Congratulations to Cameron & Duncan, who enjoyed a fun, lighthearted wedding celebration here in Charlottesville recently. This laid-back Colorado couple got engaged on a hike out there along with their dog Duke, who aspired to assist in the wedding, but alas it was not to be. In his stead, their nieces and nephews filled the roles of flower girls and ring bearers with aplomb. The festivities started out Friday evening with a casual rehearsal dinner for family and many friends hosted by Duncan’s parents at their historic farm west of town. After a BBQ dinner, guests partied into the night with dancing in the barn to the local tunes of Sons of Bill.

The wedding day started out cloudy and a bit rainy in spots, but cleared out in time for the ceremony downtown at St. Paul’s, just across the street from their alma mater, UVa. Cameron looked just stunning in her Priscilla of Boston gown, and Duncan was grinning from ear to ear as she was escorted down the aisle by her dad. Everyone got a great surprise at the ceremony’s conclusion when Duncan dipped Cameron waaaay down for their first kiss as husband and wife, with their guests erupting in applause. We especially loved it! It was just so them. 🙂

At the beautiful Clifton Inn for the reception, Skyline Tents had erected a tent out on the front lawn to accommodate the 200 or so guests and their dancing later that evening. Because the weather was so fickle, we started with the tent sides down in preparation for rain and cool weather, but rolled them up later as summer’s heat and humidity reappeared. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal put together by the inn’s staff–Clifton’s executive chef, Dean Maupin is among the very best in the region–so all their guests left their tables happy to start dancing to the rockin’ tunes of Right Foot Red. We hadn’t worked with RFR in a couple of years, and it was so great to see the guys again. They had everybody up and moving, especially a group of young women crowding around a couple of mikes to belt out a tune of their own. There was some serious dancing, and we had so much fun documenting everyone’s smiles. At the band’s last song of the night, two of Duncan’s groomsmen grabbed him and started dragging him down the hill toward the pool in complete darkness. He knew what was coming and started undressing along the way. One of his groomsman said that if he was going to be undressed, what was the point, so Cameron and another groomsman grabbed him (fully clothed) and they all launched into the pool. What a great way to end a wedding celebration! It was a blast, and we were so happy to be a part of it all. Thanks, you two. We’ve so enjoyed getting to know you and your wonderful families. Congratulations!

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