I’ve waited a few weeks to share Matt and Andria’s beautiful ceremony at Old House Vineyards in Culpeper, Virginia so they could share their exciting news with their friends and family. The McKean’s had plans to elope in Paris, however, still wanted to document their wedding vows here in the states. (You may, or may not know if you plan to elope or get married outside of the United States you still are required to take your vows here) As you will see in the pictures a storm was brewing but we were able to squeeze in their ceremony and some stunning pictures with just minutes to spare before the skies opened up.
If you have not visited Old House Vineyards.. GO! It is an absolutely breathtaking vineyard, with some amazing wine.. which I will confirm post-pregnancy
|Matt and Andria are now husband and wife! I love first kiss shots!|
|I love the contrast with the dark stormy skies and the beautiful green vines at Old House Vineyards|
This next series of pictures need their own little story! Old House Vineyards has a wedding island where the majority of their ceremonies are held. They have incorporated the ritual that many are familiar with that takes place at the, Ponte Milvio Bridge in Rome, where loved ones lock a padlock on the bridge and throw their keys in the River. Matt and Andria incorporated this tradition and placed a padlock on the Love Lock chains on the dock and threw the key into the pond celebrating their undying love for one another. Such a neat tradition to be able to incorporate into your wedding day!
Matt and Andria, it was an honor to capture your ceremony and I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip and elopement in Paris. Two memories I’m sure you won’t soon forget! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.