Abi + Dakota | Early Mountain Vineyard Wedding | Charlottesville Photographer
What a gorgeous wedding and what an awesome couple!
I first met Abi and Dakota at their engagement session over a year ago. You can see that fun post here: Abi & Dakota’s Engagement Session!
The wedding ceremony and reception both took place at Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Virginia. It was my first time shooting at Early Mountain and OH MY was it gorgeous! The views were amazing!
Abi got ready in Early Mountain’s cottage. It was a quaint and adorable little house right next to the vineyards. Abi looked so beautiful. Her hair was done by her friend and she looked stunning! Abi’s grandmother made her veil and cloak as well as her beaded waistband. Abi found her dress in Charlotte, NC at Nitsas Apparel. The bridesmaids dresses all came from David’s Bridal. Abi looked amazing. There just isn’t a more stunning bride!
The guys got ready at the Early Mountain Vineyard’s main building. They had a great time goofing off and enjoying the down time. Dakota looked so handsome in his suit! I just couldn’t wait for them to see one another! The guys all got their attire from Joseph A Bank.
The ceremony was held in the main event room which was decorated so romantically. Candlelight and flowers just set the ambiance perfectly! Hedge Fine Blooms out of Charlottesville can be credited for the amazing floral arrangements and bouquets! Wow! Abi and Dakota were surrounded by their family and friends and shared their love and devotion in front of everyone. They made their commitment to each other heard with vows that they had each written. They both had a hard time getting through their vows as they were both overcome with emotion. It was absolutely beautiful.
The reception followed after the cocktail hour. Great food, dancing, and desserts were prevalent! The food was provided by The Local and it was delicious! Cakes by Rachel make their wedding cake. It was beautiful cake and the dessert table also included many homemade treats by a family member. The cookies were not only delicious but also beautiful! The guests danced the night away with music provided by DJ Derek J. Tobler out of Charllottesville. The ceremony and reception were smooth sailing because of Helen Osinga’s awesome planning skills! She is the wedding planner with The Local.
The couple ended the night with dancing and fun and then retreated back to the Early Mountain Cottage for two nights. After that it was off to their honeymoon! Abi did not know where they were headed, as that was a surprise from Dakota! I learned later that it was a Royal Caribbean cruise! From what I saw from the photos Abi posted on Facebook, they had the honeymoon everyone dreams of! How perfect for them both!
This wedding was amazing from beginning to end! What a wonderful moment to be a part of!
A special thanks to Samantha Pack for second shooting with me! You’re awesome! Sam Pack Photography’s Instagram Feed