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Kelly and Brandon Married~ Charles City, VA: PART 1

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I think I will always refer to Kelly and Brandon’s wedding as “the perfect wedding.” I mean we shoot AMAZING weddings ALL THE TIME, but nary a wedding that is packaged with perfect southern California-ish weather. It’s no wonder San Diego brags about its weather; I would too! 72 degrees, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. I wore pants, close-toed shoes, my hair down on my neck and didn’t sweat one tiny drop of funk all day! Six months pregnant, eight hours on my feet, covering acres of plantation grounds….not one bead of sweat. PERFECTION. What only enhanced this perfect day was the insanely gorgeous Berekley Plantation, our stunning bride Kelly (high fives on the name), and our dapper groom, Brandon. I have a goofy grin just typing this and reflecting back to Saturday. Sigh….

Kelly is the epitomy of class. I think her interior design career feeds into her already stellar taste for structure, beauty and style. For her gorgeous leather J-Crew heels to her sweet, peach-colored sweater wrap from Anthropologie! Her accessories were simple, deliberate and uber feminine!

This wedding was distinctly fall with a creamy, rich palette of off-white, orange, yellow, green, brown and black. The rustic backdrop of the plantation grounds incorporated Brandon’s love of the outdoors. If you remember back to their engagement session from the spring…Brandon is one of those amazing men that hiked the entire Appalachian Trail! Kelly and Brandon actually met at a bike shop so there were touches of bikedom from their cake topper to an adorable teal bike built for two that we used during the First Look.

Enjoy Part One full of details and First Look magic. We ADORE this couple, they feel like family to us.

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly’s elegant J-Crew shoes.

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

I love first look giddiness!

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

That bike is no joke to pedal. I have no idea what it weighs alone but Brandon definitely had to psyche himself up to pedal it around the grounds in a suit and look like it was “fun”!

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon Wedding_0154_1

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Reception details.

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Brandon is a wonderful illustrator. He and Kelly came up with the concept of the tree for their wedding branding and Brandon illustrated this tree as their spin on a guest book. I love it!

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

Kelly and Brandon-Charles City, VA

So are you hooked? Stay tuned for PART 2 coming soon!

11 Responses

Sylvette says:

October 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Amazing, dreamy, I love it. Congrats to the beautiful couple!

Colleen says:

October 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm

You’ve captured the awe from every angle! Thank-you Kelly and Ryan!

sunblewis says:

October 29, 2010 at 6:09 am

Love this so much! Makes me want to get married again.
Love all the pictures.. and her shoes : ) So, many fun, artistic details. LOVE IT. . Famous as usual.

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Patricia says:

October 31, 2010 at 8:15 am

Awesome pictures!!! you guys look so great!!! you can tell it was a great wedding.
Wish you all the best

Karen says:

November 3, 2010 at 10:43 am

Kelly, you are right, this is the perfect wedding. The details are esquisite. You guys captured it beautifully! Her flowers are stunning…. who designed the arrangements?

Rhody Dunn says:

November 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm

A beautiful wedding - a stunning bride and a handsome groom. The photos are great. So sorry that I had to miss the wedding.

Kelly says:

November 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Hi Karen, thanks for the compliments! The floral arrangements were done by Elgin Morris at Williamsburg Floral.

Larry Crossley says:

November 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm

You guys are GREAT! I’ve never seen anything like the things that you have put together of your wedding. It’s fantastic. Beth forwarded the email during your honeymoon. Again not your typical event. See you Thanksgiving I hope.

Franci Brenner says:

November 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Brandon-Your bride is gorgeous and you are so handsome and grown up! I all my many years I have not seen such beautiful and thoughtfully done touches as you and Kelly had in your pictures. May your future be as beautiful and blessed as your wedding…congratulations to you both!

Wedding Lighting says:

September 29, 2011 at 9:05 am

So great working with you both at Kelly and brandon’s wedding! You all do such great work! Hope to work with you all again in the future!

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