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Everything you need to know about planning a Staunton Wedding, and all the vendors that can make your dream day happen.

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The internet is full of wedding invitation ideas. Pinterest is so overwhelming sometimes with literally thousands of ideas to sort through. Basic Invite is a wedding invitation and stationary company that has one of the best selections in the industry. Their customized sample process, extensive inventory, and template wedding invitations help make your selection process […]

bride and groom stand in an open field at sunset, noses nuzzled together, close and relaxed. Their wedding reception is going on in a nearby barn in Staunton Virginia, and wedding vendors work to create space for them to take portraits.

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Your complete guide to Staunton, Virginia wedding vendors and finding great vendors throughout Virginia. Finding wedding vendors is arguable the hardest part of planning a wedding. Once you’ve decided on your date, guest list size, and general style, the vendor selection begins! This Staunton Virginia wedding vendor guide is meant to take some of the […]

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It’s July of 2015, and I know my husband (I mean, boyfriend) is hiding a little black box somewhere in his dresser. The fact that I know for certain there’s an Emerald engagement ring in there is a long story for another time. And what am I doing with this information? Scoping out photographers for […]

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Every bride-to-be knows there is an endless sea of wedding inspiration and ideas everywhere you turn online. Pinterest in particular sets the bar for elaborate DIY crafts and wildly expensive floral sculptures impossibly high. With wedding vendors spanning dramatically different styles and so many wedding details to think about, it’s hard to know what’s even […]

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Why do a first look? First looks are becoming more and more popular—and for great reasons! Couples are choosing to forego tradition in exchange for a private moment together before their wedding. Many exchange sweet letters, pray together, or have their portraits taken before the ceremony to speed up the timeline. On the fence about […]

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Your engagement announcement was probably met immediately with questions about your wedding date, where you will tie the knot, or the size of your wedding party. It happens fast. It’s hard as a bride-to-be not to get overwhelmed at some point during your engagement.   There’s blogs and magazines dedicated to helping brides plan. There’s […]

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Just getting started planning? You need my wedding day timeline templates, built for all seasons and kinds of ceremonies! These are tried and true guidelines for having a stress free wedding day schedule, while still capturing all your must-have photos. I’ve used these to coordinate dozens and dozens of weddings, and rarely need to make a tweak. 

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ALL ABOUT Jo

You’re here because you're a Virginia bride, groom, or are helping plan a really special wedding. I’m so glad you found me! If you didn’t know, I’m from the area, but have been living out of state for a while. I’m SO excited to be moving my business back to the Shenandoah Valley again in 2021: back to where it all started, to the hometown my heart has missed! I grew up in Staunton Virginia and started my wedding photography business there. In 2013, I moved out of state to attend Shepherd University in West Virginia. After college, I got married and landed in northern Virginia for a while. We have an adorable toddler together, and five crazy animals. Six years of NOVA, Washington D.C., and Baltimore weddings has me yearning for sweet southern ceremonies, small town sweethearts, and precious historic venues yet again. I’m coming home!!

I'm Jo Mahaney

A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and we know it can be overwhelming! Grab my free guide to plan the perfect timeline for your day. 

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