We don’t often get a chance to hand-deliver clients’ wedding images as most everyone it seems lives hours away from Charlottesville, but there are a few lucky ones who get to call our little ‘burb home. So, over a beer at their favorite local watering hole, we recently met up with Evan and Ashleigh (you undoubtedly remember their super fun Love Session from last fall), and got to give them their wedding photos in person. What a treat!
As you’ll see from even just a few of our favorites below, this is one couple who is not short on emotion and thankfully for us, aren’t afraid to show it. Not only are they sweeter than sugar, but quite honestly are one of the most fun loving, genuine and uh, crazy good looking couples we’ve had the privilege of getting to know and getting to hang with! And don’t just take it from us–ask any of their talent team listed below, the consensus on just how awesome they are is unanimous. We’re all just a little bummed now that the wedding is actually over for us, but so happy for them, as their fun adventure is just beginning. And with that, we’d love to share just a few of our faves from their wedding day. You can of course see everything, including moments from their rehearsal dinner, on the personal gallery. The password is Ashleigh’s maiden name.
The fab team:
Venue, catering, and baker: Farmington Country Club
Officiant: Dave Johnson with Christ Episcopal Church
Planning: Iris with Barb Wired
Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Designs
Band: Adrian Duke Project
Ceremony musicians: Encore String Quartet
Stationery: Rock Paper Scissors
Calligraphy: If So Inklined
Lighting: Blue Ridge Lightforms
Hair styling: Moxie
Make-up Artist: Lauren Carroll
Groom’s cake: Maliha Creations
Taking a moment out to relax before being announced for the first time as husband and wife.
First dance! Too bad no one was having a good time.
How cool is it Evan serenaded his bride on her wedding day?
Some lovely details…
Oh my gosh, where do we start? We knew from the moment we first met for tea many, many afternoons ago, that we’d be a perfect match for one another. (Yea, we should have had custom matches made: “E&A and A&B – A Perfect Match”. Hee hee. Okay, please don’t tell anyone we said that.) Your love and pride for UVa and Charlottesville is only matched by your love for each other and your easy, infectious smiles can’t help but touch anyone and everyone who comes in contact with you. Especially after your Love Session, we simply couldn’t wait to spend your wedding weekend with you. We knew if your family and friends were even half as considerate, warm, and compassionate as you guys, we were in for a joyous weekend. We weren’t disappointed.
Ashleigh, the wedding day card you had delivered to Evan with the opening words “Batshit crazy for you” and the way you “snuck” up on him during your first look still makes us laugh. Evan, your many faces that day were priceless – from your “wincing” ring exchange, to your surprise at seeing the first of the rose petals being tossed by your guests just following your ceremony on the back lawn of Farmington.
It really set the mood and watching the two of you laugh and tease each other that day–well–you just couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces as we captured it all. (Did anyone capture us for proof?) 😉 It may have been a black tie affair, but deep down, you knew it was going to be a party-on-the-beach vibe among your friends who got down on that dance floor like their lives depended on it.
The range of emotions we witnessed was like packing a year’s worth of weddings into one too-short day. The energetic thumbs ups, the tears, the laughter and broad smiles were all there, particularly when Ashleigh, you watched as Evan sang solo to you as if no one else was in the room; and Even, when you were watching Ashleigh dance with her dad. These are among the moments we won’t soon forget. We know you won’t either.
We couldn’t have been more honored to be there for you on your wedding day. Thank you for your trust and your friendship. Cheers, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!