You might remember Jessica and Ray from their engagement session last year at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard. In case you don’t, you can view that session here.
I’ve had the true pleasure of getting to know Jessica and Ray for about a year now. Jess and Ray met at the end of their junior year in high school on a class chorus trip. They’ve been dating ever since! He proposed the night after they went to a concert in Washington D.C. with his parents. At his parent’s house, in their living room, his mom had set up a beautiful flower arrangement and candles. She helped Ray create the dream setting for him to propose. For high school sweethearts – this was perfect! Jess of course said “yes” and they began planning their wonderful wedding day.
Jess and Ray were married just north of Charlottesville at Guildford Farm. With thunderstorms in the forecast, they made arrangements to put a tent over the ceremony site but the rain held off. No wedding day is without it’s ups and downs – this one was no different. About 30 minutes before they were to begin start the ceremony, we found out that one of the main buses bringing guests had broken down. They delayed the ceremony for 30 minutes and thankfully the rain continued to hold off. The ceremony was beautiful, post ceremony photos went perfectly and then came the reception. As I sat at a picnic table working on the same day preview and the guests began to eat dinner, myself and the planner noticed that we might have a storm moving in soon. All the vendors scrambled to get things moved, covered and then the storm hit! Wind, rain – the full enchilada! (They had BBQ for dinner) With the fast movement of the planner and her staff as well as the other vendors, the plans were able to continue on a normal schedule and the only adjustment was to move dancing inside the barn. It was a memorable but amazing night!
Congratulations to Jess and Ray! Thank you for allowing us to capture your engagement and wedding photos!
Venue: Guildford Farm
Bridal Dress: Global Bridal
Bridesmaid Attire: J.Crew
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Hedge Fine Blooms
Wedding Planner: Barb Wired
Hair + Makeup: Charlottesville Makeup Artist
DJ: Guyton Mobile DJ
Cake: Albemarle Baking Company
Catering: Hank’s BBQ
Sweet Treats: The Bee’s Knees Kitchen