Kristi+Michael | Married | Washington & Lee University, Lexington Va.

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Kristi, Michael and I had so many crazy connections, it almost seems as though the universe were conspiring to bring us together. My sweet husband David accompanied my very pregnant self to this wedding to help carry gear, and between the two of us, we had four universities in common. But as I got to know these two over the course of their planning, rehearsal and wedding day, Kristi being a Tarheel was only the tip of the iceberg for what made this wedding so wonderful to photograph.

Though their mostly Floridian guestlist may have been struggling with the cold and wind of an early Spring day in Lexington, it was all warmth and love between these two. And the personal touches throughout the day were so incredibly meaningful. Kristi’s mother made both the cathedral length veil for the ceremony and the shorter reception blusher, as well as her blinged out belt and Michael’s bow-tie and vest and the groomsmens’ ties. Not to limit the talent to one side, Michael made his own wedding ring of maple burl! And for this crew loving couple and their friends and family, an exit under custom oars was the perfect end to the night.

Just looking at all the amazing color from this wedding makes me happy! I love shooting events at W&L and seeing how every couple makes the space their own.

Ceremony:  Robert E. Lee Memorial Church, Lexington, Va.
Reception: Evans Hall, Washington & Lee University
Officiant: Anthony Powell
Stationery: Jennifer Bennett
Grooms Ring: Handmade by groom
Florals & Decor: Carolyn Tolley, University Florist
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
Band: Jangling Reinharts
Videography: Whiddon Productions
Hair & Makeup: Cindy’s Salon
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia lace trumpet gown, CC’s Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss, Neiman Marcus
Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Linens – BBJ Linen
Chairs – Festivefare of Charlottesville
First Dance: Jason Mraz – A Beautiful Mess

Chris and Kelly from Whiddon Productions absolutely killed it with their wedding film from the day! I can’t speak highly enough of how wonderful it was to work alongside these guys for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day. Super professional, fun folks and the final product really speaks for itself as to their talent. Check it out below, then head over to their website to see more of their amazing wedding videography.

Michael & Kristi – Wedding Film from Chris Whiddon on Vimeo.

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