beth & dan | marriott ranch | hume, va

Isn’t a Cattle Ranch a cool place to get married?  Beth & Dan did exactly that, at the Marriott Ranch in Hume, VA.  It was such a crazy day with so many ups and downs, but I was ultimately amazed with how everyone rolled with the punches.  The day started off beautifully and turned ugly pretty quickly.  A giant storm came through, knocking out power at the venue and toppling the decorations so painstakingly put together by the event planners.  Their friends and family as well as the staff rushed in to pick up the mess and make the day run smoothly.  Regardless of the set backs, everyone was so joyous!  How can you not be when you’re around Beth, who has such a beautiful and contagious smile?

Beth & Dan decided to stick with the plan and held their ceremony outdoors after the chairs were picked up and wiped down.  Since the DJ couldn’t set up his equipment without power, all the guests surprised Beth as she came down the aisle with her Dad by humming “Here Comes The Bride.”  Candles were fetched from all around and created a beautiful ambiance for their reception.  Someone got a generator so that there was music for their reception and everyone had a fantastic time getting down.  By the end of the night no one even cared that there wasn’t power!  Especially with the sparklers and fireworks.

Thank so much Beth & Dan for having me as your photographer!

Beth Strickland Smith -

Thanks so much, Debi!

Sue Smith -

Debi… you did a fabulous job capturing the celebration of Daniel and Beth’s wedding. Your photography is absolutely stunning.

Sue Smith -

Oh ~ My ~ Goodness … THIS is spectacular!!!!

Valorie Tappert -


Meghan Crosby Budinger -

Just read the blurb about the storm! So like you to roll with the punches Beth! Looks like a beautiful and very special day :)

Nina Motyka -

So sorry I missed this! Belated congratulations to you both!