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Annie and Ben dance at Moss Vineyards after their intimate wedding

Experience has given me this little secret when it comes to picking a micro wedding venue. The best venues are often not venues! At least, that’s not their primary role. That’s because dedicated event venues tend to be designed to accommodate large groups of people and can feel overwhelming for a smaller group.

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Annie and Ben dance at Moss Vineyards after their intimate wedding
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Best Intimate Wedding Venues in Charlottesville

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Experience has given me this little secret when it comes to picking a micro wedding venue. The best venues are often not venues! At least, that’s not their primary role. That’s because dedicated event venues tend to be designed to accommodate large groups of people and can feel overwhelming for a smaller group.

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Five Venue Ideas for Hosting a Micro Wedding in Virginia

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Most of my elopement couples can get away with doing their entire ceremony and post-ceremony celebration – with fewer than 15 participants – in public spaces like Shenandoah National Park. However, if you are hosting an intimate wedding for 15-50 guests, a public spot in a park won’t cut it – you’re going to need […]

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50 Activities to Do on Your Wedding Weekend

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Arielle and Mark were originally planning an intimate wedding at Lake Tahoe. But like many 2020 couples, COVID interfered with their plans. So they decided to elope in Shenandoah National Park instead.  I don’t often work with a wedding planner for elopements, but for couples who really just want to show up and enjoy the […]

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How to Get Married in Shenandoah National Park

Wedding Planning Tips

Hey friend, I’m so glad you’re here! Before we take a deep dive into how to get married in Shenandoah National Park, I wanted to let you know 2021 dates are starting to fill up. To book your dream wedding photographer click here to get in touch and start the process.  How to Get Married […]

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How to Have the Wedding You Really Want

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One thing I heard over and over from couples who were forced to shift to an elopement or a micro-wedding in 2020 was a sense of “this celebration is SO much more us.” There’s good reason for that.  Big weddings are generally about other people — NOT the bride and groom. Of course, there are […]

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Five Ideas for Printing and Displaying Your Photos

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I want to talk a little bit about something I’m super passionate about: printing your photos. I cannot emphasize this enough: A digital file should NOT be viewed as the end-product of your session.  A printed photo or album needs to be.  Here’s why: A couple of years ago when I was working as a […]

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How to Plan an Intimate Wedding or Elopement Quickly

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Julia first got in touch with me in May. She and Cory had been engaged for a year but had never made a ton of headway in wedding planning. But Cory, who is in the military, was going active duty in October and his mom had recently gotten sick out of the blue…suddenly they were […]

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Virginia Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Micro Wedding

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Learn more about booking your wedding! What is a Mirco Wedding Anyway?  If you Google “what is a micro wedding,” various wedding planning blogs will give you different definitions. For me, the terms micro wedding and intimate wedding are fairly interchangeable but mean a celebration with fewer than 50 guests. Some people seem to break […]

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Your Guide to Getting Married During COVID

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This article was last updated for the Blue Ridge area of Virginia on May 21 and may not reflect the situation in your immediate vicinity after that date.  Let me preface this by saying if you’re reading this because you are having to make hard decisions about your 2020 wedding – I am so sorry.  […]

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How to Plan Your Charlottesville Destination Wedding

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In 2019 I worked with a lot of couples who chose the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for their destination wedding. Chris and Alessandra were in that category. Both are in the Navy and are currently stationed in California. As is the case sometimes with military couples, they had gotten legally married a year […]

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