Jess & Logan Outdoor Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Jess and Logan planned the most beautiful outdoor wedding. They lived and worked on the farm in Charlottesville for several years and wanted to be married there before moving off the property. The property at Oakencroft is breathtaking. There are mountain views and open fields for miles and it's the perfect location for an outdoor wedding. They chose a spot on the top of a hill for their ceremony and reception. Guests were invited to camp at the property just down the hill from the festivities. Outdoor summer weddings can be tricky to plan. There was an 80% chance of rain for ten days leading up to their outdoor wedding. The day before the wedding the chance of rain dropped to 20% and there was not a single drop of rain the entire day!! We did trade the rain for some very sunny and warm weather for their June wedding, but I'll take that over rain any day!

Jess, Logan, and their friends were a blast to work with. They were full of laughter and energy throughout the whole day and night. Their portraits show how much fun they were truly having and their wedding reception even included the limbo! Jess and Logan chose the wedding colors of plum, lavender, and sage to compliment the outdoor farm venue.  The bridesmaids and brides"man" also wore the most beautiful plum dresses and tie to compliment the groomsmen and their sage ties. They filled their reception with sage greenery and pops of plum flowers. Their naked cake and whoopie pies topped off the night along with an amazing sunset and a high energy sparkler exit. If you are planning a June wedding, or an outdoor wedding you will want to check out all the details of this blog post!!



Second Shooter: Sierra McCray Photography

Florist: The Faded Poppy

Band: E3 (Sam Hill Entertainment)

Invitations: Jana Gamble (Stellajacksonmarketing)

Cater (and cake): Roadside Chive

Rentals: Gibson Rentals

Bus: Easy Riders Bus Company

Hair and makeup: Anne Marie and Co

Rings: Angelo Jewelry

Dress: Jeanette's Bridal

Bridesmaids: Weddington Way

Groomsmen: Combatgent

Desserts: Yoder's Country Market

Erin & Mike's Intimate Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Erin and Mike planned a very small and intimate wedding at The Local in Charlottesville. I spoke with Erin about their wedding over the phone but due to all the rain I was never able to meet them before their wedding for their engagement session. Walking into Erin's room on her wedding day I felt like I had already met her and hung out with her a few times!! She was calm and collective and stunning in her floral silk robe. I was so excited to begin capturing their day and to focus on the real moments and emotions. Erin and Mike only had one person with them getting ready which set the stage for their small and intimate wedding day. Their focus was on the relationships with those that were invited, and while their details were beautiful I knew the real beauty of their wedding day was in the moments happening before my eyes and I did my best to capture those moments.

The Local in Charlottesville is a quaint and unique wedding venue. Tucked away in a small neighborhood with a few other restaurants the scene is a mix or urban and country. Erin and Mike provided their guests with a three course meal from The Local's amazing menu. The food was so delicious!! They ate outdoors under a tent in long family style tables. Each place setting had not only handwritten place cards, but also hand written letters to each guest thanking them for coming! Now, this is something you don't see very often, if at all. Later in the evening they cut a naked cake decorated with berries. Friends made the crochet decorated embroidery hoops, the wooden candle holders, and the signage to hang in front of the wine bar. They also added a few lanterns, wooden chargers, and lots of candles to set a very intimate and romantic mood for their small wedding.


Photography- Christy McKee Photography

Florist -

Rings - Adele Diamond

Bride's dress - David's Bridal

Matron of Honor dress -  J Crew Bridal

Suits - Maya Couture

Hair/Makeup - Chessy Hewitt of Blushing Brides

Cake - The Mad Batter

Catering - The Local

Invitations - Vistaprint (bride created)

Decor - Hylin McAndrews of HyHopes Natural Creations

DJ - David Verde of DV Entertainment