10.29
2014

It seems fitting that we are featuring Sarah and Randolph’s charming wedding today because they incorporated the beautiful colors of fall in their florals and decor. Our thanks to Sarah Bradshaw Photography for sharing her thoughts about the King Family Vineyard wedding:

From the first moment I met Randolph & Sarah, I knew their love was something special. They described their relationship as “whimsical, extraordinary, silly, loving, trusting, fun, respectful, and supportive,” and the better I got to know them, the more I agreed with every word. They love deeply, and enjoy each other so much, and don’t take themselves (or life!) too seriously. By the time their wedding day came around, we felt like longtime friends, and by the time I left that evening, they made me feel like family. Their sweet dog, Nani (also their ringbearer!), has battled several rounds of cancer. It meant the world to have her their with them on their wedding day!

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

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lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

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lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

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lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

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lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

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lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)

Vendors:
Photography – Sarah Bradshaw Photography
Venue – King Family Vineyards
Floral Design – Flowers by M
Catering – Harvest Moon Catering
Dessert Table – Eye Candy Cville
Band – Pebble to Pearl



10.22
2014

A wedding that combines gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain views, rustic decor details, AND a beautiful bride and groom? Sign us up! This Crozet wedding included a reception at the darling Restoration Hall in Old Trail, a fairly new venue (it only opened in 2013!) that adds a traditional, Jeffersonian flair to the classic country club setting. A pink, blue, and white color scheme help accentuate the preppy and pretty aesthetic of the day! Thank you Robert Radifera for sharing this celebration with us!
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robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
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robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
robert radifera photography crozet virginia real wedding
Vendors:
Photography: Robert Radifera Photography
Ceremony site: Wesley Memorial
Venue: Restoration Hall
DJ: Mark Allen (Class Productions DJ)
Bridal Shop: David’s Bridal
Dessert: Sweet Haus
Catering: Restoration Hall
Officiants: Deborah Lewis and Tom Frost
Florist: A New Leaf Florist
Hair: Mary Neifert with Salon DeShano
Make-up: Emily Mora
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas



10.20
2014

We’re right in the thick of fall– and the changing colors, ripening fruits, and crisp aesthetic of autumn is inspiring us! We love when a wedding includes a nod to the season; what better way to embrace your wedding date? When we think of fall, we think of one thing: pumpkins! October is the month o’the pumpkin– between decorating your home with fresh pumpkins, carving jack-o-lanterns, and eating your fill of pumpkins, this sweet squash is center stage. Why not give it some love at your wedding?

A few fun ways to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding styling…

pumpkin wedding inspiration
Let pumpkin inspire your wedding color palette. Emulate the changing colors by mixing pumpkin orange with reds and yellows, but make sure to complement it with a cool color like blue or green! image by Southern Blooms

pumpkin pie dessert bar
Make it the centerpiece of your dessert bar. Nothing says “fall wedding” like the taste of pumpkin pie! image via Elizabeth Anne Designs

mini pumpkin escort cards
Use pumpkins as your escort cards or favors! Your guests will adore these mini beauties! image via Wedding Chicks

pumpkin centerpiece by green wedding shoes
Show them off in your floral design! Pumpkins are the perfect addition to any fall tablescape! Green Wedding Shoes has a nice little DIY project that features mini pumpkins.

pumpkin patch wedding venue
Get hitched in a pumpkin patch! Think about it: a gorgeous Sperry tent in the middle of a field, pumpkin flavors in your menu, a little pumpkin motif in your wedding papers… a pumpkin patch would make a darling wedding location! image via Style Me Pretty

What are your favorite ways to use pumpkin? What are your favorite fall features? Would you ever include any in your wedding day? 



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by Jeannine SmithOctober 15, 2014

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by Jeannine SmithOctober 13, 2014

Long time followers of the Charlottesville Wedding Blog and its Facebook page probably noticed some changes in recent weeks and we thought it would be appropriate to make a formal introduction. We are Stephanie Marie and Jeannine Smith, the new editors of this blog and its related social media accounts. We’ve been reading this blog […]

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by Stephanie MarieOctober 8, 2014

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by Stephanie MarieSeptember 24, 2014

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Tiffany and Andrew’s U.Va. Wedding by Meredith Sledge

by Jeannine SmithSeptember 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 […]

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