There is just something extra romantic about Southern weddings, and Emily and Taylor’s gorgeous Great Marsh Estate Wedding is certainly no exception! It was so incredible to travel from California to Bealeton, Virginia to capture this special celebration and if you are looking for a wedding venue in Virginia or the DC area, I cannot recommend Great Marsh Estate enough! The charming property offered endless backdrops for gorgeous portraits of the bride and groom, their bridal party and their guests.

Designed by Emily and planned by Great Marsh Estate Wedding veteran May June Weddings, no detail was overlooked. The florals were lush and wild, the ceremony was beautifully intimate and the barn reception was magically aglow. And I can’t forget to mention Emily’s stunning Martina Liana wedding dress, which truly fit not only her, but the setting so perfectly. Get ready to fall in love with every last detail from this charming southern celebration!

Have you considered a first look with your bridesmaids? If not, Emily’s sweet and emotional reveal to her best girlfriends may have you toying with the idea! I love these moments captured of her friends seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time!

Emily and Taylor recited hand-written vows during a private vow exchange prior to the main wedding ceremony. I love the capture above of Emily putting the finishing touches on her vows right before their first look.

Wedding Photography: Greg Ross // Wedding Planning: May June Events // Wedding Venue: Great Marsh Estate // Wedding Dress: Martina Liana // Wedding Hair: Melissa Elbert at Mab Artistry // Wedding Makeup: Shenoa Nicole at Mab Artistry // Camera: Fuji GFX