October 22, 2021, was the kind of fall day people dream of for their Virginia weddings. Michael and Natalie were married at Castle Hill in the sunshine, surrounded by family and friends. With Jen Fariello on hand to capture every sweet moment, this wedding was simply too fabulous not to feature on our blog. We will let the bride share with you her favorite moments of the day while we bask in how radiant she looks in the Epico gown by Pronovias.
In Natalie’s words:
My favorite moment of the day was definitely our first look. Michael started crying the moment he turned around and saw me, and I had never really seen him cry before so of course then I got emotional too! Getting to spend that hour together just the two of us in the beautiful fall sunlight was incredibly special.
We wrote our own vows, so the ceremony was another favorite part of the day. We cried through most of our vows but also had some jokes thrown in there, so what I remember most from the ceremony is just alternating crying and laughing! Immediately following the ceremony, we walked a little ways away and just hugged each other and cried (hard) for several minutes. It was the most overwhelming feeling of love and joy and connection. I will never forget that moment.
The weather was perfect, so getting to enjoy our extended cocktail hour outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Castle Hill was another highlight. Sipping on our signature drink and finally getting to talk to our guests made it feel like the party had really started and all the wedding stress was behind us.
And then the real fun began
At our reception, from the time our band took the stage, I don’t think we left the dance floor all night. They were UNBELIEVABLE. Dancing to nonstop hits with all of our closest friends and family felt like something out of a dream. It was the best day ever!
Its a wrap….
Congratulations Natalie and Michael, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Vendor List: Photographer: Jen Fariello Videographer: Thirty1Films Caterer: The Catering Outfit Venue: Castle Hill Cider
Flowers: Southern Blooms Cake: Commonwealth Cake Company Hair: TopKnot Salon Makeup: Rouge 9 Band: 76 Degrees West DJ: Patrick Zurn Entertainment Booking Company: East Coast Entertainment Bridal Salon: One Bridal Salo