Charlottesville Wedding Photographer: Melissa + Josh, Part Two

Welcome back to the second half of Josh and Melissa’s rustic meets elegant wedding at Rodes Farm! Before we head back to the newlyweds though, let’s take a quick peek inside the barn….

Josh and Melissa love wine and they love visiting all of the awesome wineries and vineyards in and around Charlottesville. I love how they took this and incorporated it into their centerpieces!

Meanwhile the newlyweds, Josh and Melissa, were tugging at our hearts strings big time with their infectious smiles, *almost* kisses and sweet glances.

We had so much fun playing around on the swings…

The fabulous Melissa…

Is this not the quintessential fall wedding in central Virginia? The colors, the barn, the meandering path….perfection!


Love these shots in black and white!

Making their way into the barn…

…and on the dance floor for their first dance together as husband and wife.

Melissa’s dad was the first to kick off the toasts.

He was followed by all three of Melissa’s brothers, who, of course, had great stories about Melissa growing up.

Melissa’s sweet sister-in-law also offered her blessing to the newlyweds.

Josh and Melissa even had some exciting news to share…

John and I love it when all the guests head straight to the dance floor. DJ Dennis Payne did a great job and kept the party going late into the evening.

Melissa and Josh: Y’all are the perfect mixture of funny, beautiful, and romantic with a dollop of awesome on top! You are so lucky to be loved by so many incredible individuals. Never lose your warmth and generosity and never stop laughing with each other. I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for you two!

Un abrazo fuerte,


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