Aaron & Lisa met at a Halloween Party in 2014, Lisa was a Garden Gnome, and Aaron was Chris Martin from Coldplay. Introduced by a mutual friend Christin Healey (of Borrowed & Blue), she thought it would be perfect for the two to meet as Aaron owned a wedding photography studio, and Lisa was starting a new business, Local Nanny Network (which provides on-site childcare for weddings and events). Aaron loved the concept, and little did he know that conversation would lead to a great friendship and eventually their own wedding!
This Charlottesville wedding highlight is one of my recent favorites because we were able to incorporate multiple shoots outside of the wedding day, which adds SO much content to Aaron & Lisa's story. The theme of their wedding was Horse & Carriage - and they've spent many dates on several vacations and adventures in the Charlottesville area horseback riding, so we created that experience with them. We spent an evening at Veritas Winery with Indian Summer Guide Service and you will see in the highlight - the visuals were absolutely stunning. I loved so many moments of this shoot, hustling around in the high grass to get in front of the horse and as Aaron called it "playing chicken" because I really felt it was necessary to stand right in the path of the horses to capture these beautiful creatives head-on. Brave or stupid, the shot was worth it!
One of the things that was evident throughout the rehearsal and wedding is Aaron and Lisa's commitment to community, their friends and their family. I loved being able to capture these relationships in action throughout the day, especially during portraits and the cocktail hour at Keswick. Sometimes with all the details and planning, it's easy to forget what this day is all about, but Aaron and Lisa planned a weekend of bonding and celebration with their loved ones and it was incredible to capture.
Super special thanks for our friends at Pando Creative for their creative energy and amazing drone AND unseen behind the scenes footage during the shoot at Veritas!
Rehearsal Venue | Keswick Hall
Wedding Venue | Trump Winery Grand Hall
Horseback Riding Location | Veritas Vineyard
Planner | Cristelle Koerper
Wedding Day Photographer | Jen Fariello Photography
Rehearsal Photographer | Dominique Attaway
Horseback Riding Company | Indian Summer Guide Service
Event Childcare | Local Nanny Network
Caterer | C&O
Horse & Carriage | Breckenridge Carriage
Fireworks | VA Skypainters
DJ | Derek J Tobler
Cake | Sweethaus
Florist | Blue Ridge Floral Design
Hair | Brianna B Adams
Makeup | Carolyn Thombs Artistry
Ceremony Musicians | Terra Voce
Silent Disco | Stay Charlottesville
Draping and Lighting | Blue Ridge AV & Lighting
Ice Sculpture | Ice Art, Inc
Rentals | MS Events
Guest Transportation | Blue Ridge Tours
Bridal Party transportation | Hop on Bus
Welcome Party Catering | BBQ Exchange
Wedding Dress | Sealed with a Kiss
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella’s Bridesmaids Richmond
Groom Tux - Alton Lane
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