The blog post has been a long time comin'! As you will see in the photos below, this marriage was captured on a snowy day. More specifically, a snowy March day earlier this year when these two eloped! Chris and Leslie are friends of ours, and this love story is definitely one of our faves! As soon as Chris came into the picture, we knew they had something special, and we were so excited to see their love story unfold. 

Some important things to note about their elopement:

- Leslie took me to breakfast one morning to tell me that Chris had proposed and they were eloping in about a month. Why she took me to a public place to tell me is beyond me because it took all I had not to scream in pure joy for them! 

- At that point, Leslie had pretty much every single detail mapped out. She had even nailed down her old, new, borrowed, and blue, which included sneaking some items from Chris' grandmother's house to include in their big day. 

- One of my favorite moments of the day was one of Leslie's surprises. She and Chris are avid Amazon Alexa users, especially when it comes to reminders. Leslie setup up reminders to automatically go off while she was out getting her hair done. She was basically "reminding" Chris that they were getting married in T-minus 2 hours. Check out the video for a few of the other "reminders."

- They had their first dance on the downtown mall (in the exact spot where Chris proposed 3 months prior), a private dinner and champagne toast at the The Coat Room at Brasserie Saison, and cake cutting at Paradox Pastry.

- The day wrapped up with a little snow shower that made for the most amazing photos before they headed off for their honeymoon. 

- They were planning out a wedding website to make their announcement to extended family and friends after they were able to share the news with their immediate family. Their website shared the details behind all of the pieces of their big day, and it really was the cutest thing ever. 

In a nutshell, their day was perfect! Their story is perfect. Their love is perfect. AND WE LOVE THEM!

Thank you two for allowing us to be a part of your special secret and amazing day! 

B & G

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It was almost go time...but first, they had to pick which style certificate they wanted -- so. many. options. 

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When you walk out of the courthouse, and that married feelin' hits you! LOVE! 

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They had their first dance right smack dab in the middle of the Downtown Mall, and it was the sweetest thing we've ever witnessed!

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Chris and Leslie are the most fun -- can't you tell?!

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Without the help of some amazing vendors, Leslie and Chris' elopement and celebration wouldn't have been possible. We loved working with each of you, and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again! 

Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville Clerk of Court and Sheriff's Office

Brasserie Saison

Paradox Pastry

Hair Cuttery on Pantops

Rettig Co. Photo & Films


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