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Johnny & Ashton's Murray Hill Wedding || Leesburg, VA Wedding Photographer

Johnny & Ashton's Wedding was the perfect day of celebration! They got married the day before in the Temple in Baltimore, VA and then had their celebration with family and friends on Saturday at Murray Hill Events in Leesburg, Virginia. 

This venue is amazing! You would never know you were in the middle of Northern Virginia as you pull into the driveway of the estate. The house overlooks the Potomac River, and everything is surrounded in the most gorgeous greenery and just perfectly tucked away in the trees! The open-air barn has a touch of elegance mixed in with the rustic- it was perfect as Johnny & Ashton dined and celebrated with their friends and family members! 

Everything had a much more laid-back feel to it for Johnny & Ashton's wedding day. Because they were already married, we got to mix up the timeline a little and do Bride and Groom portraits first, then wedding party, and family last, before heading over their reception site for dinner and dancing! 

Thank you to the vendors that made this day so special! 

Hair & Makeup: Radiance Salon in Landsowne, Virginia 

Wedding Gown: Jeanette's Bridal in Manassas, Virginia

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie Online

Groom & Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse Online

Florist: Fantasy Floral in Chantilly, Virginia

Venue: Murray Hill Events in Leesburg, Virginia

DJ: DiscJockeysNow.com

Cake: Bride's Mom, Pamela Fair 

Catering: Zesty Gourmet in Leesburg, Virginia 


Trivium Estate Wedding || Lynchburg, VA Wedding || Ryan & Andrea

Oh these fall wedding days are so beautiful! The weather for Ryan & Andrea's Trivium Estate Wedding could not have been more perfect! It truly was the most gorgeous day- their ceremony overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains with the sunshine and the leaves starting to turn! 

Ryan & Andrea were so sweet & so excited to be getting married! They did a no peek around the corner that was so sweet and you could just tell how much they really wanted to turn around and see each other, but the moment when Ryan saw her walk down the aisle was so worth it! 

 

 



 

 

Autumn Trivium Estate Wedding || Bradford & Lauren

This Trivium Estate wedding was seriously perfect! I love Fall weddings- the light, the weather- it's all We left the night saying to each other how nothing seemed to go wrong the entire day! But that's not surprising to me considering all the amazing vendors set into place with the all-inclusive package that Lauren & Bradford booked with The Trivium Estate! 

The morning started with Lauren & her best friends in the bridal suite getting ready together and laughing together! And their ceremony was so beautiful! They chose to get married down at the gazebo overlooking the pond and the trees starting to turn! So gorgeous!! During their ceremony, they chose to plant a tree together- each providing dirt from their childhood homes. How precious is this?! I've never seen this as part of the ceremony, but I loved it! 

These two are both pharmacists and their chemistry was mentioned in their ceremony and the maid of honor reception speeches & you can see it when you watch them together! Smiling and Laughing all day! The best!! Their reception was a blast! The band did such an excellent job getting everyone up and on the dance floor the entire night!! A good band is so much fun at a wedding! 

 

 


Thanks to the vendor DREAM TEAM for this wedding! Love our Lynchburg wedding community so much, and it's always such an honor to work alongside so much talent!! 

Venue: The Trivium Estate in Forest, Virginia

Florals: Bloom by Doyles in Lynchburg, Virginia 

CelHair: Headliners Salon in Virginia

Makeup: B.Jane in Lynchburg, Virginia

Dress: Celebration Bridal in Lynchburg, Virginia

Gown Alterations: The Gilded Thimble in Bedford, Virginia

Groom & Groomsmen: Men's Wearhouse

Catering: Charley's Restaurant & Catering in Lynchburg, Virginia

Bartender: Tabby Bennett Wedding Bartender in Lynchburg, Virginia

Band: Lloyd Dobler Effect in Northern Virginia

Cake: La Bella Torta in Lynchburg, Virginia


Tips of stress-free wedding planning || Central Virginia Wedding Photographer

Oh the pressure I felt when wedding planning. How could you not feel the pressure?! You are constantly told that this is the happiest and biggest day of your life! Friend, I've so been there. And to top it off had to plan a wedding on a super tiny budget, without the help of Pinterest.  One of my passions in my business is helping couples lessen the stress and be able to be fully present in their big moments! 

