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A Timeless Pippin Hill Farm Wedding in Charlottesville, Va

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Late June weddings are known to be a little hot. Ty and Gabi’s day was no exception. It was a warm summer day for a beautiful Charlottesville wedding but it was also so beautiful. I don’t know what it is about Pippin Hill, but on warm, summer evenings, the light is just magical. It’s light and airy but also not too bright to capture the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains that are in the distance. Honesty, this will forever be one of my favorite portrait locations. I left Ty and Gabi’s day knowing that I was in love with their sunset portraits and as a photographer, there is no greater feeling!

This doesn’t happen at every wedding that we photograph, but I love it when the toasts end and I feel like I have a deeper understanding of who are bride and groom are. Gabi’s best friend and Ty’s older brother shared beautiful memories of the two of them that allowed me to feel like I knew them better.   I learned that Gabi has been a romantic since she was a little girl and her wedding day has been something she has been dreaming about since she was really young.  I learned that she is a little Type A and her organizational skills are unmatched.  Then I learned that everyone knew Ty had found his match when they noticed he was face-timing Gabi for hours every night to watch Netflix together while they were long distance!! Now that’s commitment!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I scroll through other photographer’s wedding blog posts, you see pretty pictures and gorgeous couples, but you don’t really feel like you KNOW them. I’m thankful for couples who are friends and who allow us into their lives. We may only share one full day together but always leave feeling like we have made friends and have shared in a small but meaningful part of our client’s special day!! It truly is a dream job!

It was a pleasure working with Adam from Donavan Grove Events, as well as with our good friends from Ian’s Creations. It’s sad to say but this is our last wedding for a little while! We’ll pick back up in August! As you scroll through this post I think you’ll agree that this was a perfect way to  end our shooting spree!!

Ty and Gabi, Congratulations!!!!!! We couldn’t be more excited for you two!!! Enjoy your wedding day from our perspective!
Gabi you are gorgeous!  I’m obsessed with this “almost to the aisle” shot that Michael took!  And Michael took this one….  And Michael took this one! He was killing it with his ceremony shots!  And Michael took THIS one!!! He was on a roll! 

 

 

Ceremony + Reception | Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Dress Store | Monique Lhuillier, Flagship Store NYC

Dress Designer | Monique Lhuillier

Florist | Southern Blooms

Planner | Donovan-Groves Events

Hair Stylist | Avenue 42 Salon

Make-Up Artist | Carolyn Thombs 

DJ | DJ Tobler 

Videographer | Ian’s Creations

Cake | Favorite Cakes

Catering | Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Bridesmaids Dresses | Amsale

Groomsmen Attire | Bonobos, J. CrewAllen Edmonds Shoes

Invitations | Just Paper & Tea

String Quartet | Encore String Quartet

Signage | Design Inklings

Event Rentals | MS Events

Crossback Chairs | Stonegate Event Rentals

Golden Runner | Second Yard

Check out Ty + Gabi’s Engagement Session HERE!

A Romantic, Summer, June Wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia | Katelyn James Photography | A Blush, Gold, Classic Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard Wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains nestled in Charlottesville, VA #blueridgemountainwedding #pippinhillfarmandvineyardwedding #katelynjamesphotography #virginiaweddingphotographer

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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