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She just stared in amazement like she didn’t recognize the person in the mirror. This beautiful bride in a gorgeous white gown with a flowing veil covering a head full of long blonde curls. It seemed to take her a few moments to accept that it was her and the day she had been waiting…

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By Orange Virginia Wedding Photographer –  Melissa Arlena Photography The day was perfect, in fact you couldn’t ask for more beautiful weather for an Inn at Willow Grove wedding!  I was happy that this wedding officially put me over the 50% mark on rainy vs sunny wedding days at The Inn at Willow Grove.  I…

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    Summer Stevenson Ridge Wedding She tried to fasten the clasp but her eyes were full of tears and she couldn’t get it quite closed.  Ally had just explained to the significance of the bracelet her mom was helping her put on and her mom was overwhelmed with emotion.  The bracelet simply said Love…

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  • Amanda Veronee (Anthomanic)June 19, 2014 - 10:16 am

    WOW Melissa! You did an amazing job shooting their wedding! Gorgeous! All the details were captured beautifully too :)

There are some moments during a wedding that I find myself putting down the camera for just a minute and reminding myself to be in the moment with my couples.  Not observing through the lens but with my own eyes.  At Jenn and Scott’s Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast wedding that moment was during their…

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Have you ever noticed in romantic movies that the guy looks at the girl like she is the only person in the world? It’s like every feeling he has for her just pours out of him through just a look. A great example is how Noah looks at Allie in The Notebook. Women watching this…

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  • Jessica Garmon | PhotographerJune 12, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    This bride is an absolute doll! Beautiful work!

  • Rachel MayJune 12, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    Such a pretty wedding! SO romantic!

  • Jaine KershnerJune 13, 2014 - 11:13 am

    what a gorgeous wedding & i love that she had her own ruby slippers!!

  • Connie ChangJune 13, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    that shot of them kissing in the field is divine!

  • MirelleJune 13, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! My favorite photos are of the bride with her hands touching in front of her dress, and of her hugging the groom from behind and looking down!

  • ValentinaJune 15, 2014 - 1:16 am

    I absolutely love that very first shot of them in the field! So beautiful!

  • Kel WardJune 16, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Such a beautiful couple and gorgeous photos! May they always look at each other like they are the only two in the world. <3

  • Nicole SpanglerJune 16, 2014 - 11:24 am

    Gorgeous Images!

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