oh, this wedding. this wedding. this wedding this wedding. it was just beautiful. i met renee last winter when we joined a group of girls on a retreat in richmond. crazy enough we both lived in norfolk at the same time for a period but just never met. we hit it off over our love for avocados, blogging and flappy hats. (head over and see her amazing food blog will frolic for food ) when she asked me to be her wedding photographer i was simply blown away. to this day i feel so honored to had been apart of such an amazing wedding. there wedding took place in charlottesville, virginia deep in the heart of the blue ridge mountains. the drive alone to their wedding was beautiful. the leafs on the trees were painted golden yellow, at the peak of the season. they got married Pharsalia which was an amazing venue. from the room where everyone got ready, to the backdrop of the ceremony. it was breath taking. i could honestly go on and on about this wedding but lets just let the images speak for themselves.
oh, and before i forget.. their DJ has playing the music via record player.. and it was strickly FUNK music. so make sure you plast some jackson 5 while you look at the reception photos!
a little bit about this wedding from the bride, renee "most of the props and decorations were foraged, made, or found locally. the flowers were all seasonal and the vast majority were sourced from pharsalia's gardens or collected wild from me and mary edmonds (the planner) gardens and the forest around her home. logans dad made the arbor and all of the wooden trivets on the tables. i thrifted most of the decorations (baskets, candle sticks) -- the food was all gluten free and pescatarian. the ceremony's main theme was that of love being like a flower, the plant is the relationship, the community is the ecosystem that supports and nourishes the couple. without that support the relationship suffers. but with it the relationship thrives. we exchanged flower crowns as symbols of the cyclical nature of life, bringing in the flower element -- and the eternal bond of marriage. tons of our friends helped us make stuff for the wedding. it was a real community effort. from the homemade gluten-free beer to the bouquets each of the bridesmaids made for themselves."