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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"Will My 30th Birthday Pass in Quarantine?" and Other Questions

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We are living in unprecedented time, folks. The Coronavirus has halted travel, left Italians on lock down, crashed the stock market, made toilet paper disappear, and is now threatening to bankrupt creatives, wedding vendors, salons, restaurants, and more. “Social distancing” is a constant topic. The situation, to put it simply, is serious, but I’m trying […]

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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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The Weekender

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Wedding Countdown: TWO MONTHS! I did get heart palpitations writing that. NO BIGGIE. I feel really lucky that we happened to have had a REALLY fun weekend right before we get into the busiest weekend we’ve EVER had at the Mill. Since it’s a holiday weekend, we have weddings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. BUT […]

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

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

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