Married: Mandy + Taylor | Maridor Roanoke Wedding Photographer

I have anxiously been awaiting this wedding for months now. When Mandy mentioned there would be cowboy boots, purple glitter Toms, sweet tea, pearls & an awesome band…I was smitten. When we did their engagement session at JMU, in the stadium nonetheless, the day full of laughter & stories (and their dog June came from my hometown!) I knew we were a perfect fit. To say that Mandy + Taylor have a good time together would be an understatement. They are so obviously head over heels in love, really truly enjoying each other’s company. They make each other laugh with ease, high five and hold hands tightly. They are a team.

Their day was filled with so many personalized details from the handwritten journal Taylor gifted her, the little locket photos of her grandparents adorning the bouquet, Duke Dog, even the Maridor’s flower beds coincidentally matched the purple & gold wedding colors, a borrowed veil from her bridesmaid Lara (one of my brides!), super cute monogrammed robes (that they wore to lunch at a popular restaurant),  June their dog, and the most amazing group of family & friends.

Taylor bleeds purple & gold and runs the Duke Club at JMU so as a surprise to him, the Duke Dog made a special guest appearance (after “Enter Sandman” for us VT folks) and the grand exit with the Duke football tradition of throwing purple & gold streamers. Both myself & the front yard of the Maridor looked like the aftermath of a frat house toilet paper prank – so fun!!!)  What’s even better? Mandy + Taylor opted for a “first look” and we were able to get so much more portrait time in for both the two of them and the bridal party – so there are alot more photos PLUS they could get to their amazing reception quicker!  Which by the way, the Bryan Elijah Smith band rocked it out  and I had the hardest time not busting a move on the dancefloor myself. Ok, so I danced in my own spot, I totally couldn’t help it.

Congrats Mandy + Taylor. You had the most amazing “southern glam” wedding complete with team spirit, great music & sweet tea. It stole my heart. I am so very thankful you choose me to join in the celebration. Drink a Bahama Mama with a little umbrella for me 🙂 xo



Vendors/Creative Team:

Venue/Caterer/Day of Coordinator: Maridor Bed + Breakfast

Florals:  The Crystal Orchid

Cake: Linda Adams

Invitation Suite:  Krysta Norman

Band: Bryan Elijah Smith

2nd Shooter: Amanda Curcio

Videographer: Chris Meyers

Abby Grace - That image second from the end on the right is an absolute treasure. Sarah, your skill of capturing detail is just perfect!

Woody - It was an awesome wedding and these photos capture the event very well. Nicely done. Cool dog.

robin - great pictures love them all

Sarah Lipps - LOVE THEM!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of them!

Anna - So beautiful!!!! Great way to relive the day, can’t wait to see the rest of the pics!

Sarah - beautiful pictures for a beautiful wedding!

Donna J. - SOOOO beautiful!!! I cannot wait to hear all about your special day. Congrats again 🙂

Mandy Lipps - Sarah, these pictures are wonderful! I can’t imagine having anyone else there with me to capture such a special day. Thanks so much for being awesome! I can’t wait to see the rest!! 🙂

Page - The pictures with June are so cute! I’m so glad I could be there for your special day!

Tricia Eagle - Wonderful wedding! Beautiful photos! Captured their happiness perfectly.

Greta - SOOOOOOOO sad I couldn’t be there!!! MANDY, you were absolutely stunning!!! These are all beautiful pictures!!!

Zach B - Ahh love these pictures! I was so honored to emcee this amazing reception and be able to announce the two of you into your new life! 🙂 Love you both and LOVE these photos!

Roane - YAYY!!!!

Cammie - LOVE IT! so happy for you both 🙂

Rachel - In tears reliving this awesome day. Be mine Sarah Goodwin, be mine! (wedding photographer)

Alaina Vinacco - This is absolutely beautiful! It completely captures Mandy and Taylor’s spirit, compassion and love for life. Congrats 🙂

Sarah - Mandy, you look so beautiful! All of these pictures are great!

