I realized about five minutes into their engagement session that Stephanie and Josh are a really fun couple. Their fall wedding at Potomac Point Winery included sweet moments and happy tears, but also a lot of laughs and goofiness (see below), grape stomping, and all. of. the. wine.

Like, I said, a fun couple!

While I’ve heard of grape stomping, I’ve never seen it at a wedding. For those who feared for Stephanie’s lovely Maggie Sottero dress: no worries! Grape-stomping is less messy than one would think, and the dress made it through unharmed. The couple told me, however, that grapes are surprisingly painful on one’s feet.

While wineries offer beautiful outdoor spaces, if you’re planning a wedding at Potomac Point winery, you’re also in luck indoors. The bridal getting-ready space and reception area are bright and welcoming. I love mirrors, both because they reflect extra light into the room and because incorporating reflections makes for more interesting images. Stephanie’s getting-ready space offered plenty of natural light from large windows and several mirrors. Photographer heaven!

There’s also a cellar, where the gentleman did their getting ready, which also made for some romantic couple pictures. They got married on a rather hot day, so the cellar also offered a nice place to cool off!

Don’t forget the Italian-inspired architecture! Stephanie knew she wanted to have portraits made on the balcony. In the most beautiful few minutes of sunlight, we captured Stephanie, her bridesmaids and some couple portraits.


This beautiful fall wedding brought to you by:

venue | Potomac Point Winery
hair & makeup | Bobby Pins & Blush
dress | Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Chateau in Berwick, Pennsylvania
groom’s attire | Men’s Wearhouse
cake | Edibles Incredible

Are you planning a Virginia fall wedding? Get in touch and let’s talk about how I can best capture your day!