Some would say they met by chance. Zack was a student at Virginia Tech and Randa was a student at UVA. Rivals, most say, and the most unassuming beginning of any relationship – a Hokie and a Cavalier walk into a party…in most cases that wouldn’t bode well ;]

But as soon as Randa walked through the door to the party that night, Zack caught her eye. What she didn’t know then (but would soon realize) was that their meeting was more ordained than the two of them could have ever imagined. And the one whom she’d once known as “emo boy” would eventually become the man she would spend the rest of her life with.

Fast forward through years of long distance and fighting for one another through the ups and downs of life, Zack knew it was time to propose. Being a man of great intention, he planned to propose to Randa on a trip to visit her family in Lebanon. He knew that her grandparents would likely not be able to travel to their wedding in the states. And he also knew that Randa’s relationship with them was super important to her. So, after carrying the ring around for 3 days looking for the perfect place, he got down on one knee on Randa’s Aunt and Uncle’s rooftop overlooking downtown Beirut and asked her to be his wife. Randa was shocked, but quickly said “YES!!”. Having her family as a part of the celebration meant the world to her!

We loved working with their photographer, Tyler Phenes! See more of their photos here.

Zack and Randa will always be a special couple to us!! A little over a month ago we were shooting their friends, Matt + Jessica’s wedding when Zack approached Ty on the dance floor to ask him about a piece of gear he was using. After geeking out over the ins and outs of it, Ty offered to show him the sneak peek we had just finished of Matt + Jessica’s day. Zack watched it and immediately asked for our card. A few days later I got an email from Zack asking if we were available on their wedding date. And what do you know, we were!!! Such a crazy sequence of events but we’re so thankful to have had the opportunity to be a part of their special day!! Enjoy this sneak peek!!


Venue – Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club

PhotographerTyler Phenes

Wedding PlannerHannah Hildebrandt Events

FloristThe Wandering Petal

Makeup ArtistBlush Tones

Hair StylistFlawless Beauty on Site

DJ – DJ Danny Gray of Astro Entertainment

LightingBlue Steel Lighting Design


To see more recent wedding films click below:

Matt + Jessica | Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Corey + Morgan | Cumberland Plantation 

Jobby + Elizabeth | Downtown Richmond 

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Meet Ashley

A true sweetheart from Southwestern VA, Ash spent many Sundays after church sitting around the table with her grandparents, listening to stories about the “good ‘ole days”. A talented visionary with a true heart for people, she’s likely to be found reading, writing, and planning away.

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