This film is something entirely different to me because it’s my baby SISTER’S wedding! Being the Maid of Honor, I didn’t know how much I would be able to capture since it was so busy on the wedding day, but keeping my camera close, I took any shot I could when time allowed it. I even snuck a camera in my bouquet as I walked down the aisle so I could get a shot of the processional!! Being in the wedding party as opposed to being the designated videographer took me out of my normal zone on a wedding day. The change of perspective really made for a unique film that I’ve been so excited to share.
Just to share a bit about Ellie and Josh’s love story and how it all started…Ellie came to live with me her freshmen year of college in Richmond, VA. We lived in this beautiful building called “The Gramercy” of which Ellie and Josh met for the first time. We lived on the 2nd floor, and Josh lived on the 1st. They had “love at first sight” as Josh saw Ellie coming down the stairs that semester in college. I always thought they were just friends because they acted like they had been best friends their entire lives, but there was more to their relationship that grew deeper over the years.
Ellie is the youngest of all 5 sisters in our family (all girls, yes!) and the last to get married! My parents own a wedding venue – The Glasgow Farm – so they basically had the wedding thing down to a T! Unlike most weddings that happen on the farm, Ellie and Josh had different plans for the backdrop of their special day.
The ceremony took place hidden in the forest where you had to walk down winding paths through a beautiful yellow flower meadow to get to. There were light rays streaming through the trees as Ellie walked down the field escorted under a white tent carried by family members also carrying lanterns. It was so magical!!!
The reception took place in the field, right where Ellie and I used to explore as children and pick yellow flowers and feel like we were lost in another magical world far away from home… It was surreal having such a celebration in middle of where we made so many cherished memories!
The tables were setup in long rows with magnolia garlands streaming across each. String lights that were hung all around the field and over our heads made me feel like I truly was in another world! There were flower arrangements hung on trees, lavender lemon homemade soy candle favors lit at each table, and lanterns my dad put together by hand months leading up to the wedding!
They only invited their closest friends and family members, so I feel like it was a big dinner party where everyone knew everyone! We danced the night away under the stars and big bright moon, and felt so full of joy just seeing Ellie and Josh madly in love. My heart was so full, I will never forget the feeling.
Venue: The Glasgow Farm
Coordinator: The One Moment Events, Rachel Rice
Caterer: Country Lane Catering
Officiant: Scott Bradshaw
Dress: Allure Bridals
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse