I first met Julie and her mom at a coffeeshop last year not too long after they booked and I remember chatting all about the vision Julie had for her day and how excited she was to get married. I loved that I got a little extra time with Julie meeting her before the engagement session! I felt like a friend when I showed up to Julie’s family’s lake house at Lake Anna last summer to do their engagement pictures. That was my first time meeting Marty but he was just as kind and hospitable as Julie and her mom. Their property on the lake is absolutely breathtaking and has the most gorgeous views of the sunset so it was a photographer’s dream walking all around and getting to capture them in a place I’ve never shot before!
A whole year passed by from their engagement session to their wedding so I felt like it had been forever when I showed up to Early Mountain Vineyards last weekend! I couldn’t wait to hug Julie and get to be a part of their day! Despite the storms that have been occurring every day here this summer, we were so lucky and had the most perfect weather all day!! I was so grateful!
In multiple speeches on the wedding day, people described Marty as loud, fun, and full of energy, which is true in the best possible way! Julie is the more reserved one and it’s so cool to watch how they balance each other out and bring out different things in each other. Their wedding day was such a sweet celebration and was one of the most laid back, easy going days I’ve photographed in a while. The two of them were so calm and it made capturing their day such a breeze. I loved experiencing all the Jewish traditions throughout the day and laughing until my face hurt at all of their guests dancing during the reception! It was SUCH a fun party! Julie and Marty, I hope you all are living it up in Greece right now!!! Enjoy this sneak peek at your wedding day!!
Venue | Early Mountain Vineyards
Dress | Watters
Florals | Foxtail Cottage
Hair + Makeup | Glo-Out Glamour Bar
Planning | Emily Holter
DJ | Andy Wilfong
Cake | Albemarle Baking Co.
Catering | The Local
Bridesmaids Attire | Kennedy Blue
Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A. Bank
Rentals | MS Events