Lauren & Nate // Wedding | Verulam Farm

Lauren & Nate’s wedding is one that I had been looking forward to capturing the entire year, and it just so happened that it was also the very last one we filmed in 2013. There are many reasons why this wedding was awesome, and its mostly that Lauren & Nate have such fun & amazing personalities, my amazing friends Kristen Gardner & Ali Hebert were in the wedding, Ashlee Singleton & Tricia Christine of Ashlee Virginia Events planned it, and that everything was completely gorgeous. I even took my most popular instagram shot ever on that day (then I kicked myself for not grabbing Lauren & Nate to do another shot there). The wedding & reception were both held at Verulam Farm, a gorgeous venue outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The property is unbelievable with a large mansion, rolling hills filled with a few horses, and an incredible cider barn that can hold over a hundred of your closest friends + your favorite band. With Fall in full swing, everything had such a rustic look. I had a few rolls of Super 8mm left over from a previous wedding, and decided to surprise Lauren by shooting my last two rolls of Kodak 50D film. Its no secret that I’m obsessed with film, but I believe it compliments the incredibly fun personalities Lauren & Nate have, as well as the elegance of the event. My favorite part of the day was the hilarious first look overlooking the mansions gardens and our stroll around the gardens. The ceremony was held under a large oak tree that sat on a hill in the middle of the property, and it was stunning. Lauren is a photographer too, so she must have planned this, but everything was beautifully backlit by the sunset as the two said their vows to one another. After the heartfelt ceremony, guests headed to the barn where they witnessed one of my all time favorite first dances ever. Lauren & Nate switched up their slow dance into a full blown choreographed dance routine set to Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors”. By the end, everyone was standing and was epic. Afterwards, The Jangling Reinharts got the party started, and everyone danced into the night. I hope you enjoy Lauren & Nate’s film below!

Music licensed through Marmoset

Venue | Verulam Farm

Event Coordinator | Ashlee Virginia Events

Bride’s Hair | Amanda Jones with Reflections of You

Bride’s Makeup | Jeanne Cusick

Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup | Jeanne Cusick

Flowers | Everlasting Flowers

Cinematographer | Josh Gooden

Photographer: Kristen Gardner

Band | The Jangling Reinharts

Caterer | Glorious Foods

Cake | Hot Cakes

Graphic Designer | Clarke Ross Designs

  • February 10, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Ashley Lord - That was beautiful!!

  • February 10, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    Katy - Wow! Not only did I cry so much at the beautiful wedding, but this video is amazing and brought on more cheerful tears! Congratulations again to you both & trust me that whenever I hear “Mirrors” I cry and think about how happy the two of you are at that moment!!

  • February 10, 2014 - 11:49 pm

    Terrencia Gilliam - Beautiful! I cried through the entire thing!! Congrats again Lauren and Nate!!!

  • February 11, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Susan Solo Marks - I was so excited to see this! It’s an absolutely stunning piece. Brilliantly captured.

  • April 30, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    Nikki Santerre - The groom’s reaction during the first look?! Best. response. Ever!

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