Christina & Andrew | Virginia Camp Wedding
“If rain on your wedding day brings good luck,” I said, “then you two will have stores of luck saved up for a long while.”
“I don’t know,” Christina said, “I’ve already found Andrew, I think I’ve already got all the luck I need.”
And as the rain came down outside the porch of the cabin where they had said their vows just moments earlier, my melted heart pooled right alongside the puddles of rainwater.
It’s one of the biggest thoughts on a bride or groom’s mind whenever an outdoor wedding is a part of the plan: the antics and inconsistencies of Mother Nature. And who could fault them? When you plan your wedding day picturing sunshine and dry paths and lawn games, the idea of a mid-ceremony torrential downpour is more than a little intimidating. But despite the looming forecast, Christina and Andrew were, quite frankly, incredible. The emotion and love built up in Christina’s eyes as she walked down the aisle—gaze locked on Andrew—was palpable to anyone who witnessed it. And Andrew’s adoration of his bride? You couldn’t have missed it if you were looking down from the clouds themselves.
Two eclectic, adventurous peas in a pod, Christina and Andrew have spent a good portion of their relationship so far traveling together, exploring any and everywhere from foreign countries to national parks. So naturally, they knew from the start that their love of exploring had to be a part of their day. Cue: Prince William Forest Park, a beautiful camp site that became the home of their long-weekend wedding celebration. But these two didn’t just pick a park and call it a day, they brought their wedding vision to life with handmade details everywhere you looked. Family and friends from all over the country pitched in to help create and display hundreds of colorful DIY pompoms, a custom wedding arch, handmade boutonnieres created by the bride and personalized corn hole boards hand painted by the groom. So much love was poured into every nook and cranny, everywhere you looked, that the rain never even stood a chance of flooding it away.
Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Toy
Not only did Christina create all of the beautiful paper goods, but she also made her own bouquet of paper flowers! I am so in love with this idea! A bouquet that you can keep forever!
Just the cutest.
Christina’s nephew was one of the cutest ring bearers around!
Opening gifts from Andrew…
…and finding an incredible antique necklace that she had mentioned she loved months and months ago.
A talented musician himself, this antique colonial drum was the perfect gift for the groom!
A little rain can’t stop a lot of love.
The DIY details in the dining hall that doubled as their ceremony site? Creative AND beautiful. Christina and Andrew, along with the help of their friends, truly outdid themselves!
Love this :)
The pouring rain kept us confined to the small porch outside for a time, but Christina and Andrew rocked it like champs!
Oooh this on the right! I love it!
Simply stunning, lady!
Then the rain stopped! And we had enough time to take more photos in the beautiful scenery of the park. I was so thankful!
Love love love!
Ok now, you two are looking GOOD!
Then it was time to party! And of course the reception details where incredible, too.
This awesome pompoms were hand-dyed, tied, and hung by C+A and their friends. They were all OVER the camp and they made the day feel so festive and colorful!
A little fun with glow wands to end the night. Congratulations, you two!!