It has been almost 2 years since Stephanie booked me to capture her and Brian’s Mount Ida wedding day in Charlottesville, Virginia so it felt surreal that it was finally time for their big day! These two were supposed to get married in early May, but due to the pandemic had to make the tough decision to postpone their wedding to August. And let me tell you, their August wedding day was absolutely perfect! Sunny skies, a warm breeze, and a glowy sunset– we really couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Stephanie and Brian starting dating while they were students at Virginia Tech. They actually met at a VT vs. UVA football game tailgate (and while they ended up getting married just outside of Charlottesville, they made sure to include lots of Hokie touches!). They first bonded over their love for Hokie football as Stephanie impressed Brian by talking game strategy. A few days after the tailgate they went on their first date and the rest is history! After graduation, they started the long-distance part of their relationship. Brian moved to Oklahoma to begin his military career and Stephanie moved to central Virginia to pursue teaching. In July of 2018, Stephanie drove across country to spend six weeks in Colorado with Brian and while visiting Pikes Peak, Brian proposed! He even had both of their families fly out to celebrate with them– Stephanie was so surprised and the wedding planning officially begun!!
Stephanie and I went to Virginia Tech together and were in the same sorority (shoutout to Alpha Delta Pi!). So it was SUCH an honor to see her again after all these years and capture her absolutely perfect day. Stephanie is just one of those people who is a friend to everyone she meets and it was such a treat to see her and Brian so full of joy celebrating with their family and friends. Enjoy some of my favorite moments from Stephanie and Brian’s Mount Ida Farm wedding day!
Shoutout to the amazing vendor team!
Venue | Mount Ida Farm
Planner | Carley Elizabeth Weddings
Dress | Ava Laurenne Bride
Florals | Blue Ridge Floral Design
Hair and Makeup | Studio 321
Videography | Right Angle Productions
Cake | Cakes by Rachel
Catering | The Local
Rentals | MS Events
Bridesmaid Dresses | JJs House
Menswear | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Minted