Chrissy + Nick | Wedding at The Barns at Layz S Ranch

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Valentine

Chrissy and Nick are married! They had a beautiful fall wedding at The Barns at Layz S Ranch in Palmyra, VA. The weather was just warm enough to be comfortable but still crisp like the fall weather we love. It was incredible as the sun went down. It made everyone happy and excited about the seasons changing.

Chrissy went to an all-girls Catholic school and Nick went to an all-boys school. They became friends and even went to prom together. Following high school, they both went to college in Lynchburg. Chrissy would go to some of his college games and they’d frequently grab dinner together.

After graduation, Nick joined the military and was stationed in Germany but still kept in touch with Chrissy. When he came back to the U.S., they officially started dating. And, as they say, the rest was history.

It was very sunny that day but we made it work with some of the beautifully casted shadows around the area. There were also a lot of gorgeous trees that provided nice shade. Chrissy loved the stone outside of the ceremony area so we waited until the sun set to take photos there. My favorite part was the beautiful arch full of flowers that they got married under.

Chrissy’s shoes were sparkly keds and her something blue was a pair of sheer socks. For an added special touch, she had her parent’s wedding rings attached to her bouquet. 

Chrissy and Nick exchanged handwritten cards before the ceremony and before their first look. Both of them were a bit emotional as the love they share is deep and connected. Sharing moments like these are memories they’ll have forever. 

Nothing is better than throwing a big party and having friends from your alma mater in attendance. You can just tell how much fun they have together!

Chrissy & Nick wedding - alma mater guests

Luckily at your wedding, you can have your cake and eat it too. Chrissy and Nick decided to have all of the cake and had a big variety for their guests to choose from.

Getting to be a part of special days like these is so special for us. Congrats, Chrissy and Nick! May you live long, happy lives together.


Dress: Tiffany’s Bridal

Florist: Coleman Brothers Florist

Ceremony and Reception: The Barns at Layz S Ranch

DJ/Entertainment Services: Dave Durrett

Cake: The Mixing Bowl Bakery

Catering: Lunch or Supper

Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu

Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Tiffany’s Bridal and Show Me Your MuMu

Invitations: Shutterfly

Calligraphy: LoKee Lettering

Makeup: Christal Knight

Hair: Salon Del Sol

Mobile Bar Truck: The Watering Hole

Photography: Chelse Schmidt Photography