Virginia Wedding Photographer – Micro Wedding

VENDOR LOVE

DAVID

and

SARAH

Ceremony Venue 

Bethia Methodist Church

I remember the day I talked to Sarah for the first time about her plans for her beautiful Spring Veritas wedding to David. They had chosen their date even before Veritas had opened up their 2020 calendar. Over the last two years, we have sent countless texts planning engagement sessions and sharing wedding plans. Needless to say, rescheduling their wedding not just once, but twice, seemed a little bit unfair! But, then yesterday happened and it seemed like it was just the way it was supposed to be. After searching for wedding venues that would work for their micro wedding plans, David and Sarah found a little outdoor chapel where we could all follow social distancing requirements. With help from family and friends, they decorated it with colorful flowers! Sarah bought a stand-in wedding gown and styled her bouquet. As soon as she started down the aisle, and I glanced over at David, it was like magic.

After the wedding ceremony and formal family portraits, we traveled a few miles to Sarah’s parents home. They had moved in a week earlier and their new home was right on a lovely lake. We met up with their sweet dog, Dakota, and created a few fun, and very required Corona mask images! I love this couple for their sweet and beautiful souls. I am so honored that I was able to document their first wedding day and look forward to the next one! 🙂

As fast as my thoughts on micro weddings, I have always loved what we are now calling micro weddings! Erik and I only had a small guest list, about 25, including our wedding party. They are incredibly intimate and heartfelt. Each person’s presence is such a part of the day. We don’t know how long we are going to be in this current scenario and a micro-ceremony gives couples a great way to getting married and celebrate their intended wedding date while they delay their original wedding plans!

After witnessing Sarah and David’s hope-filled and beautiful day, I hope that other couples follow their lead and let a little light shine on their original wedding date with a small wedding of their own! It is definitely possible to have a small intimate wedding prior to the main event. Many venues offer inclusive wedding packages, which are stress free! Even if a small wedding ceremony is not their cup of tea, I think all couples should take time to honor their wedding date in some small meaningful way!

I’M BETH

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I never thought I would be a wedding photographer. I started my professional career in Boulder, Colorado, riding on the backs of motorcycles, chasing professional cyclists through winding roads and epic climbs. I never thought I would find another career as exhilarating and rewarding but I was DEFINITELY wrong. I photographed weddings in Colorado, but it wasn’t until moving East, to Charlottesville, Virginia, that I really fell in love with them. I love all of the beauty of the flowers and the pretty clothing, but I what I LOVE MOST is documenting the love between the TWO OF YOU, and the COMPLETE JOY of your BEST DAY EVER. 

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