Trump Winery Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer | Chris + Sarah

 Trump Winery Grand Hall Wedding | Gold and Burgundy Winter Wedding

My heart is full. 2017 was truly an amazing year, and ending the season with Chris and Sarah's wedding at the Trump Winery Grand Hall was simply the icing on the cake. Sarah is truly an incredible human being. Life has thrown her curveballs but each time she has come back stronger and happier than ever. I met her in college but didn't know her story until I read this article from her CrossFit gym, which made my admiration for her grow all the more. I couldn't wait for their wedding, and after a postponement for Chris' deployment in the Navy, everyone was more than ready for the day to arrive.

Sarah, determined and strong, trained for months to be able to WALK down the aisle with her dad. That moment is one I will never forget. With a smile on her face, Sarah stood up, leaned on the man who raised her, and walked to meet her groom. Chris, caught between tears and unspeakable joy, waited for his bride at the end of the aisle.

Besides the incredible emotions that ran throughout the day, the wedding was simply stunning from start to finish. Keen Weddings knocked it out of the park with design and planning, and the burgundy theme was perfect for Christmas. Red roses, greenery, and the background of the winery all came together to make the day that much more beautiful. Gold bottle centerpieces and a beaming bridal party gave Chris and Sarah's wedding the shine it deserved.

The part that blew me away the most was seeing the love between these two as they got married. At the reception Nathan and I chatted a little with Chris about the day. After two sentences he began to gush AGAIN about his bride and how stunning she looked. She had just left the room for a moment, and he already couldn't wait to see her again.

Chris and Sarah, you are finally...finally MARRIED. You talked in your vows about pushing each other to be better - never stop doing that. With the joy and love you have for each other, your life together will truly be one for the record books.

Venue: Trump Winery | Wedding Planner: Keen Weddings | Bride's Dress: miLA Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Florals: Flower Forte | Hair: Katia Ocampo | Videographer: Avery Videography | DJ: Hey DJ | Rentals: MS Events | Caterer: Glorious Foods | Cake: Rosie Gilbert | Transportation: Easy Riders

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Dress in Barrel Room
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy Wedding Flats
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Black and White Ring Shot
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy Shoes, Wedding Invitation, Burberry Perfume
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Invitation Ring Shot
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Invitation
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Red and Blush Bridal Bouquet
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride writing a letter

Sarah gave her mom a letter and a gift...this day was full of sweet moments from beginning to end.

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Mother of the Bride Gift
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Groom Vows and Letter
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Navy Groom Getting Ready
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride in Wheelchair Getting Dressed
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride Getting Dressed

After Sarah got dressed her bridesmaids prayed over her...it was truly a meaningful moment.

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Iconic Bride putting on earrings
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding |

She also shared a first look with her dad...everyone was basically either crying from joy or laughing all day long.

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Father of the Bride First Look
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Welcome Sign
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Gold Chiavari Chair Wedding Ceremony
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White Wedding Program
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | White Curtain and Barrel Wedding Ceremony
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Ceremony
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Ceremony
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Ceremony

Finally they were married...and Chris carried his new bride back down the aisle.

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Ceremony
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Ceremony
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White Bridal Party
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in Wheelchair
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White Bridal Party
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White Bridal Party
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in US Navy Uniform
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White Wedding Bouquets
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in US Navy Uniform
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White Bridal Party
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in US Navy Uniform
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in US Navy Uniform
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White Bridal Party
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in US Navy Uniform
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in Wheelchair
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in Wheelchair
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in Wheelchair
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits in Wheelchair
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Groom carrying bride
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding |  Groom carrying bride

Before we headed inside, their wedding planner and the venue coordinator surprised them with...a horse-drawn carriage ride! It. Was. Amazing.

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Horse-drawn Carriage Bride and Groom Portraits
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Horse-drawn Carriage Bride and Groom Portraits

After an amazing evening already, we headed inside for a gorgeous gold and burgundy reception inside the Trump Grand Hall.

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Gold and Burgundy Wedding Reception
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Gold and Burgundy Wedding Reception Centerpiece
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Gold and Burgundy Wedding Reception
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom First Dance
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Burgundy and White wedding Cake
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing
 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing

Congratulations, Chris and Sarah!!!

 Gold and Burgundy Winter Winery Wedding | Bride and Groom Sparkler Exit

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.