Copper Hill Weddings

Why Copper Hill?

The answer is simple. You don't want your mother's second cousin forgetting to cue the processional music or the band to play the wrong song for your first dance. By now you have invested months into planning and quite possibly a lifetime dreaming about this moment. The best way to insure your vision is realized is to hire a professional to execute it. Your wedding is no ordinary day. It should be everything you hope and more. It should be BEAUTIFULLY SACRED.

Located in Northern Virginia we are a small collective of designers and event planners working to elevate the expectations of what a wedding coordinator should be for our clients.




Kathryn and Ron, Old Town Alexandria


Kathryn and Ron's wedding was the perfect example of a couple who knew what they wanted, did all the design themselves and just needed a professional to pull it off. Kathryn made it look lovely, and effortless. 

'If nothing else the vendors you choose should make you feel comfortable in the relationship and confident that they understand your vision.' - Mary

Look at Kate. I love this photograph. Carrie Holbo truly captured her emotion in that moment.  Nothing gets by Carrie.  I love her detail shots because as brides and grooms you spend a lot of time picking out favors and making signs and place cards. Your completed wedding album should include those details because they tell the whole story of not only your wedding day but of who you are as a couple.

'My best advice for selecting a venue for your wedding is to choose somewhere that feels right but also requires very little in terms of decor. If you have to bring in all new furniture, drapes and a dance floor that can add up very quickly. Have the wedding of your dreams but save some money for the marriage.' -Mary




Experience Copper Hill


I absolutely love getting ready photographs. Something about the tension and excitement in the air. I have had the privilege to work with some amazing grooms. Brides are always in the spotlight but I have found that grooms are just as much a part of, if not more involved, in the planning of the wedding day. 

'Modern couples know what they want and that is a celebration that is as fun and unique as they are. A wedding is the most personal experience you will share with 100 of your closest friends and family. It should reflect you.' - Mary


Our Collective

Mary Keuser Shope, Founder
Stacy Strakovska, Senior Coordinator
JonElle Lemon, Senior Coordinator
Madison Cutlip, Design Intern

Featured Professionals


Carrie Holbo, Kate and Steven

Sarah Gormley, Josh 

Claudia Kay, Kathryn and Ron


Mary Keuser Shope, Copper Hill Weddings, Styled Shoot

Louise Lynn Floral Design, Purceville, VA 540.751.0815,  Kate and Steven


JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Tuxedos