in the vines
Melissa and Reed celebrated their wedding at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard surrounded by friends and family. This sweet couple were officially married last August, but wanted the opportunity to share their vows again in front of loved ones. With the help of their son Tristan, and daughter Olivia, the couple celebrated the two families coming together with an evening of festivities. When we first spoke with Melissa, she told us that after being a part of a military family, she was especially excited to have friends and family from all over the country in the same place for her wedding celebration. It was so wonderful seeing the children in the family be such an integral part of their wedding celebration, from walking down the aisle with the bride and groom to having fun at the reception with all the guests! One of our favorite moments of the day was seeing the children anxiously awaiting the iced confection as they watched Melissa and Reed cut their cake together.

Melissa and Reed, we were so thrilled to be a part of you intimate celebration and enjoyed seeing the love that was shared between the your two families. We wish you all the best!


small details

the bride

nervously awaiting the bride

groom sees his bride
gifts to one another

bridal party
fun socks
ceremony arrangement
flower girl

here comes the bride

ceremony overlook

husband and wife


food and drink

pippin hill farm and vineyard

table arrangements

wedding cake

first dances
mother son and father daughter dancing
cutting the cake with family
night portraits

Wedding Photographers: Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

Officiant: Bob Bullard

Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design

Artisan Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

DJ: Rick Haggard Entertainment

Wedding Cake: Mountain Girl Cakes

Hair Stylist: Impressions Hair Salon

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groomswear: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

  • Sherry - It was an amazing weekend . Aaron did a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the venue . His ability to capture the kids expressions is priceless to us !
    Nice work Aaron ! Thanks you so much for preserving these wonderful
    memories !ReplyCancel

portrait in the vineyards

Stephanie & Logan’s shipshape Navy wedding took place at Early Mountain Vineyards near Charlottesville. We first spoke with Stephanie while Logan was deployed. It was clear to hear the love they shared as Stephanie spoke about Logan. When we finally had the opportunity to meet both of them, it felt like we were long lost friends.

Their wedding day was full of smiles, laughter, and fun. We adored the gold and champagne details throughout the day that complimented the medals on the men’s uniforms. It was great to see Jane Maples (who we first met when we did family portraits for her years ago), and she did a wonderful job planning their wedding on behalf of Amore Events By Cody.

The sun was shining brightly as Stephanie’s father walked her down the aisle, and Logan watched with bated breath. After a sentimental ceremony, the couple made their way back down the aisle where they kissed under the traditional sword arch, and in traditional fashion, Logan’s fellow Sailors welcomed Stephanie to the Navy with a tap on the butt from their sword! It was wonderful to see them continue incorporating Naval traditions as they enjoyed cutting their cake with Logan’s sword. The cake created by Maliha Creations was quite beautiful, and it looked just as good on Logan’s face. The evening continued with dancing and fun thanks to DJ Derek Tobler!

Stephanie and Logan, we wish you all the best for a long and happy marriage! We were so honored to be a part of your special day!


invitation details

Dress and rings

portraits of the bride



down the aisle


may now kiss the bride


military kiss
kiss in the field
reception decor
table arrangements
venue hall setup
cake and food
sword cake cutting
cake smash
first dance
mother son and father daughter dance

maid of honor toast
dancing the night away
night portrait
venue at night

sparler exit

Wedding Photographers: Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards

Wedding Coordinator: Jane Maples for Amore Events by Cody

Officiant: Conrad Sharps

Florist: Briarwood Florist

Caterer: Barbecue Exchange

Wedding Cake: Maliha Creations

Hair: Top Knot Studio

Makeup Artist: Samantha McDonald

Bridal Gown: Ava Clara/Dessy Group by David Tutera

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Groomswear: Military Uniform

Videographer: Matthew Beaghley of Alegria Media

Lighting: MS Event Rentals

DJ: DJ Derek Tobler

Invitations: Ragged Robin

Limousines: A & A Limo