Vanessa & Mike: October 2012 wedding. This wedding was so adorable I had to make a sample album out of it! A lot of the guests traveled from Richmond, VA where Vanessa and Mike both live. It was about an hour to Nellysford, VA (a hop, skip and a jump from Charlottesville, VA) at Rodes Farm Stables. Does not at all sound like a wedding venue, huh? Someone has been keeping this place a secret! It’s the kinda place where you want to hike, ride horses and drink hot cider and eat fresh donuts. Rumor is that they actually had a donut truck come out Friday before the wedding. That might be the best idea ever, a donut truck. Yum. There are little cottages on the property available for rental. So the entire wedding party could stay the weekend as well as the family and friends. Easy for getting home after the wedding, that’s for sure!
This bride and groom forwent the usual tradition of not seeing each before the ceremony. It was so special! They were able to hold each other, see each other one more time before the “I do.” I think it calmed some nerves and it was sooooo sweet! Can’t you tell from the picture! What do they say, a picture says a million words? I don’t know, I get those sayings wrong all the time but you get the point!
At Rodes Farm Stables they had this beautiful pond where they choose for the ceremony. Makes a beautiful backdrop!
The flower girls carried that dress so well! And I followed the new mr & mrs after the ceremony in time to get a photo of everyone snuggling in with their “new auntie!” Some of my favorite wedding photographs are some of these candid moments. Don’t they look so happy?!