Charlottesville Fall Backyard Wedding // Jenny + Nick | Xiaoqi Li Photography

Fall Backyard Wedding // Jenny + Nick // Charlottesville,VA


When looking for mountain views, sometimes all you have to do is ask Grandma! When Jenny & Nick realized they needed to postpone their big wedding, they decided they still wanted to make it official on their original date & venue. But once they realized how much travel that would entail, they then discovered Jenny’s grandparents home was far more convenient and just as beautiful. So they pivoted to a fall backyard wedding just north of Charlottesville, VA.

In addition to planning an entirely different wedding, Jenny also decided to take on another project for herself – she was going to make her own wedding gown. I was so impressed upon learning she crocheted the entire gown herself! Her friends were just as surprised as impressed during their first look with Jenny. I remember hearing a bridesmaid exclaim how much she loved the sleeves because she didn’t know there were going to be sleeves. Jenny replied that she didn’t know either haha – she just got those sewed on on the car ride up from Georgia! 

Although Jenny and Nick weren’t planning for a first look, they had to see each other at some point before heading over to easier transportation logistics. So we opted for a very impromptu but nonetheless joyful first look. They gave each other the biggest hugs and beamed with excitement for what was to come next at their fall backyard wedding.

Although these two have been referred to as an old married couple having been together for over 12 years, it was still a joyous day for friends and family alike. Their backyard wedding was absolutely breathtaking. Their styling included elegant bohemian inspired touches, from the colorful floral invitations to the floral crown worn by Jenny. Between all the personal touches, the amazing weather that day, and having the support of those most important to them, it was perfect.



Photography: Xiaoqi Li Photography

Florist: Catherine of Charlottesville Flowers


colorful charlottesville fall backyard wedding invitations
wedding ring details of fall backyard wedding rings

detail shot of emerald green wedding heels detail shot of wedding attire brown shoes, green tie, and boutonniere

woman smiling on bed with mother in Charlottesville


hand crocheted wedding dress for fall backyard wedding in Charlottesville

Bride during first look with bridesmaids and friends

Man getting ready on wedding day in Charlottesville for backyard wedding Man smiling on wedding day wearing grey suit and emerald green tie

Bride and groom during first look Groom seeing bride for first time on wedding day in Charlottesville fall backyard wedding

guests sitting in camping chairs while man and woman get married

bride and groom walking out of ceremony as husband and wife

Woman looking at bride's ring after outdoor ceremony

men laughing while congratulating friend on recent marriage and looking at his ring men laughing and celebrating their friend's recent Charlottesville wedding

Groom smiling with friends after ceremony  bride posing with friend during reception after ceremony

couple's grandparents smiling during celebration of couple

Bride hugging grandfather after fall backyard wedding

wedding party celebrating recent marriage while couple kisses

wedding party standing close together hugging during fall backyard wedding groomsmen running after groom and hugging him on Charlottesville wedding day

newly married couple hugging and smiling on wedding day



newly married couple walking through green field together

couple hugging during golden hour after fall backyard wedding

Couple hugging and laughing together as husband and wife

Newly married couple walking and smiling together after fall backyard wedding


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Bride during first look with bridesmaids and friends

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