The historic Cary Hill Plantation is a beautiful wedding venue with a 275 year old main house filled with antiques. Seated on 60 acres in Charles City, Virginia, the house has this colonial charm that takes you back to an era of horses, brick floored kitchens, and civility. It was the perfect setting for our fairy tale styled shoot to unfold.
As a little girl, Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale. I remember pretending that I had the most beautiful ball gown on as I would dance and prance across my bedroom. Later on, when I was dating my “prince charming”, he proclaimed his love for me after we watched Cinderella one November night. This particular shoot tugged on my heartstrings quite a bit. As a wedding photographer, I love a romantic love story.
Annette Lindsey from I Do Weddings With Love was inspired after a conversation with a local military wife. Jenna and Gavin had a rush court house wedding ceremony because he would soon be deployed. She got married in a $5.00 dress from Old Navy and never had that moment of feeling as beautiful as “Cinderella”. When Jenna stated that she “wasn’t really model material”, Annette was inspired to put together this styled shoot with Jenna and Gavin as the models. “We are all different shapes, colors, and sizes. We should not judge people by what the outside looks like, but by what the heart is inside.” This is a military family, a family which has made and continues to make sacrifices for our freedom and country. Annette made this Cinderella dream a reality and it was a day that Jenna and Gavin will not soon forget. This styled shoot was the perfect opportunity to dress up and feel like a princess for this sweet bride. Hosted by the Cary Hill Plantation venue in Charles City, Virginia, this beautiful shoot had not only a lovely Cinderella, but also a horse drawn carriage to carry this lovely couple away.
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Photography: Belle Eve Photography | Ceremony Venue: Cary Hill Plantation | Event Planning: I Do Weddings with Love | Floral: I Do Weddings with Love | Stationery: L & Z Homemade Crafts | Videography: Brian Charles Films | Wedding Cake: Kadi Bakes Wedding & Event Custom Cakery | Rentals: Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals | Event Design: KK&S Events | Hair: LGB Hair Designs | Makeup: Dayna Cobb | Rentals: Arrivals in Elegance Horse Drawn Carriage Services, LLC | Model: Jenna and Gavin Lumb | Jewelry: Markie Jones | Event Design: exceptional events by elisa yu shan | Decor Items: Invitations Kalos Designs | Model: Tracey Fowlkes | Model: Stella Mora | Model: Bea Mazzonius | Model: Elaina Anderson | Rentals: D’ Caron Designs | Event Design: Fleur de Lis Event Consulting | Event Design: Sammy’s Rentals | Event Design: Signature Events by Jovy | Event Design: All For You Events and Design | Wedding Dress: Milk and Honey Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses: Celebrity Bridal and Formals | Bridesmaid Dresses: Miss Betty’s Designs |