My sister’s journey of three weddings for her three children in nine months (and two of them in as many months) came to a conclusion last month with my niece’s nuptials at the Barboursville Vineyard outside of Charlottesville, Va.
The fantastic official wedding photographers from Cramer Photo of C’ville were gaga over the locale and I heartily agreed. It’s a beautiful property centered around the ruins of a home designed by Thomas Jefferson. The setting provided a stunning natural backdrop, and TJ’s house was supposed to frame the ceremony.
The problem was, this setting, pretty much on the same latitude of Central Kentucky, was subject to the same wet weather the region experienced all spring. And while the wedding party got all its photos shot out on the property, the ceremony lost a game of chicken with Mother Nature as showers set in 10 minutes before the actual wedding was supposed to start.
The party and guests quickly reassembled at the reception venue on the same property, Virginia and James were indeed very happily married in a standing-room-only ceremony, and everyone enjoyed a night of dinner by the Palladio Restaurant and cake, wine (of course), dancing and all that good stuff.
Of course, I brought my camera, and here are a few of my shots.
This all really gets Copley Photo, Etc. really psyched for Amy and Dave’s wedding, just a month away now.