5 Year Anniversary Photos on Skyline Drive

December 20, 2022

Alex & I got married on a freezing fall day, 5 years ago. Literally, it was freezing. Anytime our wedding is brought up, people say “you know what I remember about your wedding? How cold it was!” Look at us, we were babies!

I always wanted a spring wedding, but it turned out that when it was time to get married I just wanted to be married and not wait for spring. So, for our 5th wedding anniversary, I got my photographer friend Juliana Wall to hike up Stony Man Trail on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park to take vow renewal photos.

I dug out my wedding dress and removed a layer of tulle to sew this little skirt for Saffron so we could match. The day of the shoot, I arrived home to our motorhome to find our canopy tent that housed our outdoor kitchen had blown over and broken! So, instead of making a flower bouquet, I had to figure out what to do with all our kitchen appliances. 

Thankfully, my sister-in-law happens to not only be a flower farmer, but an amazing floral designer too! She graciously made me a bouquet, which was more beautiful than I could have imagined! I had enough time to make a tiny bouquet for Saffron to carry and a boutonniere for Alex.

Keturah & Alexander Shenandoah Elopement- Juliana Wall Photography

We took my nephew along to help make sure that Saffron wouldn’t fall off the edge. We hiked up, took photos, our nephew chattered the ears off Juliana’s boyfriend, who kindly ensured that no kids were harmed on the cliffs. 

We got ready on the trail and then ended up on the bluffs of Stony Man Trail in Shenandoah National Park. We ended up hiking down in the dark and the lanterns came in pretty handy! It was an incredible experience and one that I’ll treasure forever!


Photographer: Juliana Wall Photography

Florist: One Last Avocado & Three Joys

Venue: Stony Man Trail, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

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LIZ a.

"Conveying what I had envisionED was such an easy process and I greatly appreciated how smoothly we were able to communicate"

"Last year I hired Ket to do some boho florals for my 10 year vow renewal. I was OVER THE MOON with what she delivered. Conveying what I had envisioned was such an easy process and I greatly appreciated how smoothly we were able to communicate and plan out the details. If you want a florist with incredible talent, a true heart for what she does and a clear and effective approach to helping you have stunning florals Ket is your girl

diana l.

"She clearly has a love and talent for her work, and it shines in what she does! 

I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with Keturah on the flowers for our wedding. She created my bridal bouquet, boutonnières for my husband and my father, and corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom along with an installation that served as the backdrop for our ceremony and family photos. During our initial consultation she asked lots of questions to make sure she knew our likes, dislikes, and the look and feel of our wedding. Her designs were gorgeous and original, incorporating blooms that were local and in-season. She went the extra mile in building her own frame for the installation when the one she normally used was unavailable. The arrangements she made for the installation were lovely and unique in their use of red amaranth to create a cascading effect. Guests are still complementing us on how lovely the flowers were even 4 months after our wedding!
I would not hesitate to recommend Keturah to a bride (anyone) looking for floral designs using in-season blooms and creative flair.

lucy r.

"Our bouquet was super beautiful and one I won’t forget.

Absolutely recommend! Our bouquet was super beautiful and one I won’t forget. It helped make our marriage celebration so much more beautiful!!! You can tell she puts a lot of love and time into what she does. Highly recommend five out of five🥰 she made just what I wanted :)

mireille O.

"I cried when I saw the flowers the day of as they were exactly what I envisioned.

I just wanted to share my sincere gratitude for the INCREDIBLE work Keturah with One Last Avocado did for my wedding. I cried when I saw the flowers the day of as they were exactly what I envisioned. I didn't think it was possible given my budget and timeline. Highly recommend her for any of your events.

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