Thanks to Hooman Vasic of Vesic Photography for the wonderful professional photographs. There are a couple photographs from guests that are woven in here, too. You can definitely see the quality difference.
You can tell Hooman Vasic knows this wonderful venue, The Berryhill Estate, well, taking such wonderful pictures of the wedding of this wonderful couple. Mike, from Boston, and Julia from Virginia come from very different backgrounds and traditions. In this ceremony we honored both.
The only place I ever travel to in Virginia is The Berryhill Estate, and that's because it's a really wonderful venue and Rhonda Van der Schlag, their coordinator is excellent. It's an hour and 20 minutes from my home so is just about the limit to which I'll travel.
And I'm glad I did. Mike and Julia were a treat to get to know and a joy to marry.
This is the courtyard at the back of the estate with a long view of the ceremony site as Mike and Julia, now married!, recess.
Their classic look and all the friends who contributed created a beautiful wedding. And I have no doubt that everyone lost that formality and partied well after the pictures were done.
Here is a photograph of their reception room. I officiated a wedding in this room in January 2011 in front of the fireplace. It's a warm sumptuous room.
And joyfully the day was a lovely one so that the cocktail hour could be held outside. And you can see the clouds made themselves known but only to create beautiful lighting. This amazing little building is where Mike and his attendants got ready for the ceremony.
I asked Hooman for a couple of the photographs of them that he would like to highlight. He sent me these absolutely beautiful ones. Thanks, Hooman!
I wish them both well on this amazing adventure of life. They're well supported by loving family and friends, as well as an abiding love.