12.19
2014

When we say a wedding is “classic Charlottesville,” this is exactly what we mean: a reverence for the University of Virginia; the Southern elegance of rolling mountains, pastel dresses, a country club ballroom; and a bride and groom so clearly in love, it shines through every picture of their day. Molly & Sam’s UVa Chapel and Farmington Country Club wedding is oh-so-perfectly Charlottesville– and their photography by Jack Looney only adds to the day’s enchantment.
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
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jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
jack looney photography classic charlottesville country club wedding
photography by Jack Looney



12.15
2014

One magical thing about the wedding professionals in Charlottesville is their unceasing desire to give back to their communities. This holiday soiree, photographed by Jenn Finazzo, is a lovely example of that giving quality! Jenn and her family own Sal’s Caffe Italia on the Downtown Mall… and they celebrated one of their best customers (a newlywed couple!) in high style. This is a melt-your-heart-holiday story that’s not to be missed…

Jenn Finazzo Photography
From Jenn: Marie and Michaux were married a few years back. They are our best customers at my family’s restaurant, Sal’s Caffe Italia. Each week, their favorite table #10 was set. They would light up the dining room with laughter.
Jenn Finazzo Photography
Jenn Finazzo Photography
Jenn Finazzo Photography
One summer morning, Michaux woke up and was unable to move from the waist down. He was unable to walk and was bed ridden for months. After a painstaking summer of rehab and hospital stays, Michaux WALKED into his party and was greeted by 40 of his closest friends and family.
Jenn Finazzo Photography
Jenn Finazzo Photography
Jenn Finazzo Photography
Jenn Finazzo Photography
Table #10 was reserved and set especially for the guest of honor. The theme of this shoot was “Joy to the World” because that’s what he brings wherever he goes. He not once gave up hope. He is an amazing man and Marie was by his side every step of the way.
Jenn Finazzo Photography
Jenn Finazzo Photography
photography by Jenn Finazzo Photography



12.8
2014

Pantone has been announcing a color of the year for a while now. This year’s color is “marsala,” a subtle and warm shade that would work its way into makeup, florals, lines, and fashion pretty easily.

Wedding Inspiration for PantoneColor of the Year Marsala

The overall spring color forecast predicts we’ll see soft and cool colors. Pastels are always popular with weddings, but it’ll be interesting to see if brides embrace blue again. Pink has been extremely popular with brides this past year!

Wedding Inspiration Pantone colorsHere are a few pictures to inspire you if you’re thinking about incorporating marsala into your color scheme…

And one from an engagement shoot…

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Image by Rachel May



Jessie & Neil’s Court Square Engagement Session by Pernmoot Photography

by Stephanie MarieDecember 3, 2014

One of the best things about Charlottesville is its affinity for eccentricity– while we delight in traditional, elegant, sophisticated events, we have a soft spot for quirky and whimsical personalities and celebrations! This engagement session by Pernmoot Photography combines the beauty of Charlottesville’s Court Square with the humor of couple Jessie & Neil. Says Jessie, […]

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Four Engagement Ring Trends for Charlottesville Brides

by Jeannine SmithNovember 24, 2014

Did you know that the four most popular days for engagements are during the holidays? About one-third of engagements happen between November and February with Valentines Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve being the most popular days. With engagement season upon us, we thought we’d share the ring styles that are popular for 2014-2015. […]

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A 2013 Charlottesville Wedding Gift BTS

by Stephanie MarieNovember 21, 2014

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a wedding? While a ceremony might not start until 3 or 4pm, wedding vendors are up and at it early– sometimes before dawn! For the Charlottesville Wedding Gift, dozens of local vendors joined forces at Trump Winery to create the most fantastic wedding celebration […]

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The Charlottesville Wedding Gift 2013: Ed & Gary at Trump Winery

by Stephanie MarieNovember 19, 2014

If you’ve been a Charlottesville Wedding Blog reader for any period of time, you probably know about the Charlottesville Wedding Gift; each year, dozens of local vendors join forces to give away a free wedding to one lucky area couple! In 2013, Ed & Gary, a Charlottesville couple highly involved in the theater scene, were […]

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Charlottesville Wedding Industry in the News

by Jeannine SmithNovember 11, 2014

Some wedding professionals are used to seeing their names on blogs or in print, but those mentions are usually in wedding-related sites and publications. When traditional, non-wedding media covers our industry, we take notice. Moments after the local Fox affiliate aired this segment we saw the links flying around social media. So much has changed […]

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Kathleen & Cole’s King Family Vineyard Wedding by Jack Looney Photography

by Stephanie MarieNovember 5, 2014

If we were to list some of our favorite things, in no particular order, our list would include items such as pink, summertime, frolicking in fields, vineyards, and weddings. What a joy that this sweet King Family Vineyards wedding by Jack Looney includes all those good things and more! Kathleen & Cole’s August celebration is […]

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Three Ways to Incorporate the Fall into Your Wedding

by Jeannine SmithOctober 31, 2014

Over the last few weeks, I’ve run into so many wedding professionals who have said that fall is both their favorite time of year in Charlottesville and their busiest season for weddings. It’s no surprise that Charlottesville areas couples would be attracted to having a wedding at this time of year! Many area venues have […]

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