wintergreen wedding

Sam & Larissa's Summer Wintergreen Resort Wedding

We all kept looking at each other all day and saying, "This is July, right?!" The sky was gray and getting darker as we drove up the mountain to Wintergreen Resort in Central Virginia for Sam & Larissa's wedding. These two specifically chose this location because they wanted an outdoor wedding on the mountain overlook, which is just the most unreal view. Somehow, the clouds seemed to clear up just in time for their ceremony! It was beautiful and their guests- who came in from all over the place, were able to enjoy the view and the temps in the low 70's! My kind of July wedding! 

As soon as the ceremony ended, we were able to get through the family portraits, the wedding party, and 4-5 Bride & Groom photos when it started POURING. We ran inside and shortened cocktail hour so Sam & Larissa could visit with their guests and get to dinner! The rain finally stopped, and when we went back out for our sunset photos, we were greeted with a thick, moody fog.  I typically am not a moody photographer, but oh my goodness- these moments between the two of them alone, were beautiful and so romantic! 

Larissa was SO laid back and happy all day- seriously my IDEAL bride! I love brides that are joyful and laid back! They're able to fully enjoy their day and not be stressed out by the little details! They hired an amazing team of vendors & were able to fully trust and be present in all the moments of their big day! 

Thank you to the AMAZING team of vendors that helped make this big day so great! 

Venue: Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Virginia

Coordinator: Rhiannon Ham with Wintergreen Resort

Hair & Makeup: Wintergreen Resort Salon & Spa 

Florals: Soul Sisters Designs

Bridal Gown & Accessories: David's Bridal 

Catering & Bartending: Wintergreen Resort 

DJ: Cruz Productions with East Coast Entertainment 


Wintergreen Resort Wedding || Mountain Top Wedding Ceremony  || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide.  Ashley is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship.  

Currently booking a limited number of wedding and portrait sessions for 2019. Interested in learning more? Inquire here! 

Weekend Update: Central Virginia Wedding Photographer

Happy Monday Friends! I know Mondays get a bad rap, and I understand- but I get so excited for Mondays because it's back to routine and I get to look through the fun wedding images from the weekend! And today, I am suuuuper thrilled to share the photos from this weekend's wedding! Sam & Larissa got married at the Wintergreen Resort, which is just about an hour from the Lynchburg area, and it's such a gorgeous place to get married! 

These two are just beyond cute together, and they were both so happy all day- and goodness it shows in their photos! I had the hardest time picking a few sneak peek photos to edit early this morning! The weather held off just in time for their ceremony to end before the clouds rolled in and it started pouring! The rain finally lifted & we went out for "sunset photos" which were more like fog photos- but oh my goodness was it beyond beautiful! I cannot wait for the full blog post later this week! 

 

Vendors: 

Venue: Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Virginia

Coordinator: Rhiannon Ham with Wintergreen Resort

Hair & Makeup: Wintergreen Resort Salon & Spa 

Florals: Soul Sisters Designs

Bridal Gown & Accessories: David's Bridal 

Catering & Bartending: Wintergreen Resort 

DJ: Cruz Productions with East Coast Entertainment 

 

And then, what would a weekend update be without some iphone snaps too?! 


Wedding Photographer at Wintergreen Resort || Central Virginia Wedding Photographer

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide.  Ashley is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship.  

Currently booking a limited number of wedding and portrait sessions for 2019. Interested in learning more? Inquire here! 

Mountain Top Wedding || Craig & Carrie's Wintergreen Resort Wedding

Y'all. I freaking love Virginia. All of it. I grew up on the coast of Virginia, and now live in Lynchburg, which is Central Virginia. You can't go wrong here! With just a few hours drive you can go from the mountains, to the ocean, to large cities, our nation's capital! There's so much to take advantage of! It's no secret that I love the beach, but goodness, a ceremony on the top of a mountain, where you just see layers upon layers of the blue ridge parkway! 

