Megan + Harry – Wedding – Orange, VirginiaThe Inn at Willow Grove

Megan and Harry – where do I start?!

I was so excited to photograph your wedding.
I remember our skype call then meeting in person back in July 2017.
It was a super-hot and we got drinks and talked shop.

Thank you for acknowledging my, “is it just me, or does Harry look like Ryan Gosling?”

The kicker was the Mexican restaurant we found and the random downpour of rain that occurred.

“Let’s pray that this doesn’t say anything about the weather on your wedding day”

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Come April 2018.
I photographed a wedding the day before in New Jersey.
Yes, it was a great decision.
To this day, maybe the best decision.

I drove down to Orange, Virginia – about a 5 hour drive – amped up on coffee and red bull – not knowing what to expect.

Megan and the bridesmaids gave me the most glorious greeting I’ve ever.
“JUSTINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN~!!! JUSTIN! JUSTIN~! JUSTIN~!!!”

“What did I get myself into…”

I went over to see the gentlemen and the intensity continued, “DUDES, DUDES, DUDES~!!”
*Facepalm*

I’ll let Megan’s explanation take over from here.
I’m sure that will be more informative and relevant lol.

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Our wedding ceremony is going to be super dope. Our good friend from college, Michael, will be officiating. He’s a former high school English teacher and one of the most well read and eloquent human beings either of us have ever known.

So, as previously stated, it’s going to be super dope! We hired a blue grass 4-piece string band who will play during the ceremony, and my cousin will accompany them for a song during the beginning of the ceremony while the families are seated and bridal party processes.

As you know, Harry and I are very casual folks so we’re going for an elevated but laid back, polished vibe. We did our best to simplify all of the logistics, and it’s great that all of the events will be taking place at the Inn at Willow Grove.

The staff there has been so accommodating, and I know we’ll be in good hands come April~!

We’ve rented some really dope vintage furniture for the Ruins area where dessert/drinks/dancing will go down and I’m so excited to see my vision come to life. We’re got a few fun personalized items like cocktail napkins, coozies, and signs for the back of our bride/groom chair that read “same team” 🙂

We’re also sneaking in a few surprises for our bridal party including a cocktail toast in the Pub after the ceremony! Since we’re doing a beer/wine bar for the night, we wanted to treat our bridal party to a little cocktail before we join the rest of the party – it will be a fun way to have a moment of celebration with them away from the rest of the wedding.

Harry and I have been practicing a choreographed dance for our first dance to the song “I can’t believe you’re in love with me” by Billie Holiday. Of all of the amazing things that will happen on this day, I think Harry and I are both looking forward to dancing THE MOST!

First, kicking off the dance party with a lovely dance, and then busting a moveeeeee with all of our friends and family!

Also, our wedding cake is funfetti.
BOOM.

ALSO, our dog, a 10 year old golden retriever is going to be our flower dog!!

