Aubrey + John | Grace Estate Winery | Crozet Virginia
I feel like it was just yesterday that Aubrey first emailed me about her and Johns' wedding at Grace Estate. Fast forward to last Thursday, and as we were driving around the property scoping out sunset portrait locations, Aubrey says "I can't believe it's been a year since we first spoke!" Aubrey, neither can I! But I am so incredibly happy that you are now married to your best friend! Your best friend that tolerated all your Patriot antics on your wedding day (think those jerseys ;D ) You may have escaped Hurricane Matthew, but you still managed to bring the hurricane winds with you for an epic wedding day (but no rain, for the win!)
I love that Aubrey incorporated her mothers pearls and a locket with photos of her grandparents into her bouquet! John and his groomsmen all had unique cufflinks and socks, which added another playful element to their wedding day!
With their closest family and friends, Aubrey and John exchanged their vows with the beautiful Blue Ridge as their backdrop. There was plenty of toasts both before and after the ceremony too! There really was so much to celebrate! And bonus: no one blew away! (if you were there, you understand)
For their bride and groom portraits, we were chasing the sun all over the mountain, but we managed to catch it in time. And I love that my brides trust me when I ask them to do seemingly silly things with their veils, because as you will see, the results were well worth it!
Then the sun went down and the party really got started! There were more toasts, and Aubreys' sweet (and spirited) grandma read a touching letter Aubrey had wrote back in middle school about finding love and happiness. Cupcakes were in full supply, and they were oh, so tasty! Soon everyone was out on the dance floor. Grandma was getting down too, and showing people how its done! I love it!
It was truly an honor getting to know you and John over the past year, and bear witness and capture you becoming husband and wife. And I picked up a new friend along the way!
Cheers to you and John and a lifetime of LOVE and ADVENTURE!
AMAZING team of Vendors!
Venue | Grace Estate Winery
Wedding Planner | XOXO Weddings & Events
Brides Dress | Bellisima Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bill Levkoff
Groom/Groomsmen | Mens Wearhouse
Rings | Jareds
Hair/Makeup | Jennifer Saunders
Minister / Officiant | Emily Chudy, Cousin of Bride
Cupakes | Buttercream Dreams
Florist | DIY from Bride
Caterer | Valley Pike and BBQ Co
DJ | 20 South Productions
Rentals | Festive Fare
Second photographer | Christy McKee