January 28, 2020
Chandra and Eric’s wedding day was actually my first that I shot as a full-time wedding photographer! I had my last day at my consulting company on Friday, and then drove down the next morning to Southern Virginia for their wedding day!
Eric and Chandra got married at Big Spring Farm in Lexington, Virginia. They described their wedding as a blend of rustic and modern. They picked a color palette of navy and burgundy and lined their aisles with terrariums filled with succulents. Eric, is a log home builder by trade and wanted to bring a touch of his own craft to the wedding. He built all of the farm tables at their reception from scratch!
One of the most special details of the day was Chandra’s wedding band. It belonged to her great-grandmother and had an inscription from her wedding date 7.7.1928 written on it. The idea was that each year they were married her great-grandparents would add another diamond to the ring, but they had only added four when the Great Depression hit. Chandra and Eric are hoping to begin the tradition again now that it’s her wedding band. It was such a nice heirloom to incorporate!
Their reception also had a few unique touches including ice cream and gelato from two local stores. They also skipped champagne toasts in favor of vodka in Silipint Shot glasses to honor Chandra’s Swedish heritage. The shot glasses all said ‘Skål‘ across them, the Swedish word for cheers!
After a packed dance floor, the night ended with sparkler exit outside of the barn! Chandra and Eric, congratulations once again! I loved getting to know you two during your wedding planning and had so much fun capturing your day!
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