wedding at pippin hill farms

Laura and Matt had an amazing sunset wedding ceremony at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards!  It was such a special day that I know they will never forget. Their Jewish ceremony was filled with lots of meaningful traditions including blessings from their parents and grandparents, sharing wine from the same cup, and ceremoniously stomping on the glass. I loved that Laura and Matt’s parents showed their love and support by standing beside them as they got married. As the sun went down and the sky turned orange, Laura and Matt made promises to each other that they knew would last a lifetime. The ceremony ended with a perfect kiss at the end of the aisle!

The reception was equally as amazing! We can’t wait to show you the beautiful table decor and all the special moments throughout the night on tomorrow’s blog post, but for now enjoy a few of our favorites from the first half of the day!


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 Before the ceremony, Laura and Matt signed the ketubah (left), their marriage contract. Their ketubah was a beautiful limited edition piece of artwork.

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Matt is an aerospace engineer so it was only fitting for him to have some pictures taken in his maverick suit.

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Love the bridesmaid’s dresses and their beautiful bouquets by Pat’s Floral Design.

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We love it when couple choose to have a first look before the ceremony!

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Laura and Matt signing the ketuvah.

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They got married under the chuppah, a canopy symboling the home the couple will build together.

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I loved the sign that read, “As two families are becoming one, we ask that you choose a seat not a side.”

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The ceremony on the lawn at Pippin Hill was beautifully illuminated thanks to Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting!

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Charlottesville Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography
Officiant: Rabbi Jake Rubin
Wedding Coordinator: Libby Woodward of Easton Events
Wedding Band: Attraction
Wedding Cake: Favorite Cakes
Makeup Artist: Lora Elaine
Hair Stylist: Lucas Schaefer
Invitations and Programs: Rock Paper Scissors
Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld
Wedding Dress Designer: Judd Wadell
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groom’s Wear: Calvin Klein
Rentals: Festive Fare
Transportation: Groome

Charlottesville family photos

We are so happy to share some pictures from the Coles family portrait session at Chiles Peach Orchard. Erin and Aaron are friends and used to work together so Aaron was especially excited to have the opportunity to create some portraits for a fellow photographer! Little Arden just turned one year old and she loves being tossed in the air, running around, and especially eating ice cream, which she got to eat a lot of during this session! Being at Chiles Peach Orchard, they decided to take advantage of the delicious apple cider donuts and have a donut smash! Arden loved the ice cream and donuts and even decided to share some with mom and dad. Enjoy!


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Charlottesville Family Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography

Portrait Location: Chiles Peach Orchard