For two years of my time spent at Liberty, I worked as a RA (Resident Assistant), which meant that I got to meet and live with so many wonderful girls. Being a Christian university, one of Liberty’s favorite things in the world is seeing their students get a “ring by spring”, and a way that they make sure this happens is by assigning every girl dorm with a “brother dorm”. My first year, I was on a dorm with almost 70 girls, most of whom were freshmen. Yeah, that’s A LOT of estrogen. One of those freshman girls was Caitlin – blue-eyed, beautiful, driven, and so excited about life. It was in the fall semester of 2009 that Caitlin met Chase through our brother dorm, and while she didn’t get it by that spring, she did finally get her ring by the spring of 2013. I hadn’t seen Caitlin or Chase in over 2 years but like a normal person, I stalked their relationship on Facebook. Don’t judge. You know you do it too. When Caitlin emailed me in October to tell me she and Chase were engaged (which I, as a stalker, already knew) and were interested in booking me for their wedding, I was so excited!
Being able to travel back to Virginia this past weekend was so fun! I had forgotten how beautiful Lynchburg and the surrounding areas are… You really can’t beat their mountains, huge flowery fields, and you DEFINITELY can’t beat their sunsets! On the afternoon of Caitlin and Chase’s wedding, I drove through the gorgeous mountains into Blue Ridge, Virginia. I always know I’m in for a great time of shooting when I have to turn down multiple gravel roads to get to the venue. :) When I pulled up to Diamond V Farms, I might have been freaking out a little because it was INCREDIBLE. Seriously, y’all… Most gorgeous venue I’ve ever shot at, and totally my cup of tea! Caitlin had poured her heart into all the little details of their wedding day, and it was so worth it because their wedding was the perfect representation of she and Chase. They were surrounded by their amazing families and one of the most fun bridal parties I’ve ever experienced! We kept joking throughout the day that Caitlin only picked girls who were beautiful to be her bridesmaids, but hey… I’m not complaining. :)
Caitlin and Chase – Thank y’all so much for flying me to Virginia and giving me the privilege of capturing your day. I know y’all will LOVE marriage because it is rooted so deeply in the love of Christ. I hope Curasol (definitely had to Google the spelling of that) is incredible, and feel free to send a little tan my way. :)
I just loved these invitations!
Beautiful ladies and an AMAZING colors. Good job picking those, Caitlin. :)
Love the image on the left… That’s her reaction to seeing herself for the first time. :)
Colleen, you are probably the most awesome Mother of the Bride I’ve ever worked with!
Y’all are gorgeous!
Caitlin. STOP IT!
This bouquet is EASILY my favorite I’ve ever photographed…
I was dying over it all day!
Thanks to my second shooter, Erin, for capturing these next few of the men getting ready. :)
These guys had me laughing A LOT!
Chase, you made such a handsome groom!
Prepare for some amazing details coming your way!
I didn’t know a cake table had the ability to be this beautiful! I could have shot it all day!
If you’re wondering if it tasted as good as it look, the answer is yes. :)
I LOVE that they had childhood pictures of each other eating cake on the table! So creative!
This tablecloth was handmade by Caitlin’s godmother. I so badly wanted to steal it and bring it home to Arkansas!
Y’all KNOW I loved this combo of peach and lace!
Caitlin’s mom spent the last 6 months searching for different pieces of china they used at their wedding. Each was a little different and added so much character to the space!
I loved seeing Chase’s reaction to his beautiful bride.
Caitlin, you are breathtaking!
Doesn’t this picture just make you want to be friends with all of them?!
Caitlin read my blog post on Sunset Time, so they decided to have all of their portraits done at this time!
I was so thankful that they prioritized great light and gave me so much time with just the two of them. :)
Be prepared for a lot of favorites here!
Love the simplicity of this…
Caitlin, you are adorable!
Oh, Virginia. You SLAY me!
Get it, girl!
A favorite, for sure!
It isn’t a TRUE southern wedding without a John Deere!
More of the cake table because I was STILL mesmerized by it!
Such a fun reception! These people know how to get down!
All of these beautiful girls started as freshmen on my hall at LU, and it was so great to see them. I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 YEARS since their move-in day!
Maybe one of these days I’ll be smart and take this picture at the beginning of the day, instead of waiting until I’ve sweated every ounce of makeup off. :)
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Pritt!