Windsor Castle Virginia Wedding Brian + Cari
Windsor Castle Virginia Fall Themed Wedding
Brian & Cari chose the perfect venue at Windsor Castle in Smithfield, Virginia for their fall-themed wedding. Despite the rain, the day was perfect.
The Wedding Day
Jake & I arrived a little early & got right to work on Brian & Cari’s details. Elgin Morris from Williamsburg Floral and Gifts did a phenomenal job on their floral arrangements. I was swooning over the arrangements & colors. Jokingly, I told Cari I wanted to get married over again to have the same ruby red bridesmaid dresses and fall color theme she chose. Jake has been waiting to photograph this wedding for a long time now. He remembered Cari’s love for sparkly & glitter things. Her shoes & dress were a beautiful display of sparkles.
Preparing for any wedding, I love to look at the forecast in advance. I had been checking it all week for Cari’s day, but it kept coming up with rain every time I looked. The day of, we made sure to pack our umbrellas. I’m happy to say that we never had to use them. We were able to move in and out between the rain showers & we got some pretty amazing photos.
At the reception, I leaned over to Jake & whispered, “Cari is such a happy bride!” It made my heart so happy to see her smiling all day long…literally! I believe every bride should smile that much! Her joy was contagious & celebrating with Brian & her was fun.
Amazing Family & Friends
I think what I loved most about their wedding day was being around them & their family. Brian & Cari’s family had a deep love for both of them. Watching Cari’s mom cry during Cari’s father-daughter dance and watching Cari dance with her mother brought tears of joy to my heart. I hope to share a special dance with my daughter as Cari did with her mom. It was so special.
I also loved meeting Cari’s sister, Lydia. She was so much fun.
To Cari & Brian, thank you for making your day such a joy to photograph. Thank you for joining me in all the awkwardness. Haha! Jake & I loved being able to celebrate with you two. We will remember your day forever. We pray you both love marriage & grow together every day!
Jake & Jennifer
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