MICHAEL & CHARLOTTE | FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
Charlotte and Michaels’ barn wedding at Glasgow Farm is going to go down as one of those weddings we’ll never forget. My entire side of my family have been friends with the Quigleys for many…many years, and Brandie and I were honored they asked us to capture their wedding day. From the fun engagement session in Clifton, VA to the barn style wedding at Glasgow Farm, the entire experience was fantastic. And yup, you heard me right, a barn wedding. You just KNOW I was like a kid in a candy store. I just LIVE for weddings like these. These old barns offer so much character, and pizazz one simply can’t hold back their excitement. The Family Home and Old Barn were originally built in 1900 and was the perfect setting for their wedding.
Animals, there were animals everywhere. They had everything from chickens to goats and everyone attending the wedding had such a blast interacting with it all. During the reception I don’t think there was a single moment where 25% of the guests were off making friends with the goats.
There’s history here! My brother Rob was friends with Joe who is Michael’s brother; they were best friends for as long as I can remember. They did just about everything together from the Wednesday night Poker shenanigans at my parents’ house to the 2 AM “I need Diet Coke STAT” runs. Through unfortunate circumstances, we lost Joe in a car accident, and it shook us all up pretty good. What hit my heart about the entire wedding was how they incorporated Joe into the wedding. Joe was front stage, right up there at the altar with the rest of the guys shining brightly up on a ladder, and I think it’s just the coolest thing that Charlotte thought to make him a part of the ceremony.
With perfect weather, this beautiful wedding went off without a glitch, and everyone had a blast enjoying amazing food, cornhole in the field, then dancing by moonlight. Seriously, couldn’t have been any better of an evening.