As someone that goes to weddings almost every weekend, and has planned a wedding myself, I put together some tips to remember as you're planning your wedding day: 

Central Virginia Wedding Photographer || Tips for a stress free wedding planning || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

1- Prepare your budget.  Doing some research on what things are going to cost will save you a lot of heartache. Sit down with your fiancee' and discuss, what's the most important things to you, will help you decide where you need to splurge, and where you can cut back. For example, you can put less money towards a wedding cake, and more towards your flowers.  Do some research on what things cost, so you're prepared on how to divi up and divide your money. Ask friends that have been through it.  Being prepared will help save you some heart break- if you are expecting to pay $400 for a videographer, it will break your heart to find out that isn't realistic. 

2- Be ready for lots and lots of opinions. Oh girl, there will be SO many opinions, from friends, family members, and even strangers. There was a time where all weddings were suuuuper traditional, every bride walked down the aisle to the same song, all of the centerpiece tables had the same floral arrangements. Some people still don't understand that there's been a shift to planning a wedding that reflects YOU as a couple.  You're never going to make everyone happy- just remember- this is your day- do what you love! 

3- Follow your heart. Be sure to not let the opinions of others change what you want to do. Every single couple has different priorities and visions on their wedding. Some people really do want a traditional wedding, in a ballgown, walking down the church aisle to their groom. While some people want to just have a small, outdoor wedding with just their closest friends and family.  If you want to have a first look, don't let your parents talk you out of it. I know I personally let other people talk me into things, and those moments are really the only regrets I have from my own wedding.  

Central Virginia Wedding Photographer || Tips for a stress free wedding planning || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

4- Only hire vendors that you 100% trust. You're wedding day is going to be busy, and you are going to want to be in the moment and enjoying the day with your friends, family, and your new HUSBAND! If you're having to worry about a vendor, do not hire that vendor. You're vendors should be making your life easier, and your wedding day BETTER. Not more stressful.  

5- Remember, at the end of the day, you're going to be MARRIED! Things go wrong, problems come up. Just remember to breath, and remember and enjoy the day. Even if something goes wrong, You are getting married, and this is about your marriage- your life together, way more than it is your wedding day.  

Oh sweet bride, I hope that this helps you. I know this time can be so stressful, but hopefully you're able to enjoy this exciting time together! 


Lynchburg, Viriginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographerbased in Central Virginia. Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas. Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2017.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley is passionate about capturing moments as they authentically happen to ensure a successful session that gives you time to enjoy each other and savor the wedding day moments.  Contact me today for additional information! 

Central Virginia Wedding || Aaron & Lauren's Trivium Estate Wedding

Rustic Trivium Estate Wedding || Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

Most February weddings in Virginia we have to worry about the chance of snow, but Aaron & Lauren totally lucked out with the weather this past weekend! We even got to take their family portraits outside! In February!!! 

Aaron & Lauren wanted a relaxed, country feel for their wedding and their rustic touches turned out perfect for their ballroom wedding ceremony, and their reception at The Trivium Estate.  This couple started out their day in the gorgeous, separate getting ready suites with their closest friends and family.  Their ballroom ceremony was so beautiful- special & intimate, followed by sweet moments outside for their couple portraits.  

Congratulations you two!! It was so much fun being a part of your big day!! 


Central Virginia Wedding Photographer || Lynchburg Wedding and Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas. Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2017.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley is passionate about capturing moments as they authentically happen to ensure a successful session that gives you time to enjoy each other and savor the wedding day moments.  Contact me today for additional information!