Like many 2020 couples, Rebekah and Tommy had to make some changes to their original wedding plans due to coronavirus. Originally they had planned a big family wedding at Grace Estate Winery in Crozet with all their family and friends in late October. But due to the ongoing pandemic they opted to elope instead and postpone the big celebration. They ended up with an incredible, intimate day that included a sunrise first look in Shenandoah National Park and a small ceremony with friends and family. I blogged about it here.
Seven months later they gathered again at Grace Estate for the more traditional wedding they had originally planned.
While I photographed their micro wedding day solo, we came as a team of three for their June celebration and captured both photos and video. You can see their full highlight video below. Highlight videos are now available as an add on to any wedding package! I also offer ceremony-only videos.
They started the day at two separate Airbnbs in Charlottesville – Rebekah with her brides people and Tommy with his grooms people. After getting ready, they took Ubers to Grace Estate. It was a super hot and bright day so we ended up deciding to try and wait out some of the heat and do formals after the ceremony.
Because they are already legally married they walked into the vow renewal together. Rebekah’s dad officiated (again) and several friends read selected works in both English and Spanish (Rebekah and Tommy met in the Spanish program at the University of Virginia).
After the ceremony, they got to experience all of the traditional wedding reception events they missed out on with their smaller celebration. Friends and family gave toasts, they had first dances with their parents (and even their grandmothers!), they danced the night away and ended the evening with a sparkler exit.
Photo/Video: Kara Leigh Creative
Planning: Farm and Fields
Hair & Makeup: Charlottesville Skin & Lash Studio
Catering: Harvest Moon
Florals: Hedge Fine Blooms
DJ: Harmany DJs
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