Sometimes you meet a couple and you know they are perfect together. From the first time I met Kristen and Mike, through their engagement session and their wedding day they were laughing, smiling and totally in love!
Kristen and Mike met through her matron of honor, Meghan and her husband, Tom. Tom and Mike worked together and after a few months of pushing finally got Mike and Kristen setup on a date. The rest is history – they’ve been together ever since.
Mike proposed to Kristen, who is a teacher, by giving her a teacher sign for her classroom with the name “Mrs. Griggs”. It took Kirsten a few seconds to get the implied meaning but when she figured it out Mike was on one knee proposing. Mike also planned a brunch with some of their best friends – one even flew across the country to be there!
On a warm day in July, Mike and Kristen were married in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia at the Christ Episcopal Church. Following a beautiful ceremony, they held their reception at Farmington County Club. Their reception was full of energy – from their entrance (where Mike handed over all of his cash and credit cards to Kristen) through their run through the sparkler exit there was never a dull moment. Even the parent dances were memorable. Kristen’s dad actually recorded a new rendition of Frank Sinatra’s hit ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ customized to Kristen and Mike’s wedding day – it was a tear jerker! As we got later into the evening, late night french fries were brought out to keep everyone going!
Overall it was an amazing day. I was so honored to be able to get to know Mike and Kristen as well as capture Mike and Kristen’s wedding day. Congratulations you two!
Wedding Dress: Jeanette’s Bride ‘N Boutique
Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design
Ceremony: Christ Episcopal Church
Reception Venue: Farmington County Club
Wedding Planner: Barb Wired
Hair & Makeup: Jeanne Cusick
DJ: Derek Tobler
Cake and Catering: Farmington County Club
Invitations: Hawthorn House
Favors: Graves Mountain Lodge