If I were asked to dream up the perfect fall wedding in Charlottesville, I would defer to Joanna and Miguel and their coordinator, Michelle, at Michelle Amarillo Event Planning for all my inspiration because they know all the right ingredients! Of course they ordered up the perfect, crisp, autumn day with just enough sun peeking out from behind the clouds to remind us that winter was still a few months off. To top it off Joanna had all her bridesmaids wear fabulous, eye-catching orange dresses and Sandy at Verde Natural Florals knew exactly how to coordinate the gorgeous bouquets. Combine this with the iconic beauty of the University of Virginia and you have one killer recipe for wedding day perfection!
It was such an honor to photograph this lovely wedding (and an even lovelier couple) and to work with all of the amazing vendors including Christian of Christian Hommel Photography who did an awesome job as my second photographer!
But before I get too carried away, let’s start at the beginning with Joanna and her girls right before they hopped in the limo….
Joanna’s bouquet…super fabulous!
Love this shot of the bride’s mother and father!
The lovely Joanna moments before entering the chapel and walking down the aisle. She looks so calm!
This was truly one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed.
I loved being able to witness and photograph all the Filipino traditions that Joanna and Miguel incorporated into their ceremony.
These guys did such a great job with the music!
Outside the chapel everyone was waiting to greet the newlyweds.
Check out this family photo!
What a good looking group!
I loved being able to spend some time with Miguel and Joanna. They both love each other so well and are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met!
A few of my favorites in black and white…
If you’ve fallen in love with the first part of Joanna and Miguel’s UVa wedding, just wait for Monday’s post of the reception, complete with an acapella performance by the Hullabahoos, a surprise choreographed dance by the bridal party, luggage tag name cards, travel-themed centerpieces and non-stop dancing. See you then!
Un abrazo fuerte,