Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer | Brad + Lauren

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery

Ever since their engagement session in Charlottesville I have watched Brad and Lauren's relationship and come to understand the kind of people they are. They are the kind of people who dress up every month to visit the children's hospital just to brighten someone's day. They are the kind of people who incorporated a host of different charities in their wedding so they could give back. They are the kind of people whose smiles light up a room, whose joy is obvious from each moment, and who are deeply in love with each other after 6 years together.

Because of this and so much more I knew Brad and Lauren's wedding would be wonderful, but I had no idea just how incredibly beautiful it would be. The Albemarle Estate on Trump Winery property was a stunning backdrop for gorgeous pink peonies and J. Crew bridesmaid dresses. Lauren's gorgeous Monique Lhuillier tulle-filled gown and sparkly Badgley Mischkas absolutely stole the show. The amazing talent of Blue Ridge Floral Design was on display with a one-of-a-kind flower-covered reception sign. Donovan-Groves Events and his team pulled off a truly spectacular wedding, dreamed up by a couple whose spirit matched the stunning decor.

The night ended in an amazing fireworks display, with Brad and Lauren dancing underneath light painted across the sky. What I will remember most is these sweet moments at the end of the evening, as the guests looked on and the newlyweds took a few minutes, just the two of them, to celebrate the end of one journey and the beginning of the next adventure.

Brad and Lauren...words can't explain how thankful I am to have been there for your wedding. At each turn I was blown away by the beauty of the day and your thoughtfulness in each tiny detail. I could tell that, through and through, you love each other and the people around you. May the memory of that day be the sweetest reminder of the incredible gift you have in each other for the rest of your lives.

Getting Ready: Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery | Ceremony/Reception: The Trump Barn & Pavilion | Coordinator: Donovan-Groves Events | Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Invitation Suite: Wedding Paper Divas | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. and Kendra Scott | Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design | Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Dress Shop: Carine's Bridal Atelier | Hair + Makeup: Jennifer Saunders Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew Bridal | Groom Suit: The Tailored Man | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse | Catering: C&O Catering | DJ: Derek Tobler | Fireworks & Sparklers: Virginia Skypainters | Live Painter: Kelly Oakes Art | Officiant: Julie Trump | Rentals: MS Events | Transportation: Albemarle Limousine

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Gold and White Wedding Invitations
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | White and Silver Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Wedding Dress on a Staircase
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride Getting Ready

When there's a set of Tiffany & Co. wedding rings, you just have to photograph them in that teal box ;)

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | White and Silver Badgley Mischka Wedding Details
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 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride Details Collage
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Waterfall Fountain
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride Popping Champagne
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | White and Pink Peony and Rose Bouquet
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride Getting Ready

After she got ready Lauren prepared to see Brad for the first time...and oh how excited she was during their first look!

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Monique Lhullier Wedding Dress
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom First Look
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | White, Blush, and Green Bridal Bouquets
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Elegant Bridal Party Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride with mom

We took the limousines down to the vineyards, which were gorgeous underneath a cloudy blue sky.

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Vineyard Bridal Portrait
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bridal Portrait
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Black and White Bridal Portrait
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Vineyard Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Vineyard Portraits

The rain came intermittently but held off for the ceremony, ending just in time.

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Flower Wreath Barn Doors
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Gold Chiavari Wedding Ceremony Chairs
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Wedding Ceremony Floral Design
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Gold Chiavari Wedding Chairs

The moments right before the wedding ceremony are the best...oh how excited Lauren was!

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Black and white bridal portrait
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride escorted by father and brother
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Outdoor wedding ceremony by the water

Brad couldn't hold back the tears as they said I do...

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Groom tearing up at wedding
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Kiss
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Elegant Gold and White Wedding Reception
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Blush and Pink Peony and Rose Centerpiece with Eucalpytus
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Eucalyptus and Succulent Sweetheart Table
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Eucalyptus and Succulent Sweetheart Table
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Flower and Moss Covered XO
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Clear and Gold Place Settings
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Gold Calligraphy Table Centerpiece Sign

Family and friends had a blast at the reception...and I'll never forget the hilarious father-daughter dance. They even dedicated a song to Lauren's Italian grandma!

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Wedding Reception Entrance
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Father Daughter Dance
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Groom and Grandma First Dance
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Calligraphy Floral Wedding Name Cards
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Custom Name Bogo Light

The sun sank lower, painted the sky brilliant shades of orange, blue, and purple, and we snuck off to the vineyard for some final bride and groom portraits.

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Sunset Vineyard Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride Twirling at Sunset
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Vineyard Portraits

The moon. The sky. The vineyards. One of my favorite images EVER.

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait under the moon
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | We Do Naked Wedding Cake
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Reception Kiss
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Guests Dancing at Wedding Reception

After some dancing, Brad and Lauren exited outside with sparklers surrounding them to surprise their guests with something amazing...

 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Sparkler Exit
 Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Outdoor starlit wedding reception

Congratulations, Brad and Lauren!

 BrAlbemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Fireworks Kiss

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.