When I found out Nena and Tre were high school sweethearts, I knew this would be a very special day. There’s something about meeting each other when you were kids and sticking it out into adulthood that’s incredibly endearing.
They were the most adorable, beautiful couple themselves, and their wedding day was more dreamy than I could’ve imagined. All of the days surrounding Nena and Tre’s wedding were cloudy, rainy or cold. Not only was their wedding day 75 degrees, but it even had a light breeze (perfect for video!) AND a beautiful sunny glow. It doesn’t get any more perfect! Could’ve been the buried bourbon they dug up for good luck’s sake 🙂
Driving up to Seven Springs made me feel like I was in some kind of charming 1700s picturesque scene with the tree-lined driveway and slate roofed manor house. It was a cinematographer’s dream! There were meticulously groomed box woods and bushes surrounding the estate creating distinct pathways to travel. You could even hear sheep in the distance baa-ing in their sunny little pastures!
Moving along into the bridal suite, Nena and her bridesmaids were getting ready and the emotion of Nena, being ready in her wedding dress with veil and all, made for a surreal moment. There was so much happiness and tears of joy that day!
The ceremony took place among trees in the shaded lawn. Nena’s aunt (who is the same age as Nena!) was the officiant, so it made for an extra sweet and personal ceremony for Nena and Tre. Can’t forget to mention the cutest ring bearer and flower girl running down the aisle holding the “Here Comes The Bride” scroll!!
There was never an unplanned moment because their coordinator, Christine from Wood Grain and Lace, had everything covered to a T. The entire vendor team, including their photographer, Meredith Ryncarz, made their day even more perfect. The floral arrangements by Amanda were overflowing with eucalyptus and rununculus, I just couldn’t get enough!
The party was started under the pavilion where friends mingled about and played lawn games before dinner. There was never a dull moment surrounding their day because there was so much genuine excitement for this sweet couple.
I’m honored to have been a part in capturing their day and I hope this film serves a reminder of how sweet the beginnings of their little family was that day! Cheers to Nena and Tre!
Venue: Seven Springs
Wedding Planner: Wood Grain & Lace
Photographer: Meredith Ryncarz
Floral Designer: Amanda Burnette
Hair: Katia Ocampo
Dress: Bridal Elegance RVA
Dress Designer: Willowby by Watters
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mu Mu
Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang
Invitations: Epoch Designs
Rentals: Paisley and Jade
Catering: Champagne Taste Catering
Cake: Arley Cakes
Videography: Rachael Curry Films
DJ: Cam DiNunzio