If I could photograph only farm weddings from now until eternity, I'd have a life of bliss! The beauty of nature, the adorable animals, and the golden sunlight keep me swooning! Matt and Heather hosted their wedding at the Inn at Westwood Farm in Orange, VA. We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect day! Plus, it was a super fun reunion for Chris and I! We both used to work with the bride Heather and her bridesmaid Kerri at CAMP-of-the-WOODS in the Adirondack mountains of NY! Kerri and I were actually pen-pals for a long time and then roomies for a couple years. I loved getting to celebrate with them all day, and witness the love between Heather and her new husband Matt. I couldn't imagine a more perfect partner in crime for Heather!
Meet Giselle - the most adorable donkey I've ever seen! We'll see more of her later! :)
Love all the girls reactions to seeing Heather in her wedding dress!
Heather's dad was looking so stylish with his bowtie!
Matt and his groomsmen spent the morning at the Inn on Poplar Hill, which had the perfect southern front porch!
This sail cloth tent was amazing! It feels so grand yet still so inviting...
Guests hanging out with Giselle before the ceremony! Also, the groom's parents built that arbor themselves - isn't it amazing?! I could never do that!
Matt and Heather chose to plant a tree to symbolize their unity. Like a tree, a marriage must have strong roots and resilience against all weather and storms. You can read more about it here!
Looooooooove this perfect moment! Donkey, sunset, couple in love...check, check, check!
Guests enjoyed cocktails at the barn, games of corn-hole and croquet, and a magical sunset!
We were spoiled by this fantastic blue grass band all night long!
The couple exited through a tunnel of sparklers and cheers! Heather and Matt, thank you so much for inviting me into this time in your lives! May your marriage be full of love and adventure! :)
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Credits // Ceremony & Reception Site: Inn at Westwood Farms // Catering: Harvest Moon // Groom Prep Location: Inn on Poplar Hill // Officiant: Joseph Cole // Flowers: Earl Price (grown by Fishers) // Ceremony Arbore: Mitch and Marty Fisher (Groom's parents) // Hair & Make-Up: Carrie Coffin // Bride's Dress: Casablanca Bridal via Belle Bridal // Bride's Shoes: Zigi Soho // Engagement Ring: Helzberg Diamonds // Wedding Rings: Reed's Jewelers // Ring carrier: DIY Bobby Phillips // Necklace: Cutterstone // Earrings: GemsbyKelley // Bracelet: Lizix26 // Bridesmaids' Shoes: Sseko Sandals // Groom's Attire: Joseph A Bank // Invitations: Michael's // Table Numbers & Escort Cards: DIY // Favors: Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar // Reception Entertainment: Bellevue Rhythmaires // Wedding Cupcakes: Pearl's Bake Shop // Photography: Cassi Claire // The End!
Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!