Heather + Jacob | Oak Ridge Estate Wedding

High school sweethearts Heather & Jacob’s wedding was the perfect start to the fall wedding season. Carolyn Van Houten (my second shooter) and I traveled up to  Arrington, VA, in beautiful Nelson County.  The leaves were just starting to turn on Heather & Jacob’s crisp fall wedding day.  Beautiful yellows illuminated by the golden sunlight made their guest appearances for the day!

One of my favorite aspects of Heather & Jacob’s day was visiting Heather’s grandparents’ house in the middle of Nelson County.  Heather got ready there, and it was such a fun, meaningful environment to shoot in.  I always love the natural light at hotels, but there’s something special about being in a familial setting.  I loved all of the chicken/rooster decorations, which reminded me of my husband’s decor taste. Heather’ grandmother hung out with the girls while they got their hair done, and that was especially sweet.

Heather & Jacob held a beautiful, intimate outdoor wedding at Oak Ridge Estate, a 200-year-old historic property in Arrington. They exchanged vows underneath a canopy of the Estate’s most beautiful trees.  The weather was absolutely perfect–dramatic clouds filled the skies during our couples’ portraits but allowed for rays of sunshine to peek through.  After shooting many sweltering hot and humid North Carolina weddings this summer, it was refreshing to be almost chilly during this wedding!