Allison is a planner in Washington DC. I met her at Christopher Newport University, and later worked with her as her mentor for Allison Barnes Events. Allison & Ryan got married, having a Crosskeys Vineyards Wedding in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, about two and a half hours away from their home, making it a destination wedding. Because Allison was a planner, she understood the importance of having a planner help with her event to reduce the stress that’s involved with destination event planning. Sometimes when you’re planning your own event, it’s easy to get too close to the situation to be able to find simple solutions – and as a planner, Allison completely understood that. The wedding was rich with Virginia vendors: from donuts that came in from Richmond’s very own Sugar Shack, bridal beauty out of Charlottesville with The Spot Beauty Shop, to florals from Succulents and Saffron out of Alexandria. You can see in the pictures how genuinely happy and glowing Allison was for their wedding day. They were a really fun couple with an incredible day. Despite the rain, they loved their rain plan, and even ended up with an amazing shot of everyone in attendance after the ceremony. See the pictures from their beautiful wedding by Ruby Sky Photography below.