It is always such a treat when a client books me for their wedding AND rehearsal dinner! It’s an opportunity for me to capture the more intimate dinner with their closest family and friends the night before the best day of their lives. The excitement is contagious! For Stephanie and Brian, their rehearsal dinner was the perfect opportunity to capture a few engagement portraits as well to document their last few hours before they became husband and wife!
Stephanie and Brian are HUGE Virginia Tech fans– they both went to undergrad there, Stephanie also got her masters there, Brian was in the Corps of Cadets, and they even met at a football tailgate! And since their rehearsal dinner was in Charlottesville (home of VT’s biggest rivals, UVA) their event was an ode to the Hokies. Maroon and orange flowers, place settings, Blacksburg-themed tables, and a Virginia Tech grooms cake featuring the iconic Hokie stone. As a Hokie myself, I LOVED it.
The evening started with a quick ceremony run-through at Mount Ida and ended in the heart of downtown Charlottesville at Old Metropolitan Hall. Friends and family gave speeches, delicious food was served, and it was the perfect way to kick off the wedding weekend. Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their rehearsal + dinner!
See their wedding day blog post here: Stephanie + Brian | Mount Ida Farm Virginia Wedding
Shoutout to the amazing vendor team!
Rehearsal Dinner Venue | Old Metropolitan Hall
Rehearsal Venue | Mount Ida Farm
Planner | Carley Elizabeth Weddings
Florals | Blue Ridge Floral Design
Hair and Makeup | Studio 321
Cake | Cakes by Rachel
Catering | The Catering Outfit
Rentals | MS Events