When I first met Brett and Krystle for their engagement session we were fighting huge wind gusts and frozen fingers to squeeze in some photos, and their wedding day wanted to throw a few more curve balls our way! The whole week leading up, the radar was calling for 97% chance of rain… yikes! I was holding out hope we would have a few hours in the evening for portraits but was trying to mentally prepare for some alternate locations. In the afternoon of their wedding day as the girls finished getting ready, the skies opened and it began to downpour… you could see the anxiety on Krystles face. But by the time we made it to the venue and all of the festivities began, the radar was clear… her dad kept showing me the map where the storm just parted right over Charlottesville and he rain percentage kept going down! 

When it came time for Krystle and Brett wedding ceremony the stormy skies made the most epic backdrop and the wind gusts almost took away her veil a few times, but there were very few dry eyes as they read their vows and a HUGE sigh of relief for a rain free outdoor ceremony! 

It was so clear from the way Krystle and Brett interacted that they truly compliment the other, they both were unafraid to bust out on the dance floor and seeing their families come together and welcome their new son and daughter was so touching! Their wedding day was full of emotion and relief that all of the hard work and planning and out of town guests were able to come together for one day! One of my favorite parts of the entire night was when Krystle’s Dad took center stage to surprise the newlyweds by performing on the drums with the band. Krystles reaction was so raw, full of excitement, and overwhelmed with love! Not to mention that her pops SLAYED on the drums and had the whole crowd dancing! 

I am so thankful for this incredible couple for being to easy going and on board for whatever the weather may have in store, and we were able to capture some of my favorite portraits of all time! Check out my favorites below! 


THANK YOU to the incredible team of vendors who made this day perfect!

VENUE: King Family Vineyard

PLANNING: Haidyn Wells with Southern Inn Catering 

HAIR/MAKEUP: Jean Cusick- C’ville Makeup

FLORIST: Leisa Judge – Harris Teeter/Hollymead Town Center

DJ: Bachelor Boys Band 

CATERING: Southern Inn Catering 

CAKE: Kathy Watkins- Favorite Cakes 

Event Rentals: MS Events 

WEDDING DRESS: Anne Barge – Blue Willow Collection




King Family Vineyard, Spring Wedding Day | Krystle & Brett

May 1, 2019

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