Leah and Tyler

Beckley, West Virginia

 

 

Photography | Jasmine White Photography | @jasminewhitephotography

Venue | Athena Farm & Vineyards | @athena_farm

Event Planner | Alyssa B Events | @alyssabeventswv

Cake Designer | Spring Hill Pastry Shop

Gown Salon | Chantilly Lace Bridals @chantillylaceblacksburg

DJ | AAA Entertainment

From the Photographer

Leah and Tyler decided to forgo a first look, but still have some private time together beforehand to exchange their vows in a private moment and it was absolutely beautiful. As Leah walked down the aisle toward Tyler, he lost it. Not only was Tyler consumed by his gorgeous bride – but Leah also surprised Tyler by prerecording herself singing the song that she walked down the aisle to. The entire moment was beautiful and Tyler’s reaction was everything!

How They Met

We actually met when we were in middle school. I (Leah) went tin Athens middle but played AAU basketball for a team from Princeton Middle School (where Tyler went). So I met him through my teammates there that were friends of his. He moved to Florence, SC his 10th grade year, my 9th grade year. And we lost touch. 10 years later, he slid into my DMs on Instagram and we caught up texting for a couple weeks and he eventually talked me into coming to see him (he lived in Charlotte by then). I did, and the rest is history 🙂

 

Proposal Story

We had spent thanksgiving in Pittsburgh with his family. It was the first time in years that the entire family was able to make it so they had hired a photographer to come take pictures of everyone at a beautiful park on Black Friday. We had taken a bunch of family photos and Tyler asked me if I wanted to have one taken of just the two of us. I said sure and as we started to pose for the picture he whispered in my ear “you know how much I love you?” And he got down on one knee. I blacked out after that but I’m pretty sure he asked me to marry him and I swear I said yes (he says I didn’t say anything because I was crying so hard). We love this couple so much and are so excited to start sharing their wedding photos with you all!