She just stared in amazement like she didn’t recognize the person in the mirror. This beautiful bride in a gorgeous white gown with a flowing veil covering a head full of long blonde curls. It seemed to take her a few moments to accept that it was her and the day she had been waiting for had finally arrived! It was her Early Mountain Vineyard wedding day! Out of all the weddings I’ve photographed over the years I can honestly say I’ve never met a bride more excited to finally be getting married than Amanda. But as excited as she was she also couldn’t seem to believe the day was really here! During those moments when she just seemed in awe I noticed Jeremy pulling her a little closer and giving her a kiss on the forehead, it seemed like he was reassuring her that it was all very real and they were husband and wife.
I thought the saying was April showers bring May flowers not June showers! The forecast leading up to Saturday was rain, rain, rain. I prayed for at least a break in the rain for Amanda and Jeremy so we could take advantage of their beautiful location for some portraits. When we arrived at the venue it was cloudy but the rain seemed to be holding off, it didn’t stay that way for long and the decision was made to move the ceremony indoors. I have to say the indoor location at Early Mountain Vineyards is spectacular. Typically rain backups are not the prettiest but with the high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful brick fireplaces flanking the room this backup plan was spectacular! Luckily we did a first look and were able to take photos of Amanda and Jeremy while the weather was still cooperating. We even were able to sneak out during dinner for a few more sunset portraits as the clouds parted and the sun started shining!
Amanda and Jeremy your wedding was beautiful and it was made all the more special by the obvious love you two have for each other. Jeremy I cannot even express to you how excited she was to become your wife, you are a very lucky man! Amanda you are blessed to have such a great guy, I saw so many moments on your wedding day where he was your strength and your protector. It was truly beautiful! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, love and laughter!
I think this is one of my biggest posts to date because I had such a hard time narrowing down the photos! So enjoy all this eye candy :).
To see more of Jeremy & Amanda’s wedding at Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Virginia, check out the slideshow below! (Click here if you don’t see the slideshow below)
The following wedding vendors contributed to Jeremy & Amanda’s wedding:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards
Photography: Melissa Arlena Photography
Florist: Always in Bloom
DJ: Bill Carroll
Makeup: GoGo Gorgeous
Hair: Charlottesville Make-up Artist
Catering: Dinner at Home
Cake: Butternut and Blue
Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal