2018 WEDDING FAVORITES

We captured lots of unforgettable moments in 2018… big ones, little ones, romantic ones, serious ones, funny ones, and lots of in between moments when no one realized we were watching. It’s basically impossible to narrow it down to a small set of favorites, but below are a few of mine! And if I had to do it over again tomorrow, I might choose completely different images. But today I was focused on the moments… with a few pretty scenes and timeless portraits mixed in there. Which is pretty appropriate since that’s exactly how I’d describe my style of photography 🙂

 

Thank you to all of these awesome couples and their friends/families for trusting us with capturing these memories for them!

 

Charlottesville, Virginia: King Family Vineyards, Early Mountain Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard and Winery, James Monroe’s Highland  /  Richmond, Virginia:  Historic Tredegar Iron Works, Bolling Haxall Hall, Cannon Memorial Chapel, Commonwealth Club, Omni Hotel, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Jefferson Hotel, Hollyfield Manor  /  Gordonville, Pennsylvania:  Stolzfus Homestead and Gardens

BLAINE & SARAH

Blaine and Sarah’s wedding day was our last wedding of 2018! Technically, their wedding day is September 15th- the day they were originally planning to get married at Tredegar Iron Works. But Hurricane Florence rolled through Richmond that week and forced them to rethink their plans. Instead of asking so many of their out of town guests to travel in the terrible weather, they decided to postpone their celebration and just have a small ceremony that day. But two months later, a change in venue, and lots of replanning by Jennings Whiteway and her amazing team at Belles & Whistles, they finally got to have the celebration they always wanted… below are a few of our favorites from the day!

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  Bolling Haxall House / Historic Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia  |  EVENT PLANNING:  Jennings Whiteway, Belles & Whistles |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Lauren & Megan  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER & BOUTIQUE:  Anne Barge from Annalise Bridal  |  FLORIST:  Wiley’s Florist  |  BAND:  Queen City Band |  CAKE:  Westhampton Pastry Shop  |  CATERING:  Champagne Taste Catering  |  SIGNAGE / PROGRAMS / INVITATIONS:  Riot & Revel  |  LIGHTING:  The Lighting Professors  |  RENTALS:  Classic Party Rentals / Paisley & Jade  |  TRANSPORTATION:  James River Transportation

JON & ALISSA

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Harrison!

We were so excited and honored to be able to be a part of this wedding! We’ve been friends with Jon and his family for the past 15 years- sharing way too many beers tailgating and cheering on the Hokies at VT football games. One day he introduced us to a girl named Alissa- a girl who immediately made us feel like we’ve been friends with her as long as we’ve known Jon. As individuals, these two radiate warmth, love, humor, and happiness. Together, those qualities are all magnified. And based on all of the sweet, funny, sentimental, and heartfelt things their friends and family said about them on their wedding day, I know there are a lot of people who believe in this marriage and will be there to love and support them in the years to come… Travis and I included!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  King Family Vineyards  |  BRIDE’S DRESS & BOUTIQUE:  Azazie from Katherine’s Bridal  |  HAIR/MAKEUP:  Avenue 42  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  DC Custom Clothiers  |  FLOWERS:  Verde Natural Florals  |  CEREMONY/RECEPTION SIGNAGE:  Jessica Harrison White (Sister of the Groom) of My White Magnolia  |  OFFICIANT:  Friend of the Bride & Groom  |  RECEPTION DJ:  RSI Entertainment  |  CATERING:  DaH Catering  |  CAKE:  Sweethaus  |  RECEPTION LIGHTING:  MS Events  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Easy Riders

*And if you want to see more of these two, check out their engagement session here!

JAKE & KATHERINE

A few of my favorites from Jake and Katherine’s wedding day! I can’t say too much about this day because I had complete laryngitis while I was photographing it- ha 🙂 But really, a huge thank you to these two and their friends/family for being so patient with me, and a huge thank you to Travis for speaking for me and directing most of the day. Though this day really needed very little direction- they planned such an easy, laid back, warm, and welcoming celebration. The whole day just revolved around spending time with and connecting all of their favorite people (and their dog, Ginny!). We were honored to be a part of it!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  Early Mountain Vineyards  |  EVENT COORDINATION: Helen Osinga with The Local Catering   |  BRIDE’S DRESS:  Wtoo  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Love Couture Bridal  |  HAIR/MAKEUP:  Tamar C Makeup  |  FLOWERS:  The Posey Detail  |  OFFICIANT:  Friend of the family  |  CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC:  The Currys  |  RECEPTION DJ:  Prime Time Sound  |  CATERING:  Family style from The Local Catering  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Ambassador Limo

*And if you want to see more of these two, check out their engagement session here!

 

JOSH & HAILEY

When the setting and day are this beautiful, and the Bride & Groom are this genuinely happy, photos like these are easy to come by…

CEREMONY & RECEPTION:  Hollyfield Manor, Richmond, Virginia  |  BRIDE’S MAKEUP:  FBJ Weddings  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Maggie Sottero  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Urban Set Bride  |  BRIDE’S DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Pleiades  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Men’s Warehouse  |  FLORIST:  King William Florist  |  DJ:  Kendall New  |  CAKE:  Lark Baking Co   |  CATERING:  Traditions Fine Catering  |  SIGNAGE, PROGRAMS, GUEST BOOK SIGN, COLORING BOOKS:  DIY by the Bride

Josh and Hailey, we loved spending the day with you guys!!

 

TYLER & KYRA

One year ago today we were hanging out with this awesome crew at the beautiful Brawley Estate… Happy 1 Year Anniversary Tyler & Kyra!

