Favorite!!  The LOVE sign was the perfect backdrop for the “dip” pose.

Love sign bridal portrait Bride and groom Bride and groom Bride and groom Bridal bouquet

Such a beautiful bride!


Reception details Reception details Reception table numbers

Isn’t the reception space amazing?!

Reception space Cake and cupcake table First dance Father daughter dance Mother son dance reception dancing reception dancing

Reception dancing

reception dancing Sparkler exit

Loved working with these amazing vendors!

Venue: The Refinery

Hair/Partial Makeup: Mane Street Hair Salon

Invitations: KK’s Printing

Dress: Ava Laurenne Bride

Brides rings: Warrenton Jewelers

Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank


Florals: Forget Me Not Flowers, LLC

Bartending: Brit’s Bar + PR

Rentals + Decor: Happily Ever After Rentals