I had the pleasure of photographing Rachel and John’s wedding at Rosebrook Inn, located in Stanardsville, VA. Rachel and John had a beautiful afternoon on a Labor Day weekend for their wedding.
The Couple’s Love Story:
“We meet at a mutual friend’s birthday party. I (Rachel) don’t remember talking to anyone else at that party; I think we talked for 3 hours straight. We bonded over a shared love of technology, stand up comedy, and our town, Charlottesville.”
What was the couple’s inspiration for their wedding:
“John and I wanted a small wedding in an outdoor setting with minimum muss and fuss. My mom and dad had the idea to bring paper parasols for our guests to shade themselves from the sun. It was a perfect touch! Extra color and a very useful.”
They also put the parasols to use for fun and colorful props in portraits after the ceremony!
“The ceremony meant a lot to us. We wrote our own vows and did not share them with each other before the wedding. We also both really enjoyed the cake cutting. Neither of us knew what we were doing and I had to improvise to actually get the slice of cake out onto a plate.”
Now that you are married, what words of advice do you have for couples getting married?
“I’m too new at this to have advice about marriage. As for weddings: having a small wedding can be really great because you get to spend more one on one time with each of your guests. It will say all goes by as one big blur though so have a great photographer like Ron. :)”
Bride & Groom: Rachel & John
Venue for the Ceremony & Reception: The Rosebrook Inn – Stanardsville, VA.
Officiant: Claire Goodman
Wedding Coordinator: Bridget Powell
DJ: Neal Carter
Catering: Rosebrook Inn
Florist: Rosebook Inn
Makeup Artist: Shae Riddle
Hair Stylist: Shae Riddle
Dress: Alfredo Angelo
Photographer: Ron Dressel Photography