Windy Spring Charlottesville Wedding | Ellie + Sam | Xiaoqi Li Photography

Windy Spring Charlottesville Wedding // Ellie + Sam // Charlottesville, VA

If you thought high school sweethearts were cute – it took a little while for them to make it back into each other’s lives, but Ellie and Sam actually met in middle school! After years of friendship, the day had finally come for Ellie and Sam to be each other’s forever best friend. Their big day was a windy spring Charlottesville wedding at Montfair Resort Farm. The couple described their day all feeling like a dream. Ellie mentioned the morning of the wedding feeling “calm, ready and happy” for what was to come. I love a couple that can truly be in the moment, and these two were just that: so grateful and excited for the day!

Although it was March, I’m not even sure we had a ‘spring wedding’… there were actually intermittent hail showers as we were getting ready! But Ellie and Sam embraced the crazy weather, laughing and dancing throughout the day. I especially applaud Ellie’s bridesmaids, most of whom insisted on standing tall through the ceremony without any blankets or jackets.

I asked the couple about their favorite moment in the day, and Ellie said their ceremony was truly a highlight. She especially loved listening to their vows and just the general feeling of getting to marry her best friend. Sam couldn’t pick just one moment being his favorite. He loved the overall feeling of gratitude and appreciation for their storybook ending.  

Following the ceremony, the couple continued the celebrations with their guests at Montfair’s reception lodge. The evening reception was filled with laughter, dancing, doughnuts, and love. Ellie and Sam had Carpe Donut instead of a cake at their reception. I love when couples choose a non-traditional dessert! It was another fun detail showing off their personalities, and something their guests got excited about. Having doughnuts at the event was a highlight for guests and the couple (and also myself!).

Keep scrolling to see more from this windy spring Charlottesville wedding!


Vendor Team

Photography: Xiaoqi Li Photography

Florist & Event Coordinator: The Faded Poppy

Venue: Montfair Resort Farm

Catering: C & O Restaurant

DJ: DJ Duffy of Rhythm of Love

Dessert: Carpe Donut, Carpe Donut Charlottesville

engagement ring and wedding ring stack with daisys at windy spring charlottesville wedding
black and white portrait of wedding party getting ready before windy spring wedding
detail shot of bridesmaids dresses
bride hugging father during first look before windy spring charlottesville wedding
wedding couple seeing one another in wedding attire for first time on wedding day
bride and groom hugging after emotional first look
bride and groom laughing together and holding hands after first look
family portraits with family wearing emerald green dresses and gray suits before windy spring charlottesville wedding
groom with mother before wedding ceremony wearing gray suit and emerald tie
groom laughing with father before windy spring charlottesville wedding
bride hugging family while holding purple flowers
bride and groom linking arms before wedding ceremony
wedding couple's dog being walked into wedding ceremony
groom standing at alter next to groomsmen waiting for his bride to meet him at the alter
bride hugging mother and father before getting married in outdoor boho wedding ceremony
bride hugging father before getting married
overview of outdoor spring wedding ceremony at montfair resort farm
groom reading vows during outdoor spring wedding ceremony
bride looking to bridesmaids for tissue and vows
bride wiping away tears during emotional vows
bride reading vows to groom during windy spring charlottesville wedding
bride holding paper with written vows
guests sitting in wooden chairs during outdoor ceremony
newly married couple walking out of windy charlottesville wedding ceremony
bride hugging family and friends after wedding ceremony
bride hugging more family and friends after windy spring charlottesville wedding ceremony
wedding couple running through field of grass after windy spring wedding ceremony
wedding couple hugging during outdoor portraits with groom in gray suit and bride wearing bohemian inspired tiered wedding dress
couple foreheads together during outdoor portraits after windy spring charlottesville wedding ceremony
bride kissing groom's cheek
couple sitting together petting dog after ceremony
wedding guest wearing green suit giving speech at wedding reception
wedding couple covering mouths and laughing during toasts
groomsmen giving toast with groom laughing in background
wedding guests sitting at elegantly minimalist wedding table laughing during toasts
wedding couple laughing together enjoying toasts during windy spring charlottesville wedding reception
guests giving toasts while wedding couple sits at sweethearts table laughing
bride and groom hugging guests after toasts
groom hugging family during wedding reception
bride hugging wedding guests and celebrating together
wedding couple dancing together for first time as married couple
wedding guest wearing plaid shirt and green velvet jacket dancing on dance floor
bride dancing and having fun with guests at windy spring charlottesville wedding reception
wedding party dancing and having fun during outdoor wedding reception wearing blanket and gloves
couple dancing trying to stay warm during windy wedding reception
wedding couple kissing while eating carpe diem donuts to end their windy spring charlottesville wedding day

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newly married couple walking out of windy charlottesville wedding ceremony

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