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

The Woodlands At Algonkian Wedding Videography

It started with a humble prayer when Ruth was 14 years old. She asked her Sunday School teacher to pray with her – that she would find a godly husband when the time was right. As she waited patiently through the years, she wrote letters to her future husband. Little did she know there was a boy who’s parents in Barbados were praying for a godly wife for their son. 14 years later on March 5th, 2015, that same Sunday School teacher was led to introduce her to Jamaal. That day, God spoke to Jamaal’s heart that Ruth would be his wife. Fast forward two years and here we are – the day they are married!

A quiet Tuesday morning on the river with a light drizzle of rain, but not just any day…. The day that 14 year-old Ruth’s prayer was fulfilled for good! There were deer grazing the forests and sounds of crickets as I pulled up to the park. Even though it was lightly raining, I rolled my windows down as I drove in because there was something beautiful about the mist, fog, air. I spent some moments just walking and enjoying the scenery to capture. Later I came to find the beautiful Ruth getting all ready for the ceremony!

In the hallway, Jamaal waited with his friends before the ceremony. He never stopped smiling as he was waiting! I caught a moment with Jamaal to speak to the camera about how he was feeling, and he spoke from his heart as if he were talking to Ruth. Ruth did the same when she was done getting ready, it was such a beautiful moment!

But the moments that inspired me most were the speeches given by both sets of parents. Each described how God led them to pray for their son/daughter’s future husband/wife. They also spoke of the work of God in each Ruth and Jamaals life growing up. What great testimonies!

It was such an honor being able to capture the story of Ruth and Jamaal. I can only imagine the places they will go and things they will witness in their journey as husband and wife. Congrats to Ruth and Jamaal!

VENDORS
Reception Venue:
The Woodlands at Algonkian
Photographer: Brittany Drosos
Videographer: Rachael Curry Films
Cake: Tysons Cake
Caterer: Great Blue Heron
Band: The Original Moonlighters
Dress: Befitted Tailoring
Linens: CC Linens

Mount Ida Farm Wedding Videography

I knew Marie back in high school and when she reached out to me about doing wedding videography for her and Kyle’s wedding, I was so excited! She’s such a sweet person, and a fabulous artist herself! She also does wedding photography, so she knew the name of the game when things started to roll on her wedding day! 😃

Their wedding took place at Mount Ida Farm, with the reception in the Event Barn. The ceremony took place overlooking a beautiful pond surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards – it was so picturesque! I loved the little ring bearer and flower girl holding the “Here Comes The Bride” sign – since Marie is also a school teacher, it was sweet having small children there to celebrate with her and Kyle. All of the details and destinations chosen for their day matched Marie and Kyle so well, it was a joy to capture!

They had a great vendor team that made their day incredible!

Venue: Mount Ida Farm and Vineyards
Photographer: Kacie Deale
Videographer: Rachael Curry Films
Florist: Hedge Fine Blooms
Coordinator: Logan Powell
DJ: 20 South Productions- Mark Allen
Cake:Patricia Slebonick
Dress: Ava Laurenne
Tux: Tuxedo by Sarno
Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell

Tuckahoe Woman’s Club Wedding Videography

Kelsea and Brian were ALL smiles on their wedding day (and probably all the time)! They were bubbling over with laughter and joy–the rain showers couldn’t even stop them from smiling! When it’s the day to marry your favorite person on the earth, I don’t think anything could have held back their joy. And that’s what I loved so much about these two.

What also stuck out to me about Kelsea and Brian is how great of friends they are together. They are seriously madly in love, but at the same time, they are silly together. There’s a child-likeness about the two of them that I love – the joy, the laughter, it’s freeing and contagious!

The story of how Brian proposed to Kelsea gives me such a happy feeling! They live in Richmond, VA , and they like to take walks around the Museum District, and always stop to hang out outside the VMFA. This is special to me because my husband and I used to do the same – evening walks around the VMFA just enjoying each other’s company and the cute little city. Brian planned a sweet picnic with just Kelsea at the VMFA. He also hired a photographer to take photos of the proposal. She was completely surprised when he bent down on one knee!

We had the opportunity to make a Documentary Feature Film for Kelsea and Brian that focused in on their love story – in longer length. We loved incorporating details about their journey – pulling from the amazing toasts that were made by the Best Man, Maid of Honor, and Father of the Bride (total tear jerker toast by the way). Their vows were also a genuine addition to their love story!

We couldn’t be happier for Kelsea and Brian, and are overwhelmed with joy that we got to work with such a sweet couple to tell their story. Enjoy the film!

VENDORS:

Ceremony: River Road United Methodist Church
Reception: Tuckahoe Woman’s Club
Wedding Coordinator: Debbie Miller with Sunshine Events
Photographer: Shelley Bordner
Cake: The Mixing Bowl Bakery
Florist: Flowers by Zoie
Caterer: Garnish Catering
Organist: Ed Schutt
DJ: Steve Mueller
Officiant: Rev. Bill Jones
Dress: Bridal Elegance
Suits: Joseph A. Banks
Bridesmaid dresses: Bridal Elegance