This beautiful burgundy and navy fall wedding took place on a crisp November afternoon at the scenic Airlie in Warrenton, Virginia. Although the day was chilly, this couple’s love warmed everyone witnessing their ceremony (aided by a few hand warmers and quilts provided to all the wedding guests). The bride was the absolute sweetest, and one of the most memorable parts of the day was the first look with her grandfather. Even more so, because halfway through the reception the grandfather had to leave early due to health complications. Watching this happen during the reception, I wondered whether we had captured one of their last moments together- which really brought home how important my work is to the brides, grooms, and families I photograph on a wedding day.
Shot with Stephanie Messick