bride and groom portrait at veritas

Emily and Jeff have been looking forward to Memorial Day weekend 2013 for almost 2 years! With that much time to plan a wedding you can bet it was going to be spectacular! The happy couple tied the knot this past weekend during a beautiful outdoor wedding at Veritas Winery!

The day began with the bridesmaids and mother’s of the bride and groom relaxing together at a quaint house they rented in Bellair. To ensure everyone was getting ready for the wedding in style, Emily bought robes for each of the ladies in her bridal party with their names and the wedding date embroidered on the back. We absolutely love this thoughtful (and practical) detail! After hair and makeup was complete they traveled to Veritas where Emily finished getting ready in the Bridal Suite. Her stunning ivory dress and glittery Jimmy Choo shoes were fit for a princess and she looked lovely as she eagerly anticipated seeing her prince who was enjoying time in the barrel room with his groomsmen.

As guests arrived for the ceremony they were greeted with a sign that asked them to “pick a seat, not a side” to symbolize the joining of these two special families. The celebration of Emily and Jeff was certainly a family affair as they said their vows amidst so many loved ones. We loved hearing Claire Goodman of Sacred Ground Ceremonies officiate the ceremony and eloquently lead this happy couple into marriage!

Enjoy looking through pictures from their romantic day and be sure to keep an eye our for more wedding pictures tomorrow!


Bridal Party at Veritas

Wedding details with peonies

Bridal Dress and glitter shoes

Bridesmaids helping bride

Pictures of bride at veritas

leaving the bridal suite at veritas

Veritas cellar room with groomsmen

Groomsmen at Veritas

Bride and bridemaids in pink and white

Man Bridesmaid in Bridal Party

Guests at wedding ceremony at veritas

Outdoor ceremony at Veritas

bride and groom before ceremony
bride and father of the bride at veritas
Outdoor wedding ceremony
bride and groom at charlottesville wedding
bride and groom during ceremony
guests and bride and groom at veritas

veritas winery outdoor wedding

Special thanks to each of these vendors for contributing to this beautiful wedding:

Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography

Wedding Venue: Veritas Winery and Vineyard

Officiant: Claire Goodman of Sacred Ground Ceremonies

Florist: Amy Webb of Blue Ridge Floral Design

Wedding Planner: Amanda Gray of Ashley Baber Weddings

Caterer: Veritas Winery and Vineyard

Wedding Cake: Paradox Pastry

Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist: Natalie Gordon of Avenue42

Invitations and Programs: The Dandelion Patch

DJ/Band: Derek Tobler of DJ Tobler

Wedding Dress: Hitched

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid

Groomswear: Joseph A. Bank

Transportation: Albemarle Limosine

Rentals: BBJ Linens

Band: Linden Trio

Donuts: Carpe Donut

Groom’s Wear: Brooks Brothers

  • Linda Benke - OMG Aaron, and this is a sneak preview… I will never stop crying.. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for making Emily and Jeff’s day even more spectacular.

    Mother of the Bride

  • Dolena Sinclair - Amazing photos Aaron. You guys were fantastic Saturday and you made Emily & Jeff’s day even more special with these amazing photos. We can’t wait to see the rest of your amazing work.
    Mother of the Groom

Wedding rings and wine cork

We are excited to share the second part of Katie and Royal’s wedding celebration! The Jefferson Hotel is an enchanting venue for a Richmond Wedding Reception, filled with a rich history, folklore and famous guests. The chandeliers, columns and grand staircase made for an evening that won’t soon be forgotten and it was the perfect place for Katie and Royal to dance the night away with dear friends and family! One of our favorite rumors is that the staircase inspired scenes in the famous movie rendition of Gone with the Wind. You’ll see Katie and Royal entering and exiting down this very staircase and I couldn’t help but think of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler when they descended into cocktail hour.

After their grand entrance, the couple headed into dinner and an evening of dancing lead by the upbeat band Hipshack. The dance floor never seemed to empty and guests even called for an encore at the end of the night!  The entire evening was perfectly executed by LK Events & Design and amazing the team at The Jefferson Hotel. We were so thrilled to work alongside such amazing vendors and be a part of such a meaningful day for Katie and Royal! Enjoy this looking through this spectacular evening!


Dinner settings for Reception at the Jefferson

head table

Kiss at the Jefferson Hotel

Cocktail hour at the jefferson hotel

Bride and groom on the dance floor

Parents dancing with wedding couple

Toasts at the jefferson hotel

White wedding cake
Catering by The Jefferson Hotel

dancing train

Dancing wedding guests

Bride and Groom Dancing at the Jefferson
Staircase at the jeffferson hotel
 Special thanks to each of these vendors for contributing to this beautiful wedding:

Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: The Jefferson Hotel

Ceremony Venue: Sts. Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Officiant: Father Bacalis

Florist: The Jefferson Hotel

Wedding Planner: Lindsay Averette of LK Events & Design

Caterer: The Jefferson Hotel

Wedding Cake: The Jefferson Hotel

Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist: Jackie Walker and Christy Treece

Invitations and Programs: The Dandelion Patch

DJ/Band: Hipshack of Sam hill Entertainment

Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm

Groom’s Wear: Brooks Brothers