Charlottesville Wedding Photographer: Joy + Luther, Part Two

As the sun set over the Blue Ridge, Joy and Luther stepped outside one last time to soak in all the beauty that surrounded them. They laughed, they held each other, they kissed, they danced and they reveled in the joy of the moment. And from behind our cameras John and I captured all these little moments, like catching ¬†fireflies on a summer’s night. ¬†These otherwise fleeting moments, what I like to call whispers of time, are now here forever; they are no longer mere whispers but a story.

I seriously cannot get enough of this light, the colors, the rolling hills and, of course, their smiles!

Didn’t Florabella Gardens do an amazing job with these centerpieces!!?? I love the burgundy and coral dahlias!

These cupcakes by Cakes by Rachel were such a hit with all of the guests. They looked fantastic but I can also vouch for how they tasted!

Our last stop before heading inside for the reception…

Luther and Joy welcomed and thanked all of their guests before dinner was served.

A view from the balcony…

Joy’s father was the first to offer a toast to the newlyweds.

What did I tell you about grabbing another box of tissues?! Joy was crying, Luther was crying, I was crying…there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.:)

Luther’s dad was up next…

More tears…:)

Luther’s dad ended his toast by surprising Joy and Luther with a song. It was so beautiful to hear him play and we all started crying again.:)

And to finish out the toasts, Joy’s brother and sister took the stage…

….and then handed the mic over to Luther’s brother.

Seriously, people, these were some of the most thoughtful, well-written, well-executed, heartfelt toasts I’ve ever heard!

And then it was time for Joy and Luther’s first dance!

Before long everyone was up and on the dance floor!

Joy and Luther: What a *joy* you both are and what a privilege it was for John and I to be there to document your first official day as husband and wife! It was clear after meeting your families, listening to all of the toasts, and witnessing all the hugs, the tears and palpable joy in the room that y’all have impacted so many lives for the good. I have no doubt that together you will go on to do the same but times two!!
Un abrazo fuerte,
Natalie

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