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December started off with a bang. It rolled in quickly and beautifully with Julie and Mark’s gorgeous wedding at Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, VA. When I first met Julie and her mom in Charlottesville this summer, it was amazing. We shared a love for sports, our fathers and just laughed and smiled. They felt like home. No surprise, their wedding was just amazing. So perfect for them and even more than I could have envisioned myself. It was a brisk and slightly windy Friday in December and the vineyard had just been decorated for the holidays. The wreaths on the barn, the subtle winter color palette and the most gorgeous bouquets and greens any bride could want. Julie got ready in a cottage just off of the main building and tasting room. It was a perfect place to be tucked away from Mark and we were able to go outside to take some photos of the ladies before Julie’s dad drove her over for the wedding. The ceremony was in the event hall in the evening. It was so warm and inviting with the fireplace going on either end, greens strung across the mantle and gorgeous glowing candle light. FYI – You can never have too many candles (or anything that gives off a warm glow) at your wedding. I think icing on the cake was hearing Julie’s sister make reference to Anne of Green Gables during her toast to the new bride and groom. The entire night was filled with love and every single person in the room was oh so important to Julie and Mark. There was an amazing plated dinner provided by The Local in Charlottesville. Place cards looked perfect in wine corks, simple and elegant. There was dancing and smiling and endless laughs. I had so much fun with these amazing people. Early Mountain Vineyards is a beautiful place to be married and I loved being there. Mr. and Mrs. Radlinski – I wish you nothing but the best for all your years to come! Thank you to you and your families and friends for allowing me to document your most wonderful day.

 

If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2017 and 2018. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke.

A Perfect Richmond Wedding

When I first heard from Hannah, we set up a facetime meeting to chat about her wedding. She immediately struck me with her originality and artistic edge and I have adored her ever since. She and Keith have been together for a long time, so this was a wedding that everyone has anticipated for some time, and boy did they throw one hell of a party. It was a perfect October day in Richmond and I couldn’t have been filled with any more joy to be able to celebrate with them. They are so close with both of their families and I could sense that from the moment I walked in to say hi. All of their nieces and nephews were part of their day. I loved being able to document all the littles in addition to everything else that a wedding day brings. Hannah brought her artistry to the day by designing her own invitations. Yes, you read that right, the gal painted her own invitation design. Seriously. Since Keith works in the music industry, I knew there would be no lack of amazing tunes (and with that comes amazing dancing). Ruie and Grace also did a fabulous job with the flowers and styling for the event. Nothing was overlooked and it all tied together for a perfectly gorgeous Richmond wedding. The bridesmaids wore a collection of different grey dresses and the guys looked slick in black ties. I loved how original this day was. It was completely their own and I am so happy to be able to share a small portion of it with you here.

Hannah and Keith, Stallard and Askey families – thank you for welcoming me in and allowing me to document this amazing day. I loved being a part of this day.

If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2017 and 2018. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke.

When I first met Sarah and Brian earlier this year and they told me that they were planning a perfect Fall wedding at West Manor Estate, I was beyond excited. Except, that excitement grew even more when they asked me to be their wedding photographer! Not to mention, they are Carolina Panthers fans, so that was icing on the cake. They are a dream. When we got together for their engagement session in downtown Lynchburg, I started to see their love for myself. It’s so genuine and it’s so happy. They are two people you can just feel so deeply in your heart belong together. You walk away from them with a refreshed admiration for love and all that it is. I think I might sound a little mushy, but that’s the truth about them. So, we talked and Sarah planned and we got ready for this October wedding. We knew there might be some rain on the forecast, but nobody skipped a beat. The beautiful bridesmaids dresses were the perfect shade of ruby. We were able to find times to be outside when it was more misty and the ceremony went off without a hitch underneath the beautiful gazebo on the grounds. Surrounded by many amazing friends and family, Sarah and Brian had a perfect day with a fabulous reception where everyone got down on the dance floor (see below – seriously, some awesome dancers). It was so fun and before I knew it we were getting ready for their sparkler send off. I know that I told them so many times that night, but I’m going to say it one more time:

Sarah and Brian – thank you both for having me at your wedding. I adore you and your love. I wish you nothing but complete happiness for all your many years together. It was such a joy to witness and document your day!

P.S. Also – thank you two for the coca-cola at the end of the night. Made me smile so big.

 

Love in October





If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2017 and 2018. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke.

On the first day of October, I got to spend the day with Amy and Bill at a beautiful Virginia Barn Wedding reception. Although they had chosen to be married out west, they had a fabulous reception to celebrate with family and friends and it was perfect. They shared in the day on their family farm that they both operate. It was just beautiful and there was so much land for us to go out and take photos. What I loved so much about this day was how authentic it is. It’s them. It’s their life and that is what I want to capture for my couples – who they really are. When Amy and Bill are together they are so connected and in tune with each other. I loved seeing the way he looked at her. His cowboy hat was one of my favorites. I especially loved when he walked over to her and swung her around. We were able to see the sun as it was setting and we walked out into the field for some beautiful sunset portraits of the two of them. I couldn’t have asked for better people to spend the day with.

Amy and Bill – thank you for letting me be a part of your day. It was such a joy.

 

 

 

If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2017 and 2018. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful, authentic images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke.

I am so excited to share this blog post with everyone! I can’t believe it’s been over three weeks since I got to spend the day with Kristen and Drew. I met Kristen in February at the Lynchburg Bridal Expo and I have adored her ever since. She is one of the most genuine, care about you people out there. I was so excited when I knew I would be able to be a part of their wedding this September. I got to spend some time with them at their engagement session and learned so much about them. They are high school sweethearts. It’s the best. They absolutely get each other.

Their wedding was a gorgeous September day at Historic Riverview Inn on the James. It is such a beautiful place to have a wedding. The light falls perfectly at golden hour and they are wonderful people.I got to meet some of Kristen’s family earlier in the day and her aunts helped build her bouquets from Irvington Spring Farm – and they were beautiful. Perfect pops of color to go with her stunning bridesmaids gowns. Surrounded by lots of family and friends, Kristen and Drew had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony followed by a perfect white tent party. Also, they had the most adorable flower girl/ring bearer duo ever to exist. They were so sweet together! You’ll have to scroll through the photos to catch them on the dance floor! Kristen and Drew – thank you for letting me into your world and spending the day with you. It was such a fun time. All my love to you both.

 

 

 

… a love story long in the making…

 

If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography and open dates for 2017. I love meeting new couples and getting to know your story so we can create beautiful images of YOU!

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke.