Of all of the weddings I’ve photographed, I shouldn’t pick a favorite because each is so unique in it’s own way but if I were to pick a favorite, it would be this one. This Private Estate Wedding in Orange, Virginia reminded me of my own wedding: outdoors, private residence, string lights, fun music, closest friends and family. When Charity first told me her vision for her wedding day I knew I would absolutely love it but wondered if she would be able to make her vision a reality. Time and money are never on our side. When I arrived and saw the level of detail and thought that went into every single aspect of this day, I was in awe. I knew it was going to be an epic wedding day. Charity could 100% change professions and be a wedding planner.

Details

When thinking about photos and how the images would be captured, Charity decided to add faux greenery to cover the AC units and basement windows. This itself made the images so much cleaner and beautiful! The fact that she even thought about this made me realize how detail oriented she is!!

Her florist from Knoxville, TN was her cousin who created the most delicate floral earrings, tie, floral crowns and floral arm band. I’ve never seen half of these details! As I was photographing everything I was just in love with the level of creativity, design, colors and absolutely everything about this wedding.

Having met in Afghanistan, Charity and Josh choose companies like Mission BBQ because of their dedication to military and support for service jobs like police and fire departments. A percentage of their profit goes directly to those departments in their respective communities. Fun fact, the cat you see in the images below was found in Afghanistan and they brought him here! 

What a dreamy wedding!! Thank you Charity and Josh for choosing me to capture your day.

Thank you to all the vendors who made this Private Estate Wedding in Orange possible:

Photography: Sarah Botta Photography  | Venue: Rickmond Estate | Catering: Mission BBQ | Cake: Sweet Fix | Florals: Chelsea Jackson with Flourish Flowers Bridal Dress: The One Bridal Salon – Style Pronovias | Bridal Ring: Heidi GibsonBridal Shoes: Bella Belle⁠ Groom Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Hair and Makeup: Moxie | Flower Girl Dress: Needle & Thread | Vintage Truck: Cruisin’ Brewz. Truck was a 1925 Fort Model T Wine: Horton Vineyard

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This is where I love sharing recent weddings, sessions, and tips & tricks for helping you plan your wedding. When I'm not capturing a wedding day, you'll find me enjoying the outdoors with Aly, photographing Aly, my travels, or working on a project. My passion is telling stories of marriage to motherhood, and I hope I get to tell yours. 


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