Tyler + Faith Married


October 31, 2021

Powers Wedding | Married at Fairview Farm Events

Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season to photograph in Virginia. The colorful leaves remind us how truly beautiful change can be and how lucky we are to be a witness to it. Deep reds, burnt oranges, and mustard yellow pops mingle together to create pallets that any autumn enthusiast would salivate over, which Faith and Tyler MUST have known when choosing each detail for their day. Navy blue suits and emerald green dresses were the perfect touches for this jewel-toned affair. And don’t even get me started on all of the happy little sunflowers that kissed the most perfect spots of the day. Representing happiness, loyalty, and adoration; sunflowers were a very fitting touch.

Flowers by Zoie is responsible for the STUNNING blooms on this blog, and she totally deserves the first shout-out! Zoie is an experienced floral, bridal and special event consultant, who has served brides and clients for the past 15 years. Every client is seen as unique, and Zoie loves the challenge of bringing new ideas to the table for your special day! Her goal is to exceed the bride or client’s expectations from beginning to end and let me just say- MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. I was highly impressed with her lively bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and altar swags, so she definitely gets my two-thumbs up for future brides.

Another all-star player on this wedding day lineup was Chelsea of Illumination Events Studio. She is a self-proclaimed checklist addict, an avid do-it-yourselfer, and Illumination Events Studio’s Lady Boss since 2011. She’s all about getting things done (and done well), and there is no greater satisfaction for her than taking a step back at the end of events to admire her happy couples. Chelsea’s ultimate goal is to ensure all of her clients are present in the moment during their special day, and I can personally attest to how true that statement is. She went above and beyond all day long, and truly organized each and every moment perfectly. It’s always a pleasure to work with Chelsea and her talented team.

For those of you dying to know more about this show-stopping venue:

Experience a unique and all-inclusive rustic chic destination wedding and event venue at Fairview Farm Events in central Virginia. This family-owned 115-acre beautiful Powhatan farm estate features multiple barns for weddings and accommodations. Their close attention to detail makes for a relaxing event so that you can focus on your important occasion. Owners, Debbie & Blanton work tirelessly to ensure that each event is completely perfect from start to finish. Fun fact- I’ve been a preferred vendor at Fairview Farm for years, and even still, it goes without saying that the day will go seamlessly when their team is on your side. 10/10 recommend this charming venue 10x over!

It’s not often that I can use the same three adjectives to describe a couple, their decor, and their wedding-day weather. Bright, cheerful, and warm are the words that immediately come to mind. I’m blessed to work with a lot of really sweet and genuine people in this industry, but when two people like Faith and Tyler waltz into my life, I have to pause and thank my lucky stars twice. They must have thanked me 1,000 times by the end of the day, but the pleasure was truly all mine. Just look at how they gaze at each other… a photographer’s dream, you guys. Take a look at the kind words Faith had to say during her exit interview below!

A quick Exit Interview with the Bride:
Question: What was it like to work with Ashley Dorton Photography leading up to your wedding day?
Faith’s Answer: She was very good at communicating things. We had 2-3 sessions where we talked about the timeline, photo ideas, and everything. 
Question: What was it like to work with Ashley Dorton Photography on your wedding day?
Faith’s Answer: She was great to work with. It was nice that she was on top of the photo timing on the day of, so Tyler and I could live in the moment. 

Question: What was it like to work with Ashley Dorton Photography after your wedding day?
Faith’s Answer: After the wedding, It’s been nice to see some of the photos via Instagram. Kind of like sneak peeks. From those, we are very happy with what she has done and are excited to see them all.
Question: What was your favorite highlight/memory from working with Ashley Dorton Photography?
Faith’s Answer: My favorite memory working with Ashley was getting to know her during an engagement photo session, so that we knew her and what to expect on our wedding day. 

To Faith and Tyler,

Thank you for choosing me to document your special day. Your sweet and genuine demeanor made my job a breeze, and your especially-silly bridal party kept things fun from start to finish. I hope you both enjoy reliving this special day through your wedding photos for years to come, and I can’t wait to see which fun adventures life has in store for you. I’m certain life will continue to bless you with lots of sunny skies ahead.

And finally, a huge thank you to all of the amazing vendors below, who played such an integral part in the success of Tyler and Faith’s big day! As always, I’m honored and blessed to work alongside such rockstars.

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!


Wedding Venue: Fairview Farm Events https://www.instagram.com/fairviewfarmevents/
Coordinator:  Illumination Events Studio https://www.instagram.com/illuminationeventsstudio/
Florist: Flowers by Zoie https://www.instagram.com/flowersbyzoie/
Glam: Lou Stevens https://www.instagram.com/loustevens/
Catering: EAT Catering https://www.instagram.com/eatcateringrva/
Cake: Katherine’s Confections https://www.instagram.com/kat_dodge_cakes_and_lasers/
Photography: Ashley Dorton Photography https://ashleydortonphotography.com/
Assistant to the Photographer: Chloe Elaine Photography https://www.instagram.com/chloe.elaine.photography/
Entertainment/DJ: Dynamic DJ Services https://www.instagram.com/dynamicdjservice/

  1. Jean W.& O. Clifford Rood says:

    This is wonderful story and the photos make
    it so remarkably beautiful. I am so glad that we got to be there. Thanks for the wonderful dinner. and lovely experience
    Regards O. Clifford Rood

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