one moment – Caitlyn and Russell at The Homestead


Caitlyn and Russell were married at The Homestead and we really enjoyed our time with them.  This is a quick sneak peak of Caitlyn walking down the steps of one of our nations most historic properties, dating back to 1776.  It was really nice for us to showcase the inside of the venue as Caitlyn descended, just before her nuptials.


Wedding information:

Location of wedding: The Homestead (Casino Lawn)

Phone number: (540) 839-1766

Address of wedding location: 1766 Homestead Drive, Hot Springs, VA 24445

Time of wedding ceremony: 6pm


Location of reception: The Homestead (Crystal Ballroom)

Borrowed – my parents ring pillow, I love it! And my aunt’s diamond earrings. She passed away in February and we’re all still missing her very much. My uncle is letting me borrow the rings to wear for the wedding.

Something old – my grandmother’s pearl bracelet. The clasp is a little bit broken but I love it and wanted something of hers for the wedding day.

I’m also really into my shoes and all the groomsmen, ushers. Etc. have really cool socks.

What is the attire for the guests? Black tie


Vendor List:

Floral Design (name, phone, and email): County Garden Florist (540) 862-4143

Caterer (name, phone, and email): The Homestead

Ceremony Music/Musicians: Avans Music 540-986-1933

Reception Music/Band/DJ: Horizon (Sam Hill Entertainment) 866.726.4455

Officiant: Joseph Crump and Stephen Laughridge

Wedding gown designer (name, phone, and email): Anna Maier

Wedding gown (dress shop): Gabriella Bridal 212 206 1915

Groom’s attire: The Black Tux

Groomsmen’s attire: The Black Tux

Cake maker (name, phone, and email): The Homestead

Hair: Studio FBJ

Make-up: Studio FBJ

Wedding day stationary/paper goods (name, phone, and email): Mary Mac Wilson, Print Chas 334-707-0511 HELLO@PRINTCHAS.COM

Invitations: same as above, Print Chas. Calligrapher – Elizabeth Porcher Jones

Bridesmaids dresses (name of designer): Dessy

Shoes (name of designer): brides shoes are Jimmy Choo, bridesmaids shoes are assorted

Favors: Print Chas

We would love to know a little bit about the two of you (How you met, the proposal, your line of work, etc.):

We met when we were both students at The University of South Carolina. Russell proposed in our kitchen on a snowy Monday night in February, despite picking the ring up that day and claiming he was going to wait two weeks to do it, the ring was burning a pull in his pocket so he did it that night! Although we hope to return to VA or South Carolina one day, we both live in NYC. Russell works at a tech startup and until recently I worked at a PR/marketing agency. I handed in my two weeks notice about a month before the wedding with the hopes of finding out what I really want to do with my life (stay tuned for what that actually is!)


Rob Garland is the owner of Rob Garland Photographers, a company which specializes in photojournalism and fine art printing. Rob prides himself on a classic, intuitive, heartfelt documentation with the utmost in visual integrity. He has documented many destination weddings throughout the U.S. and abroad as well as Charlottesville weddings at many of our outstanding local venues. Rob loves imagery that fails to go in and out of style and personal touches that make each wedding unique.