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This was such a fun wedding to be a part of! Clare emailed me about a year ago, inquiring about her wedding...when we started emailing each other about their wedding details, she expressed how they wanted to have an outdoor wedding, and it definitely wouldn't be conventional. It would be a super stellar and fun reflection of their personalities. They would have lots of performing musicians as they were "performers" themselves...a blue grass band and a rock and roll band, a bonfire, fireworks, moonshine to drink ..much like a Woodstock theme, but instead it would be called "Love Fest". Several months later, on the night before we all met..Clare wrote me a confirmation email about where we were going to meet, which included their last names in the email....She hadn't included that information in her emails thus far, so I randomly googled them...and I was blown away with the search results!
...Justin and Clare are some of the nicest people I have ever met...seriously, and they go together so well.
Details leading up to the wedding day, the site of the wedding was at a private estate in Charlottesville, Va...as Justin grew up there. The ceremony site was by the lake, at the end of the dock. The backdrop was the blue ridge mountains and the couple were framed by a unique hand made arch made out of grapevine and decorated with vintage peach dahlias, white roses and vines. All designed and made by Bianca @ Ivy Corner, Charlottesville. There was a huge handmade sign titled "Love Fest". Our video production team even got these awesome backstage pass looking lanyards.
Both bride and groom's attire were completely custom made. Clare's gorgeous dresses were designed/made by herself and designer Jennifer Jacobs... Justin's suit was designed by himself and Rey Akino and made by Serj Tailoring in L.A. Clare personally styled all the bridesmaids, flowergirls, and paige boys. Hair was done by Asley Gaunt from London and makeup by YvetteBeebe .
Justin and Clare love the vintage vibe so they had us shoot several rolls of super8 and 16mm movie film. Justin and all the wedding party entered the ceremony site walking down a big hill to "All you need is love" a version custom recorded and arranged especially for the wedding.
During the ceremony, Jimmy Fortune performed a song and they passed their rings through the guests to be blessed.
The reception was spectacular! Great food, lots of drinking and dancing under a beautiful tent. They had fireworks and a huge bonfire burning all night! Everyone was given a personalized shot glasses to take home, Justin played guitar, Clare sang for him and the party didn't stop till 4am!! Totally rock and roll! This wedding was a one of a kind and we were blessed to be a part of it!
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