engagement ring

An outdoor engagement session at Chatham Manor, in Fredericksburg, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

I love Ashlea and Eric, they are so perfect for each other, and it's been a lot of fun hearing about their wedding planning. And unlike a lot of grooms, Eric is actually quite interested in that too. Moreover, they're having a destination wedding, next year, in Turks and Caicos! How exciting is that?

But we decided to keep it local for their engagement session, by going to Chatham Manor. Wait until you see their adorable fur baby, Pac <3

Opposites attract: a trendy look in a classic venue by Thuy Minh Hussey

I love the idea that opposites attract! To illustrate this concept, this trendy Justin Alexander bridal gown was the perfect choice as it contrasted with the classic look of Salubria plantation. Catherine from Davis and Main Style chose soft waves for the hairstyle, but with a twist, by adding a few braids on one side. The traditional preferred gemstone for engagement rings tend to be a diamond. But in this case, Catherine and I decided on picking something more unexpected with a gorgeous emerald ring, while the ring setting still gave it a traditional look.

Vendors credits:

Stylist: Davis and Main Style

Florist: Good Earth Flowers

Bridal boutique: Ava Laurenne Bride

Dress designer: Justin Alexander

Child's dress: Tutu du monde

Jeweler: DND Jewelers

Venue: Salubria

Photo lab: PhotoVisions