Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception

After shooting the family portraits in the vineyards of Veritas we made our way to the top of a hill where in a clearing the couple were married. The ceremony was a fusion of Jewish and Chinese traditions. With the grooms mother serving as officiant it was a very intimate and personal ceremony.

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 Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception

As the sun set behind the mountains the newlyweds and their guests made their way to the Chateau where an amazing reception was awaiting them. The tent was awash in pink as Chinese lanterns hung from the ceiling, tiny white lights lit up the corners, and pink flower arrangements adorned the tables.

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The cake was a perfect combination of the brides Chinese heritage and the pink theme of her reception.

 Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception
The decorations were amazing and provided the perfect setting for a romantic first dance and multiple toasts.

 Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception

 Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception
 Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception
Not a single detail was spared as Olivia really worked closely with her planner to make her wedding special and unique. How adorable are these Bride and Groom signs? (Maybe half as adorable at the way Andrew is looking at his new wife!)

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As I said before Olivia really worked to make her wedding an intimate affair. Her reception was one of the most original we have experienced here at Richard Ellis Photography. The couples 250 guests were treated to a photo booth, an amazing candy bar, and later in the night an authentic Chinese lion dance with acrobats.

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Throughout the night the bride had multiple outfit changes. For the lion dance she wore her mothers traditional Chinese wedding gown, which she was able to fit without any alterations! Later Olivia changed into a pink party dress that matched the decor perfectly.

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 Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception
At the end of the night the couple was whisked off in a Rolls Royce to begin their new life together.

 Olivia + Andrew Vineyard Wedding: Ceremony and Reception

For more of these images or to book a wedding please contact Richard Ellis Photography at: http://www.ellisphotostudio.com/

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Kristin - May 17, 2010 - 12:55 am

These photos are stunning! I’m looking at Charlottesville for a wedding and hoping for fall foliage as gorgeous as this… can you tell me when in November the wedding was held? Thanks so much!

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