Wednesday, July 07, 2010

king family vineyard wedding: megan+will 06.12.10

megan and will's wedding was simply amazing down to the tiniest of details! lisa and i headed back up to charlottesville a few weeks ago for another joyous occasion! first we joined megan and her bridesmaids at the dinsmore house for some fun preparation pics. a big thunderstorm came through while we were there, however by the time we headed out to the winery, it had cleared up into the most glorious of evenings.

the festivities were held at a personal favorite venue, king family vineyards, just west of charlottesville. the outdoor ceremony offered fantastic views of the blue ridge mountains, also making for a scenic backdrop for photos of the wedding party and families later. one of the things i enjoy the most at a winery-held wedding, is to join the newlyweds for a walk in the vineyards proceeding the ceremony, which allows for more relaxed impromptu photo ops. megan and will also requested a few photos to be taken at the horse stable, which was such a treat (they are both animal lovers...megan is a veterinarian!).

the carriage house, where the reception was held, is both elegant and rustic at the same time, with tall ceilings, exposed beams, a huge stone fireplace, and beautiful hardwood oak floors. the decor and flowers created by beehive events were just breathtaking! lisa and i agreed that the flower girl's dress was the cutest ever...not to mention how adorable she was! i absolutely ADORED the wedding programs which doubled as fans, a great idea for an outdoor summer wedding. will and megan had an artist friend create silhouettes of the two of them, as well as of their two beloved cats printed on their programs. (i guess you could say i'm a big fan of kitties, no pun intended!)

everything from the fabulous cuisine, to the fantastic band, to the home brewed "celebration amber ale" and the "celebration i.p.a." (made by the groom!), to the tasty wedding cake served with gelato an italian icecream, made for a truly fabulous one of a kind celebration! it will be one lisa and i will always remember!

it has been a difficult task deciding which photos to post as there are so many favorites. lisa and i had such a wonderful time documenting megan and will's wedding. we wish them the very best starting a new life together in their new home in madison, wisconsin!

please enjoy and leave us a comment, if you wish!

venue-ceremony+reception: king family vineyards
wedding celebrant: the reverand richard brand
ceremony music: st. charles string quartet
floral and decor: beehive events
bride's gown: reem acra (borrowed from her sister)
bride's shoes: rocketdog
bridesmaids/flower girl dresses: j crew wedding
men's attire: suits and ties peter blair, shoes converse
wedding invitations: delphine press
wedding programs: printed by bride's mother and the silhouettes created by jan ballard
caterer: a pimento catering
cake: cakes unlimited
gelato: splendora's
band: horizon via sam hill entertainment
accommodations/bed & breakfast: the dinsmore house

a gift for megan, from beautiful!


Amanda Grace said...

Your photos are simply stunning and what a setting for a wedding... gorgeous! You captured it so well. Look forward to seeing more of your work!

Erika at Delphine said...

What a lovely wedding! Thanks for including link to Delphine. Do you happen to have any photos of the invites?

elizabeth larson photography said...

Erika, thanks for the comment. Megan and Will didn't bring a copy of the invite to the wedding. So, sadly I didn't get the opportunity to photograph it :(. Megan said they were fabulous too!

Susan Tate said...

Elizabeth .... oh my gosh!!! These photos are absolutely breathtaking. I feel as though I attended this wedding as your photos captured the essence of
the evening. You are an amazing photographer!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this wedding, your photos are so vibrant and lively. I want to see more!