Tuckahoe Plantation Wedding VideographyRichmond, Virginia

It doesn’t get much more romantic than meeting across seas with the person you will spend your life with. For Emma and Will, they met in 2009 at the most romantic setting of all – La Rochelle, France. Even though they were both attending University of Richmond at the same time, they had never met prior to their trip studying abroad! Emma was actually dating someone else at the time, but Will developed a crush on Emma during their stay in France. Fortunately for Will, Emma broke up with that boyfriend 2 years later and immediately Will took his chance and pursued Emma. 😃

If meeting in France isn’t dreamy enough, their proposal gets even better! Will snuck Emma away on a celebratory getaway trip to Charlottesville, VA. They stayed at a beautiful farm and when he woke her up at sunrise, he proposed in the fields!

Ok, so by this point, Emma and Will’s story doesn’t seem like it could get more beautiful. But then! The day of their wedding!!! First, it took place at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, VA where they’re from. Tuckahoe Plantation is Thomas Jefferson’s childhood home — it is absolutely magical! The multiple gardens of vegetables, herbs, roses, zinnias — had my heart right then and there! The entire wedding was outdoors, so having abundant plants and beauty surrounding the landscape was an incredible atmosphere.

The ceremony took place among the rows of crate and myrtles in the back with the sun shining through. Emma is a 4th grade teacher and invited her class to the wedding!!! They all sat on blankets at the very front. It was absolutely adorable to see their reactions! Even more adorable was the ring bearer – Emma and Will’s little fur baby! She stole the show!!

The reception was also outdoors – on the front lawn with string lights and chandeliers overhead. No tent, no ceiling, just the moon and stars! I loved that all of their vendors were local to the Richmond area including the caterers who brought their very best pizza, tacos, doughnuts and more! It was a lively bunch of family and friends, so the celebration was a festive one! Especially with the live band creating a joful atmosphere. What a wonderful evening!

We were so honored to be there to capture the moments of their day, and wish them the very best. Congrats Emma and Will!

Vendors:
Reception and Ceremony Venue-Tuckahoe Plantation | Wedding Coordinator-Colleen Cook (CCS Events) | Photographer-Nicki Metcalf | Desserts-WPA Bakery, Pearl’s Cupcakes, Sugar Shack Donuts, Smart Cookie Kitchen | Florist: Photosynthesis | Caterer: Boka Taco Truck, Sourdough PIzza Co Truck, Growlers to Go | Musicians: Ninja Strings (ceremony, cocktail hour) and Klaxton Brown Band | Stationer: Wedding Paper Divas | Officiant: Ernest Irby | Dress: Rue de Seine Bridal (from Everthine) | Tux: Indochino | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo

 

Sorella Farms Wedding VideographyEvington, Virginia

They first met at a friend’s house to play board games. She was winning, so he flicked her game piece off the board, got up, and walked out of the room. The rest was history! They have been together for 10 YEARS since!!

By coincidence, Tenee’ and Mike both are originally from Stafford, VA (now live in Florida) and went to high school just a few miles down the road from where I went to school! Tenee’ and I were able to meet up a year before the wedding for a Starbucks date since we were in the same area. Not only do we have Stafford in common, but Tenee’ is a fine artist professor! Not that that’s my job, but I’ve always dreamed of teaching a few college classes one day. So talking to her and getting to know her was so much fun!

The day of the wedding, there was such a peace at Sorella Farms. The steady breeze gently carried the changing leaves to the ground, and the light was absolute perfection. The unique, handcrafted charm of Sorella Farms matched Tenee’ and Mike so well. You could not have asked for a more perfect day!!

With Tenee’ being an artist, the design for decor and florals was STUNNING! There were flowers hanging from the barn’s beams, antique suitcases with vintage clothes, antique china, and my favorite, the dessert table 😃 Macaroons on handmade cake stands decorated the table around the amazing cake by Angela Hudson.

The thing I loved most about their wedding day was the constant flow of happiness and emotion from Tenee’ and Mike. With Tenee’ coming down the aisle (to Jurassic Park’s theme song!!), Mike lost it! It was the sweetest thing I’ve seen. Even with being together for so long, there was not a moment they weren’t over the moon for one another in sheer bliss.

We had such a wonderful day with them, and were so honored to be a part the celebration!

Vendors:
Venue: Sorella Farms c.1827 | Photographer: Megan Vaughan | Cake: Angela Hudson  | Hair: Bodyworks | Florist: Bloom by Doyle’s | Caterer: Cater This! Events  | DJ: B Psi Entertainment |Dress Designer: Sottero & Midgley | Dress Boutique: Vocelles | Tux: EXPRESS for Men | Bridesmaid Dress: JJ’s House | Event Rentals: Crimson Magpie

Bluemont Vineyard Wedding VideographyBluemont, Virginia

 

Luke and Rachel’s story and togetherness is so lovely, genuine, and meant to be. It’s been one of those weddings where I knew going into it I would be crying the day of because of how sweet they are. The letters they wrote to one another sum up just how romantic their love is, and might make you shed some tears even if you’ve never met them in your life! A line from Luke’s letter to give you insight into these two: “And now I know I loved you long before I said the word, before I knew what it meant, and long after language stopped being enough to express my feelings for you. For our love beyond love. And when I realized that, I realized that Rachel, you truly are my soulmate.”

They met the winter of 2011 at an ugly-sweater Christmas party. Both of their friends begged them to go with them, eventually they agreed. When arriving to the party, Luke asked a friend to introduce him to people there. When Luke looked around the room as to who he wanted to meet, his eyes landed on Rachel, pointed her out and said “I want to meet her“. Sounds to me a lot like love at first sight 😃 They exchanged numbers that night and had their first date the next night! When you’ve met the one, there’s no time to lose 😉

When I received an email inquiry from Luke, I immediately knew these two were special. He said that he wanted to surprise his fiance with wedding videography for their wedding!! How adorable!! If that wasn’t sweet enough, one week later he told me that his brother actually called him and said, without even knowing Luke was surprising Rachel with videography, that HE wanted to gift them both with wedding videography! What a return in blessing!!!

The day of their wedding was nothing short of pure bliss. There was excitement in the air as we drove up to Bluemont Vineyard. A bright, sunny day with gigantic views of luscious vineyards, orchards, and surrounding mountains. What better place to celebrate two special people as this romantic venue!! There were tears of joy in every special moment of the day – the First Look, ceremony, speeches, even the dances!

We loved being a part of their sweet day and were honored to capture all of the memories made that day!

Vendors:
Venue: Bluemont Vineyard | Coordinator: Amy Thunnel / Bluemont Vineyard | Photography: Nugen Media | Cake: Cakes by Marida | Florals: Rick’s Flowers | Caterer: Savoir Fare Limited | DJ: Norman Voss | Dress: Enzoani Blue | Tux: Men’s Wearhouse | Videography: Rachael Curry Films | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Upper Shirley Vineyards Wedding VideographyRichmond, Virginia

Recently graduated and bright-eyed for the future, they had no idea when they started their first job out of college in 2010 they would be meeting the person they would spend the rest of their life with!

Cass and Dave both graduated in the same class at the University of Mary Washington, but didn’t actually meet until their first day at their new job together. At work, Dave was the silly one, and Cass was the organized one who, as they put it, “actually got the work done.” Quickly, they became great friends and grew closer together as the years went on. When they were dating, Dave’s friends nicknamed Cass “The Rock” because she always balances his silly side. In turn, Dave inspires Cass to be more carefree – making them the perfect match together.

Driving up to Upper Shirley Vineyards on the wedding day had me feeling excited. Bright and clean pea gravel roads surrounded by crops and vineyards led the way to the venue, and with a warm-but-not-hot, breezy day – August doesn’t get much better than that in Virginia!

We were so excited Cass and Dave requested aerial coverage because this place is BEAUTIFUL from above! Upper Shirley Vineyards is situated on the James River across from a beautiful wildlife refuge site with lush greenery. It’s such a private, romantic, and peaceful setting for a wedding. With clean lines and southern architecture, Cass and Dave’s aesthetic perfectly matched the setting.

The ceremony was outside overlooking the water, with subtle acoustic instruments playing as guests started to arrive. Looking back, the ceremony was my favorite part of their wedding day because it matched them so well. They had fun quotes spoken by their aunt and uncle, one of which was from “When Harry Met Sally.” The officiant told the story of how they met, and then spoke a few words Cass and Dave had written about one another. Lastly, they wrote joint vows which they recited together in unison, which was SO fun and unique.

Everything about their wedding was carefully planned and put together. It felt like there were little bits and pieces of surprising entertainment that matched their personality in each part of the day. Best surprise of all – Dave’s band came out to play a set during the reception! Everyone loved it and it was a great performance at the end of the night.

We were honored to be a part of Cass and Dave’s celebration and to contribute a film that commemorates the exciting day it was! Special thanks to all of the amazing vendors involved that made their day so special :)

Vendors:

Venue: Upper Shirley Vineyards | Planner: Maggie Richard | Photographer: Audrey Rose Photography | Dress: Amy Kuschel from Annalise Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids Dresses: Lula Kate from Bella Bridesmaids | Hair  & Makeup: Avenue 42  | Florals: The Proper Petal | Videographer: Rachael Curry Films | Rentals: Rent-E-Quip | Groomsmen Attire: Aspetto | Invitations: By Invitation Only | Band: Bachelor Boys | Officiant: Rev. Melody Porter | Invitations: By Invitation Only | Band: Bachelor Boys | Officiant: Rev. Melody Porter