 

CEREMONY & RECEPTION:  Brawley Estate,   | EVENT PLANNING:  Carla with Style Perfect Events |  VIDEOGRAPHY:  Jenny Lankford  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Cali Stott Artistry |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Maggie Sottero  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Urban Set Bride  |  BRIDE’S DRESS ALTERATIONS:  SEAMS Alterations  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Men’s Warehouse  |  FLORIST:  From This Day Forward |  DJ:  Travis Dupree with Z Brothers Entertainment  |  CATERING:  La Tea Da’s |  CAkE:  Cake Expressions  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Queen City Party Charters

 

ALEX & BRIELLE

On their 1st Anniversary, a look back on Alex and Brielle’s stunningly beautiful wedding day!

What can I say about this day that Brielle’s Mom, Marie (Owner/Designer at Headpiece.com), hasn’t already expressed in her monthly blog series, other than, it was such an honor to work with all of these amazing people. They really poured their hearts into creating a elegant and timeless celebration, with some of the most unique and creative details that perfectly reflected Brielle and Alex’s personalities. The photos below will give you a little glimpse into their day, but you should definitely head over to Marie’s blog for lots more photos and the story behind the celebration (see links to these below!).

Brielle & Alex, Happy One Year Anniversary! Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your day!

 

Headpiece.com :  Going to the Chapel

Headpiece.com :  Not Your Average Wedding Reception

Headpiece.com :  My Designer Heart

 

And don’t forget to check out our post on Brielle’s Bridal Portrait Session at Tuckahoe Plantation for more gorgeous details!

 

CEREMONY:  Cannon Memorial Chapel, University of Richmond  |  RECEPTION:  Historic Mankin Mansion, Richmond, Virginia  |  VIDEOGRAPHY:  Something Blue Films  |  EVENT COORDINATION:  Marylee Marmer Events  |  BRIDE’S VEIL & ACCESSORIES:  Custom made by the talented Marie Hunt (the Bride’s Mother), of Headpiece.com  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Lea-Ann Belter    |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Something Bleu Bridal  |  BRIDE’S DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Atelier Teresa Cristaldi |  BRIDE’S BRACELET:  Heirloom  |  BRIDE’S EARRINGS:  Ti Adoro  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Collaboration by Bella Belle & Headpiece.com  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Avenue 42  |  GROOM’S tux:  Jos. A. Bank  |  BRIDESMAID DRESSES:  Jenny Yoo  |  FLOWER GIRL DRESS:  Isabel Garreton  |  FLORIST:  Gather  | CEREMONY MUSIC:  James River Duo  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Richmond Trolley / Winn   |  DJ:  David Sporn “DJ Dook”   |  CAKE:  Mixing Bowl  |  DONUTS:  Sugar Shack  |  CATERING:  Garnish  |  RECEPTION DECOR: Custom Vinyl Dance Floor Overlay by Bombshell Graphics / Centerpiece Street Signs made by Kathy Barnett / Seating Arrangement Display by TA Culpepper / Laser Cut Cake Topper and Signs by Made Pretty With Paint

THOMAS & CALONI

One year later! Happy Anniversary CaLoni and Thomas!

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  The George Washington Hotel, Winchester, Virginia  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  SAS Studio & Salon  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Caryn’s  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Badgley Mischka GROOM’S TUX:  The Black Tux  |  FLORIST:  Bluebells |  CEREMONY MUSIC:  Powers & Brown  |  DJ:  Jeff Hamilton  |  CAKE:  Maria’s Sweet Creations |  CATERING:  White House Catering  |  LIGHTING:  The Lighting Professors

 

BEN & KRISTEN

One year later and I still love reliving this day- Happy Anniversary Kristen and Ben!

 

CEREMONY:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Chuch, Richmond, Virginia  |  RECEPTION:  Branch Museum  |  EVENT PLANNING:  Jennings Whiteway, Belles & Whistles |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Rachel Shrader & Kara Waggoner, Elle Style Studio |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER & BOUTIQUE:  Tulle, The Brides Project  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Custom  |  FLORIST:  Wiley’s Florist  |  DJ:  Bill Gilliam  |  CAKE:  Sweet Fix  |  CATERING:  White House Catering  |  LIGHTING:  The Lighting Professors

 

DAVE & LIZ

Throwing it back to this rainy wedding day which proves that you can still have an amazing time and get beautiful photos even if it winds up downpouring the entire day…

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Charlottesville, Virginia  |  EVENT DESIGN/PLANNING:  Amore Events by Cody  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Flora  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Gabriella New York Bridal Salon  |  HAIR & MAKEUP:  Avenue 42  |  FLOWERS:  Blue Ridge Floral Design  |  CALLIGRAPHY:  37th & Lettery  |  CAKE:  Sweethaus  |  BAND:  Snackbar Jones  |  LIGHTING:  Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting  | CINEMATOGRAPHY:  WhiteFlair Productions

CASEY & JILLIAN

Start with a beautifully preserved family-owned historic plantation, complete with a tree lined driveway and a large working farm… add in a pre-ceremony cocktail hour, a warm Fall day, some vintage cars, a laid back ceremony, a quick thunderstorm, delicious bbq, an energetic band that kept everyone onto the dance floor the ENTIRE night, the sweetest family, and two warm and funny people who are clearly a perfect fit for one another… and you have Casey and Jillian’s wedding day! Keswick Plantation has so many memories for the Keck family and we were so happy to have the honor of capturing one more for them!