Stacy H - You’ve done an excellent job capturing beautiful moments and the spirit of the day. I’m sure Mandy and Taylor will value these more with each year that passes!

Geoff - What a fantastic day for two special people (and one sexy Duke Dog), great pics!!

Danny Alley - Ah how cute!

Sarah - you got it Rachel 🙂

Kathy Adkins - Your wedding day was absolutely awesome and the pictures show how happy you both are! Can’t wait to see more.

Anthony - Loved the pictures and glad that I was able to be part of y’alls day! Love you both!

Deane Adkins - Wonderful pictures of a joyous occasion. You have captured the beauty of
Taylor’s and Mandy’s love for each other as well as the happiness others feel for them. Great job!

Deane Adkins - Wonderful pictures of a joyous day. You have captured the love that Taylor and Mandy have for each other.

Deane Adkins - The love that Taylor have for each other is captured in the pictures.

Cindy Counts - Beautiful photos and an amazing couple to work with!!

Taylor Adkins - These pictures are amazing! Anyone reading this who is thinking of getting married, you MUST request Sarah Goodwin because you will not be disappointed!

Jane - Looks like a fabulous wedding! Love the pictures and wish I had been able to be there

Brooke Brown - YAY!!!! LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!

Bunny - These are beautiful!

Donna Calfee - What beautiful pictures!

Eilidh Thomson - Wonderful pictures of a wonderful wedding! Love you both!

Stacy - Beautiful wedding! So fun to meet your family!

Nicole - These are amazing!! I hope my wedding pictures are half as good as these!

Erin - I LOVE your dress! You looked BEAUTIFUL!!

Mikell - So sad I couldnt be there to participate in you big day! I love all of the pictures 🙂

Ian - The band was Awesome!so was the wedding

Natalie - You two look so in love! These are gorgeous!

Eric Bouchard - Great pictures! We had a wonderful time at the wedding and are so glad we could be there to celebrate with you both!

Chris Meyers - These pictures turned out beautifully! Great working with you throughout the day!

Taylor Schwalbach - Taylor and Mandy, your pictures are great! Really enjoyed the wedding.

Alexandria - These pictures are beautiful and truly capture the joy of the day. So happy for the two of you!

Allie Toro - love these!!! you two look beautiful and these pictures are gorgeous

Zoe - I am so happy for you two! the wedding was beautiful and so are these pictures!!

Bret - Wow! These pictures are truly amazing! SO beautiful!

Charlie - GORGEOUS! Love these!

Billy - These photos are great! I am so glad to know two wonderful people like you!

Ann H - These photos capture the wedding perfectly! 🙂

Nancy - These pictures are gorgeous! I am so glad I was able to travel from VB to Roanoke to see the wedding!

Tammy - Gorgeous pictures for a gorgeous wedding!

Lydia - LOVED all of your photos, Mandy and Taylor!! Glad that Emma Cate and Jack got to be a part of your day! Mom and I keep joking we’re going to have to start renting them out as professional flower girls and ring bearers. 🙂 LOVE YOU!

Laura Ward - Mandy, your pictures are beautiful! I had a great time at your wedding! Love you both!

Phyllis and Larry Jones - The pictures are lovely. May God bless the two of you.

Sam Adkins, Grandpa - Mandy and Taylor. Wonderful photography capturing the details of two beautiful people being joined together by God in Holy Matrimony. As witness, I consider this event one of the greatest milestones of my life as well. May God continue to Bless.

Paul and Nancy Adkins - Such lovely photos….you certainly picked the right photographer to capture your precious memories….Loved the boots!! Great idea!! So happy for you both, we pray that God will continue to bless you both.
So sorry we were not able to be there, we look forward to seeing you when we visit Virginia…please come to South Carolina if the opportunity arrises for you. Love you both, Paul and Nancy Adkins

Lorrie - Beautiful pictures of an obviously fabulous day!

Debbie - Beautiful photos. Many wonderful memories.

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