Lesley + Michael || Elegant Downtown Wedding

I don't know where to begin with this wedding, from start to finish, it was an absolute joy to be a part of and I am so glad Lesley & Michael chose me to be their photographer!

First, this was a much different experience than many of my weddings because instead of being outdoors or in a relatively small town, this wedding was all in downtown Staunton, Virginia.  I was able to be at the rehearsal too, so I booked an Airbnb that seemed close to everything, and when I arrived, I realized it was within walking distance which was AMAZING!

The wedding day began at the hotel where everyone was getting ready, and from there we all walked over to the church.  In a very special turn of events, the pouring rain that had us frantically gathering umbrellas for our walk over stopped just before leaving the hotel and we were even able to get some pictures outside before the ceremony.  You'd never know it had been raining from the beautiful blue sky and bright sunshine!

The ceremony was lovely with plenty of tears and a lot of laughter too.  After family photos, the wedding party all walked through downtown for some more photos and headed to the reception venue, The American Hotel.  Dinner, dancing, drinks and incredible music by the band Rutledge were the perfect way to end the night.

Congratulations to Lesley & Michael Batsakis!

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Photographer: Molly Hagan Photography

Second Photographer: Paige Lucas Photography

Ceremony: Staunton First Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue & Catering: The American Hotel

Wedding Dress: Ashley Grace Bridal

Coordination & Florals: The Wedding Lady of Virginia

Hair: Rock Paper Beauty Lounge

Makeup: Kearston French, Beauty by Kearston

Entertainment: Adam Rutledge

Officiant: JR Graybill

Cake: Sweet Nana Cakes Bake Shoppe