– A Getaway Not Too Far from Home

Photos by Michael and Carina Photography

Erykah St. Louis and Herbert “Russell” Frisby III, a Bethesda, Maryland, couple planned their elopement-style wedding in six weeks. On July 29, 2016, Erykah and Russell exchanged their vows at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.

“We wanted to make a family getaway out of it,” Erykah said. “Middleburg is not too far away from DC but far enough away to have its own personality.”

: The soft evening colors and the beauty of the horses made for stunning natural sunset portraits.

The soft evening colors and the beauty of the horses made for stunning natural sunset portraits.

The uniqueness of Middleburg is what drove their decision — without hesitation — to choose Salamander Resort as the venue. The peaceful scenery, horse country, small town charm and stylish character has now enticed them to make Middleburg an annual destination.

 As the sun was beating down in the early afternoon, the couple cooled off inside the beautiful venue.

As the sun was beating down in the early afternoon, the couple cooled off inside the beautiful venue.

Erykah and Russell expect to give birth to their first son, Eric Herbert Russell Frisby, this month.