Click the photo to see highlights from Meredith and Patrick’s wedding at the Hahn Horticulture Gardens in Blacksburg, VA.
Patrick’s sister stopped me briefly on the steps, just after dinner. I was wandering about, looking for new angles on the Hahn garden’s flowers, and snapping up candids as they struck me. I noticed Meredith laughing with a guest, took the shot, and remarked to her that they were both so easy to photograph.
She nodded. “They’re kind of graceful together, aren’t they?”
I don’t think I could possibly sum it up any better than that. : )
Enjoy the highlights from Meredith and Patrick’s beautiful wedding at the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.
Lauren Hayley came to Meredith’s house and did a beautiful job the girls’ makeup. They looked really classic and polished without looking overdone.
The ceremony and reception were held at the Hahn Horticulture Gardens on the Virginia Tech campus. It’s a beautiful spot, and despite the heat (they say it was the hottest day in Blacksburg “ever”), we had great weather and beautiful light.
One advantage to shooting a wedding for two architects is that the entire event is sure to be beautifully designed. This was probably the most styled wedding I have ever attended, and it was GORGEOUS. Meredith and Patrick made their own chandelier (you’ll see it lit up later in the post) and had tiny, modern details everywhere: letter pressing, punched numbers, wooden model figurines, hydrangeas, glass jars… Everything was very hip and minimalist, but still light and pretty.
Instead of a guest book, they had two instant cameras set out for people to take self-portraits. The guests would post their portrait along with a little note on a these metal boards, with tiny magnets. Very cool.
Dinner was catered by The Bank restaurant in Pearisburg, Virginia. They cooked the food fresh on site and used a lot of local ingredients. There were several courses, and I didn’t try them all, but I believe the dish you see below was a gazpacho served in wine glasses.
I can’t resist a cute kid.
Time for toasts:
Maybe the most interesting cake cutting shot I’ve ever gotten:
Now for my favorite part: the party!
To close, here’s a series of black and white dance shots, in the “artsy” vein. I dig ’em, especially the last.
Congratulations, Meredith and Patrick!
If you’re planning a wedding at the Hahn gardens or another local venue, be sure to check out these tips for planning a fantastic Blacksburg wedding.