• Jonlaya

An Intimate Wedding Surrounded By Mountains and Cliffs

When my husband and I decided to get married, we did it near a small creek in our town with an officiant and my sister, her husband, and our under 1-year-old niece in tow.


It fit us perfectly- no fanfare, just us (for the most part) and outside in nature.


After having photographed many weddings, I can't help but think about my wedding if I had to do it all over again. Don't get me wrong- it would still be just us (for the most part), but having changed the location to somewhere in the mountains, or maybe cliff side.


There is something to be said about reciting your vows to the one you want to be with for the rest of your life here on earth, standing on a cliff.


After having photographed many weddings, I can't help but think about my wedding if I had to do it all over again. Don't get me wrong- it would still be just us (for the most part), but have changed the location to somewhere in the mountains, or maybe cliff side.


wedding in progress sign pictured amongst the greenery outside.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride's beautiful red hair glistening in the sun.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride dressed in lace and white, making her way to her groom.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The groom in awe of his bride.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

A portrait of the bride with a huge smile on her face.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

Family and friends watching the ceremony.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

Exchanging of the rings.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride and groom holding hands during the wedding ceremony.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride and groom in prayer.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride and groom after the I do's.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

A black and white portrait of the bride and groom.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride and groom taking in the scenery.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride's shoes- the barefoot bride.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride and groom taking in the scenery, while on a cliff.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

The bride hitching a ride.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

Beautiful views from Crescent Rock Overlook, Skyline Drive, Virginia.
Mountain side wedding | Virginia small wedding | LUEM Photography

Dress: Bride's own

Location: Crescent Rock Overlook, Skyline Drive, Luray, Virginia

Photography: LUEM Photography, Virginia