BROOKE & ALEX {Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, VA}

Early Mountain Vineyards was the perfect location for Brooke & Alex's big day. It is a gorgeous vineyard with a cute cottage where the girls got ready. These two have been so excited to get married and now they are husband and wife! Brooke was a gorgeous bride and her dress was STUNNING!!

Here is their love story from Brooke's point of view:

During my junior year of college, Alex was tutoring one of my roommates in calculus and he was our designated house handy-man. Alex began to linger at our house far longer than necessary, and I thought it was weird. I told my teammates I led Young Life with at the time that I thought it was awkward and I didn't want Alex to like me. I also tried REALLY hard not to like him back. Clearly, I failed. As I prayed and wrestled with Jesus over it, I became more and more confident that something--someone--important was in front of me. I could feel Jesus nudging me towards Alex, despite everything my head was warning me against. Then--he asked me on a date.  After that first date, we spent more and more time together. I knew almost immediately that this was the man I would marry one day. A few years ago I sat down and prayed about the man I would marry. I asked The Lord that he would have specific characteristics. Alex met ALL of my criteria. He was an answered prayer. I fell hard and fast for him. It was terrifying and beautiful. Falling in love with this man has been one of the best adventures with Jesus I will ever take part in.  I'm speaking for Alex now. I think he would say the same about falling in love. And I know we both cannot wait to see what crazy life Jesus has in store for us in our marriage. We know it will be a good life, because He is good.

The ceremony was inside in front of a beautiful fire place with petals lining the sides of the aisle. They worshipped together, took Communion, and said I do! They are a wonderful couple who love Jesus together and put Him first.

I am so excited for these two! Enjoy these shots of Mr. and Mrs. Norton!! 

Such a beautiful day!! Congrats Brooke & Alex! 


Vendor Love:

Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals 
Florist: King William Florist
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards
Wedding Planner: Busy Bee's Event Planning
DJ or Band: Derek J. Tobler
Catering: Harvest Moon Catering
Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan
Groomsmen Attire: Tommy HilfigerMen's Wearhouse
Invitations: La Bella Rue
Favors: Ball Mason Jars