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Erin & Caleb Part II

          The day of this photo session started out with dark and foreboding clouds covering the sky. An hour before we were to start, the skies opened up and the rain came down in sheets. During the drive down to Leesburg (where the Oatlands Plantation is located) I prayed it would stop raining just long enough for us to walk the grounds and get these shots. And it did, thank you Jesus! Charlotte from Charlotte Freed Photography had driven three hours north to be there and it would have been such a bummer if we had had to cancel because of rain. But we didn't, so it all ended well. And from her photos, you would never be able to tell how dark the sky still was or how soggy the grass.

          I was finally able to get my hands on the new Japanese Wabara Sola roses and they brought the perfect burst of pink to this color palette of peach, blue, white, blush, lemon and soft butter yellow. I didn't have a ton of blooms in my garden yet but what I did find were the snowball viburnum and apple mint. Ranunculus and stock from a local farmer friend came alongside the roses, tweedia, bunny tails, astilbe, dusty miller, and eucalyptus. After all that was put together, I tied things off with gorgeous velvet and chiffon ribbons from Honey Silks Co. 

         The gardens and grounds of the Oatlands House were absolutely breath-taking. Their gardeners do a magnificent job in the care and tending of the gardens. If you are holding your wedding in Leesburg or anywhere close to it, you should definitely check out this estate as a venue option or at the very least consider taking your engagement photos there. For more from this location, click here. 

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