Year in Review: 2011 Wedding Highlights

The countdown has begun. Only a few more days left in 2011, and I’m already starting to feel nostalgic. One of my favorite blog posts of the year is the “Year in Review” because I get to go back through all of our fabulous weddings and portrait sessions and reminisce. Every year John and I marvel at how lucky we are to do what we do and work with the people that we get to work with. 2011 was no different, and we can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for us!

John and I kicked off our 2011 wedding season with Meghan and Jason’s wedding at UVa’s Darden Business School. Meghan and Jason have such a great sense of style, and they worked hard to infuse it into all of their wedding details. Here are a few of our favorite shots from their big day…

For Sarah and Matt’s wedding, we hopped on a plane and headed out to San Diego. I love this flirty shot of Sarah with her bridesmaids. It was one of those moments that just organically happen. Literally, we were walking from one area to another, I turned around, everyone was in this formation and I just told Sarah to “show me a little sass”. Voila.:-)

One month after Sarah and Matt’s wedding, we packed our bags again and boarded another flight to California. Poor us. I know.:-)This time our destination was San Francisco for Irene and Don’s wedding. Irene grew up in San Francisco, so it was only natural for her to get married at her home church and then host the reception overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Here are a few of our favorites from their day…

Katie and Marco had a lovely garden wedding with a Latin twist. The original plan was to have an outdoor ceremony in the garden, but about five minutes before it was about to start, it began to pour. All I remember was how well both Katie and Marco handled the last minute switch to inside. Miraculously, just as the ceremony was wrapping up, the clouds parted and we had beautiful light for the remainder of the afternoon.

Sylvia and Michael held their ceremony in UVa’s Garden X and then headed over to 2nd Street Gallery for their reception. Because they decided on a First Look before the ceremony, we had plenty of time to walk around to the different gardens taking pictures. For this particular shot, they were walking ahead of us and I asked them to turn around and, just instinctively, Michael waved while Sylvia gave us a peace sign. John and I thought it was really cute.

One of the things that I loved about Allie and Adam’s wedding was the way that they effortlessly combined their rural romantic ceremony with their city chic reception. Here are a few of our favorites from their ceremony at Nutmeg Farm:

And here are a few taken on the Downtown Mall right before their reception:

Deveryn and Bryce were married at Bryce’s childhood home. This wedding was just bursting at the seams with DIY details, and it all came together so beautifully thanks to the help of Lindsay at LK Events and Design.  I love that Deveryn wore her mother’s wedding dress and that they constructed the arbor under which they got married from wood collected around the property.

Thanks for dropping by the blog! I hope you enjoyed the first half of our Year in Review. Be sure to check back next week for more wedding highlights from 2011. Happy New Year!

Un abrazo,

Natalie

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