Chris & Ashley: A Cross-Country Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer | On The Glen, Roanoke Virginia


While we weren't able to jam out to "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC during their wedding, I had a little fun jamming out to it while I was editing Chris & Ashley's wedding preview because, if there's anything I remember about their wedding day - it was the fact that Ashley was gorgeous, Chris was rocking his cowboy boots, their wedding was nothing short of a party and --- we weren't able to hear "THUNDER"! 

I previously met Ashley back in June when we decided to shoot her epic bridal session at Triple J Farms & on the mountain. Before that, we were strangers. Now, having met her & her gentleman of a husband (yes Chris, you're amazing), I consider myself lucky to have photographed their biggest day yet. For their wedding day, their friends and family gathered from Virginia, all the way down to Texas and boy was it an awesome reception to see true Texans dancing! Ashley wore a fitted backless dress, weighed down with lace, coupled by a cathedral veil that was picture perfect. Chris & his fellas wore navy blue suits & boy did the Virginia heat get the best of all of us that day! It was so hot, it actually broke a record for being the hottest day at this point in time of July. That didn't phase us though - the party held up & the fun didn't end until the buses pulled out. Their reception was decorated with accents of wheat & lavender and they gave out succulents & Krispie Kreme donuts as favors. 

All in all, there weren't enough hours in the day to celebrate Chris & Ashley's new journey in life but I hope the photographs they receive will be passed down to share just a glimpse of what happened! Congratulations Chris & Ashley Stong!!


Ceremony Venue: St. Andrews Catholic Church

Reception Venue: On the Glen, Vinton Virginia

Photography: Anna Bowser & Lindsey Paradiso for Anna Bowser Photography

Videography: Brown Bowtie Videography

Wedding Planner: Debbie Turner with With This Ring Events

Dress Designer: Franssical

Dress Shop: Celebration Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Brittany Zindorf with Les Cheveux

DJ: Vicki Shannon with Creative Entertainment

Cake: Debbie Turner with With This Ring Events

Band: Blue Mule

Donuts: Krispy Kreme

Flowers: Kroger