Beautiful spring wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia. Picture of bride and groom during sunset portraits.

When we first met for Christina & Ryan’s engagement shoot in 2019 we were shuffling our holiday schedules to find a time and location to meet while they flew in from Atlanta! We stumbled upon Chisholm Vineyard in Charlottesville Virginia and the private mountain views, open fields, and winery vibes as the perfect spot. Fast forward, 2 years, 3 dates, 4 venues, and a pandemic later, and fate brought us all back together to Chisholm Vineyard for their wedding day! I could not be more grateful to be one of the only remaining wedding vendors from their original plan!

Christina and Ryan’s wedding began with their afternoon Ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas near UVA’s campus. Years early when they were planning their wedding day their biggest worry was that the updated renovations to the chapel would not be done in time.. Ohhh how little we knew then! After their ceremony we hopped over to the UVA lawn for some wedding party portraits in the intimate gardens and Rotunda! Despite having to battle the crowded graduation photoshoots we still managed to capture some amazing scenic moments that meant so much to these two UVA alumni! Our final destination of the evening was at a private lakehouse on Chisholm Vineyards property. They had the most amazing intimate setup with 30 of their closest friends and family! Even though there were quite a few special guests who could not be in attendance, their heartfelt speeches were played via web recording and facetime calls throughout the day! Christina and Ryan celebrated well into the night with dinner, dancing, sunset walks, and even a surprise hot air balloon viewing in the distance! 

I’m so thankful to have grown so close with this family throughout the last few years of planning and can’t wait to show you a few of my favorite moments below! 

Wedding rings, invitation, and program pictured with succulents father of bride and daughter share first look bridesmaids and bride embrace before ceremony bride reading letter written by future husband groom about to walk into church for the wedding ceremony groom reading letter written by future wife groom standing at the alter waiting for bride father walking his daughter down the aisle bride and groom at the alter bride and groom look into each others eyes and hold hands at alter bride and groom standing at alterbride and groom sharing their first kiss during ceremony bride groom and wedding party walk to take pictures after ceremony bride and groom kiss surrounded by cheering wedding party bride, groom and wedding party celebrating bride and groom walking and laughing with wedding party behind bride and bridesmaids laughing groom and groomsmen goofing off groom and groomsmen bride and groom after the ceremony together close up picture of succulent bouquet held by bride bride looking at camera while hugging groom bride and groom kissing in the garden bride and groom sitting together on UVA steps bride and groom walking down steps bride and groom holding each other while veil blows in the wind bride and groom entering reception cookies and centerpiece at the reception succulent flower arrangement bride and groom look out over pond bride and groom pose along fence at Charlottesville, VA wedding reception bride and groom along a fence outside wedding cake with succulent accents bride and groom cutting wedding cake bride and groom kissing during sparkler sendoff

Thank you for the incredible vendors who made Christina & Ryan’s wedding day a success!

VENUE: Chisholm Vineyard at Adventure Farm

CAKE: Paradox Pastry 

CATERING: Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering

EVENT RENTALS: Festive Fare Rentals

HAIR/MAKEUP: A More Beautiful You, Marci Corle




BOUQUETS: Urban Succulents, Marialuisa Kaprielian

Check out another favorite UVA centered wedding day HERE!

University of Virginia & Chisholm Vineyard | Charlottesville Wedding Photography

Jun 8, 2021

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