Craig & Carrie's wedding day was SO gorgeous! Their families rented some GORGEOUS houses on the mountain, where they were able to get ready with their families and friends. I loved how laid back they both were! I strive so hard for my brides & grooms to be calm & collected and not stressed out on their big day so they can actually enjoy everything, so when a Bride is trusting and just excited for the day, it makes everything so amazing! 

Their ceremony at the overlook at The Wintergreen Resort was seriously stunning. The view is breath-taking from up there! They had the sweetest first look, where they exchanged gifts and then took photos with their wedding parties before the ceremony began! Congrats you two! Enjoy your relaxing honeymoon at the Sanderling Resort!! 


THANK YOU to the amazing vendors from Craig & Carrie's wedding day! We LOVED working with each and everyone of you! 

Venue: The Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, Virginia 

Coordinator: Rhianon Ham with Wintergreen Resort

Bride & Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse

Hair: Lauren Armstrong with The Spa at Wintergreen

Makeup: Valerie Imbert with The Spa at Wintergreen

Flowers: Pharsalia in Tyro, Virginia

Officiant: Pastor Louie Andrews 

Ceremony Music: Andrew Gabbert & Terra Voce

DJ: Brian Thompson with In2Sound in Charlottesville, Virginia

Cake: Cakes by Rachel in Charlottesville, Virginia

Favors: Hungry Hill Honey in Shipman, Virginia

 


Wintergreen Mountain View Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia.  Serving Lynchburg, Wintergreen, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke and surrounding areas.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley has been photographing couples for over 6 years and is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships and images you can cherish forever.  Currently booking a limited number of weddings for 2016 and 2017.  Contact me today for additional information! 

Monday Minute || Lynchburg, Wedding Photographer

Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Photographer || Central Virginia Wedding and Engagement Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Another gloomy Monday morning around here.  Another suuuuuper busy weekend, but oh my goodness so productive- and it ended with such a fun engagement session! But this weather today is making me just want to go back to sleep! 

Saturday & Sunday were spent working on the house again. Most of our energy was spent working outside- we refinished our deck, replaced all the railings, and painted everything. It looks SO different now that the old red is gone! Special thanks to our friends that watched Emmie all day on Saturday! It was so refreshing to get hours of work done without a single interruption! 

Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Photographer || Central Virginia Wedding and Engagement Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Sunday, I had the best time getting to know Craig & Carrie at their engagement session. I am SO excited for their wedding coming up at The Wintergreen Resort! We headed out to an amazing property in the mountains, called Dodd Cabin and pretty much laughed the entire time together! 

I can't wait to share more from this amazing engagement session!! Now, off to get more work done before I cave and end up taking a nap! Happy Monday! 


Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding 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! 

2016 In Review : Thank YOU!!!

Central Virginia Wedding Photographer || Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I've been sorting through all these photos from over the past year and I am seriously so blown away by the AMAZING couples I had the privilege to photograph in 2016.  This was my busiest year yet, I cut off my booking at 25 weddings, which was the best decision for the year.  My goal starting out 2016 was to be intentional with taking time off, spending time with my family, friendships, and being able to give my time 100% to my clients.  I have plans to go through my 2016 goals and what that looks like for my 2017 goals later this week.  

I was really blessed with a year of weddings very spread out! This is an industry that has natural booking cycles of spring and fall for weddings, so being able to shoot weddings through January, February, July, etc. was a huge blessing to be busy throughout the year and spread out my time away on the weekends.  

I loved finding 1-2 of my favorite images from the weddings I shot over the year! Each and every one of these couples has become friends with me and I am truly so blessed and have learned so much from each of them! We shot at some amazing venues this year- new ones, like Pharsalia and Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia

At the risk of sounding cheesy, I just wanted to thank each and everyone of these couples and their families.  It is always such an honor to be to be chosen to document the biggest most exciting day of your life- to be giving you the photos that you and your future generations will look at and enjoy for years and years down the road.  I love being a part of your wedding day, getting to know your families, and becoming friends with each and every one of you! Thank you so much for trusting me and supporting me and my family and my dreams! 

I am so excited for 2017- Cheers to another amazing year!! 


Central Virginia Wedding Photographer || Wedding Photographer in Charlottesville || Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer

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!