09.17
2014

We love weddings submissions that radiate joy and we think these wedding images from Meredith Sledge Photography convey joy from start to finish! From the sweet bridesmaid watching her friend transform into a bride to the guests celebrating on the dance floor, everyone at this wedding exuded joy. We especially love all the images of the charming children in this wedding. The day started in The Colonnade Club on the U.Va. Lawn, where the bridal party got ready and Tiffany slipped into her gown and donned her bouquet by Secret Gardens. After a touching ceremony in the U.Va. Chapel, the guests moved to one of the gardens for a meal catered by The Local. Cake and sweets by Sweethaus were shared back in The Colonnade Club before a bubble exit.

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09.10
2014

What happens when a local wedding photographer gets married? She thinks outside the box while celebrating the incredible talent and beauty of the area! Charlottesville photographer Meg Runion of Meg Runion Studios tied the knot at Fat Cat Farm in Scottsville with her friends Jen Fariello photographing, Shawn Cossette of Beehive Events providing florals and decor, Dickie Morris of Just a Little Ditty planning, Claire Goodman leading the ceremony, and more! Our favorite detail of this celebration? Meg and Landon really embraced their personalities by having a casino-inspired reception, complete with blackjack and roulette tables!

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Vendors:
PhotographyJen Fariello
Event Planning: Dickie Morris of Just A Little Ditty
CateringThe Barbecue ExchangeA Pimento Catering
Flowers, Décor, and Lighting: Shawn Cossette of Beehive Events
Officiant: Claire Goodman of Sacred Ground Ceremonies
StationeryRock Paper Scissors; Katie Sale of Good Press
Calligraphy: Jen Maton of In So INKlined
Cake: Anita Gupta of Maliha Creations
Ceremony VocalistHeather Hightower
Reception Music and Casino Games:Casino2U
RentalsBeehive EventsStonegate Event Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Jeanne Cusick of Cville Make Up
Tent: Skyline Tent Company/Sperry Tents Southeast
Jewelry: Erin McDermott Jewelry
Dress: BHLDN



09.3
2014

We are honored that April Bennett is sharing this wedding with us. The story behind the day is touching and beautiful. It reminds us that weddings aren’t just about the perfect dress and the pretty details. Weddings are about family.

From April:

This is a wedding that reflects the heart of small-town America. A backyard wedding in Stuarts Draft, Virginia – down one of those little winding roads where, if you get a flat tire, before you can even open your door to take a look at it, someone is pulling up behind you to help out, and you still get your kids to school on time. Where cowboy boots are working shoes. Where a couple speeds up the date of their wedding, skipping the details, so that the bride’s dying mother can be there. Where the sister of the bride agrees to share her anniversary date with the marrying couple, so that everything can work out with the photography. Where, when the day comes, everyone who’s there either is family or feels like family, the bride’s mother is able to attend, and everything is absolutely relaxed and radiant. Where the food is truly home cooked. Where what’s there in spades is what matters most: heart.

April Bennett Photography // Private Residence

 

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Congratulations to A Charlottesville Wedding Gift 2015 Winners: Ande & Jeff!

by Claire GoodmanJune 18, 2014

Yesterday afternoon Ande & Jeff (& family) learned that they are the winners of A Charlottesville Wedding Gift 2015… what a happy day! The amazing wedding professionals who will make Jeff & Ande’s dreams come true…

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Wedding Give-Away Entry Deadline is May 1st!

by Claire GoodmanApril 17, 2014

Deadline for entries in the A Charlottesville Wedding Gift contest is coming up quickly so please be sure to get your entries in now! This is an opportunity like no other for a couple local to Charlottesville who would love to have a March 2015 wedding at Early Mountain Vineyards. The Charlottesville community of wedding […]

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Hannah & Ethan’s E-Session with Lindsey Zovko Photography

by Claire GoodmanApril 15, 2014

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Lindsey of Lindsey Zovko Photography to the blog for the first time with this super-sweet engagement session with Ethan & Hannah at Riverdale Farm. Hopefully later in the year Lindsey will also share their wedding with us… thanks, Lindsey!

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Melissa & Shane’s Summer Wedding with Aaron Watson Photography

by Claire GoodmanApril 8, 2014

With the weather warming up (finally!) I thought it would be fun to share Melissa & Shane’s lovely early summer wedding at Trump Winery from Aaron Watson Photography on the blog today. I love that soft summer green and knowing it’s just around the corner again is such a joy! Many thanks to our friends […]

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Jennifer & Anders’ Weekday Wedding at Keswick Hall

by Claire GoodmanApril 4, 2014

Keswick Hall is a gorgeous venue at anytime of year and their splendid, large weddings are always so much fun to see… but Jennifer & Anders’ small late December wedding shows off another side of this lovely location that we don’t see quite as often. Many thanks to Rob Garland Photographers for sharing his fabulous […]

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Morgan’s Bridal Session with Ward Photography at Mt. Ida Farm

by Claire GoodmanMarch 27, 2014

Guest Post from Jason and Wendy Ward (Ward Photography) Morgan’s Bridal Session at Mount Ida Farm So happy to welcome Jason & Wendy to the blog today! Having a bridal session is certainly something we would recommend to any bride.  It provides an excellent opportunity to have a trial run with your wedding day look […]

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A Charlottesville Wedding Gift 2015 – Central Virginia Wedding Give-Away Contest Opens Today!

by Claire GoodmanMarch 14, 2014

Today’s the day! Our wedding give-away contest for 2015 opens today. Please sure to visit the A Charlottesville Wedding Gift website for… contest rules how to enter the incredible wedding & event professionals who are donating their services to make our 2015 winners’ wedding the very best and gorgeous pics of past winners’ weddings Don’t […]

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