Thursday, October 03, 2013

christine+clayton: pippin hill farm wedding

 you may remember christine, clayton, and their adorable dog, ollie, from their engagement session last fall.  they were married on a beautiful spring day in may at their church in charlottesville.  the reception was at the amazing pippin hill farm just west of town.  there is no place like it.  i have to say they have the best views i've seen of the blue ridge mountains!

the wedding weekend started off with a fabulous rehearsal dinner hosted by clayton's parents, the evening before the wedding at one of charlottesville's best restaurants, orzo kitchen & wine bar. the next morning jenny joined me and together we documented their entire day - from the gals getting their hair and makeup done in the morning at pippin hill on into the evening when christine & clayton departed in a "sea of lavender" at the end of their reception.

christine was such a strikingly beautiful bride, with such a sweet personality.  and her wedding gown - gorgeous! you could see the love and adoration in clayton's eyes as soon as he saw her walking down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony. and seeing her dad "give her away" - well, these things can even bring the photographer to {happy} tears!

once at pippin hill, entering the granary where the reception was held, i was blown away with how beautifully decorated it was - fresh flowers, warm glowing candles, mahogany chiavari chairs, and crisp clean white tablecloths on the tables.  everything about this place impressive - you have to go see for yourself.  there really is no place like it!

the memories of christine & clayton's day are still fresh in my mind - as i design their album for them, i've enjoyed looking through their wedding photos again.  it has inspired me at long last to blog this stunning wedding! what fun it was - a lovely couple, great friends, and warm, friendly families made for a truly wonderful celebration!

ceremony - holy comforter catholic church
reception - pippin hill farm
catering - pippin hill farm
day of coordinator/venue decor- colleen miller events
flowers- blue ridge floral design
wedding cake - cakes unlimited
dj - rick haggard
hair/makeup - studio 500
wedding gown - bella rosa
transportation - A&A limo and UTS charters

rehearsal dinner
venue/catering -  orzo kitchen & wine bar
flowers/gift baskets - blue ridge floral design

all images © elizabeth larson photography 2013

pictured below - one of my favorite design spreads from their album

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