You guys- wow. This wedding was so near and dear to my heart. It’s always incredible to see a wedding come together after all of the planning but this wedding was extra special to me for a few reasons, keep reading for the full story!
Christy and I connected over email in November of 2017. She and Jeff had recently gotten engaged, and they were searching for their wedding photographer. It wasn’t long before we all knew we were a great fit for each other.
Jeff proposed on the fifth anniversary from the day they met. Remembering the exact day you met someone, loving them for all of those years, and then proposing to them on it!
My romantic heart absolutely loves it.
Christy is from Hampton Roads, just like I am- but had lived up in Northern, Virginia for over 10 years. For this reason, they chose to have their wedding at the Rasberry Plain Manor in Leesburg, Virginia. It was important to them that their wedding to have a romantic feel, and Rasberry Plain totally delivered.
Here is where the story takes a turn. Christy and Jeff were originally supposed to have their wedding in October of 2018. Due to a family member falling seriously ill during the planning process, they made the decision in April to move their wedding date up to July. After being in this industry, knowing all of the ins and outs of wedding planning, I can tell you this was not an easy decision and it didn’t come without stress for them.
But- THEY DID IT! They pulled it off. You would have NEVER known that this wedding was supposed to originally happen nearly four months later in the year.
On the morning of the wedding, Christy was surrounded by her sisters, mother, and best friends. Jeff and his friends played football on the lawn of the venue before getting into their tuxes.
This group of girls was SO much fun. Matching jean shirts, custom hats as bridesmaids gifts, and all the champagne toasts!
I absolutely loved all of the different tones + styles of the bridesmaid dresses, and the guys looked so sharp in their tuxes!
Christy is just flawless.
The clouds parted just in time for them to share a first look. Have I mentioned lately how much I love first looks?! That’s an entirely separate blog post- this moment was SO beautiful between them!
Initially Christy and Jeff planned for an outdoor ceremony, but because the forecast had other plans so a decision was made to move the ceremony indoors. The interior of Rasberry Plain is stunning, and the floral decor on the ceilings still gave the space that romantic enchanted garden feeling.
Now onto – the PARTY!
Congratulations again Jeff & Christy, it was an honor to be a part of your wedding day!