Meet Steve and Julia. One of our very favorite couples of all time. These self-proclaimed “city hippies” were married in July on top of a mountain at Irvine Estate in Lexington, Virginia and it was perfect. These two are adventurers (we’ve been following along on their epic Bali honeymoon for weeks because it is truly inspiring!) and like the matron of honor said in her speech, people just want to be around Julia and Steve because they are that warm and welcoming. Their love is real and apparent- spilling over onto each other, onto their friends and families, and even onto their vendor team.
We spent the day with Julia and Steve laughing with their hilarious bridal party, following around the most adorable flower girls of all time, tearing up over the sweetest details (check out those amazing watercolors by the bride + groom’s sister-in-law!!). This ceremony was one of the most meaningful we’ve ever witnessed. Julia walked down the aisle toward Steve to “Like the Dawn” by the Oh Hellos– and I literally couldn’t catch my breath. It was a magical moment. (Suggestion: I don’t think it would be a bad idea to click the link and listen to the beautiful lyrics as you scroll through the images of the day.)
Julia + Steve, we’ve cherished this season with the two of you and we are so grateful that you invited us to capture this season. Thank you for sharing your love with all of us, thank you for saying yes to all of our crazy ideas, and thank you making us feel like part of the family for the day. Welcome back from your epic honeymoon adventure and welcome to the most epic adventure of all- MARRIAGE. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from your day (we may be guilty of oversharing just a tad…)! We think you guys are the best!
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Film Scans: The Find Lab
Venue: Irvine Estate
Cinematography: Ian’s Creations
Day of Coordinator: Jamie Grue
Hair and Make Up: Salon of Lexington
Wedding Dress: Hitched and Hitched Maids
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Catering: House Mountain Inn
Florals: Willow Branch Design
Paper Goods: Minted
Check out this sweet video from our good friend Ian Atkins of Ian’s Creations. He nailed it.