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A Timeless Love: Katy and Will’s Wedding Day

Katy and Will’s wedding day unfolded like a fairy tale amidst the stunning fall foliage of Smith Mountain Lake. EmmiClaire Photography had the pleasure of capturing every magical moment, from the heartfelt ceremony to the lakeside bliss that followed.

EmmiClaire Photography capturing a candid moment during Katy and Will's wedding.

A Celebration of Love and Fall Colors

In the heart of fall, Katy and Will celebrated a day filled with warmth, love, and breathtaking autumn hues. Surrounded by family and friends, their reception was alive with laughter, heartfelt speeches, and a dance floor that seemed to never rest.

Katy twirling in her dress

Inspired Wedding Décor and a Meaningful Chapel Ceremony

The enchanting fall season inspired Katy and Will’s wedding décor. A rich palette of burgundy, rust, and soft golden hues painted the celebration, reflecting the warmth of their love and the beauty of the season. The historic chapel on Smith Mountain Lake’s neighborhood property provided the perfect backdrop for a ceremony filled with love and intimate moments.

Choosing a Venue with History and Charm

Smith Mountain Lake’s historic chapel, dating back to the 1890s, & stole Katy’s heart when her parents moved to the area. Refurbished in 1988, the chapel’s reconstruction highlighted its simplicity and intimacy. It was a place with a story, much like Katy and Will’s, making it the ideal venue for their special day.

Personal Touches and Meaningful Music

The couple wanted to wow their guests with more than just stunning décor. Live musicians Sylvia Curl and Desiree Childress brought the ceremony to life with instrumental covers of meaningful songs, creating an atmosphere of love and nostalgia that resonated with everyone present.

A Feast for the Senses: Pizza, Pasta, and Lakeside Bliss

The menu was a delightful fusion of the couple’s favorite memories. Fondly recalling early dates during the pandemic, Katy and Will included a pizza bar, celebrating their love for this timeless comfort food. Adding a touch of sophistication, a pasta bar satisfied the carb lovers among them.

Cherished Moments Before the Big Day

Before the ceremony, Katy and Will shared a morning run with family and friends, symbolizing the journey they were about to embark on. The refreshing jump into the lake set the tone for a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories.

As we relive the magic of Katy and Will’s timeless fall wedding at Smith Mountain Lake, we invite you to imagine your own love story coming to life. EmmiClaire Photography is here to turn your dreams into cherished memories. Ready to capture your unique love story? Contact us and let’s start planning your unforgettable day. Whether you’re in Jacksonville, FL, or Richmond, VA, EmmiClaire Photography is ready to celebrate your love story with you.

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