This was such a fun wedding to be a part of! Clare emailed me about a year ago, inquiring about her wedding...when we started emailing each other about their wedding details, she expressed how they wanted to have an outdoor wedding, and it definitely wouldn't be conventional. It would be a super stellar and fun reflection of their personalities. They would have lots of performing musicians as they were "performers" themselves...a blue grass band and a rock and roll band, a bonfire, fireworks, moonshine to drink ..much like a Woodstock theme, but instead it would be called "Love Fest". Several months later, on the night before we all met..Clare wrote me a confirmation email about where we were going to meet, which included their last names in the email....She hadn't included that information in her emails thus far, so I randomly googled them...and I was blown away with the search results!...I could go on and on, but this video we just edited pretty much sums up on how they met=)
Details leading up to the wedding day, the site of the wedding was at a private estate in Charlottesville, Va...as Justin grew up there. The ceremony site was by the lake, at the end of the dock. The backdrop was the blue ridge mountains and the couple were framed by a unique hand made arch made out of grapevine and decorated with vintage peach dahlias, white roses and vines. All designed and made by Bianca @ Ivy Corner, Charlottesville. There was a huge handmade sign titled "Love Fest". Our video production team even got these awesome backstage pass looking lanyards.
During the ceremony, Jimmy Fortune performed a song and they passed their rings through the guests to be blessed.
Photographer: Brantley Gutierrez
Bride's dresses: Jennifer Jacobs
Lighting: Blue Ridge Light Forms
Tent: Skyline Tent Company
Catering: Harvest Moon