Welcome back to Part Two of Sylvia and Michael’s Charlottesville wedding! After the ceremony, instead of rushing off right away, everyone had the chance to grab something to drink, mingle, chat and congratulate the newly weds. What a perfect start to their new life together!
Sylvia’s gorgeous ring was hand-made by local designer, Martha Keith. As you can imagine, it was the talk of the afternoon!
I think University Florists did a great job with the bouquet!
Even the youngest guests were having fun exploring the garden.
While walking through the gardens, we spotted a cherry tree full of luscious, red berries. We knew it would be the perfect prop for the ring shot!
After a lovely afternoon in the garden, the party moved to 2nd Street Gallery, an awesome art gallery on Charlottesville’s iconic Downtown Mall.
I love the potted flowers used as center pieces! They also served as great gifts for the local guests to take home.
Michael, Sylvia and their parents arriving at the venue.
While the guests were enjoying the cocktail hour, Sylvia, Michael, John and I wandered around the Downtown Mall for a while. There are just so many great places to shoot here!
The perils of wedding photography. Actually, I think it was a kissing mishap.
On the Downtown Mall.
I absolutely love this next series…
The bride and groom arrive!
Check out this art work!!!
Sylvia and Michael wanted lots of shots of their food. Here’s what we got…
Michael has such a wonderful, dry sense of humor. Here he is trying to get the attention of his guests.
After dinner, the party moved to the top floor of Live Arts. It was the perfect spot to dance the night away and enjoy the view from the deck.
Donuts and toffee. It just doesn’t get better.
The first dance.
I just love this shot that John got. The joy on Sylvia’s face is undeniable.
Sylvia and Michael: John and I loved seeing the ways that you infused your personalities and loves into your wedding day. It was such a beautiful day and a perfect reflection of your relationship and the love you share for each other and your friends and family. We were so honored to be a part of it all!