my name is shalese

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and I've always loved to write things down.
I'm a writer, photographer, wife, and dog mom.
I run a wedding venue in Orange, Virginia, and whenever I have free time and a cheap plane ticket, I'm planning our next trip.

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The One Where We Got Married

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

This one has been a long time coming. 🙂 My favorite photographer already blogged our wedding, but I wanted to share even MORE of my favorites and talk about the whole day from my point of view. There’s SO MUCH that goes into a wedding, and after working in weddings for going on 8 years, […]

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The Weekender

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

Return of the Newlyweds Days Married: 16 The newlyweds have returned! After one very long travel day (we left our resort at noon and got back to Orange at 3:00am), we are back from the honeymoon and boy do we miss having all of our meals cooked for us! haha I have to say, that […]

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Wedding Update: We Mailed Invitations!

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Wedding Countdown: 73 days Just yesterday, we hit a big wedding planning milestone — we mailed the invitations! I got to go pick them up from Chloe last Wednesday, which was AWESOME because we got to catch up. She brings so much light wherever she goes. And truly, I cannot say enough about what a […]

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Great Marsh Estate Engagement Photos: ME AND ROBERT!!!

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

A few favorites from Robert & I’s engagement session at Great Marsh Estate with Heather Chipps Photography!

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The Weekender

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

April (and the last few days of March!) has already been the most joy-filled, fun, emotional blur of a month. The truth is, even though this is supposed to be the happiest time in my life — I’m engaged, we’re planning our wedding, my family is growing, etc. — I was in a valley. Maybe […]

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