We invited Taylor to chat about her beautiful Mortgage Hall Estate wedding, as well as her experience searching for the perfect wedding dress. Here’s what she had to say:

“Wedding planning was overwhelming at times, but so fun. My favorite part was finding my wedding dress! I bought the first dress I tried on and fell in love with it. Everyone at Ashley Grace was incredible! One of my favorite memories.”

Luke and Taylor’s story started when they were 13 and 14. They started dating at the end of their sophomore year of high school. Fast forward 7 years, they had a gorgeous Mortgage Hall Estate Wedding in Middleburg, Virginia.

The Proposal

“Luke asked me to marry him in our friends barn, under a double rainbow. The end of the rainbow hit the barn. It was gorgeous and felt like a dream.”

How did you feel on your wedding day?

“In love, at peace, and strangely nothing phased me! I played with ponies, a huge horse, danced, and laughed so much.”

bride playing with pony on her wedding day

Did you incorporate anything special in your wedding that reflects you as a couple? 

“We had an intimate first look. Luke cried before he ever turned around to see me. It was so sweet and so special.”

bride and groom first look at Mortgage Hall Estate

We are huge fans of “first-looks” and love it when our brides choose to do a first-look on their wedding day. Just wait until you see Taylor and Luke’s photos when they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day!

Mortgage Hall Estate wedding
bride getting ready at Mortgage Hall Estate
ashley grace wedding dress at Mortgage Hall Estate
bride and bridesmaids getting ready on wedding day
beautiful bride wearing an ashley grace wedding dress
ashley grace bride walking up the steps at Mortgage Hall Estate
Mortgage Hall Estate wedding
bride and groom walking for wedding photos
bride and groom playing with horses at Mortgage Hall Estate wedding
Mortgage Hall Estate wedding venue
beautiful lace wedding dress from ashley grace bridal

The vendor team: Venue: Mortgage Hall Estate Wedding Venue | Wedding Dress: Ashley Grace Bridal | Photographer: Kim Johnson Photo | Videography: Golden Hour Visuals | Hair: Sydney Shuler | Florals: Urban Flora Va | Caterer: Shawn’s BBQ | Cake: Works of Wonder Bakery

best of lynchburg living awards Taubman Museum of Art wedding day