Wedding at James Monroe’s Highland | Geoff & Mattie
Geoff & Mattie had an absolutely PERFECT Fall day for classic wedding at James Monroe’s Highland in Charlottesville, the historic home of the former President. I love shooting at this location because historic estates have a piece of my heart, and there are a million locations to shoot here! One of my favorite things about this estate is the long lane, lined with huge ash trees. (Of course we drove to the end of the lane for a few portraits under the trees after the ceremony!)
Mattie’s dress and long veil were a photographer’s dream, and I loved the classic simplicity in the details. Instead of a first look, Geoff & Mattie opted to do a “first touch”, exchanging notes and praying together before the ceremony. The ceremony was held in a private little area on the estate with a view of the mountains and with beautiful evening light. When the ceremony was over I could see all the nervousness melt away as Geoff & Mattie were finally together to celebrate with their best friends and family. We even had the most dreamy golden hour glow for bride and groom photos after the ceremony! Working with these two was truly an honor…I couldn’t ask for better clients, now friends 🙂
Enjoy scrolling through my highlights of this lovely wedding!
A beautifully classic reception space.
The reception had such a FUN vibe! The dances and speeches were beautiful.
Geoff & Mattie opened up the dance floor with a surprise dance to Michael Buble singing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” before the rest of the guests were invited to the dance floor. It was adorable!
The getaway vehicle was a surprise for Geoff (who is a firefighter)! A perfect way to end the evening!
Congratulations Geoff & Mattie! Your sweet relationship is one in a million and I’m so thrilled I got to photograph this wonderful day.
Venue: James Monroe’s Highland
Planner: Ashley Rose Events
Makeup: Prittie Face Makeup
Invitation Suite: Minted
Florals: Beth Sobkowiak
Dress: The One Bridal Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Tuxedos: Jos. A. Bank
Catering: Red Hub
DJ: Signature Dj’s
Cake: Krecek Cakes
Rentals: MS Events
Second Photographer: Hope Dalton Photography
Videographer: Gibson Video