I can’t think of a better (or more beautiful) way to kick of October than with Savannah and Patrick’s wedding in Charlottesville! If gorgeous and stunning is what you are after, then you’ll want to check out their black tie affair photographed by The Happy Couple. With soft touches of pink and a few personal family memories (think vintage hankies and almond pound cake!) infused throughout the day, Savannah and Patrick were married at UVA, their alma mater.


From Savannah:  As two people who are happiest entertaining our friends and family, it was important that Pat and I saw the event through our guests eyes to ensure that they were having a great time. While we wanted the classic aesthetic of a black tie affair, we wanted to be sure that our guests felt comfortable and relaxed. Pat and I are both alumni of the University of Virginia, and we have long been in love with the laid back elegance of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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From Savannah:  One of my favorite parts of the day was getting ready with my sister and my best friends the day of the wedding. We drank champagne, played music, told funny stories and had a wonderful hair / makeup team helping us look our best. I left the room feeling calm, beautiful and excited. The perfect way to start the day!

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From Savannah:  Pat’s mom gathered, cleaned and starched over 100 vintage handkerchiefs to hand out at the ceremony for our guests’ “happy tears.” She did this for both of her daughters’ weddings, and it meant so much to me to have it as part of our ceremony as well.

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From Patrick:  Riding from the ceremony to the reception in our antique limousine was also such a special moment. We enjoyed a glass of champagne and a few moments to ourselves before the big party began. I loved the few hours before the ceremony – taking photos with my groomsmen. Additionally, I had a blast taking photos on the Lawn, with friends and family – being cheered on by students, tourists and passers-by. I also loved enjoying a glass of champagne with my wife, in our drive from the ceremony to the reception. The antique Packard made for an especially memorable ride.


Thank you so much Savannah and Patrick for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Check back later this morning for their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: University of Virginia Chapel
Reception Venue: Farmington Country Club
Photography: The Happy Couple
Wedding Planner: Blue Canary Events (Ryan Michael Hayes)
Stationery: Justin Brown
Transportation: Albemarle Transportation
Flowers: JM Floral Design
Hair & Make Up: Alison Harper & Co.
Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller
Bride’s Shoes: Ralph Lauren
Bride’s Jewelry: Kenneth Jay Lane
Rentals: Festive Fare
Reception Band: Heartbeat of Soul
Catering & Cake: Farmington Country Club
Favors: For Your Party (koozies & matchboxes)

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Photo Credits: The Happy Couple

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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