Generations of Love

Wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek; Richmond, Virginia

The absolute best gift that we could leave our future generations, is to become who we want them to be
— Sonny Long

Kate and Eric have known each other since they were young and dated ever since high school! They have basically grown up together and have shared so many memories together! Currently, they live a fun life out in D.C. area and they are REALLY proud Buckeyes fans! ;) One of my favorite things about Kate & Eric is their absolute respect and commitment to one another. It warms my heart to see how Eric looks at Kate... he simply has this loving sparkle in his eye. Kate returns that look but with an ever glowing smile... I personally call it the "classic Kate smile"... her smile is contagious! 

This beautiful wedding took place at The Mill at Fine Creek this past August and the whole day was filled the most amazing family and friends. It was a warm and sunny day but definitely enjoyable compared to some of our typical hot summer days in Richmond! I absolutely loved documenting Kate getting ready and seeing her excitement to marry Eric! Lots of music was playing in the room (a playlist  her dad made) and plenty of laughter. As we put her dress on, Kate began to tear up a little bit... definitely a tender moment. 

Kate and Eric decided to share letters to one another prior to the ceremony but they did not want to see one another. I placed them on either side of the mill as they read their cards and I cannot describe how romantic it was... the two held hands... the wind was blowing softly. Oy, so romantic! The ceremony soon followed and it was amazingly sweet. 

As you entered the reception, the details were so perfect. Beautiful flowers, homemade sweets, and framed photographs of all the 8 grandparents on their wedding days! Now, these 8 grandparents were all present at the wedding and even busting out some dance moves! All grandparents are still married and such an amazing example of commitment and love! I was so impressed! One set of grandparents has actually been together for 63 years! I mean, 63 years! WOW! There was a special moment where they gave their marital advice to Kate & Eric and those images are fun and sweet!

Thank you, Kate and Eric, for the honor of photographing your wedding! It was a true celebrations of love for the both of you and for the generations of love that came before you... and hopefully generations ahead of you now. How awesome! Congratulations again! Love you both! xoxo

These were her mother's pearls when she got married. And her mother's before that... a beautiful tradition. <3

These were her mother's pearls when she got married. And her mother's before that... a beautiful tradition. <3

These are the wonderful 4 sets of grandparents they have along with their parents! So amazing!

These are the wonderful 4 sets of grandparents they have along with their parents! So amazing!