This ethereal summer wedding with floral crowns & dreamy details at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA was photographed by Hannah Bjorndal on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Hannah is a wedding photographer based in Washington, D.C. and available for travel to Charlottesville, VA and other locations nationally & internationally.This dreamy, ethereal wedding at Castle Hill Cider was one for the books! Francesca & Hudson’s wedding day was a beautiful day of celebration in every way! What a joy to be their wedding photographer!
If you are familiar with Virginia summers, you know that July is humid and hot hot hot! When I first booked this wedding, I planned for a hot and sticky day in the Virginia sun. But Francesca & Hudson’s wedding day was so much more perfect than I could have imagined! With a high of 80 degrees and low humidity, the weather was absolutely heavenly.
Francesca & Hudson’s love story is so romantic! Hudson describes his meeting Francesca as love at first sight. After a short conversation at church, Hudson stopped traffic to chase Francesca down and get her number. They started dating shortly after that, and the rest is history! I loved watching the way Hudson looked at his bride and the sweet smiles & laughter they shared throughout the day. Clearly, these two are head-over-heels in love and could not wait to be married!
All of the details of this wedding day were beautifully designed and woven together by Francesca. She did SUCH a fabulous job of choosing colors, decor, and all other types of details to enhance the celebration in the most beautiful way. Some of my favorite elements of the day include the beautiful bride’s bouquet & floral crown from Casa Delirio and DIY bridesmaid bouquets, the gorgeous tablescape for the head table, the dreamy setting for the ceremony, and the sparkler exit.
One more thing – as you probably will notice from the photos of this couple, Hudson serves our country in the Marines! His career has taken him all over, and Francesca even followed him to Hawaii for a while, which led to a proposal! Throughout their engagement, they were on-and-off long distance, and Hudson will soon deploy to Japan. The stories of each military couple I work with are always moving to me. I am amazed by the sacrifice that husbands and wives make to serve their country, and Hudson and Francesca are no exception! On behalf on the Hannah Bjorndal Photography team, thank you both for serving and sacrificing for our country!
Here are some of my favorites!
Photographer: Hannah Bjorndal Photography
Venue: Castle Hill Cider, coordinator Laura Pate
Caterer: OMO Catering
Band: Bachelor Boys Band
Invitation Suite & Stationary: Minted
Bride’s Bouquet & Floral Crown: Casa Delirio
Makeup: Kira Savoia
Hair: Bride’s Mother
Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Wedding Cake: Sweet Lou’s Cakes
Wedding Dress Boutique: Ava Laurenne Bride
Wedding Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Weddington Way
Shaved Ice Truck: Kona Ice
Videographer: The Neskes