I’m so excited to share a very special wedding! Claire and Brett, our dear cousins and friends were married at the Zirkle farm on the most beautiful Virginia summer day! It was truly a joy to watch the two of them soak in the love and joy of all their family and friends. I am so grateful to have photographed this day – the details were so wonderful and the people the best! Claire and Brett put together a gorgeous day for their family and friends! Our farm is not a ready made wedding venue, so it required a lot of work for Claire to create beautiful pieces for the barn. She worked with our good friend Jaime on the details of the day. This is Wade’s family’s farm, and the same spot we were married, so it holds a very special place in our hearts! Brett’s father managed the farm for a very long time, and for Brett, it was sweet to be married where he worked with his dad for many years. It was beautiful to watch Claire’s family jump in and create a beautiful space for the day, they are like an army of help and love. It was extra special to have our family wine, Richard Bocking, served as well. She even thought to put oriental rugs in the barn for added texture and beauty!
The bridesmaids got ready at our house and I loved watching the space I’d envisioned for photos come to life with all these beautiful women buzzing around and getting married. Claire’s hair and makeup was a work of art, so much so I have an appointment with her stylist at Gigi La Rue tomorrow! Everything about the day was fun and joy filled, from Claire’s amazing dress to watching Brett “get ready” with his groomsmen by swimming at his farm’s quarry. Their first look and Bridal party cocktails were at my Sister in Law’s great house and it made the perfect spot for photos! I also loved the adorable photo booth they had at the farm. The Rosy Co. is a new business in the valley and very adorable and fun.
One of my favorite parts to the day was watching Claire and Brett, and Millie walk out of the ceremony together. Their smiles were so big and right up against the Blue Ridge Mountains. Joy was everywhere, and that’s the best for a wedding day!
They danced the night away in the barn, so fitting for this amazing couple. We love you Wightmans!
I had to sneak in a shot of this handsome man.
Bride’s Gown: Ashley and Justin Bridal | Flower crown: GiGi LaRue Salon & Aesthetics | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Hair: GiGi LaRue Salon & Aesthetics | Makeup: GiGi LaRue Salon & Aesthetics | Bridesmaid dresses: Vow to be Chic | Bridesmaid gifts: Plum Pretty Sugar | Groom’s Jacket: Mens Warehouse Groom’s Shirt: Eddie Bauer | Men Pants: Wrangler | Florist: Nature Composed | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony venue: Zirkle Farm | Reception venue: Zirkle Farm | Catering: 1752 BBQ | Pies: The women of Shenandoah County | Greenery: Fifty Flowers | Wedding favours (Koozies): For Your Party | Central Virginia Rentals | Entertainment: Konnection Band | Rings: Hugo Kohl