The Butlers Cottage at The Inn at Willow Grove Tenant House Down at The Inn at Willow Grove The Boxwood Gardens at The Inn at Willow Grove The Barn/Ruins at The Inn at Willow Grove We did our best to simplify all of the logistics, and it’s great that all of the events will be taking place at the Inn at Willow Grove. We did our best to simplify all of the logistics, and it’s great that all of the events will be taking place at the Inn at Willow Grove. We did our best to simplify all of the logistics, and it’s great that all of the events will be taking place at the Inn at Willow Grove. The staff there has been so accommodating, and I know we'll be in good hands come April~! We've rented some really dope vintage furniture for the Ruins area where dessert/drinks/dancing will go down and I'm so excited to see my vision come to life. We've rented some really dope vintage furniture for the Ruins area where dessert/drinks/dancing will go down and I'm so excited to see my vision come to life. Cake: Paradox Pastry MUA + Hair: BRIDEface Richmond Florist: Briarwood Florist DJ: DJ Ricky Morris (seriously, thanks for the amazing jams as always) We're got a few fun personalized items like cocktail napkins, coozies, and signs for the back of our bride/groom chair that read "same team" :) We're got a few fun personalized items like cocktail napkins, coozies, and signs for the back of our bride/groom chair that read "same team" :) We're got a few fun personalized items like cocktail napkins, coozies, and signs for the back of our bride/groom chair that read "same team" :) The Butlers Cottage at The Inn at Willow Grove Tenant House Down at The Inn at Willow Grove The Boxwood Gardens at The Inn at Willow Grove The Barn/Ruins at The Inn at Willow Grove We're also sneaking in a few surprises for our bridal party including a cocktail toast in the Pub after the ceremony! We're also sneaking in a few surprises for our bridal party including a cocktail toast in the Pub after the ceremony! Since we're doing a beer/wine bar for the night, we wanted to treat our bridal party to a little cocktail before we join the rest of the party Since we're doing a beer/wine bar for the night, we wanted to treat our bridal party to a little cocktail before we join the rest of the party Cake: Paradox Pastry MUA + Hair: BRIDEface Richmond Florist: Briarwood Florist DJ: DJ Ricky Morris (seriously, thanks for the amazing jams as always) We hired a blue grass 4-piece string band who will play during the ceremony it will be a fun way to have a moment of celebration with them away from the rest of the wedding. it will be a fun way to have a moment of celebration with them away from the rest of the wedding. Harry and I have been practicing a choreographed dance for our first dance to the song "I can't believe you're in love with me" by Billie Holiday. Our wedding ceremony is going to be super dope. Our good friend from college, Michael, will be officiating Harry and I have been practicing a choreographed dance for our first dance to the song "I can't believe you're in love with me" by Billie Holiday. Cake: Paradox Pastry MUA + Hair: BRIDEface Richmond Florist: Briarwood Florist DJ: DJ Ricky Morris (seriously, thanks for the amazing jams as always) Of all of the amazing things that will happen on this day, I think Harry and I are both looking forward to dancing THE MOST! ALSO, our dog Molly, a 10 year old golden retriever is going to be our flower dog!! Also, our wedding cake is funfetti. BOOM. Hiring Justin Kunimoto was hands down the greatest decision we made for our wedding. We met over skype when I was knee deep in talking to 5-6 photographers. First, kicking off the dance party with a lovely dance, and then busting a moveeeeee with all of our friends and family! . When I didn't want to get off the phone with him and decided that hanging out with Justin for an entire day would be THE MOST FUN, I knew he was the photographer for us. A month after our wedding and I'm still getting texts from our guests making specific comments about how much fun he was at the wedding, and asking if we were friends before hiring him. If you have spent any amount of time on his Instagram account, you know his photos are astounding. Yours will be too if you hire him! The entire day we couldn't get these big goofy grins off our faces, and Justin managed to pull unbelievable shots despite our excessive cheesin'. The entire day we couldn't get these big goofy grins off our faces, and Justin managed to pull unbelievable shots despite our excessive cheesin'. The entire day we couldn't get these big goofy grins off our faces, and Justin managed to pull unbelievable shots despite our excessive cheesin'. The entire day we couldn't get these big goofy grins off our faces, and Justin managed to pull unbelievable shots despite our excessive cheesin'. One of the only things I wanted out of a wedding photographer was not to feel like they were in our faces the entire day One of the only things I wanted out of a wedding photographer was not to feel like they were in our faces the entire day One of the only things I wanted out of a wedding photographer was not to feel like they were in our faces the entire day bride having fun on wedding day We've taken to calling him the ninja, and it couldn't be a more apt description of him. Cake: Paradox Pastry MUA + Hair: BRIDEface Richmond Florist: Briarwood Florist DJ: DJ Ricky Morris (seriously, thanks for the amazing jams as always) Going through some of the photos, I can't figure out where in the world he is standing, but he found the exact spots he needed to be in to capture some of the most incredible moments. Going through some of the photos, I can't figure out where in the world he is standing, but he found the exact spots he needed to be in to capture some of the most incredible moments. We are so grateful to Justin for photographing our wedding. It was so full of love and magic and happiness, and we have it all on film thanks to him. We are so grateful to Justin for photographing our wedding. It was so full of love and magic and happiness, and we have it all on film thanks to him. The Butlers Cottage at The Inn at Willow Grove Tenant House Down at The Inn at Willow Grove The Boxwood Gardens at The Inn at Willow Grove The Barn/Ruins at The Inn at Willow Grove We are so grateful to Justin for photographing our wedding. It was so full of love and magic and happiness, and we have it all on film thanks to him. You can tell he loves his job a lot when I got a text two days after the wedding telling me he got excited You can tell he loves his job a lot when I got a text two days after the wedding telling me he got excited And every single one is extraordinary. The Butlers Cottage at The Inn at Willow Grove Tenant House Down at The Inn at Willow Grove The Boxwood Gardens at The Inn at Willow Grove The Barn/Ruins at The Inn at Willow Grove
Cake: Paradox Pastry MUA + Hair: BRIDEface Richmond Florist: Briarwood Florist DJ: DJ Ricky Morris (seriously, thanks for the amazing jams as always) Cake: Paradox Pastry MUA + Hair: BRIDEface Richmond Florist: Briarwood Florist DJ: DJ Ricky Morris (seriously, thanks for the amazing jams as always) Cake: Paradox Pastry MUA + Hair: BRIDEface Richmond Florist: Briarwood Florist DJ: DJ Ricky Morris (seriously, thanks for the amazing jams as always) I said it once, and I'll say it again hiring Justin was hands down the greatest decision we made for our wedding Pretty sure I found you on the instgram and after putting 3 or 4 lines in the water with other photographers, I kept coming back to your work. Pretty sure I found you on the instgram and after putting 3 or 4 lines in the water with other photographers, I kept coming back to your work. Your aesthetic grabbed me and I seriously can't figure out how, but you've mastered the art of capturing incredible light. Your aesthetic grabbed me and I seriously can't figure out how, but you've mastered the art of capturing incredible light. Your aesthetic grabbed me and I seriously can't figure out how, but you've mastered the art of capturing incredible light. Your aesthetic grabbed me and I seriously can't figure out how, but you've mastered the art of capturing incredible light. . You pull out raw emotion, and your shots are ones that remind me every time that photography is a beautiful art form . You pull out raw emotion, and your shots are ones that remind me every time that photography is a beautiful art form They're so much more than just portraits of people, they capture the moment and the energy. They're so much more than just portraits of people, they capture the moment and the energy. They're so much more than just portraits of people, they capture the moment and the energy. We're SO excited to work with you! I can't tell you how much Harry and I have been talking about how badly we just want to hang out with you all day We're SO excited to work with you! I can't tell you how much Harry and I have been talking about how badly we just want to hang out with you all day We're SO excited to work with you! I can't tell you how much Harry and I have been talking about how badly we just want to hang out with you all day We're SO excited to work with you! I can't tell you how much Harry and I have been talking about how badly we just want to hang out with you all day we always get a laugh when you post goofy instagram stories and your trip to Austrialia recently was LOL. Can't wait to see you again!! we always get a laugh when you post goofy instagram stories and your trip to Austrialia recently was LOL. Can't wait to see you again!!