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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Hollyfield Manor Wedding Photos | Julia & Brian

Filed in : Weddings

This blog post is a day late, but it’s DEFINITELY not short on images! This is partially because Julia & Brian AND their friends and family are extra photogenic. It’s also partly because Hollyfield Manor is an absolutely beautiful venue! There are SO many little spots that are perfect for photos. Julia & Brian looked […]

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The Weekender

Filed in : Personal

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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Wedding Update: We Mailed Invitations!

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!

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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