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 🙂


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