Marriott Ranch Wedding | Marc and Nikki

As I drove to Marriott Ranch to photograph Marc and Nikki's wedding, I could not believe the scenery! I've never been to Ireland, but the road leading me to their venue felt like it must be a road through Ireland, with hill after hill of lush greenery. I had forgotten just how beautiful the valley south of Rt. 66, the foothills of the Blue Ridge, could be this time of year. 

When I got the venue I was once again in awe of the beauty around me. Rolling hills and cow pastures lead up to the James Marshall Manor House where Nikki was getting ready. This was the perfect place for Marc and Nikki, giving them a blend of both historic as well as modern, with an open-air pavilion for the reception.

Marc and Nikki are both very humble, kind, fun people. It was truly a joy to be around them and to photograph them with their bridal party, who were all awesome! The connection the bride had with the maid of honor went especially deep, so deep the maid of honor sang a surprise Whitney Houston song during the reception! Singing "I Will Always Love You" has been a joke between the two of them for a while.

Enjoy the highlights from their day below!