This wedding sent to us by Lora and Eric Kelley and Augusta with Easton Events, is the perfect balance between country charm and outdoor elegance. We loved the overall feeling of this wedding, and the story behind the images is even better.

From Augusta Cole at Easton Events:

We at Easton loved working with Heather and Derek! They are such a dynamic couple and together they contributed so much inspiration and character to their charming Virginia countryside wedding. Both Charlottesville locals, the two set out to create a wonderful early summer evening for all of their guests to enjoy and indulge in the best of C’ville.

Nestled among the Blueridge Mountains, the couple chose Derek’s family farm, Wild Cat Hollow, to host their wedding. The wedding was a true celebration of all things local! Shawn Cossette of Beehive Events, designed a palette full of florals that would be bountiful and seasonal to the region in late May. C&O’s Chef Maupin sourced all of the menu ingredients from local farms and Heather and Derek even served “Local Libations” of Virginia wine and liquor.

Before the celebration, Heather and Derek were married at Heather’s childhood church in Downtown Charlottesville. Upon arriving at farm, guests were greeted with cocktails and canapés on a grassy knoll overlooking the mountain view. As the sun began to set, guests were invited over to the family barn that had been redefined for dinner and dancing. The guests lingered over a delicious family style seated dinner, and then transitioned outside to dance under stars and a gorgeous full moon!

It was such a pleasure to dream and plan with Heather and Derek. Their creative energy, love for one another, and thoughtful attention to their guests experience was felt by all!

Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Floral Design, Draping & Lighting: Beehive Events | Farm Tables, Chairs, Runners, Chargers, Napkins: Beehive Events | Linens and Rentals: Festive Fare | Printed Materials & Details: Erika Jack | Hair & Makeup: Lora Kelley | Catering: C&O | Tenting: Skyline Events | Venue: Wildcat Hollow (Private Residence) | Calligraphy: Ginny Rogan | Music: Winn Brothers | Bride’s Dress: Judd Waddell via Hitched in DC | Groom’s Suit: Custom made on Savile Rowe at Gieves & Hawkes | Cake: Rachel DeJong | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo via Hitched 


Comments (11)

Paula | Reply

These pictures are lovely! The bride and groom look so beautiful together!

NYC Photographer | Couture Boudoir | Reply

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I don’t think I can say it enough! I love everything from the dress down to the table scape!

Jessica | Reply

Oh my goodness! So, so beautiful!

Katie | Reply

Pure magic – WOW! This Charlottesville wedding photography by Eric Kelley is amazing.

Dane | Reply

So cute! Wonderful location!

Bradley Elliot | Reply

nice location for shooting that’s all..

Nancy Ray | Reply

The groom looks like a prince from a Disney movie! And the bride certainly looks like a princess. Just beautiful!

Blush Bridal | Reply

In love with the Blush dresses!! Simply stunning!!

Diamond Bridal Gallery -- Laura | Reply

So gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding from start to finish.

Alex | Reply

I love the light pink color of the bridesmaid’s dresses! The other day I posted a similar color dress and skirt to my blog for some vegan wedding looks ( Would it be bad though to wear the same color dress/skirt as the bridesmaids?

Tent Rentals {Apex Tent and Party} | Reply

Lovely wedding location and details. Truly inspiring!


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