About this Shoot: Exciting 1930′s themed shoot in Orange County, Virginia, including some of Orange’s finest wedding professionals. With an array of antique shops and the historic back-drop of Orange County, why not build a wedding around what Orange County is most known for….it’s history.
Wedding season is upon us, and with that, we thought it would be a great idea to showcase what Orange County has to offer in terms of wedding amenities. What better way to show that than with a styled photography shoot at one of the most beautiful farms in the state of Virginia.
From the Photographer: ”The groom, Jonathan, is an escapologist. For the uninitiated, that means he puts himself in terribly dangerous positions and tries to escape. Like Houdini . (www.jonathanescapes.com) Once upon a time, as a little boy in Whales, he decided to be a great wizard when he grew up, and has been making magic ever since. He won me over the instant I found out he’d been part of Shark Week. Shark Week, y’all, trying to get the sharks to bite him. His lovely bride, Katy, is his partner both in life and in the world of show biz. Falling in love with her was the one thing he could not escape (and once you see how gorgeous she is, you know why.) Truly a jet-setting couple, making their home alternately in London and California, the couple opted for a simple garden ceremony at the bride’s parents’ home in Richmond, Virginia. Leading up to the big day and doing their best to plan long distance, much of the legwork was left to Katy’s mother. Katy’s parents did a beautiful job landscaping the back yard of their comfortable suburban home, transforming it into a colorful, flower-filled garden. Guests from both sides of the pond were treated to an outdoor ceremony with hay-bale seating; a cocktail hour served from terracotta pots; centerpieces of colorful wildflowers in mason jars; and string lights, mason jar candles, and a fire pit providing light as the sun set behind the house. The simplicity and intimacy were reflected in their bridal parties – with only one attendant each. Young guests were treated to a children’s table of fancy hats and dress up articles to help keep them occupied while their parents enjoyed uncorked red wine at each table or visited the bar. After a hot-buffet dinner, a dessert table took the place of a traditional cake. Hollowed-out pumpkins with pansies planted inside carried the garden theme across the tablescapes. ~Lauren D. Rogers Photography
This gorgeous wedding celebrated the love between two Virginia Tech Hokies (they even had a Hokie Mascot make a surprise visit at the reception). The ceremony was outside on the lawn of the beautiful Veritas Winery in Afton, Virginia, followed by a fun-filled party reception at their own-site reception venue. David Schwartz Photography did a fabulous job, as always, capturing this amazing day!
The rain on Kait and Ian’s wedding day didn’t stop them from having a fun filled and unique day. Plus, the bride was able to wear her adorable sky blue rain boots for some of the couple shots! The decor had a rustic approach with chic details; using hay bails as seating for the lounge area, and old doors for the bar and guest book tables. Chandeliers hung from the tent where the reception was held, and tables were adorned with mason jars wrapped in burlap. Great decor all around! Thanks to Grant & Deb Wedding Photographers for sending it our way, we’re very excited to share this wedding for summer inspiration!
Tara and Sean’s wedding was a perfect mix of classic, shabby chic, and vintage details. Their venue made it feel like an elegant, intimate back yard celebration. We love their couple shots – because as you know, I always melt when you can feel the love between the couple in their photos. A fabulous job by David Schwartz Photography, and thank you for letting us share this beautiful day!